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‘Next pandemic here? Dirty and Dangerous’: New Data Show Higher Rates of Contamination in Pork Plants Using New Slaughter System

‘Next pandemic here? Dirty and Dangerous’: New Data Show Higher Rates of Contamination in Pork Plants Using New Slaughter System  Plants adopting the Trump-approved New Swine Inspection System had, on average, nearly double the rate of fecal and digestive matter contamination of other facilities.  Published on Friday, February 19, 2021 by Common Dreams by Brett Wilkins, staff …

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Stop USDA from deregulating genetically engineered cows and pigs!

Stop USDA from deregulating genetically engineered cows and pigs! Center for Food Safety As one final favor to industrial meat companies, the Trump administration made a last ditch effort to move genetically engineered (GE) livestock regulations from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) responsibility just before their …

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Trump’s California water plan troubled federal biologists. They were sidelined

“Jared Huffman, a California Democratic congressman who sits on the House natural resources committee, which oversees the Fish and Wildlife Service, called some of the revelations “blatantly illegal” and “textbook illegal”. “Gone were the warnings that salmon and whales would suffer. The new version, finalized in the fall of 2019, loosened the rules to free …

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Emails Reveal US Officials Joined With Agrochemical Giant Bayer to Stop Mexico’s Glyphosate Ban

United States of Evil Corporations…..“Detailing a series of emails between U.S. government officials and industry executives, Gillam described how the latter told the former “that they feared restricting glyphosate would lead to limits on other pesticides and could set a precedent for other countries to do the same.” The emails also indicated worries that “Mexico …

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Cannabis regulations and the County…..allowing up to 65,000 acres

The study prepared for Napa County stated 100,000 gallons of water per acre outdoor.   The County is set to allow up to 65,000 acres of cannabis to be grown in Sonoma County with a check list for easy approval by Permit Sonoma and the Ag Commissioner.  We already have a bloated wine industry with …

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Sierra Club: Conventional Biomass Incineration: A Dirty Response to an Overstated Problem

“Sonoma Biomass Business Competition” gift to loggers….Sierra Club responds with facts and science…..“The problem with these policies is that they encourage the use of a dirty energy source to solve a problem that is over-played. The vast majority of dead trees in California forests pose no threat to people or infrastructure and, according to recent …

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