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USDA to allow U.S. to be overrun with contaminated chicken from China

11/13/2013 - The USDA has announced its intention to allow China-grown chicken meat to be imported into the USA. "The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced that China is eligible to export processed, cooked chicken to the United States," says an official announcement...

When will the USDA join the corruption ranks of the CDC and the FDA?

7/9/2013 - Most people grow up using at least a handful of prescribed pharmaceuticals, trusting doctors and believing what the FDA reports as safe and in the best interests of the country. Not too many people have read the truth about how the FDA, the AMA and the CDC are all in bed together, conning Western world...

USDA agricultural census program is a covert surveillance operation to compile government database of food and farm assets

3/27/2013 - The USDA "census of agriculture" is a government-run farm surveillance program designed to register and inventory detailed private data on farm assets, operations and personnel. A census form is mailed to each farmer in the United States, accompanied by threats of compliance and a warning that farmers...

The 'Monsanto Rider': Are Biotech Companies About to Gain Immunity from Federal Law?

7/10/2012 - While many Americans were firing up barbecues and breaking out the sparklers to celebrate Independence Day, biotech industry executives were more likely chilling champagne to celebrate another kind of independence: immunity from federal law. A so-called "Monsanto rider," quietly slipped into the...

Many GMOs are virtually unregulated due to technicalities in current federal law

8/17/2011 - The continual onslaught of new genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) is a major environmental and human health concern, as not a single approved GMO currently in use has ever been proven, without a doubt, to be safe -- and none of the newest GMOs have been proven safe, either. But what few people...

Going against nature - The many hidden crimes of the USDA continue to lurk

3/22/2011 - The USDA has recently been caught red-handed in a multiple faceted assault against nature through a variety of recently-uncovered programs that have been negatively impacting the environment for years. Plants, animals, and even humans are feeling the effects of the USDA's illegal - or at least unethical...

Roundup, GMOs linked to emergence of deadly new pathogen causing spontaneous abortions among animals

2/23/2011 - In a shocking warning letter to USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack, a highly experienced, ex-military pathogen researcher warns that the use of Roundup via GMO crops is resulting in the emergence of a deadly new pathogen -- previously unknown to science -- that's causing widespread spontaneous abortions among...

USDA deregulates GE alfalfa; opens door to new era of widespread genetic pollution of crops

1/28/2011 - After months of pretending to review public feedback on the issue of GE alfalfa, the USDA has announced a surprise lifting of all restrictions on the genetically engineered crop, effectively allowing anyone to plant GE alfalfa anywhere, without any restriction. This is the USDA's surrender to Monsanto,...

U.S. government commits avian holocaust with mass poisoning of millions of birds

1/22/2011 - The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is engaged in what can only be called an avian holocaust through its Bye Bye Blackbird program that has poisoned tens of millions of birds over the last decade. The USDA even reports the number of birds it has poisoned to death in a PDF document posted...

Corruption: USDA Looks Out Only for Self Interests

4/30/2010 - The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) was created in 1889 and has the stated mission of providing for the health and safety of American agriculture while promoting good agricultural practice. It has devolved into an organization whose primary purpose appears to be to protect and defend...

Dairy: Beware of the Great White Hype (Opinion)

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Efforts to Halt the National Animal Identification System Head to Court

9/22/2008 - A couple of speed bumps have developed in rolling out implementation of the National Animal Identification System (NAIS), the joint effort of the USDA and big agribusiness to legislate mandatory registration of everyone who owns just one livestock animal. Two recently filed law suits reveal the frustrations...

Almond Growers Sue USDA to Halt Mandatory Chemical Fumigation of Raw Almonds

9/10/2008 - After having their organic almond businesses devastated by the USDA's bizarre decision requiring mandatory chemical fumigation of almonds, the almond industry is fighting back. Fifteen American almond growers have filed a lawsuit against the USDA in an attempt to repeal the requirements that all almonds...

The Food Irradiation Plot: Why the USDA Wants to Sterilize Fresh Produce and Turn Live Foods into Dead Foods

4/14/2008 - There's a new plot underway to sterilize your food and destroy the nutritional value of fresh produce. The players in this plot are the usual suspects: The USDA (which backed the "raw" almond sterilization rules now in effect in California) and the American Chemical Society -- a pro-chemical group that...

USDA Refuses to Recall "Comingled" Meat That Contains Beef from Westland Plant Downer Cows

2/22/2008 - Following the unprecedented recall of 143 million pounds of beef that was potentially contaminated with mad cow disease, the USDA has decided that it's okay for children and consumer to eat that beef as long as it is comingled with beef from other cows. This startling decision appeared in a USDA memo...

Aurora Organic Dairy Corporation hit by class action lawsuits over "organic" milk labels

10/17/2007 - The Cornucopia Institute has announced a wave of class action lawsuits against the Boulder, Colorado-based Aurora Organic Dairy Corporation, which it says is engaged in, "the largest scandal in the history of the organic industry." The lawsuits allege that Aurora Organic Dairy Corporation, which supplies...

