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USDA Emails: Don’t Use “Climate Change”
USDA Emails: Don’t Use “Climate Change”
Kerry Grens | Aug 8, 2017
The agency denies instructing staff to avoid particular terms.
Trump Nominates Sam Clovis to Lead USDA Research
Trump Nominates Sam Clovis to Lead USDA Research
Kerry Grens | Jul 20, 2017
The choice of an economics professor and climate change denialist is slammed by science advocates.
US House Introduces Alternative Spending Bills for 2018
US House Introduces Alternative Spending Bills for 2018
Aggie Mika | Jun 28, 2017
The proposals would funnel more money into some science programs, but make new research cuts of their own. 
Geneticists Engineer a Virus to Fight Citrus Disease
Geneticists Engineer a Virus to Fight Citrus Disease
Diana Kwon | May 17, 2017
Scientists hope to save oranges from a bacterial disease that causes citrus greening, a disease that leads to bitter, discolored fruit.
TS Picks: April 3, 2017
TS Picks: April 3, 2017
Bob Grant | Apr 3, 2017
USDA posting few animal inspections; HHS secretary proposes cutting indirect research expenses; science journalism vs. fake news
USDA Removes Animal Welfare Data From Public Website
USDA Removes Animal Welfare Data From Public Website
Joshua A. Krisch | Feb 7, 2017
Due to privacy concerns, the US Department of Agriculture will no longer make animal welfare inspection reports and enforcement records public.
Ditch the Floss?
Ditch the Floss?
Bob Grant | Aug 3, 2016
US government agencies can’t provide strong scientific evidence that flossing is beneficial.
Senate Passes GMO Labeling Bill
Senate Passes GMO Labeling Bill
Bob Grant | Jul 12, 2016
The legislation will now go to the US House of Representatives, where it will likely pass.
Antibody Maker Loses License Over Animal Welfare Violations
Antibody Maker Loses License Over Animal Welfare Violations
Jef Akst | May 23, 2016
The US Department of Agriculture orders Santa Cruz Biotechnology to pay a $3.5 million fine and to cease selling research antibodies.
The Unregulation of Biotech Crops
The Unregulation of Biotech Crops
Kerry Grens | Nov 25, 2015
Genetic engineering—once a trigger for federal oversight—is now ushering some modified crops around scrutiny.