|New Poultry Testing Rules Tackle Salmonella|
The Wall Street Journal - 1/21/2015. By Tennille Tracy - The USDA is proposing limits on the number of poultry samples that can test positive for salmonella and campylobacter before a facility is deemed to have failed the standards.
|Agribusiness and food corporations are not people|
Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy - 1/20/2015. By Ben Lilliston - Five years ago today, the Supreme Court dealt a devastating setback to those working to reform our food and farm system. That ruling, known as Citizens United, granted corporations the same rights as people to make political donations. As a series of reports released last week show, the ruling opened the door to a flood of corporate money into political elections – expanding the influence of corporations (not just agribusiness and food companies) over our democracy and government institutions.
|Public Research Lab Ignores Animal Welfare in Favor of Profits: New York Times|
Common Dreams - 1/20/2015. By Nadia Prupis - The U.S. Meat Animal Research Center routinely tortures, abuses, and neglects the animals housed at its remote Nebraska laboratory, using them for bio-engineering experiments to benefit the meat industry with no regard for their welfare, an investigation published Tuesday by the New York Times has discovered.
|How Your Food Gets The 'Non-GMO' Label|
National Public Radio - 1/20/2015. By Amy Mayer, The Salt - To receive the GMO-free label, a product has to be certified as containing ingredients with less than 1 percent genetic modification. Megan Westgate, executive director of the Non-GMO Project, says that's a realistic standard, while totally GMO-free is not.