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September 11, 2020 – Discontinued: MOFGA will no longer add posts to this news feed. Please continue to enjoy the archival information posted here that is provided as a free service to MOFGA members and the greater worldwide community. Thank you for reading. You may donate to MOFGA here to support our work.

FDA releases guidelines for cannabis-related research, but CBD will have to wait

July 21, 2020 – By Ciara Linnane, MarketWatch – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration released preliminary guidance on Tuesday on cannabis-related clinical research, outlining how companies seeking approval of drugs that contain cannabis or its derivatives must follow the traditional drug review and approval process involving clinical trials.

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The Future of Our Food Supply

July 20, 2020 – By Nicole Flatow, Bloomberg CityLab – From grocery stores and online delivery to farms and restaurants, how and where we get our food may never look the same.

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Farm Service seeks county committee nominations

July 20, 2020 – The County – The U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency reminds farmers and ranchers that they have until Aug. 3 to nominate eligible candidates to serve on local FSA county committees.

 

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Pesticides Can Speed Up The Transmission of Deadly Waterborne Pathogens, Find Scientists

July 19, 2020 – International Business Times – A new study published in the journal Lancet Planetary Health has found that the extensive use of pesticides and several other agrochemicals can expedite the transmission of a crippling disease known as schistosomiasis. According to researchers from the University of California, Berkeley, ecological balances in aquatic environments, that aid in the prevention of infections, are also upset.

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Organic veteran likes the results of his labor

July 17, 2020 – By Dick Hagen, The Land – Riding in the passenger seat of Dennis Lutteke’s John Deere 9620 was a delightfully comfortable environment for my interview with the 25-year certified organic farmer. Lutteke was pulling an eight-row, JD cultivator (30-inch rows) in his field a few miles north of Wells, Minn.

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COVID-19 Issue Spotlight: Food Justice

July 17, 2020 – Maine Initiatives – How Maine Initiatives’ grantees are creating systems that promote food security and food sovereignty, particularly for Maine’s Immigrant and Tribal communities, demonstrating that food justice is a racial justice issue.

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Adoption of Genetically Engineered Crops in the U.S.

July 17, 2020 - USDA Economic Research Service (ERS) – More than 90% of U.S. corn, upland cotton and soybeans are produced using GE varieties that are herbicide-tolerant, insect-resistant or stacked varieties that combine both traits.

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