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Senate Passes GMO Labeling Bill

By | July 12, 2016

The legislation will now go to the US House of Representatives, where it will likely pass.

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The US Department of Agriculture orders Santa Cruz Biotechnology to pay a $3.5 million fine and to cease selling research antibodies.

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The Unregulation of Biotech Crops

By | November 25, 2015

Genetic engineering—once a trigger for federal oversight—is now ushering some modified crops around scrutiny.

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NIH Extramural Research Head Resigns

By | June 11, 2015

Sally Rockey, deputy director of extramural research at the National Institutes of Health, is leaving the agency this fall to lead an agriculture nonprofit.

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USDA Research Facility on Lockdown

By | March 10, 2015

The US Department of Agriculture is halting new research at its Meat Animal Research Center until animal welfare-related conditions improve.

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Nanobombs Terminate Foodborne Microbes

By | March 5, 2015

Researchers engineer water nanostructures to wipe out pathogens that can spoil food and pose health risks.

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OU in Trouble for Animal Treatment

By | March 2, 2015

The US Department of Agriculture has cited the University of Oklahoma for abusing baboons.

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One Case Closes, Another Opens

By | September 29, 2014

Unsure of the origins of a rogue crop found on an Oregon farm, the US Department of Agriculture is following up on a second issue related to genetically engineered wheat.

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Certification No Guarantee of Animal Welfare

By | August 26, 2014

A report from an animal rights group finds accredited labs violate animal welfare rules more often than non-accredited facilities.

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Government Cracks Down on Biosecurity

By | July 15, 2014

After a string of incidents leading to lab closures and a moratorium on the transfer of select agents, US labs are reassessing safety threats within their own walls.

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