The sad state of US drinking water

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U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) of the Department of the Interior is nearing the end of a survey (2012-2023) that’s meant to determine the state of the nation’s groundwater, specifically the nation’s aquifers through direct sampling. Interesting facts on the USGS website, about 140 million people in the U.S. rely on

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Miniature Grapefruits coming to a store near you

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The Citrus Administrative Committee (CAC) wants to change the minimum size requirements prescribed for grapefruits & other citrus goodies. CAC wants grapefruit allowable size to be decreased from 35/16 inches (diameter) to 3 inches (diameter). In a weird government way, how is 3 inches smaller than 35/16, only the government

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Antibiotic use not slowing as Needed

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Pre 1996 new animal drugs were dispensed one of two ways, either over-the-counter (OTC) or by prescription. That same year Congress created the Animal Drug Availability Act (ADAA) which gave new drugs faster distribution & entry points into the animal feed market. Contrary to belief ADAA was also used to

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Cotton Quality to Improve, Public Pays, Corps Profit

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For over a decade U.S. farmers have been looking for ways to level the field when it comes to cotton exporting and importing. From 2006 thru 2015 U.S. cotton exports decreased while imports increased coming from nations such as China, Vietnam and Bangladesh. U.S. farmers and the farming industry place

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NRDC & PANNA Win Pesticide Battle, U.S. Citizens Lose

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Poisonous food will be served to American Citizens as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) bows to lobbyist power. To be fair, the FDA takes its lead from the administration, in this case the lead is to allow a documented cancer causing pesticide into the food chain. The Natural Resources

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Whitehouse Stops Food Safety Regulations

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Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) has introduced house bill S.951 which is making its way through the house. The official name of the bill is the “Regulatory Accountability Act of 2017” the unofficial media name is the “Filthy Food Act”.  The bill has heavy hitter support such as Senators Rand Paul

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Moving Hamburgers Ok’d by FDA

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The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was established by the FDA in 2011 to bring food safety laws into the 21st century. The change represented the biggest revamping of U.S. food laws in more than 70 years. FSMA’s purpose is to remove FDA focus from responding, to preventing food contamination.

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Frankenstein Apples are ready for Consumption

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Deregulated Enzymatic Browning Resistance Arctic Apple that glows in your stomach not in your hands will be called the Arctic Fuji apple or you can refer to it as the NF872 when it hits store shelf’s. The “Apple Event” will convert the current Arctic Golden Apple also known as the

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Pig Urine and Feces Excrement Ok’d for Air Discharge

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In North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper vetoed House Bill 467. The bill weakens homeowner rights to sue pig farms via nuisance lawsuits while strengthening corporate hog industry rights. The Republican led House and Senate overrode the governor’s veto to the delight of the hog farm industry while disappointing thousands of

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