The U.S. Department of Agriculture in considering a set of rules for organic farmed fish. Several consumer groups, though, say the recommended rules don’t go far enough to meet the strict standards of other organic foods.
Plants are taking in more carbon dioxide during the growing season and giving off more carbon in the fall and winter. Recent research shows the massive corn crop in the Corn Belt may be contributing to that deeper breath.
After official found avian flu in small flocks of chickens in the Pacific Northwest, a number of countries banned the import of some or all U.S. Poultry no cases of the disease have been found in commercial flocks, the poultry industry is watching.
With researchers on a mission to back up the genetic material of the plants and animals that the nation’s food supply depends on, a pair of Colorado ranchers are joining in and trying to ensure the future of the rare Black Welsh Mountain sheep.