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Meat and Meat Alternatives Regulation

As people consume less meat and more meat alternatives, regulators have a role to play in ensuring accurate consumer information and safety.

Pigs

Meatpackers Piggyback on Department of Agriculture Deregulation

New pork processing rule assigns inspection duties to plant workers and removes cap on processing line speed.

Resurrecting the Wild Turkey

Regulation, combined with other efforts, has successfully repopulated wild turkeys in the United States.

Curbing the Spotted Lanternfly

Northeastern states are attempting to stop the spread of an invasive species that threatens crops.

Regulations Coming Soon for Lab-Grown Meat

FDA and USDA’s plan to jointly regulate lab-made meat raises new questions for the future of food regulation.

The Case for Eating Bugs

Scholar argues FDA should regulate insects as food to help address food insecurity.

Groups of a Feather Regulate Together

A flock of regulators and industry representatives have a seat at the turkey-regulating table.

Department of Agriculture Withdraws Revisions to Organic Standards

USDA withdraws an Obama-era rule that would have set animal welfare standards for organic foods.

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.