More Heart Healthy Foods Allowed and Obama Signs Water Bill
The FDA is amending a regulation allowing more fruits and vegetables to carry a health claim that they reduce the risk of coronary heart disease.
The FDA says some produce had been ineligible to claim they carry a relationship between saturated fats and cholesterol AND the risk of coronary heart disease because they didn't meet the minimum requirements.
This rule, responding to a petition from the American Heart Association, is effective immediately.
President Obama has signed into law a water projects authorization bill and issued a statement cautioning agency managers to heed endangered species requirements before increasing irrigation water supplies in California's drought-stricken Central Valley.
Critics of the drought relief, led by retiring Sen. Barbara Boxer, say the provisions would divert more water to California farmers than should be permitted by biological opinions that enforce the endangered species protections and protect Pacific salmon fisheries.