Radio silence on Whole Foods (Bloomberg): Since Amazon bought Whole Foods last August, the company has revealed little in its earnings reports about the organic retailer’s finances.
Community fights chicken farms (WBBJ): Residents of Haywood County, Tennessee, are protesting an influx of chicken houses that are being built to supply Tyson’s new processing plant in the western part of the state.
Bottom-ranked burrito (CSPI): In its annual Xtreme Eating Awards, the Center for Science in the Public Interest says the “worst way to start the day” is with the Cheesecake Factory’s Breakfast Burrito, which has a day’s worth of calories.
Bad news for biotech (USDA): Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, calling the European Court of Justice ruling on gene editing “a setback” to scientific innovation, said the USDA “will redouble its effort to work with partners globally towards science- and risk-based regulatory approaches.”
Senate test for fisheries law (AP): The House recently passed a bill to revise U.S. rules protecting fisheries from overharvesting. The fate of the new rules, which have divided the industry and environmentalists, now lies with the Senate.
Lawyers point to Monsanto (Courthouse News): Attorneys for a groundskeeper dying of cancer suggested that Monsanto, maker of the weedkiller Roundup, submitted fraudulent data to U.S. regulators decades ago about the safety of the chemical.