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US Politics & Gov't

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 )

- 2088 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 )

- 2152 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 )

- 2154 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 )

- 2235 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 )

- 2780 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 )

- 2909 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 )

- 3063 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 )

- 3371 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 )

- 3587 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 )

- 3759 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 )

- 4094 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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