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Whistleblower Reports Cruelty to Dogs, Monkeys at Michigan Laboratory

PETA filed complaints this morning calling on the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the National Institutes of Health to investigate a whistleblower’s report that dogs at MPI Research... The post Whistleblower Reports Cruelty to Dogs, Monkeys at Michigan Laboratory appeared first on PETA.

USDA finalizes school food rules: Applause!

Last week, the USDA sent out a press release announcing the last four Final Rules for school meals under the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act (HHFKA) of 2010: Smart Snacks: this makes “modest improvements” to standards implemented in the 2014 – 2015 school year in accordance with the interim final rule. Local School Wellness Policy: requires schools to […]

USDA sanctions United Commodities USA, two others

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

USDA Finalizes School Meal Rules While House Republicans Work Furiously To Gut Them

The USDA finalized four new school meal rules for the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. But if House Republicans get their wish, junk food will return to school cafeterias and fewer low-income children will be offered free school lunch.

Why Food Labeling Has Little To Do With Knowing What Is In Your Food

I feel bad for the USDA. Congress has just assigned them the thankless task of overseeing a compromise law on "GMO labeling." The compromise was possible even for our fractious political system because the alternative was to allow a small, food-dependent state to demand a food labeling, segregation and tracking [...]

Biodegradable & Renewable Lubricants by BioBlend

One of the great aspects of the United Soybean Board’s Biobased Stakeholders Dialogue that took place at USDA’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. is showcasing the up-and-coming biobased technologies. One of the exhibitors at the event was BioBlend and to learn more about their products, Cindy Zimmerman spoke with Bill Smith. Show More Summary

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$2 M for Urban Ag Conservation from NACD, NRCS

Forty-two conservation districts in 25 states have been awarded $2 million for urban ag and conservation projects. The money was given through the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) in partnership with USDA’s Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS). Show More Summary

FORMER DEMOCRATIC PARTY PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE SENATOR GEORGE MCGOVERN AND THE USDA DAMNED BUTTER– AN…

FORMER DEMOCRATIC PARTY PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE SENATOR GEORGE MCGOVERN AND THE USDA DAMNED BUTTER– AND THEY WERE WRONG: They decided the science was settled enough to demonize butter. Congress, of course, is an inherently political entity. And so when it — or any other government-appointed body — privileges one theory over another, it creates bias that […]

Moderately reducing calories in non-obese people reduces inflammation

BOSTON (July 14, 2016)--Eating less may help us lead longer, healthier lives, according to the new results from a large, multicenter study, led by researchers at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University. Show More Summary

Feds File Complaint Over 100+ Alleged Violations at ‘Wildlife in Need’

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has just filed a formal complaint against Tim Stark’s Charlestown roadside zoo, Wildlife in Need—a notoriously abusive facility that PETA has tracked for... The post Feds File Complaint Over 100+ Alleged Violations at ‘Wildlife in Need’ appeared first on PETA.

National Deer Alliance Hosts Special Meeting to Review USDA CWD Efforts

FAIRFAX, VA – (July 14, 2016)— The National Deer Alliance (NDA) recentlyhosted a special working group in St. Louis to review the The post National Deer Alliance Hosts Special Meeting to Review USDA CWD Efforts appeared first on Hunting and Conservation News.

Bill Simmons accuses Stephen A. Smith, ‘multiple’ ESPN employees of being NFL stooges

2 weeks agoSports : The Early Lead

It’s been awhile since Bill Simmons took a shot at ESPN. Better check his Twitter to see if something’s wrong. Ahhh, there it is. USDA Choice Hate. Anyway, these types of barrages have gotten Simmons in trouble before, like when he called NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell a liar and ESPN suspended him for two weeks […]

Senators Introduce Bill To Halt Anticompetitive Activities Of USDA Checkoff Programs

Created in response to last year's American Egg Board fiasco with Just Mayo, the proposed legislation would ensure that checkoff boards cannot disparage rival products or squelch innovation.

Federal Grant Helps UC San Diego Program Bring Healthy Food to Low-Income Families

The University of California San Diego School of Medicine Center for Community Health recently received a $3.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to increase affordable food access to low-income community members who are part of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

Nature’s Broom at #Biobased16

Nature’s Broom was one of the participants in the 2016 United Soybean Board (USB) Biobased Stakeholders Dialogue, held last week at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) headquarters in Washington, D.C. The company manufactures a recycled biobased oil absorbent that is able to bioremediate into non-toxic compounds. Show More Summary

Amos Miller is reluctant, but allows FSIS inspection of farm

Miller’s Organic Farm, was inspected Monday without incident by USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). After raw milk from the Lancaster County, PA, farm was linked in March to two illnesses and one death, owner Amos Miller refused repeated attempts by FSIS to inspect the premises. When FSIS agents returned Monday with an Upper... Continue Reading

Inexpensive camera system detects foodborne toxins

Editor’s note: This information was originally posted July 12, 2016, by Sandra Avant, public affairs specialist for USDA’s Agricultural Research Service as part of the Science Tuesday feature series on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s blog.   As the weather heats up this summer, many of us are firing up our grills and going on picnics. But one thing we... Continue Reading

Alec Baldwin Calls On Government to Shut Down Cherokee Bear Zoo

In a letter sent this week on behalf of PETA, available here, actor Alec Baldwin is calling on the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to ban bear pits. Addressing... The post Alec Baldwin Calls On Government to Shut Down Cherokee Bear Zoo appeared first on PETA.

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