What's Happening at the EPA, and more Food News

February 04, 2017
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Are the EPA’s Days Numbered?
The Huffington Post received an email that exposed the details of Representative Matt Gaetz’s (R-Florida) bill to “completely abolish” the EPA. President Trump, one day prior, signed an executive order that forces all agencies to rescind two regulations when one is proposed. This week, the House of Representatives also rolled back the Stream Protection Rule, which made it illegal for mining companies to dump their waste in local waterways.

USDA: Ground Beef Can Now Contain Beef Hearts
Probably not the Valentine’s Day gift you were hoping for. Food Safety News reports, “U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has made it okay to use beef hearts in ground beef. It ends an almost 40-year prohibition on the use of hearts and tongues in ground beef.”

Meet the World’s First Vodka Made from Cow’s Milk
The brainchild of a 6th generation British dairy farmer, Black Cow Vodka is ready for stores across the U.S. “The whey, once a waste product used for pig feed, is processed using a special strain of yeast to convert lactose into milk beer that is then distilled into vodka.” 

Hopefully, This New Beer Is Never Gonna Let You Down
Rick Astley, commitment-lover, is also a serious beer lover. He’ll be working with a small brewery in Copenhagen to release his own branded bottles, distributed in 40 countries around the world.

9 Gardening Trends for 2017
Gardeners, take note. Monrovia, grower of more than 3,800 varietals, released their trends for 2017. On the list: extreme naturalism, one-pot wonders, and floratourism.

Article from Edible Communities at http://www.ediblecommunities.com/sustainable-food/whats-happening-epa-and-more-food-news
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