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Waccatee Zoo Under Fire as Photo Shows Tiger With Deep, Gaping Wound

This morning, PETA sent an urgent letter calling on the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to investigate reports of an injured tiger at Waccatee Zoo—which has a long, documented... The post Waccatee Zoo Under Fire as Photo Shows Tiger With Deep, Gaping Wound appeared first on PETA.

Plates, Pyramids, Planet: USDA's Missed Opportunity

Food production has literally changed the face of the planet - it's the leading cause of deforestation, changes in land use and biodiversity loss. Getting our food to our plates accounts for 70 percent of all human water use and contributes to a significant amount of greenhouse gas emissions and water pollution. Show More Summary

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Another A-Maizing Year for Production

Categories: Commodities, Guest Post, Price Forecast Tags: General News, Guest Posts, Mintec Spend Matters welcomes this guest post from Corrina Hutchings, of Mintec. Grains forecasts for 2016/17 have been released from the USDA this month, giving a heads up on what to expect from the market in the year ahead. Show More Summary

Falling Beef Prices Mean Restaurant Menus Are Getting Meatier

Prices are down and red meat consumption is up There's never been an easier time to fire up the grill — as both a consumer and a restaurant — thanks to increased cattle and decreased beef prices. As Bloomberg reports, recent USDA data...Show More Summary

Food-Navigator-USA’s Special Edition on Organics

This is one of Food Navigator-USA’s special editions in which this industry-focused newsletter collects several of its posts on particular topics—in this case, organics. But first, take a look at the USDA’s summary of trends in organic food sales: Special Edition: Where next for organics? According to the Organic Trade Association, organic sales increased from $3.6 […]

The Chicken Salad of My Childhood

Using already cooked chicken is so convenient, and when it's certified USDA organic with simple ingredients that don't include antibiotics or anything artificial, there's nothing to be guilty of whatsoever. My family gobbled up this chicken salad and asked for more, and the best part was how it took me no time at all to pull it together.

Feds Slap Santa Cruz Biotech With Largest Fine in USDA History

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reported that the facility must pay a $3.5 million penalty and stop using animals to make antibodies. The post Feds Slap Santa Cruz Biotech With Largest Fine in USDA History appeared first on PETA.

Feds Corroborate PETA Findings at Animal Dealer That Supplied Petco

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has just posted its 10-page inspection report of Holmes Farm, a massive Pennsylvania animal mill and the subject of a recent video exposé... The post Feds Corroborate PETA Findings at Animal Dealer That Supplied Petco appeared first on PETA.

USDA Shuts Down Major Animal Testing Enterprise, While Other Reforms Loom

The biggest change for animals used in testing is likely to come next week if Congress approves the reform of the Toxic Substances Control Act, the federal statute that governs hazard assessment for more than 80,000 chemicals in commercial use in our society. Show More Summary

USDA Announces $21M for Bioeconomy R&D

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has made $21 million available to support the development of regional systems in sustainable bioenergy and biobased products. The funds can also be allocated to train the next generation of bio-scientists. Show More Summary

USDA’s new take on the daily grind

The new rule-79 FR 42464 will be in full effect starting on June 21 2016. This new rule will alter the way both inspected (official) and exempt facilities grinding beef control the beef grinding process. Overall, the new requirements will impact an estimated 71,000 companies employing about 100,000 persons. Retail-exempt facilities regularly mix cuts of... Continue Reading

USDA sanctions Golden Fruit Co., K&A Produce

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has imposed sanctions on two produce businesses for failure to pay reparation awards issued under the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act, according to a news release.

Feds Slammed With Lawsuit for Issuing License to Miami Seaquarium’s New Owner

This morning, PETA, the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF), Orca Network, and a concerned individual filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) challenging the agency’s decision... The post Feds Slammed With Lawsuit for Issuing License to Miami Seaquarium’s New Owner appeared first on PETA.

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‘McClelland’s Critters’ Caught Endangering Animals and the Public

Following a PETA complaint filed in February, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has inspected McClelland’s Critters—a roadside zoo in Banks—and confirmed several of PETA’s allegations, leading the USDA... The post ‘McClelland’s Critters’ Caught Endangering Animals and the Public appeared first on PETA.

USDA Announces $130 K for Research, Education, Extension

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has made $130 million available for research, education, and extension projects to support sustainable, productive and economically viable plant and animal production systems, including organic production. Show More Summary

There’s a Hotline for People With Knotty Wood Questions

Forest Products Laboratory develops codes and standards for large wood structures, such as this one. (Photo: USDA Forest Service/CC BY 2.0) Who would you call if you had a wood-related question? The Forest Products Laboratory, of course. Show More Summary

Congressional (mis)action on child nutrition

First the good news The USDA is applying its school-food rules  to child and adult care programs.  It has just released its final rule for these programs.  These go into effect in October 2017. Previously, the USDA released standards for the Women, Infants and Children program and for the National School Lunch Program. Now all three food […]

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