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

… antibiotics and growth promoters in food-producing animals/birds’ feed. “State drug-licensing authorities are empowered to take action against violators and food safety officers have also been asked to ensure enforcement under FSSAI,” said Swami. FSSAI in its previous meetings has considered proposal for a policy for addressing concerns regarding standards of meat and poultry products in Indian market. Food authority approved the proposed policy with a view to sending it to WTO …

City to push for more organic recycling | Capital New York

… seating more than 15,000 people, hotels with more than 150 rooms and food distributors with more than 20,000 square feet. “This proposal represents the first step toward achieving our Zero Waste goals for businesses by identifying those establishments who are best able to separate a clean organics stream suitable for composting or conversion into clean, renewable fuel,” Garcia said. Mayor Bill de Blasio has set a goal of reducing the amount of waste sent to landfills by 90 percent by …

GMO bill intensifies federal food fight | TheHill

… states from passing their own mandatory labeling laws for genetically modified — or GMO — foods. With 20 co-sponsors —12 Republicans and eight Democrats, including Butterfield — backers of the proposal appear to be gaining momentum and say they are confident the GOP-controlled Congress will approve the bill. While there is not yet legislation in the Senate, Pompeo said the measure has a path forward after years of debate over whether and how Congress should address concerns about the …

Santos LNG expansion: Independent Expert Scientific Committee report sounds warning over Queensland coal seam gas plans – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

By environment and science reporter Jake Sturmer – Updated Thu at 5:27pm Top experts are warning of significant scientific uncertainties arising from a massive coal seam gas expansion proposal in Queensland. The ABC has obtained a report from the Federal Government’s Independent Expert Scientific Committee, which flags a concerning lack of information in project documents and says more work needs to be done on Santos’s Gladstone LNG expansion proposal. The proposed expansion …