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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
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
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
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
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
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?
Bob Grant | Aug 3, 2016
US government agencies can’t provide strong scientific evidence that flossing is beneficial.
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
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
Kerry Grens | Nov 25, 2015
Genetic engineering—once a trigger for federal oversight—is now ushering some modified crops around scrutiny.