Today’s quick hits, Jan. 28, 2019

‘Don’t call it meat’ back in Nebraska (Food Safety News): Nebraska state Sen. Carol Blood reintroduced legislation to ban the use of the word meat on labels of plant-based, cell-cultured or insect-based products, this time as an amendment to the state’s deceptive trade practices.

‘Goat Fund Me’ for California wildfires (Modern Farmer): Residents of Nevada City, roughly 60 miles northeast of Sacramento, launched a fundraising drive on the internet to raise $30,000 so they can hire goats to reduce wildfire hazards by grazing on unwanted brush.

Boosting black organic farmers (Civil Eats): Active in nine states from Louisiana to Maryland, the Southeastern African American Farmers Organization helps black farmers gain certification as organic producers and the opportunity for higher earnings in a rapidly growing segment of agriculture.

Save the wilderness (Forests News): Five countries, including the U.S., contain 70 percent of the world’s natural ecosystems, say researchers from the Center for International Forestry Research, in calling for action to save the remaining wilderness and safeguard biodiversity.

African swine fever waning in China? (AgriCensus): Transport restrictions have been lifted in 88 of the 105 areas where African swine fever was detected since last August, according to data from Agriculture Ministry data, which suggests the spread of the livestock disease has slowed.