FSSAI to tighten noose on meat and poultry industry – The Times of India

From TimesOfIndia.indiatimes/com | July 4, 2015 INDORE: Alarmed with unethical practices being reported in meat and poultry food industry, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) is gearing up to tighten its noose soon. Authority has formulated draft regulations that will come into effect after comments and objections from stakeholders. Draft regulations have come in wake that maximum residues limits/tolerance levels fixed for various veterinary drugs including antibiotics in …

Vermont’s GMO labeling law could cost grocers up to $10 million per day in fines – Business Insider

… cereal, for instance — that mistakenly ends up on store shelves. The law is due to take effect next year. “Even with the best of intentions, excellent supply chain logistics and herculean efforts, product will be in the wrong place at any given time, resulting in millions upon millions of dollars in potential fines,” said GMA President Pamela G. Bailey. She estimated more than 100,000 items sold in the state would require Vermont-specific labels, a companies could quickly amass …

Beware of the Corporate GMO Spin Doctors | Food & Water Watch

… captured by the industry. As I outlined in my book Foodopoly, Monsanto’s roots in the biotech game date back decades, and they have a long history of subverting public policy. In effect, the company used its relationship with the Reagan Administration to create a weak regulatory process that would help the company bring its products to market quickly and smoothly. A 1985 U.S. Patent and Trademark Office ruling that allowed for plants to be patented further entrenched Monsanto’s power in …

What Effect Does Environment Have On Size? Researchers Study Ants To Find Out : SCIENCE : Tech Times

… three-quarters of all the insects in a given colony are related to each other, providing a genetic base with little diversity. This allowed researchers to study the effect of the environment on the insects with a standard genetic influence. The genome of C. floridanus has already been mapped, aiding the research. A gene called Egfr plays a vital role in growth, and its expression is controlled by a biochemical process known as DNA methylation. This can act to either enhance or diminish the role …