The safety and sustainability of the world’s food supply has been on people’s minds lately.
- Andrew Schneider at Secret Ingredients reminds us of the tainted food problems we’ve had here over the past several years, from E.Coli-contaminated spinach and salmonella-tainted pot pies to the latest record-breaking beef recall.
- Tom Philpott at Gristmill brings us up to date on the Farm Bill, and explains why President Bush is winning praised for his stance on it.
- Andrew Leonard at How the World Works considers what rising bakery-product prices mean for the biotech industry and African farmers.
- Jennifer Jacquet at Shifting Baselines is keeping tabs on the seafood industry.
Matt Madia at OMB Watch tips us off to the 10 regulations the Bush administration is likely to quash before its time is up; four are EPA rules.
Maggie Mahar at Health Beat looks at the war’s toll on the Army’s most-deployed brigade, and the inadequacy of the Army’s response.
Adrienne Germain at RH Reality Check reminds Congress to consider the needs of women and girls as they consider changes to PEPFAR.
Revere at Effect Measure updates us on the strange case in which the Office of Human Research Protection objected to the adoption and study of an ICU hygiene checklist.
Andrew Plemmons Pratt at Science Progress responds to criticism of scientists who ask for more government research funding.
Ed Silverman at Pharmalot shows us which pharmaceutical companies spent the most on lobbying last year.
Amanda at Enviroblog connects the dots between fire retardants, logging, and the former timber industry lobbyist who now runs the Forest Service.