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USDA Drops Plan To Test For Monsanto Weed Killer In Food

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has quietly dropped a plan to start testing food for residues of glyphosate, the world’s most widely used weed killer and the key ingredient in Monsanto’s branded Roundup herbicides. The agency spent...Show More Summary

USDA Reviews Procedures After M-44 ‘Cyanide Bomb’ Kills Family Dog in Idaho

15 hours agoHumor / odd : Snopes

The M-44 "cyanide ejector device" is widely used by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to cull predator species such as coyotes, foxes, and feral dogs.

USDA Quietly Drops Plan to Test for Monsanto's Glyphosate Weed Killer in Food

The World Health Organization said that glyphosate probably causes cancer. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has quietly dropped a plan to start testing food for residues of glyphosate, the world’s most widely used weed killer and the key ingredient in Monsanto Co.’s branded Roundup herbicides. Show More Summary

Video: All the Bears Rescued From Now-Defunct Mobile Zoo

Three black bears formerly on display in cages at The Mobile Zoo in Wilmer have begun a new life. After the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) revoked the roadside... The post Video: All the Bears Rescued From Now-Defunct Mobile Zoo appeared first on PETA.

Our prospective USDA Secretary, Sonny Perdue

I’m traveling and having a hard time keeping up with all the input on Sonny Perdue, the nominee for USDA secretary who doesn’t seem to be encountering much trouble from Congress. Here’s what I’ve collected so far. The New York Times summarizes Perdue’s ethics problems while governor of Georgia.  He held onto four farming operations […]

Report: USDA inspectors wrote up meat packing owner over pamphlets in breakroom

According to reports last month in the religious press, the owner of a small meat-packing operation in western Michigan left some pamphlets around in the breakroom reflecting his views on same-sex marriage (opposed) and got written up for it by inspectors with the U.S. Show More Summary

USDA using poison explosives to kill wildlife and pets in the West

Earlier this month, an M-44 claimed the life of a protected Oregon gray wolf. USDA field agents had hidden nearly 100 M-44s in the ground to kill coyotes, putting the public, family pets, and protected wildlife at risk. Photo by Thomas D. Show More Summary

USDA cites World Best Tropical

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has cited World Best Tropical LLC, Doral, Fla., for failure to pay for produce. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has cited World Best Tropical LLC, Doral, Fla., for failure to pay for produce.

USDA vs. FDA: What’s the Difference?

Explaining the weirdly complicated food inspection system in America The only difference, usually, between a cheese pizza and a pepperoni-topped pizza is the pepperoni. Yet in the United States of America, two completely different government agencies are responsible for regulating and inspecting each. Show More Summary

Metal fragments cause recall of almost 1 million pounds of chicken

Consumer complaints about metal objects being found in ready to eat chicken products were verified by USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service, leading to a recall late Thursday of approximately 933,272 pounds of breaded chicken products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials by OK Food Inc. Show More Summary

Near confirmation, Perdue says no to Brazilian beef embargo

Former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue thinks it would be an over-reaction for USDA to embargo Brazilian beef because of that country’s federal investigation of meat inspectors being bribed to overlook standards for exported meat. Perdue responded to questioning by Sen. Show More Summary

Trump USDA pick Perdue pledges to advocate inside White House for farmers

Lawmakers anxious about how the president’s budget would hurt rural America pressed Donald Trump’s pick to run the Agriculture Department for reassurance, and Sonny Perdue made open commitments to nearly … Click to Continue »

5 Questions the Senate Should Ask Trump's Pick for USDA Chief

It has been a long time coming: first a drawn-out and chaotic search process, then a leisurely seven-week delay. On Thursday morning, President Donald Trump's nominee to lead the US Department of Agriculture, former Georgia Gov. Sonny...Show More Summary

USDA beefs up scrutiny of Brazilian beef amid bribery scandal

None of the slaughter or processing facilities targeted by the Federal Police in Brazil have shipped meat products to the United States, according to USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). Nevertheless, FSIS immediately instituted...Show More Summary

USDA Wildlife Services’ Cyanide Bomb Kills Dog and Injures Teen

These deadly devices destroy wildlife and indiscriminately harm anyone in their path. The post USDA Wildlife Services’ Cyanide Bomb Kills Dog and Injures Teen appeared first on PETA.

USDA sanctions three PACA violators

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has imposed sanctions on three produce businesses for failure to pay Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act reparation awards. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has imposed sanctions on three produce businesses for failure to pay Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act reparation awards.

Scandal-hit Brazil meat plants have not shipped to U.S.: USDA

CHICAGO (Reuters) - No slaughter or processing facilities implicated in Brazil's meat scandal have shipped meat products to the United States, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Wednesday.

USDA announces $11 million to support antimicrobial resistance research

(National Institute of Food and Agriculture ) The US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced $11 million in available funding for projects that mitigate antimicrobial resistance (AMR), a growing public health issue that affects more than 2 million people annually. Show More Summary

$6 Million to Aid Farmers & Ranchers Hit by Wildfire

U.S. Senator Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, announced that the USDA has designated $6 million in aid to help farmers and ranchers affected by recent wildfires in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas. Show More Summary

Brickbat: But the Coyote Is Still Alive

last weekNews : Reason

A cyanide bomb planted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture sent a 14-year-old Idaho boy to the hospital and killed his dog. The devices are used to kill coyotes and other predators. The USDA is supposed to put signs up around them, but both the boy and the local sheriff say there were no signs around that bomb, which was planted near the boy's home.

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