Trump Nominates Sam Clovis, a Dude Who Is Not a Scientist, to Be Department of Agriculture's Top Scientist

President Donald Trump managed to sneak a few minutes from his busy schedule of threatening federal investigators to make official his nominee for the United States Department of Agriculture’s top scientific position on Wednesday. Given the tough choice between filling the role with a scientist or someone who is not a…

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The FDA Finally Tightened Rules for Livestock Antibiotics—But It's Still Not Enough

On January 1, a set of long-awaited FDA rules went into effect that could mark a major shift in the agency’s approach to antibiotics for livestock animals. First, the new policies place an outright ban on the use of any antibiotics considered “medically important” to help animals gain weight. The rules also require…