Both the USDA and the National Pork Board are funding research in this area.
A Reagan-era policy splits regulation of engineered organisms between several agencies--mostly the FDA, the EPA, and the USDA.
According to USDA economic statistics, over the next 20 years U.S. share of world GDP will shrink from 26 percent to 22 percent.
The New Evolution Diet proposes a much different food pyramid than the USDA.
The government's community service website, serve.gov, also features a USDA "Let's Glean!"
The USDA estimates middle-income parents can expect to spend over $15,000 a year to raise a single child.
There were some $7 million in rabbit meat sales in 2000, according to the USDA, compared to $41 billion for cattle.
USDA review, meanwhile, is triggered when bioengineers modify plants by infecting them with bacteria carrying the new genes.
The honey yield is also diminishing, with bees producing less honey than they have in previous years, according to USDA data.
The lab is “the highest USDA laboratory construction priority.”