Editor’s note: U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-CT, sent the below letter regarding so-called lab meat and other cell-cultured foods to Gene Dodaro, comptroller general of the United States, on March 28.


Dear Mr. Dodaro:

I am writing to request that GAO investigate what regulatory framework, if any, exists for cell-cultured food products and how this…

Some of the most disgusting images of modern agriculture being presented to the American public are those of old cull cows being inhumanely treated and mishandled by workers in the slaughter house pens. The Humane Society of the United States, PETA and other organizations that want us to stop slaughtering animals for human consumption keep…

If a Wisconsin raw-milk seller is convicted of the misdemeanor charges against him, it could have a “chilling effect” on dairy buying clubs or cow-share schemes, according to a commentary on the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund website.

Vernon Hershberger of Loganville, WI, who leases his cows to a “food buyers club,” has been charged with …

Michigan’s De Jong Dairy in Hickory Corners and New York’s Valmont Dairy at Lowville are the latest to cross the U.S. Food and Drug Administration over drug residues in animals recently sold for slaughter as human food.

De Jong received a July 6 warning letter and Valmont received a July 12 warning letter from FDA, …

Dairy farms in Kentucky, California, Kansas, and New Mexico are among latest to run afoul of federal regulations limiting antibiotic residues in cattle sold for slaughter as human food.

Each got into trouble the same way:  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) came around to inspect the dairy operation and FDA inspectors looked at …

Warning letters on March 25, March 28, and April 6 put dairy farms in California, Idaho and Wisconsin on notice about misuse of animal antibiotics.   

In each case, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said it turned to the testing USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service does on animal tissues after slaughter to …