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  • Gag reflex: China chicken to enter U.S. food stream
    Gag reflex: China chicken to enter U.S. food stream
    When a Chinese conglomerate bought America’s largest pork producer last year, it was only a matter of time until the chickens came home to roost. On Saturday, things got a bit scarier.After Shuanghui International’s $7.1 billion...
  • USDA cranberries: A few too million pounds of cranberries, USDA helps
    USDA cranberries: Too many cranberries? $55 million in products bought to help
    A USDA cranberries purchase is intended to help many farmers and growers throughout the nation, and with $55 million in products, that’s a big purchase. In a recent transaction with the Congressional Cranberry Caucus, the U.S. Department of...
  • Healthy, natural, organic potatoes
    GMO potatoes used by McDonald's gain USDA approval
    Unknown to the majority of people, Americans have been test subjects over the past decade for a genetically-modified variety of potato, thanks to the agricultural manipulators at Simplot. (See http://rt.com/usa/203567-gmo-potato-mcdonalds-fries/)...
  • Chicken study shows poultry has gotten bigger since the 1950s
    Got poultry? Chickens have gotten insanely huge since the 1950s
    Chances are the chicken you bought at the grocer or dined on recently is much larger than one your parents or grandparents ate over five decades ago. A new study revealed that despite feeding chickens from three different breeds the same diet...
  • Intruder clubs more than 900 chickens to death at Calif. poultry farm (video)
    Intruder clubs more than 900 chickens to death at Calif. poultry farm (video)
    UPDATE 10/2/14:Four teens have been arrested on suspicion of animal cruelty and burglary. Arrested are an 18-year-old from Riverdale, a 17-year-old from Lemoore, and a 15-year-old and 17-year-old from Caruthers. Evidence was found in the boy's...
  • E.coli
    Beef trimmings recalled in Texas
    A food safety assessment resulted Thursday in the recall of more than 23,000 pounds of beef trimmings, the U.S. Department of Food Safety and Inspection Service announced. The recall is for products produced on Aug. 14 and Aug. 20 by Caviness Beef...
  • gun
    Federal auditors are licensed to carry guns, but why and by whose authority?
    If you were to check the manifest of recent acquisitions made by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's internal audit division, you would discover that the groupis the proud owner of85 shiny new.40-caliber submachine guns, locked and loaded.You...
  • Forest Service planning committee plans three-day public meeting
    Forest Service planning committee plans three-day public meeting
    The National Advisory Committee for Implementation of the National Forest System Land Management Planning Rule Committee has scheduled a three day meeting. The U.S. Forest Service of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the...
  • CAP in San Bernardino
    Community Action Partnership calendar of food distribution in San Bernardino
    Community Action Partnership (CAP) in San Bernardino has posted their calendar for food distribution for September 2014. Nobody needs to go hungry while these services are available. USDA commodities food distribution is available for all low...
  • Whole Foods
    Cornucopia Institute launches petition to reinstate NOSB powers
    Non-profit small farm and organic consumer advocacy group Cornucopia Institute has launched a petition to President Obama asking that the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) be restored to its former management structure, allowing the board to...
  • Check your chicken: Raw chicken recall
    Check your chicken: Raw chicken recall
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) issued a public safety alert today, July 27, 2014 regarding breaded chicken products shipped to various retail establishments. Though most of the products in...
  • Smart Snacks loom as Seamless Summer ends for Henry County Schools
    Smart Snacks loom as Seamless Summer ends for Henry County Schools
    Walnut Creek Elementary hosted Henry County Schools (HCS) seventh annual United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Seamless Summer Feeding Program. This USDA program makes it possible for schools to provide nutritious meals, after the regular...
  • Chicken
    Salmonella outbreak traced to Foster Farms
    Foster Farms, a California- based poultry business that has served the west coast since 1939, could see its business temporarily shut down if two members of Congress have their way, according to a NBC News story published July 8, 2014.U.S. House...
  • Mourning doves
    Wildlife Services should be renamed Wildlife Exterminators
    Wildlife Services, a little known agency for the US Department of Agriculture and formerly known as Animal Damage Control has been indiscriminately killing birds, mammals and reptiles since the mid-1930’s.Using the benign guise of protecting...
  • Food Labeling
    Natural: Consumer Reports circulates petition to ban word from all food labels
    The iconic protector of buyer rights and pocketbooks, “Consumer Reports,” is on the warpath. Well, not literally, but the venerable non-profit that has made it its business to test and rate consumer products, including foods, since...