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USDA Lawsuit Says Current Meat Policies Are Pandemic Risks

USDA Lawsuit Says Current Meat Policies Are Pandemic Risks

Animal activists are suing the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) over its factory farm policies. The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS)—an animal rights organization—filed the lawsuit earlier this month. It alleges the USDA...
New USDA Rules Allow Slaughterhouses to 'Self Police'

New USDA Rules Allow Slaughterhouses to ‘Self Police’

New USDA rules will allow slaughterhouses to "self-police" in place of external inspection. The optional new Swine Slaughter Inspection System (NSIS) will give slaughterhouses the option of developing and performing their own inspections. This will...

This Is How Much Poo Is Legally Allowed In Your Food

There could be poop in your meat. According to the Physicians Committee of Responsible Medicine (PCRM) -- a group of 12,000 doctors who advocate for a plant-based diet -- in the U.S., poop is present...
Nearly 3,000 Dairy Farms Closed in the U.S. in 2018

Nearly 3,000 Dairy Farms Closed in the U.S. in 2018

More than 2,700 dairy farms shut down operations in 2018, according to new data from the USDA. It's a decline of nearly seven percent over the previous 12-month period. While a number of states reported...
12,000 Doctors Urge the USDA to Issue Dairy Warning

12,000 Doctors Urge the USDA to Stop Recommending Dairy

The nonprofit Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, which counts 12,000 members from the medical community, is urging the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Department of Health and Human Services to rethink dairy's place...
JUST CEO Josh Tetrick Urges Government to Develop Lab-Grown Meat Regulations

JUST CEO Josh Tetrick Urges Government to Develop Cultured Meat Regulations

Josh Tetrick, CEO and co-founder of California-based food tech company JUST, is urging the FDA and USDA to come to an agreement on how to best regulate clean cultured meat products. Earlier this month, Tetrick...
USDA Data Finds Illegal Party Drugs in U.S. Beef, Pork and Chicken Products

USDA Data Finds Illegal Party Drugs in U.S. Beef, Pork and Chicken Products

Trace amounts of a wide variety of illegal drugs have been found in beef, poultry, and pork consumed in the U.S., according to data from the Department of Agriculture's Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS),...
America's Largest Meat Lobby Just Partnered With Cellular Agriculture Company Memphis Meats

America’s Largest Meat Lobby Just Partnered With Cellular Agriculture Company Memphis Meats

Cellular agriculture, best known as "clean meat" for its similarly low impact on the environment as clean tech, is set start making market appearances within the next few years. The meat is produced not...
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Vegan and Clean Protein Industries Systematically Suppressed By Threatened Meat Industry

The regulation and approval of clean meat and plant-based meat should fall under the purview of the USDA and not the FDA, says a coalition of seven livestock groups in a letter sent to...
Good Food Institute Responds to Beef Industry Petition Against Clean Meat Labeling

Good Food Institute and Vegan Industry Leaders Call for Fair Labeling Practices

The Good Food Institute (GFI) and other vegan industry leaders are urging the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to commit to fair labeling practices. The ask comes in response to a recent petition...
Vegan Musician Moby Responds to Backlash Over WSJ Op-Ed

Vegan Musician Moby Wants Food Stamps Used for Healthier Meals

In response to the backlash over a Wall Street Journal op-ed written by musician and longtime vegan and environmentalist Moby earlier this week, the animal rights activist took to Instagram to respond to the...
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USDA Urged to Increase Plant Based Recommendations in 2020 Nutritional Guidelines

Every five years, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) work together to publish a comprehensive list of dietary guidelines for Americans. The next revision...

Pro Athletes Pressure USDA to Protect Animals From High-Speed Slaughter

USDA is accepting public comments through May 2 on a proposed rule entitled “Modernization of Swine Slaughter Inspection.” The rule would decrease the number of federal inspectors at slaughterhouses while also increasing the speed...
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Beef Industry Petitions Against Clean Meat Labeling

Clean meat is no longer science fiction. As multiple companies work to make lab-grown, cruelty-free meat a reality, the beef industry has become increasingly concerned. In an attempt squash this potential competition, the industry...