Legislation that would ratify the Central American-Dominican Republic Free Trade Agreement was sent to Congress on Thursday. Legislators showed support for the pact in successful test votes earlier this month, but Congress must now act on the bill within 90 legislative days.
A recent study shows sales of store brands in key categories
including cheese, frozen vegetables, frozen pizza, ice cream and
cookies rose 23% from 1999 to 2004, compared to category sales
increases of just 14%.
A report issued Thursday by the World Health Organization concluded, "We have no data suggesting that GMO foods on the market are not safe," but the agency said vigilance would be required to make sure future products also are forumulated with safety in mind. The report also noted GM crops could help to address the food needs of undernourished populations.
Wisconsin's $2.5 million Value Added Dairy initiative has awarded
$93,500 in grants to five dairies and a dairy development group for
developing new specialty dairy products and expanding retail markets.
grants allow Wisconsin processors to use their creativity and passion,"
Governor Jim Doyle said.