Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said today, May 10, he is bothered that it will cost more to ship U.S. commodities recently purchased with funds from the Bill Emerson Humanitarian Trust than it cost to buy them and that the issue of the transportation cost “needs to be addressed.” Vilsack made the statement in response to a question from Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., at a Senate Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee hearing on President Biden’s fiscal year 2023 request. Vilsack did not use […]

KANSAS CITY — Food manufacturers received reassuring news when the Food and Drug Administration published the testing results of its first survey of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), also known as “forever chemicals.” The survey showed 164 of the 167 foods tested had no detectable levels of the PFAS measured. Despite the positive news, uncertainty surrounds the impact of exposure to consumers, and environmental advocates are calling on the FDA to raise its level of scrutiny. PFAS are a class […]