Thursday, May 23, 2019

Tag: USDA

Trump administration releases new rules on school nutrition standards, rolls back...

Last week marked the first of many rollbacks the Trump administration and the USDA are planning on the way the USDA administers school lunch programs.

USDA releases final GMO labeling standards

"Most studies have shown that consumers expect highly processed ingredients to be labeled and many food manufacturers want to provide that information."

‘Mass starvation plan:’ Trump USDA to push work requirements for food...

"This regulation blatantly ignores the bipartisan farm bill that the president is signing today and disregards over 20 years of history giving states flexibility to request waivers based on local job conditions."

A new economic model for the South: Ditch corporate welfare and...

“With modest increases in public investment in technical support and start-up capital … cooperatives could greatly expand into new markets, employ significant numbers of people, and contribute healthier food to their communities.”

Pressure is on the Senate to reject Trump’s nominee for chief...

"We urge the Senate to listen to the American people and reject this pesticide industry loyalist who will put corporate profits over farmers, public health, and our environment."

Trump’s proposed budget slashes SNAP funding and ends recipients’ ability to...

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as food stamps, will no longer be in monetary form and instead recipients will receive "USDA Foods package."

U.S. bans Brazilian beef imports

The United States Department of Agriculture suspended fresh beef imports from Brazil until the country “takes corrective action” to address “public health concerns, sanitary conditions, and animal health issues” in its cattle supply chain.

Trump’s expected pick for top USDA scientist is not a scientist

Sam Clovis likely to be named undersecretary of the USDA department that manages research on everything from climate change to nutrition.

Race, history, and the #ScienceMarch

“People from all parts of the political spectrum should be alarmed by [Trump’s] efforts to deny scientific progress.”

USDA to reimburse farmers in order to expand organic farming

The USDA hopes by making these changes we will see an increase in participation in the National Organic Program.

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Atlanta prosecutors say they won’t prosecute women under Georgia’s newest abortion law

“As a matter of law (as opposed to politics) this office will not be prosecuting any women under the new law as long as I’m district attorney.”

Climate enemy Biden: The Extinction Rebellion’s top recruiter

“We’ve run out of elections to waste,” and a presidential contest between such climate policy empty suits as Trump and Biden would be a suicidal waste of the timeliest election for climate policy ever.

‘Extraordinarily concerned’ Elizabeth Warren demands answers from the Trump administration on the deaths of...

"Children are dying, and the CBP must do more to end this string of tragedies."

‘The time is now:’ Over 200 economists send a letter to Congress endorsing Medicare...

"We encourage Congress to move forward with implementing a public financed Medicare for All plan to achieve the equitable and affordable universal health care system that the American people need."

American corporations are helping fund the war on women

These corporations say they are all for gender equality but their political contributions say otherwise.

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