Regulation and the Local Food Movement

New study suggests that cities can encourage local food production and consumption through smarter regulations.

Department of Agriculture Revises Its Organic Standards

Agency finalizes rule on production standards for organic livestock and poultry.

The Uncertain Benefits of GMO Labeling

Scholar argues that regulators will have difficulty applying cost-benefit analysis to mandatory GMO labeling.

What Constitutes “Natural” Foods?

The FDA requests information in possible first steps to regulate the term “natural” on food labels.

Challenges to Country-of-Origin Food Labels

House passes bill to repeal mandatory country-of-origin labels on meat products.

Bringing Transparency Back to U.S. Food Law

Scholar argues that the food regulatory scheme is not doing enough in the name of transparency.

Lawmakers Propose a Single Food Safety Administration

A recently introduced bill would create a new, unified agency to oversee all U.S. food safety.

USDA Proposes Lifting Longstanding Ban on Argentinian Meat Imports

USDA finds meat from Northern Argentina can be safely imported despite longtime concerns about foot-and-mouth disease.

Regulatory Responses to Honeybee Deaths

Regulatory efforts to combat honeybee deaths focus on pesticides.

Regulatory Cooperation in the TTIP

Coordination between the U.S. and the EU can foster better trade and improved outcomes.

We the People of the Internet

White House website collects and responds to public petitions.

USDA Takes Tough Stance on Nutrition Program Fraud

Proposed rule aims to reduce retailer fraud in nutrition program.