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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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The US Still Uses Dozens of Hazardous Pesticides Banned in Other Countries

“For instance, phor­ate, the most used “extreme­ly haz­ardous” insec­ti­cide in the U.S. in 2017, is banned in 38 coun­tries, includ­ing Chi­na, Brazil and India. None of the “extreme­ly haz­ardous” pes­ti­cides can be used in the 27 nations of the Euro­pean Union.“ The US Still Uses Dozens of Hazardous Pesticides Banned in Other Countries By Pramod

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USDA Sued Over Program Allowing ‘Horrific’ Mass Slaughter of Native Wildlife

Barbaric: “Wildlife Services uses fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters to aerially shoot coyotes; body-gripping traps, neck snares and leg-hold traps to kill mountain lions, black bears, bobcats, badgers, coyotes, skunks, and swift and gray foxes; gas cartridges and poisons to exterminate coyotes, foxes, and prairie dogs in their dens; sodium cyanide M-44 devices to kill canines

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Update: Trump administration to slash USDA pork inspections, including tests for salmonella, E. coli

Just last year…..Why are so many meat packer workers infectious?   SWAMP WATCH: You might want to stop eating pork in May…..“These moves are much in keeping with the Republican push to allow each American industry to “self-regulate” in good faith rather than be held to federally specified worker and public safety requirements. It is the

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EcoWatch: New Trump Admin Hog Slaughtering Rule ‘Will Result in the Fox Guarding the Henhouse’

Remember this? No wonder so many workers are infected with the coronavirus now……”The new rule will end limits on how fast slaughterhouses can kill pigs. It will also shift responsibility for removing defective meat during the slaughtering process from government inspectors to plant workers.” New Trump Admin Hog Slaughtering Rule ‘Will Result in the Fox

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USDA will appeal order blocking it from purging food stamp recipients | TheHill

“Especially now, as a global pandemic poses widespread health risks, guaranteeing that government officials at both the federal and state levels have flexibility to address the nutritional needs of residents and ensure their well-being through programs like SNAP, is essential,” Howell wrote in her ruling. Asked for comment, the Department of Agriculture told the AP the

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