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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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USDA nixes release of multiple reports over researcher exodus: The Hill

Trump administration now doing the same thing to BLM.  “Dodson said his comments along with an Office of Inspector General report questioning the legality of the move highlight major problems with the relocation. “It shows they are doing it without authority and with malice,” she said. “ USDA nixes release of multiple reports over researcher …

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Feds Loosen GMO Rules

We are all corporate guinea pigs now……just show them the money. What could possibly go wrong? “We simply cannot anticipate the unintended consequences of GE plants and animals. As the Institute for Responsible Technology has noted, the genetic engineering process creates massive collateral damage, causing mutations in hundreds or thousands of locations throughout the plant’s DNA. …

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USDA Organic Now Allows Herbicides

Unfortunately, the NOP does not have a great track record dealing with formal complaints. The results of their investigation of Aurora Dairy were not inspiring. That complaint appears to have been summarily dismissed with little attempt to learn the truth. As a result, real organic farmers are going out of business, and their farm products …

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Controversial Drug Ractopamine Is Back in the News—And Still in Your Food

“Unlike human drugs which must be proven safe, food ingredients approved by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) must be proven unsafe before the agency will prohibit them in food. Taking a cue from biotech companies that try to call Frankenfoods “natural,” Elanco also says ractopamine “is made from ingredients that can be found in …

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

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 same re-imagining of the federal role that saw the Federal Aviation …

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