If the FDA wants to provide food oversight, it needs to do its own testing on chemicals before they are put into food and packaging — whether the manufacturers okay it or not.
If OSHA says you are in violation of safety codes, you should pay for it. You shouldn’t be able to hire an attorney to argue that you should be responsible for only some of the violations.
The FDA told a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee they believed overuse of antibiotics in food-producing animals is leading to antibiotic-resistant bacteria that could threaten human health.
These days, manufacturers have their heads in the cloud because cloud computing promises to drastically improve the ability of companies to drive manufacturing efficiencies.
It seems likely that those opposing technology’s role in agricultural production will continue to advance their efforts to restrict its use in other areas of the food chain.
Veteran workers and managers can represent a challenge — when workers get comfortable with the way things are run, they meet any change with vehement opposition.
Many argue that policymakers should reform the tax code to assist — not punish — the manufacturing sector, which is a key to U.S. innovation, productivity and well-paying jobs.
Technology and the Web have a lot to offer, but you can easily drown in it if you don’t know what it is that you need.
We can never ask ourselves to save the world alone, but it doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t even try to make it better …
In the World Cup, awards are given for most valuable player (Golden Ball), most goals (Golden Boot) and best goal keeper (Golden Glove). I'm giving out Gulf oil spill-related awards for worst leadership (Oily Mouth), worst containment technique (Oily Brain) and best cleanup solution (Oily Rag).
Before, supervision of suppliers in distant lands was lax or non-existent. It is not so today, as risk-based models drive the direction of regulatory agency inspections.
When a catastrophe occurs, it’s because we have compromised, and when big profit is involved, the willingness to compromise becomes dangerously easier.
In upping our technological base, turning to automation and implementing technology that requires a firm grasp on mathematics and engineering principles, we have alienated an eager work force.
A U.S. poll revealed that 58 percent of Americans believe that U.S. energy policy needs to change, but 51 percent say that they would oppose a tax to pay for it: “We have met the enemy and he is us.”