Industry News 3/7/19

March 7, 2019

Kroger to face PETA protest Tuesday over egg source,” reports on the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) recent protest at Kroger’s Cincinnati headquarters.

USDA and FDA Announce a Formal Agreement to Regulate Cell-Cultured Food Products from Cell Lines of Livestock and Poultry,” was released today.

UEP President Chad Gregory is widely quoted in Poultry Digital’s “State of the Nation.”
See pages 14-17.  

In cnet,How CRISPR could save 6 billion chickens from the meat grinder,” provides an overview of research being done to end chick culling.

Food Safety News reports on feelings versus science in “Researchers find extremists who know the least drive public opinion on GMOs.”

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, speaking at USDA’s Agricultural Outlook Forum, shares concerns about fear of food and encourages ag groups to speak out in “INSIDE WASHINGTON: Fight the ‘Fear Your Food Movement,’” from Feedstuffs.

The Washington Post explains, “Why Americans are on track to eat the most eggs in nearly a half-century.”

Wheeler confirmed as EPA administrator in 52-47 vote,” was published in The Washington Times.

USDA and HHS Announce 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Members,”  provides the list of health and nutrition experts who will help develop the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines.

A Watt Ag editorial, responds to “PETA calls out ‘feminists’ that consume eggs.”  

National Ag Day, sponsored by The Agriculture Council of America, is March 14.  Click here for more information, events and resources.