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Siloing of U.S. Agriculture; TTC Happy Talk; I{EF Spotlight

Siloing of U.S. Agriculture  California state legislators saw the Supreme Court’s green light on Prop 12’s Sacramento driven animal welfare standards and ramped it up this week. They declared a ban on the use of some specific chemical additives in food products (coloring dye Red 3, titanium dioxide, potassium bromate, and brominated vegetable oil or propylparaben). Like glyphosate, these chemicals all pass U.S. EPA’s risk assessments but voters and politicians instead of science regulators have taken over the food system. The legislators based their action on EU policy, which includes the precautionary principle. Katy bar the door.  TTC Happy Talk U.S. and EU officials completed the latest round of the Trade a...

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Communicating importance of value-added products

Facing increasing pressure to quantify the value of export promotion efforts to investors, a U.S. industry organization retained WPI to develop a quantitative model that better communicated the importance of exports. The resulting model concluded that value-added meat exports contributed $0.45 cents per bushel to the price of corn, increasing support for that sector’s financial support of WPI’s client. In addition to serving the red meat industry with this type of analysis, WPI has generated similar deliverables for the U.S. soybean and poultry/egg industries.

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