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5@5: USDA narrows search for new headquarters | Map of top 100 people killing the planet

Each day at 5 p.m. we collect the five top food and supplement headlines of the day, making it easy for you to catch up on today's most important natural products industry news.

Taking after Amazon, USDA releases final locations for a new government headquarters

The USDA has announced a round of finalists for the relocation of the Economic Research Service, and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture—including the North Carolina research triangle, the greater Kansas City region and the state of Indiana. Read more at New Food Economy...

 

These are the names and locations of the Top 100 people who are killing the planet

 

A powerful new map from artist Jordan Engel and the Decolonial Atlas project shows the corporations bearing the largest responsibility for the climate crisis. His map breaks down the top 100 individuals contributing to environmental waste and climate change across the planet, breaking them down by specific names and locations. Read more at GOOD...

 

Can Silicon Valley entrepreneurs make crickets the next chicken?

Amidst the buzz, today’s insect farmers are racing to catch up to the want—and need—for the new frontier of insect agriculture. Startups like Trina Chaisson’s Ovipost, which brings better technology to cricket farming, could be the answer to making insects a weekly staple, rather than a foodie indulgence. Read more at Science News...

 

Senators write rules of the road for food and agriculture transport

Leading a bipartisan group of senators, U.S. Senator Ben Sasse, R-NE, has reintroduced the Transporting Livestock Across America Safely Act. The legislation pushes back against what Sasse says are “dumb regulations.” A rule instated in 2017 requires commercial vehicle drivers to install an electronic logging device (ELD) in their trucks to comply with the House of Service (HOS) rules, which includes a required 10-hour rest time after driving for 11 hours. Read more at Food Safety News...

 

Farmers of color may soon get more support in California

California’s aging white farmers are increasingly turning over their land to investment firms, limiting options for the state’s growing population of Latino and Southeast Asian farmers. A new bill would create a fund to conserve farmland for this segment and give them access to financial resources such as down-payment assistance and one-time investments in infrastructure improvements. Read more at Civil Eats...

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