Today’s quick hits, April 26, 2021

Sesame on allergy list: President Biden signed into law legislation that adds sesame to the federal list of major allergens for purposes of food labeling. (White House)

McKilap is USDA adviser: Doug McKilap, a member of the White House Domestic Council during the Obama era, was appointed senior adviser to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. (USDA)

JBS vows net-zero: In a full-page ad in the New York Times, JBS, one of the largest food companies in the world, said it would achieve net-zero emissions of greenhouse gases by 2040, repeating a commitment made a month ago. (JBS)

Junk food for grasshoppers: Climate change has reduced the nutrient value of native grasses on a Kansas research site and contributed to a steady decline in the grasshopper population over the past quarter-century. (Harvest Public Media)

More food for seniors: The USDA announced an additional $37 million for the Commodity Supplemental Food Program, which provides a monthly package of food to low-income senior citizens and tribes. (USDA)