Water Issues & Too Much of a Good Thing

Water Issues & Too Much of a Good Thing

Water Issues & Too Much of a Good Thing plus Eating Your Fruits and Vegetables. I'm Greg Martin with today's Northwest Report.

EPA is again being targeted by government groups. The House Science, Space and Technology Committee voted Tuesday to advance a bill intended to stop the EPA's use of what Republicans call secret science to write regulations. One lawmaker said that EPA's regulatory process is both hidden and flawed. Revamping the Clean Water Act could have some detrimental effects as well and Congressman Doc Hastings for Washington isn't happy about it.

HASTINGS: So this is just another example of this Presidency, in my view, trying to go around the legislative process which is Congress to do these sort of things.

If your kids are eating breakfast cereal, do you look for a brand that says fortified with vitamins? A new report says there could be such a thing as too much and that "millions of children are ingesting potentially unhealthy amounts" of vitamin A, zinc and niacin. Captain Crunch should be ashamed. The report by the Environmental Working Group, a Washington, D.C.-based health research and advocacy organization says outdated nutritional labeling rules and misleading marketing by food manufacturers who use high fortification levels to make their products appear more nutritious fuel this potential risk. The FDA is updating nutrition labels but a spokesperson for EWG says a very small amount of labels list nutritional values by age group.

USDA's Gary Crawford reports that the variety of new and different fruits and vegetables in supermarkets is growing, but there's a major obstacle to those foods catching on with consumers.

(USDA Report)

Thanks Gary. That's today's Northwest Report. I'm Greg Martin on the Ag Information Network.

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