Deputy Agriculture Secretary Krysta Harden and Honduras Secretary of Agriculture and Livestock Jacobo Paz signed an agreement this week supporting agricultural development and trade in Honduras, according to USDA.
A coalition of15 major players in the organic food industry—including producers, farmers, consumer, environmental and certification groups—filed a lawsuit in federal court alleging USDA violated the federal rulemaking process.
In an effort to strengthen its commitment to reducing food waste in advance of World Health Day on April 7, USDA has launched a new “FoodKeeper” app that delivers valuable food storage and safety information right to consumers’ mobile devices.
The Coalition for Sugar Reform welcomed the introduction of the Sugar Reform Act of 2015 into the US House of Representatives, legislation it says will reform the America’s costly depression-era sugar program. The act is companion legislation to the bill introduced in the senate in February.
USDA announced $9 million in grants, funded through the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative, to help develop childhood obesity intervention programs through colleges and universities in 12 states and Puerto Rico.