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Inspector General again finds weaknesses in organic imports

Consumers buying pricey organic produce would likely be upset if they knew the imported fruits and vegetables they pay premium prices for are sometimes doused with chemicals when they reach the United States. A new report by USDA’s Inspector...Show More Summary

So Much Winning! Foodstamp Usage Dropping More Each Month Trump’s In WH

Since Trump took office in January, food stamp usage has declined every single month, according to a new report by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The USDA is now reporting

Schools and childhood roundup

Cafeteria nudge dud: questions raised on efficacy of USDA Smarter Lunchrooms Movement, launched in 2010 [Caitlin Dewey, Washington Post; Elizabeth Nolan Brown/Reason] “Florida Legislator Wants to Make It a Crime to Leave Your Kid in the Car for Just One Minute. Show More Summary

America Can’t Make Progress On The Fight Against Food Insecurity

While the government touts a downward trend, tens of millions of Americans continue to go hungry. Here’s how how statistics about solving society’s problems can be misleading: According to a recent report from the USDA, the U.S. hasShow More Summary

USDA sanctions six companies for PACA debt

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has sanctioned six produce companies for failing to pay Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act reparation awards. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has sanctioned six produce companies for failing to pay Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act reparation awards.

What average Americans spend on groceries -- See how you stack up

The monthly grocery budget in the U.S. varies from 12.4 percent to as much as 33 percent of household income, according to the USDA. With such a variation, you might be wondering how your grocery store bill stacks up to other people across the country. Show More Summary

USDA’s McEvoy steps down from organic program

Miles McEvoy, deputy administrator of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Organic Program, will leave his role at the end of September. Miles McEvoy, deputy administrator of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Organic Program, will leave his role at the end of September.

Deal on: USDA gives green light to China’s poultry inspections

The “our beef for your chicken deal” hatched by President Donald Trump with the People’s Republic of China last May appears to be on track. USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) yesterday quietly released the final audit report showing China’s poultry inspection system is equivalent to U.S. systems and standards. An onsite review was conducted from... Continue Reading

This App Alerts You to Food Recalls the Instant They Happen

You'll always be in the know with the new feature on the USDA's FoodKeeper food safety app, which sends alerts for new food recalls. Read more here.

USDA announces more than $8.6 million to support community food projects

(National Institute of Food and Agriculture ) The US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced more than $8.6 million in available funding to assist low-income individuals and communities in developing local and self-reliant food systems. Show More Summary

Head of USDA’s organic program steps down after 8 years

The USDA’s National Organic Program will have new leadership as of October when Miles McEvoy steps down after eight years at the helm. McEvoy, who has been deputy administrator of the National Organic Program within USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service, announced his departure in a Sept. 10 letter he said he sent to the “organic community.”... Continue Reading

USDA Sued for "Barbaric" Wild Animal Killings

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Wildlife Services killed five animals per minute last year.

Small Increases in Physical Activity Reduce Immobility, Disability Risks in Older Adults

Adding 48 minutes of exercise per week is associated with improvements in overall mobility and decreases in risks of disability in older adults who are sedentary, finds a new study led by researchers at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts.

USDA expands FoodKeeper App to include food recall alerts

Thanks to recent updates made by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, users of the FoodKeeper application can choose to receive automatic notifications for food safety recalls. Since its launch in April 2015, FoodKeeper has reached about 150,000 downloads. Show More Summary

Moving the U.S. Codex Office to USDA Trade is a big mistake

One significant provision in Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue’s most recent realignment announcement would move the U.S. Codex Office from the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) to the newly created Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs (TFAA) office. Show More Summary

USDA ready to take over meat, poultry inspections in Maine

The Maine Legislature will meet in special session on Nov. 1 to fix the state’s recently adopted food sovereignty law. The U.S. Department of Agriculture is prepared to take over all meat and poultry inspections in the state if the lawmakers fail to enact and amendment. Maine Gov. Paul LePage called the emergency special session in... Continue Reading

USDA posts food safety tips for those in path of Hurricane Irma

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing food safety recommendations for those who may be impacted by Hurricane Irma. Hurricanes present the possibility of power outages and flooding that can compromise the safety of stored food. Residents in the path of this storm should pay close attention to the... Continue Reading

Probe of Slaughterhouse Sought After Cow Shot Multiple Times

Armed with a damning U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) record, PETA sent a letter this morning calling on the Bucks County district attorney to investigate and, as appropriate, file... The post Probe of Slaughterhouse Sought After Cow Shot Multiple Times appeared first on PETA.

Tiger Deaths Prompt Plea: End Cruel Animal Acts at Michigan Shrine Club

After newly released U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) inspection reports from April 4, April 25, and April 27 revealed that two tigers used by notorious circus exhibitor Hawthorn Corporation... The post Tiger Deaths Prompt Plea: End Cruel Animal Acts at Michigan Shrine Club appeared first on PETA.

Probe of Slaughterhouse Sought After Conscious Bovines’ Throats Slit

Armed with damning U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) records (available here and here), PETA sent a letter this morning calling on the Mississippi State University (MSU) Police Department to... The post Probe of Slaughterhouse Sought After Conscious Bovines’ Throats Slit appeared first on PETA.

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