A major player is calling for regulations due to reports a casino magnate plans an attack.
A trio of consumer groups want the Obama administration to push for a global ban on nine animal drugs.
The organizations wrote to three federal agencies on Tuesday asking them to urge an upcoming international conference to prohibit the drugs in animals that people eat.
“Nine of these drugs have been prohibited for use on animals in the United States for many years,” said Michael Hansen, a senior scientist at Consumers Union, the policy arm of Consumer Reports, in a statement. “Yet inexplicably, the U.S. is leading a campaign to allow other countries permission to use these drugs."
Wildlife conservationists are facing off against the gun lobby over hunters’ use of lead bullets.
This month, the National Rife Association (NRA) announced a new campaign to discourage regulators and lawmakers from limiting the use of lead bullets, which birds like eagles and vultures sometimes eat by accident and then contract lead poisoning.
The gun group calls the effort to regulate the bullets, as California is currently considering, an “assault on traditional lead ammunition” that is based in bad science.
Conservationists looking to protect the birds have fired back.
A nonprofit organization that advocates for organic food and sustainable agriculture wants federal regulators to prevent producers of genetically modified foods from calling their products “natural.”
The Organic Consumers Association has launched a petition asking the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to ban “natural” labels on foods containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
Claiming genetically engineered foods are natural amounts to false advertising, they said, which misleads consumers.
A liberal advocacy group is making a push to get states and the federal government to require special labels on food containing ingredients that has been genetically modified.
MoveOn is planning events in at least 35 cities on Friday to urge lawmakers to require the disclaimers on food containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
Agricultural industry giants are fighting back against efforts to paint genetically modified food as a dangerous and secretive technology, though they admit the effort is somewhat delayed.
This week, a group of biotechnology companies including Monsanto, DuPont and Dow AgroSciences launched an effort to halt what they consider misinformation about the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in food and agriculture.
The companies, grouped together as the Center for Biotechnology Information, launched a website through which consumers can ask questions to a group of independent experts about genetically modified food and biotechnology.
Food has been on Elizabeth Kucinich’s mind for a long time — and not only around mealtime.
The Department of Agriculture said the move was aimed at helping schools offer a variety of healthy foods to children.
The bill would direct the government to buy four new drone aircraft and 15 Blackhawk helicopters.
Former Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.) is striving to build support for changes to the much-maligned federal rulemaking process.