Environmental and food safety advocates are cheering the attention that the use of genetically-engineered plants will get in an upcoming Monsanto appeal, but worry that the USDA will short-circuit the appeals process.
A year after Obama's election, advocates hoping for deep improvements in our food system can point to only a few successes, while other policies that could lead to food insecurity are brewing in back rooms.
The public no longer wants a combination of financial bailouts and government deregulation. But Congress and the U.S.D.A. never seem to have gotten the memo when it comes to Big Agribusiness, especially the pork industry.