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What Is the One Health Paradigm All About (in a Nutshell—and More)?

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The One Health Initiative is a movement to forge co-equal, all-inclusive collaborations between physicians, osteopathic physicians, veterinarians, dentists, nurses and other scientific-health and environmentally related disciplines, including the American Medical Association, American Veterinary Medical Association, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Nurses Association, American Association of Public Health Physicians, the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the U.S. National Read More >

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GMO Labeling Next Steps: “USDA is Preparing for the Onslaught.”

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Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 306 to 117 to pass legislation that preempts Vermont’s GMO labeling mandate. The bipartisan agreement reached by Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow allows information on GMOs to be disclosed either on food packages or electronically (via QR code or other digital link). While the bill has been sent to the White House for final signature, the battle is far from over according to Politico. In Read More >

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Bzzz Bzzz: It’s National #PollinatorWeek!

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Nine years ago the U.S. Senate designated a week in June to recognize and address the urgent issue of rapidly declining pollinator populations. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Department of the Interior has officially proclaimed that this week, June 20-26, is designated as National Pollinator Week for 2016! To celebrate, the USDA is hosting its seventh annual Pollinator Week Festival this Friday, June 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. outside USDA Headquarters in Washington, DC. The festival highlights Read More >

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#BIOWC16 Workshop: “Growing a Billion Ton Bioeconomy in the United States”

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On Sunday, April 17, 2016 from 2:30-4:30pm, USDA will be sponsoring a pre-conference workshop on the potential growth of the national bioeconomy at the 2016 BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology in San Diego. The titled of the workshop is “Growing a Billion Ton Bioeconomy in the United States,” and it will be moderated by Todd Campbell, USDA Policy Advisor, Energy and Bioeconomy; and Harry Baumes, USDA, Director, Office of Energy Policy and New Uses, Office of Read More >

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National Ag Day: Where Was the Food On Your Plate Grown?

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We made it! Today is National Ag Day where individuals from across the industry come together to recognize and celebrate the abundance and contributions provided by agriculture. The Agriculture Council of America (ACA), whose primary focus is the National Agriculture Day Program, hosts National Ag Day every year in March. This year marks the 43rd anniversary of National Ag Day which has been given the theme of “Agriculture: Stewards of a Healthy Planet.” Below is a great blog from the U.S. Read More >

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