When I wrote my books on pet foods some years ago, Feed Your Pet Right and Pet Food Politics, I was reading a lot about veterinary practice and how it has shifted from large animals to small. The shift is so great that hardly anyone trains to be a farm-animal veterinarian anymore. Almost all students focus on pet […]
Several former U.S. Agriculture secretaries are calling on Congress to pass the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). This news release from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) says TPP will create new opportunities for American-grown and American–made products in the dynamic Asia-Pacific region. Show More Summary
ITHACA, NY -- New research from the Boyce Thompson Institute (BTI), the USDA Agricultural Research Service and the University of Washington finds that helpful bacteria living inside the insect that transmits the bacterial pathogen associated...Show More Summary
(This article was posted Nov. 18, 2015, on the USDA blog site.) Antibiotics are lifesavers. We depend on them to treat bacterial infections and diseases, such as pneumonia, bronchitis and strep throat, as well as ear infections and infected wounds. In response to U.S. Food and Drug Administration guidance, veterinarians and producers are moving toward... Continue Reading
Just days after PETA filed a complaint tipping off the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to reported cruelty to tiger cubs and danger to visitors at Tim Stark’s notoriously... The post Feds Blast Southern Indiana Operation for Abusing Tiger Cubs, Endangering Children appeared first on PETA.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has handed out the fiscal year 2016 award funds for its program for commerical export markets for U.S. goods. This agency news release says the Market Access Program (MAP) will provide more than...Show More Summary
Tyson Foods is recalling buffalo-style chicken wings after some customers complained of an "off-odor" and reported "mild" illnesses, the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service said Tuesday. The recall includes 52,486 pounds of frozen "Tyson Any'tizers Fully Cooked Hot Wings" produced on Oct....
The product "may be adulterated because of having an 'off odor' scent," the USDA said
In an effort to reduce adverse reactions to food allergens, along with potential recalls, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has released a 26-page set of guidelines to assist meat, poultry, and processed egg product producers in properly managing ingredients which could trigger such problems. Show More Summary
Agricultural trade between the U.S. and countries in Asia and Africa is vitally important. That’s why the U.S. Department of Agriculture has two important trips this week to those regions, with Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack traveling to Tokyo, Japan, Nov. Show More Summary
Joe Ferguson says he just couldn’t take it any longer. The former inspector for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) spent more than 23 years monitoring operations inside pork processing plants inspecting hog carcasses for signs of anything that could translate to a food safety problem, in particular hints... Continue Reading
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Here's something not to be thankful for. The market price for turkey has jumped considerably this year. USDA data shows that fresh turkeys are going for an average of $1.60 per pound right now. At this time last year, they cost around...Show More Summary
A recent story in the Atlantic questions whether the USDA is silencing scientists for espousing inconvenient truths.
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The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is no doubt the biggest issue for ag groups at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting convention in Kansas City this week. Representatives from six national farm groups joined USDA Foreign Agricultural Service Administrator Phil Karsting in Kansas City Wednesday for a press event to discuss the TPP. Show More Summary
The U.S. Department of Agriculture says it’s going to investigate a Hormel Foods’ pork supplier in Austin, after an undercover video surfaced showing treatment of pigs that is “completely unacceptable,” federal meat inspectors say. The...Show More Summary
Ahead of the yet-to-be scheduled sentencing of the defendants, the government wants to be relieved of the burden of notifying individual victims of a scheme that altered and falsified the true USDA establishment numbers on beef products exported from the United States. Government attorneys have asked the U.S. District Court for Northern Iowa to allow... Continue Reading
WEST LAFAYETTE, IN - Organic tomato production is growing rapidly in Midwestern states in the US, as evidenced by a USDA study that found certified organic tomato production increased more than 277% in the region from 2007-2011. TheShow More Summary
PETA Foundation Counsel Rachel Mathews released the following statement regarding the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) failure to protect elephants and the public from the threat of tuberculosis, as reported by... The post PETA Statement on Ringling Bros. Traveling With Tuberculosis-Infected Elephants appeared first on PETA.