Food and Agriculture Issues

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Leahy-led bipartisan bill promoting affordable health insurance is signed into law   
January 15, 2021
Source: VTDigger - Bill prevents health insurance companies from price fixing, collusion (WEDNESDAY, Jan. 13, 2021) – Legislation led in the Senate by Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Senator Steve Daines (R-Mont.) that promotes lower health...
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Introducing Terra Vera: Technology for Pesticide-Free, Clean Crops   
January 15, 2021
Source: Associated Press - Terra Vera, a revolutionary agricultural technology company, announced its launch today, offering innovative solutions to replace conventional pesticides and increase product safety and consumer confidence within the agriculture...
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Ex-CDC Chief Dr. Tom Frieden: 5 things we must do now to combat a major COVID death surge   
January 15, 2021
Source: Fox News - The coronavirus might kill 1 million Americans, especially if a more transmissible strain spreads widely. So we must work to prevent that from happening.
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How China is using its coronavirus vaccine 'to fill this void' left by the US   
January 15, 2021
Source: Business Insider - Expanding vaccine access helps China reframe the narrative of the pandemic and improve its image overseas.
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Rural Iowans Bear Brunt of Water Treatment Costs for Nitrate Pollution from Farms and CAFOs   
January 15, 2021
Source: Union of Concerned Scientists - Iowans will be on the hook for up to $333 million over the next five years to remove nitrates polluting the state’s drinking water supplies and threatening public health.
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Fuzzy New Bat Species Found In Guinea's Nimba Mountains   
January 15, 2021
Source: IFLScience - It’s a big old world out there, and while humans have made impressive progress across its surface, there are animals out there still unknown to science. Th
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Column: Trump launches sneaky 11th-hour attacks on clean air, Medicaid, LGBTQ people   
January 15, 2021
Source: The LA Times on MSN.com - Trump's last-minute vandalism takes aim at clean air rules, Medicaid and anti-discrimination protections for LGBTQ people and other vulnerable Americans.
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Why South China Sea Is Key to Blacklisted Oil Giant Cnooc   
January 15, 2021
Source: Bloomberg - China’s biggest offshore driller is being targeted in the final days of President Donald Trump’s administration for its activity in the South China Sea.
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North Korea Is the Top Threat for 2021, Finds CFR Survey   
January 15, 2021
Source: Cfr.org - A crisis stemming from North Korea’s continued development of nuclear weapons and ballistic missile testing is the top-ranked conflict concern for
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Ken Paxton Only Attorney General Not to Sign Letter Condemning Capitol Riot   
January 15, 2021
Source: Newsweek on MSN.com - Texas Ken Paxton has not signed a letter to Acting U.S. Jeff Rosen condemning the deadly riot at the Capitol on January 6, making him the only state AG not to do so. The attorneys general of 50 U.S.
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