Tag Archives: Agriculture Laws

Agribiz food at risk for Cyclospora cayetanensis contamination

Taylor Farms, the large vegetable producer whose salad mix has been linked to hundreds of sickened people in 22 states, has had an unusual number of voluntary recalls for potentially tainted products in the last three years.The recent recall of greens used at Olive Garden, Red Lobster and possibly other restaurant chains is Taylor Farm’s […]

Agribiz set to takeover Asia with GMO “Golden Rice”

Scientists in the Philippines are weeks from submitting a genetically modified variety of rice to the authorities for biosafety evaluations.  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-23581877   They claim it could be in the fields within a year. But campaigners say “Golden Rice” is a dangerous way to tackle malnutrition. It has taken scientists more than two decades to boost […]

Agri-Biz to shut down US farm investigations

“Ag-gag” laws are designed to limit undercover investigations on factory farms by campaigning groups. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-22098224 Concerns over the conditions in which cattle, pigs and poultry are raised and slaughtered have prompted many animal welfare groups to mount undercover investigations. There is no single US federal law that protects animals, welfare investigators have played a significant […]