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Modern Agriculture's Big Five Issues (and How the Law is Reacting to Them)

For this next year, I’m serving as the chair of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Agricultural Management Committee . The Committee is part of the wider ABA Section on the Environment, Energy and Resources and focuses on cutting-edge issues involving agriculture and the environment, including...

FDA Reports 12% of U.S. Spice Imports Contaminated With Insect Parts And Rodent Hairs...What's In Your Salad?

New York Times reporter Gardiner Harris has reported that an FDA study found that about 12 percent of spices brought to the United States are contaminated with insect parts, whole insects, rodent hairs and other things, based upon an analysis of spice imports. According to FDA officials, it is unclear...

Roadkill On The Dinner Menu: The Bye-Bye Bambi Burger

The ABA Journal (November 2013) reported that Montana has legalized the consumption of roadkill. According to Leslie A. Gordon, the article's author, starting in time for Thanksgiving, anyone who comes across a dead animal in Montana now can legally toss the roadkill on the grill or stick it on the...

USDA: Environmental Assessment of Produce Safety Rule, Organic Substances, and Salmonella in Poultry and Spices

USDA Assisting FDA with Environmental Assessment for Produce Safety Rule USDA has been working with FDA to conduct an environmental impact statement (EIS) to evaluate the potential environmental effects of the proposed produce safety rule. FDA had announced its plans to conduct an EIS after acknowledging...