Cornucopia Institute reveals agribusiness conspiracy to mislead consumers over almonds

4/9/2007 - The Cornucopia Institute, a non-profit organization that promotes honest food and sustainable farming practices, has revealed details of the USDA's conspiracy with agribusiness interests to mislead consumers over the sterilization of almonds. A press release from the Cornucopia Institute, reprinted...

USDA to be sued for refusing to enforce laws covering organic milk

3/7/2007 - The Cornucopia Institute has informed the USDA of its intention to file a lawsuit accusing the agency of refusing to enforce federal organic dairy regulations. The lawsuit hinges on the USDA's failure to take actions in complaints against the companies Dean Foods and Aurora Dairy, which Cornucopia alleges...

USDA appoints corporate agribusiness reps to Organic Standards Board

12/19/2006 - The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced last week that it has appointed four corporate agribusiness representatives to positions on the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB), which advises the USDA on laws that govern the $16 billion organic industry, according to the Organic...

USDA approves genetically engineered rice that contaminated U.S. food supply; safety tests skipped

11/29/2006 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced last week that it has deregulated a genetically engineered variety of rice that contaminated the U.S. rice supply over the summer. The rice -- a special long-grain variety created by Bayer CropScience called LL601 -- invaded non-genetically modified...

Americans still not eating enough fruits and vegetables, says USDA study

9/7/2006 - A study by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the National Cancer Institute revealed that most Americans are not consuming the daily recommended amounts of fruits and vegetables suggested by the USDA MyPyramid diet guideline. The MyPyramid guide, which can be found at www.MyPyramid.com, personalizes...

'No Factory Farmed Organics'; Consumers Across the U.S. Tell the USDA to Not Allow Imposter Organics (press release)

7/10/2006 - Across the United States, thousands of consumers are responding to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) public comment period on revisions to the National Organic Program (NOP). A number of the USDA revisions relate to the "access to pasture" requirement for organic dairies. The Organic Consumers...

The Honest Food Guide empowers consumers with independent information about foods and health

5/25/2006 - Mike: Hello everyone, this is Mike Adams, the Health Ranger. I'm here with Ben Kage, and we're going to have a discussion and Q&A session about the Honest Food Guide. For those of you who aren't familiar with it, it is available for free downloading at HonestFoodGuide.org. You can download it, and take...

USDA downplays seriousness of mad cow disease found in Alabama cow

5/15/2006 - Mad cow disease was recently confirmed in a cow in Alabama, according to two tests conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Even so, the USDA seems just as reluctant as usual to admit that U.S. herds continue to be infected with mad cow disease. Even though the results of this second test have...

Commercial Alert vs. USDA: How one non-profit is fighting to eliminate junk food from America's schools

12/6/2005 - Parents have expectations of what will happen once they drop their child off at school. The two most basic expectations are that their child will learn and that they will be safe while at school, but the once-insular school environment has changed. Advertisers are realizing more and more that children...

Mad cow madness: USDA lies and the coming collapse of the U.S. beef industry

9/14/2005 - Welcome to Mad Cow Madness! If you've ever wondered what's really going on with mad cow disease in the United States, here's the real story. Let's talk about this downer cow that was recently confirmed as having mad cow disease. It only took... let's see... seven months for the USDA to confirm that...

Healthy foods are actually cheaper than popular manufactured foods

7/6/2005 - After sharing health information with people, I'll hear some of them say things like "Okay, I get it, but it's too expensive!" They're meanwhile sipping a Starbuck's coffee and driving a brand new car, and telling me that it's too expensive to buy a $29 bottle of vitamins, or superfood supplements,...

USDA mad cow testing program is a sham, says inspector general

7/18/2004 - The USDA's mad cow disease testing program is a sham: it doesn't test many cows showing neurological symptoms, it falsified records of one cow to make sure it received "downer" status, and it doesn't test healthy-looking cattle at all! These are the accusations from the USDA's own inspector general...

The Atkins Diet Food Guide Pyramid, Part 1: Introduction

7/18/2004 - The USDA has struggled for years to update its outdated Food Guide Pyramid. Thanks to the meddling of every food and beverage industry group that has a stake in the guide, however (the dairy industry, beef industry, wheat growers, etc.), the USDA seems to be paralyzed, unable to make any changes out...

Japan's Food Safety Commission says USDA asleep at the wheel on mad cow disease

7/8/2004 - The USDA has done such a poor job investigating mad cow disease that even other countries like Japan are being forced to conduct their own investigations into the safety of U.S. beef. Hey, isn't that the USDA's job? Don't be silly. The job of the USDA is to promote U.S. agriculture and cattle ranchers...

The USDA works tirelessly to protect beef industry profits at the expense of public health

1/5/2004 1:55:27 PM - Here's an excellent New York Times article on the truth behind the actions of the USDA on mad cow disease. What's obvious to every thinking person who has paid attention to this issue is that the USDA is acting as a beef marketing branch of the U.S. government, not as an agency tasked with protecting...

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