Food and Agriculture Issues

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‘Montanans should be able to choose for themselves’: Tester backs bill to restore food label law   
October 16, 2021
Source: Great Falls Tribune on MSN.com - Montana Sen. Jon Tester announces his support of Senate bill to reintroduce country-of-origin labeling regulations within the next few years.
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WTO chief says informal talks on vaccine waiver 'intensifying'   
October 16, 2021
Source: Reuters - World Trade Organization chief Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on Thursday said formal negotiations about a temporary waiver of intellectual property rules to boost access to COVID-19 vaccines were "stuck," but informal talks were...
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Butterball recalls ground turkey products due to possible foreign matter contamination   
October 16, 2021
Source: TBR News Media - LLC, a Mount Olive, N.C. establishment, is recalling approximately 14,107 pounds of ground turkey products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specific
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U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service   
October 16, 2021
Source: TBR News Media - Consumers with food safety questions can call the toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) or live chat via Ask USDA from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday.
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Minnesotans Tell Xcel Energy to Reject Fossil Fuels, Focus on Clean Energy   
October 16, 2021
Source: KLAS Press Release - MINNEAPOLIS, MN - From across Minnesota, public comments submitted to the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) are calling for a rejection of Xcel Energy’s plans to build two new gas-fired peaker plants.
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Online game showcases plight of our planet’s disappearing coral reefs   
October 16, 2021
Source: unep.org - MAG launches environment-focused games through the UN gaming initiative Playing For The Planet to draw attention to the preservation of the world's ocean and coral reefs.
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Arsenic in rice: What is and isn’t safe for adults and children   
October 16, 2021
Source: Washington Post on MSN.com - Rice is safe to eat, but experts say adults and especially young children should avoid eating it for every meal to avoid chronic arsenic exposure.
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Organic Trade Association Names 2021 Leadership Awards Honorees   
October 16, 2021
Source: Yahoo Finance - Recipients to be recognized February 1, 2022, during Organic Week in D.CWashington, D.C., Oct. 14, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, the Organic Trade Association announced the names of their 2021 Organic Leadership Award honorees:...
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Butterball recalls over 14,000 Pounds of Ground Beef   
October 16, 2021
Source: phl17 - According to the United States Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection service, some Butterball ground turkey products are being recalled due to possible contamination.  The products
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On World Food Day, UN calls for strengthened and inclusive local food systems for displaced and host communities   
October 16, 2021
Source: UNHCR - Scaled-up investments in local food systems are critical to ensure sustainable food security and nutrition for forcibly displaced people
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