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WASHINGTON, Nov. 29, 2015 - The eyes of the world will be on Paris again this week, but for other reasons beyond terrorism. President Obama and 150 or so other world leaders are gathering in the French capital to try to forge a binding agreement to slow global warming.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 25, 2015 -- EPA plans to cancel its registration of Enlist Duo, a Dow herbicide containing 2,4-D and glyphosate, after becoming aware of new data on (potential synergistic effects) of the two active ingredients on threatened and endangered species, the agency said in a court filing.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 24, 2015-- House and Senate Republicans are escalating their assault on the Obama administration's climate agenda, in advance of the president's departure for the international Climate Change Conference in Paris.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 23, 2015 - A bipartisan group of nine U.S. senators is urging the conference committee handling the surface transportation bill to make sure the final bill allows bulk milk trucks to carry their cargo without being forced to offload portions of their load at state borders.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 23, 2015 - China has committed to accelerating its review of U.S. GMOs, a move that would smooth trade in biotech crops, Obama administration officials said after an annual bilateral meeting on trade issues.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 20, 2015 - In the latest twist of a long-running legal battle, biotech giant Syngenta says grain companies have only themselves to blame for the market share lost in China over shipments that contained unapproved corn varieties.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 19, 2015 - The Food and Drug Administration has approved a fast-growing, genetically engineered salmon for commercial sale, making it the first biotech animal cleared for human consumption.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 20, 2015 - Former agriculture secretaries who have served presidents going back nearly 35 years endorsed the Trans-Pacific Partnership, saying trade agreement should boost U.S. farm exports significantly.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 19, 2015 - The Food and Drug Administration has refused to consider requiring the labeling of biotech foods, affirming its longstanding policy that there's no legal basis for mandating such disclosure on products that are essentially the same as their conventional versions.
This week’s guest on Open Mic is US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. In this exclusive interview, the Kentucky Republican shares a very dismal view for approving a new trade agreement this year and his plans to see the appropriations process complete under regular order. McConnell shares his frustration with the Obama administration’s environmental agenda and thoughts on finding a compromise on federal preemption legislation to prevent state labeling laws on foods with ingredients from genetically enhanced crops.