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WASHINGTON, Oct. 7, 2013 - Despite the partial government shutdown, USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) today was able to publish a public health alert after an estimated 278 illnesses were linked to
WASHINGTON, Oct. 7, 2013 - Despite the partial
government shutdown, USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) today was
able to publish a public health alert after an estimated 278 illnesses were
WASHINGTON, Oct. 2, 2013- While some view the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) as a welcome reprieve for rural communities with limited access to health care providers, others say it's a hasty overreach that could stifle competition and raise premium rates.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 30, 2013 - When the clock strikes midnight, it could be a one-two punch for the Department of Agriculture, with the expiration of the 2008 Farm Bill extension eclipsed only by an increasingly likely government shutdown.
David Morgan is president of Syngenta Seeds. His company produces biotech traits for insect resistance that are well accepted by growers in the United States but not yet accepted by China. One trait in particular (Agrisure Viptera-MIR162) is causing marketing challenges for Syngenta and grain merchandisers as it is now found in ten percent of U.S. corn and is being utilized in other major corn exporting countries. Morgan talks about the "asynchronous" process of biotech approval by China and why that is hurting grain and oilseed producers in major exporting countries. He outlines Syngenta's new relationship with Gavilon Grain and the proposed release of a new insect resistance trait this year.