Groups debate mandate on farm runoff (3/24/2003) WASHINGTON -- Pollution from factory-style livestock operations is
contaminating rivers and streams, killing fish and causing health problems
for humans. Yet many large livestock operations go unregulated.
Groups debate mandate on farm runoff (3/18/2003) WASHINGTON -- Pollution from factory-style livestock operations is contaminating rivers and streams, killing fish and causing health problems for humans. Yet many large livestock operations go unregulated.
There's more than one way to protect wetlands (3/12/2003) WASHINGTON - Every year, the federal government and
Americans across the country preserve, restore and enhance
thousands of acres of wetlands through cooperative
conservation efforts, partnerships and voluntary programs.
Unfortunately, that's not the news that most Americans read
about. Instead, the focus has been on the wetlands
Large crop to dampen soybean prices, USDA economist says (3/10/2003) Delta Farm Press via NewsEdge Corporation : Despite very tight stocks, robust prospects for use and exports, and an expected decline in U.S. plantings this year, soybean prices for 2003 are projected at $5.10 per bushel, "below what we would have expected based on historical data," says Peter Riley, agricultural economist for USDA's Farm Services Agency.
India to re-evaluate GM foods imports, Bt cotton crop (3/6/2003) The Times of India via NewsEdge Corporation : NEW DELHI: For advocates and detractors of genetically-modified (GM) crops, there's good news and bad. The government is set to give a fresh hearing to aid agencies keen to import food which may contain GM ingredients.
The proposal, contained in a paper due to be released today, is expected to run into opposition from environmentalists and some member states - led by Italy - which are deeply critical of GM technology. Both groups would rather see the issue dealt with at a European level and have called for a tough regime to win maximum protection for non-GM farmers. Such legislation would be highly controversial, however, and could take years to enter into force.
Rules Are Loosely Defined in Food Service Industry (3/5/2003) Payments from food manufacturers to food service companies — which supply restaurants and other food preparers like hospitals, schools and stadiums — have been a long-accepted practice in the industry. But the use of such payments, known as promotional allowances, has become more aggressive in recent years, as the food service industry has consolidated and become more competitive, executives and suppliers say.
Nestle: Dreyer's ice cream deal still alive (3/5/2003) ZURICH (Reuters) - Nestle SA said on Wednesday it still hoped to complete its planned acquisition of U.S. ice cream maker Dreyer's in the first half of 2003 despite a move by U.S. antitrust regulators to block the deal.
Common weed killer putting frogs at risk (3/1/2003) No one knows for sure why the number of frogs is dwindling. Probably, there are many reasons. But a new scientific study turns the spotlight on one of the most widely used herbicides in the world — atrazine, the weed killer used in cornfields.