USDA Approves Edible Cotton
USDA Approves Edible Cotton
While farmers have the green light to grow the genetically engineered plant, FDA approval is still needed before the seeds are sold as food.
USDA Approves Edible Cotton
USDA Approves Edible Cotton

While farmers have the green light to grow the genetically engineered plant, FDA approval is still needed before the seeds are sold as food.

While farmers have the green light to grow the genetically engineered plant, FDA approval is still needed before the seeds are sold as food.

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Reorganization of USDA Research Offices Concerns Scientists
Reorganization of USDA Research Offices Concerns Scientists
Ashley Yeager | Aug 16, 2018
The plan would move two scientific branches out of Washington, DC, by 2019.
USDA Unveils New Gene-Stacking Tool to Prevent Plant Diseases
USDA Unveils New Gene-Stacking Tool to Prevent Plant Diseases
Anne N. Connor | Aug 14, 2018
The European Union says no thanks.
Trump Nominates Scott Hutchins for USDA Top Scientist
Trump Nominates Scott Hutchins for USDA Top Scientist
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jul 18, 2018
A pesticide industry leader, Hutchins was formerly president of the Entomological Society of America.
USDA to Warn Some Facilities Ahead of Animal Welfare Inspections
USDA to Warn Some Facilities Ahead of Animal Welfare Inspections
Jim Daley | May 18, 2018
A pilot program announced last month will consider combining announced and surprise inspections.
USDA Will Not Regulate CRISPR-Edited Crops
USDA Will Not Regulate CRISPR-Edited Crops
Diana Kwon | Apr 2, 2018
Restrictions will remain on transgenic plants, which contain artificially inserted genes from other species.
USDA Ordered to Publish Complete Animal Welfare Reports
USDA Ordered to Publish Complete Animal Welfare Reports
Ashley Yeager | Mar 23, 2018
In 2017, the agency began posting redacted records, but Congress is now demanding full transparency.
The Breeds of Guard Dogs that Best Protect Livestock: Study
The Breeds of Guard Dogs that Best Protect Livestock: Study
Jim Daley | Mar 12, 2018
Preliminary results from a USDA study reveal that imported guard dogs outperform those traditionally used in the U.S. to fend off wolves and coyotes.
USDA Buys Animals from Farm It Reported for Animal Welfare Abuses
USDA Buys Animals from Farm It Reported for Animal Welfare Abuses
Katarina Zimmer | Nov 14, 2017
The federal agency has so far not taken any enforcement action against Ruby Fur Farm. 
Sam Clovis Withdraws from Consideration for Top USDA Scientist
Sam Clovis Withdraws from Consideration for Top USDA Scientist
Jef Akst | Nov 2, 2017
President Donald Trump’s pick to serve as the US Department of Agriculture’s undersecretary for research, education, and economics blames the “political climate” for his decision.