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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
(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
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
Wildlife Services killed five animals per minute last year.
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.