Environmental Health

Weaknesses in the National Organic Program’s International “Arrangements and Agreements”

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has released a report on the National Organic Program’s International “Arrangements and Agreements.” The USDA’s Inspector General found that the processes needed to be reformed. The Agricultural Marketing Service…

FDA Steps to Ensure Farmers Are Prepared for the Food Safety Modernization Act

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner, Scott Gottlieb, M.D.,outlined the immediate next steps in ensuring the successful implementation of the Produce Safety Rule established by the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act. Dr. Gottlieb recognized…

CDC: Estimated Range Maps for Aedes aegypti and albopictus Mosquitoes

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released estimated range maps for Aedes aegypti and albopictus mosquitoes by using a model that predicts possible geographic ranges for these mosquitoes in the contiguous United…