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Stop MonsantoâEUR(TM)s Secret Plan to Kill GMO Labeling
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Monsanto, GMO, USDA, labeling, laws, genetically, engineered, foods, environment, politics, congress, senate )

- 413 days ago -
The USDA has just approved another Monsanto GMO corn variety and given "preliminary" approval of yet another new GMO potato by J.R. Simplot. This is an outrage.
TAKE ACTION: Worse Than Monsanto's Roundup!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usda, Monsanto Protection Act, GMO corn )

- 489 days ago -
The USDA is considering Monsanto's proposal right now and is accepting public comments. Sign below to ask the USDA to complete a full environmental review and ensure our health and environmental safety before approving Monsanto's new GMO corn!
Factory Farm Meat: Why Vegetarians, Ranchers, and Conscious Omnivores Need To Unite
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Factory farm meat, Vegetarians, Ranchers, Conscious Omnivores, industrial agriculture, federal government, CAFO's, USDA, HSS )

- 631 days ago -
For the first time since the advent of industrial agriculture, the federal government is considering advising Americans to eat 'less red and processed meat', 95% of US Red Meat comes From Confined Animal Feeding Operations. Research by USDA and HSS.
Senate Vote on Agriculture Funding Bill Delayed Twice By Partisan Wrangling
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Agriculture Funding Bill, senate, vote, USDA, FDA, government, ethics, elections, republicans, democrats, abuse, dishonesty )

- 946 days ago -
The $180-billion "minibus" package of appropriations bills to fund agriculture and other government programs for fiscal 2015 was pulled from the Senate floor Thursday afternoon by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) after his attempt failed to...
Federal Government Shutdown: Impact on Food Safety May Compound Over Time
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, government shutdown, food safety, USDA, congress, corruption, ethics, lies, government, politics )

- 1207 days ago -
Inspectors at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration - which oversees 80 percent of the food supply - have been asked to turn in their government cell phones and not even check their work email until Congress passes a budget.
Fraudulent Reporting May Have Prompted Lift of Ban on Horse Slaughter in the U.S
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: GAO, fraud, USDA, government, ethics, abuse, Valley Meat Co., New Mexicocongress )

- 1271 days ago -
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) is the audit, evaluation, and investigative arm of the United States Congress, and it is under investigation for fraudulent reporting in relation to horse welfare.
USDA Holds Off on Disaster Plan Requirement for Animal 'Exhibitors'
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: USDA, animal disaster plan, americans, abuse, ethics, government, politics, news, usa )

- 1273 days ago -
On Monday, the Agriculture Department announced that it would formally "stay" a new rule that requires animal "exhibitors" to write disaster plans. The rule applied even to exhibitors as small-time as Marty Hahne, a magician in Missouri with one rabbit.
Investigate Monsanto's Takeover of USDA - INTERNATIONAL ACTION !
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Monsanto, Obama, Comgress, USDA, Protection Act, law, GMO, labeling, protest, corruption, investigation )

- 1354 days ago -
Monsanto, the world's largest biotech corporation, has monopolized our food system largely by taking over regulatory agencies like the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Join us in demanding a Congressional investigation
Please Ban Tax Dollar Funding of Horse Slaughterhouse Inspections in FY12 Agriculture Appropriations Bill ACTION
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: horses, USDA, slaughter, taxes )

- 1898 days ago -
When foreign-owned horse slaughter plants operated in this country, American taxpayers had to foot the bill for U.S. Department of Agriculture inspections--at a cost of about $5 million a year. These funds have been cut off since 2005, but now certain fed
Rural Business Opportunity Grants Available
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: USDA, Rural Business Opportunity Grants )

- 2027 days ago -
On Friday, July 1, USDA announced the availability of funding for its Rural Business Opportunity Grants program (RBOG). Nonprofit corporations, public bodies, Indian Tribes, and cooperatives whose members are primarily rural residents may apply for up...
USDA COMPLETELY Deregulates Genetically Engineered Alfalfa--It Is Time to Demand Congressional Hearings! (Action Alert)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: GE alfalfa, Monsanto, Big Ag, obama, corruption, USDA, organic, food freedom )

- 2182 days ago -
Out of the three possible options--regulation, partial deregulation, and complete deregulation--the USDA chose the worst possible option: full non-regulated status.
ACTION ALERT: Eliminate Misrepresentation of Conventional Personal Care Products as "Organic"
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: ACTION ALERT: Sign Petition, Targeting: Ms. Kathleen Merrigan (USDA D, protection, organic standards, integrity, corporate takeover, National Organic Standards Board (NOSB), USDA, National Organic Program, regulations )

- 2490 days ago -
The battle to save our organic standards from corporate takeover and to protect the integrity of the phrase "certified organic" is a boiling volcano that's about to erupt. With your support, we have had a small victory in that we were finally able to per
OpEdNews-: Inhumane Slaughtering - Does It Exist in the US?
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: humane, humanity, government, USDA, FDA, slaughteringethics )

- 2706 days ago -
Just as many of us were appalled that some of the bank bail out money was used to give CEOs and other "deserving" bank employees raises - this sadly seems to be a way of life for too many Americans. Because of the allure of money - we have done
News Alert: Help Stop a Former Monsanto Executive From Working in the White House!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: environment, obama administration, food safety, USDA, stop Monsanto, GMO Free Mendocino )

- 2878 days ago -
There's a possibility that *former Monsanto executive Michael Taylor* and *irradiation proponent Dr. Michael Osterholm* will be named to top food safety spots in the new Administration. Your help is needed to defend America's food supply.
USDA Defends Cattle Industry, Claims Humane Society Caused Animal Cruelty!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usda, bush, dishonesty, animals, cruelty, beef, investigation, cattle, lies, government )

- 3213 days ago -
"What happened since last October is the Humane Society has been willing to let animals suffer out there for this long period of time instead of dealing with the issue," said USDA Secretary Ed Schafer at a National Cattlemen's Beef Association's meeting.

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