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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.
NIH Extramural Research Head Resigns
Jef Akst | Jun 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.
USDA Research Facility on Lockdown
Tracy Vence | Mar 10, 2015
The US Department of Agriculture is halting new research at its Meat Animal Research Center until animal welfare-related conditions improve.
Nanobombs Terminate Foodborne Microbes
Nsikan Akpan | Mar 5, 2015
Researchers engineer water nanostructures to wipe out pathogens that can spoil food and pose health risks.
OU in Trouble for Animal Treatment
Kerry Grens | Mar 2, 2015
The US Department of Agriculture has cited the University of Oklahoma for abusing baboons.
One Case Closes, Another Opens
Tracy Vence | Sep 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.
Certification No Guarantee of Animal Welfare
Kerry Grens | Aug 26, 2014
A report from an animal rights group finds accredited labs violate animal welfare rules more often than non-accredited facilities.
Government Cracks Down on Biosecurity
Tracy Vence | Jul 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.
University Fined for Muskoxen Deaths
Kerry Grens | Jun 11, 2014
The US Department of Agriculture penalizes the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, over the deaths of 12 muskoxen.
Antibody Maker Headed to Court
Bob Grant | Feb 17, 2014
The USDA claims that Santa Cruz Biotechnology, one of the biggest suppliers of antibodies for laboratory research, repeatedly violated the Animal Welfare Act.