USDA Whistleblowers Warn of Chemical Hazards in Poultry Plants

April 26, 2013 by  
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Recently, states such as New York, Montana, North Dakota, Kansas, Iowa and Missouri have passed  laws that seek to outlaw or limit undercover farm investigations that have been dubbed “ ag-gag bills ” by activists. But there are still many people who refuse to remain silent in the face of animal and human abuse. The Food Integrity Campagin and The Government Accountability Project have this week published a pair of affidavits from USDA inspectors reporting the unsafe use of chemicals in poultry processing plants and their effects on worker safety. Read the rest of USDA Whistleblowers Warn of Chemical Hazards in Poultry Plants Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: affidavit , chemicals , contamination , inspector , iowa , Kansas , Missouri , montana , New York. , north dakota , offline processing , online processing , peracetic acid , poultry , processing plant , the food integrity campagin , the government accountability project , usda , whistleblower , worker safety        

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We Celebrate Toyota’s New LEED Platinum San Francisco Dealership with a RAV4 EV Test Drive

April 26, 2013 by  
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USDA Backtracks on Meatless Monday after Angering Cattle Industry

July 28, 2012 by  
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In one of the most disappointing news items of the week, the US Department of Agriculture retracted its support of Meatless Monday after prompting outrage from the cattle industry. On July 23, the USDA sent out their USDA Greening Update newsletter, which encouraged USDA employees to participate in Meatless Monday, noting, “One simple way to reduce your environmental impact while dining at our cafeterias is to participate in the ‘Meatless Monday’ initiative.” It didn’t take long for the cattle industry to respond, prompting the USDA to issue a retraction. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: beef industry , butchering , cattle industry , Meatless Monday , ranchers , Raw beef , raw meat , steak , usda , vegetarian , vegetarianism

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Arizona Uranium Feared to Be Contaminating U.S. Beef Supply

April 5, 2012 by  
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Two years ago, a Navajo cattle rancher found an old uranium mine on his grazing land in Arizona. Even after the rancher  notified federal officials , who discovered that levels of radioactivity were still high, the mine near the town of Cameron is still not closed off . Meanwhile cattle still roam through the area, eat grass that is possibly tainted by uranium and in turn is auctioned off with the result that the meat is in the U.S. food supply. Read the rest of Arizona Uranium Feared to Be Contaminating U.S. Beef Supply Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Arizona , beef , beef industry , Cameron , cattle , epa , Forgotten People , government regulations , Larry Gordy , radioactivity , uranium , usda

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Brooks & Scarpa’s Orange Grove Apartments Are Modern, Simple & Sustainable

April 5, 2012 by  
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McDonald’s No Longer Selling “Pink Slime” Beef Treated With Ammonia

February 2, 2012 by  
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McDonald’s and other fast food chains have quietly announced that they will stop selling “Pink Slime” beef – a form of second-grade meat that is treated with a nasty ammonia process to eliminate bacteria. Thanks to national headlines and attention from big name chefs like Jamie Oliver , the USDA-approved process that literally turns dog food into burger meat is becoming more and more taboo for big companies after drawing outrage from vegetarians and meat-eaters alike. Read the rest of McDonald’s No Longer Selling “Pink Slime” Beef Treated With Ammonia Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: ammonia , ammonia treated beef , ammonia treated food , ammonia treated meat , food , mcdonald’s food , mcdonald’s food news , mcdonald’s news , mcdonalds , mcdonalds pink slime , news , pink slime , pink slime beef , pink slime fast food , pink slime food , pink slime meat , usda , usda news

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Man Arrested For Stealing a Glacier to Make “Designer” Ice Cubes

February 2, 2012 by  
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When many of us thirst for a chilled drink, we think back to our science lessons and recall that when water is placed in the freezer, it turns into ice. It seems a man in Chile forgot this and has been arrested for trying to steal five tons of ice from a glacier in order to sell “designer” ice cubes to local bars. Now, I’m no expert in fraud or theft, but it seems to me that it would be easier to make ice cubes the traditional way and then lie about their origin, rather than trekking up Patagonia’s Jorge Montt Glacier and hauling five tons of ice down to sell on the black market. Read the rest of Man Arrested For Stealing a Glacier to Make “Designer” Ice Cubes Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: glacier global warming , glacier ice thief , glacier shrinking , global warming , Jorge Montt glacier , Jorge Montt glacier chile , Jorge Montt glacier ice cubes , Jorge Montt glacier ice cubes thief , Jorge Montt glacier ice theft , Jorge Montt glacier shrinking , Jorge Montt glacier thief

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Cornucopia Institute Files Complaint with FTC Against Peace Cereal

February 21, 2011 by  
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Photo: miheco The organic watchdog group Cornucopia Institute filed a complaint with the FTC claiming that Peace Cereal was deliberately misleading consumers into thinking that their cereal was organic in order to garner an increased profit.

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Organic Beer Must Be Brewed With Organic Hops (Because it Wasn’t Before)

November 13, 2010 by  
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Photo: izik The USDA has announced after much grassroot support for the change, that organic beer most be brewed with organic hops, according to a story on EcoCentric . One would beg to question why beer , which is traditionally made of j..

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With Graphic Labels, FDA Will Show, Not Tell, Impact of Smoking

November 13, 2010 by  
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A proposed graphic label to accompany cigarette packs. Photo: Food and Drug Administration If you’ve spent time in Europe, you’re probably accustomed to seeing forceful health warnings on cigarette packs. If you’re like me, you’ve wondered why American products can’t pack the same punch as the French classic, Fumer tue (smoking kills).

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