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Walking Horse Abusers Threaten Legal Action if Federal Government Clamp Down on Their Cruelty

On January 13, the U.S. 515 more words

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USDA Standard to Focus on Well-Being of Animals

United States  —  The Department of Agriculture is releasing new standards on organic meat and eggs.

Federal officials say the new rules focus on the well-being of the animals and may help customers make choices at the supermarket. 103 more words

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Harry & David Cooked Turkey Recall [US]

US/Washington: Burger’s Ozark Country Cured recalls an estimated 1,905 pounds of Harry & David brand Fully Cooked Turkey Products due to suspected mislabeling and consequential undeclared Sodium Nitrite, a known allergen, source of dietary intolerance and possible trigger of Anaphylaxis, a serious and potential fatal situation, requiring immediate medical intervention. 567 more words

Food & Drink

Proving Organic to be Organic! A Neem Tree Paradox

Organic certification for farm inputs (neem fruits) used in #neem products manufactured by cold pressed method (which is 100% chemical free process) has always been a topic of debate. 132 more words

Quality Meats Pork Rib Recall [US]

US/Washington: Olymel SEC/LP recalls an estimated 1,124 pounds of Pork Rib Tips due to suspected re-pack and distribution without the benefit of federal inspection, a serious health hazard. 453 more words

Food & Drink

Ag community pleased with Trump's pick for ag secretary

RICE COUNTY, Kan. (KSNW) — Farmers and ranchers hoped to have someone with real roots in farming as Secretary of Agriculture. When the president-elect announced Sonny Perdue as his choice, local leaders in the ag community said it’s a win. 215 more words

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NIFA Announces $1.85 million for Potato Breeding Research

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced the availability of $1.85 million in funding for regional potato breeding research to support the development of superior-performing varieties that can be brought to market as soon as possible. 394 more words

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