Tag: USDA

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Mad Cow Disease Case Confirmed in Alabama

Officials with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) confirmed an Alabama mad cow case. Officials discovered bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in an 11-year-old cow not connected with the human food chain.

Drought: 100 Million Trees Dead in CA

Results of a new U.S. Forest Service aerial survey revealed that, since 2010, more than 102 million trees have died in a 7.7 million acre swath of California forest land, and the culprit is drought.

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Pamela Geller: USDA Ignores AFDI Petition to Require All Halal Meat Be Labeled as Such

A great deal of meat sold in this country is halal but is not labeled is such. It’s a scandal — but an established practice: meat packers generally do not separate halal meat from non-halal meat, and do not label halal meat as such. We attempted to right that wrong. But the U.S. Department of Agriculture has for four years now ignored, shelved, or just plain refused to rule on our petition.

Federal Plant and Animal Inspectors Spend $4.77M on Military Hardware

The Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service spent $4.77 million between 2006-2014 on guns, ammunition and other pieces of military-style hardware according to June oversight report “The Militarization of America, a review of purchases by non-military federal agencies, issued by Open the Books, a project by the government watchdog American Transparency.

22 Times Obama Admin Declared Climate Change a Greater Threat than Terrorism

ISIS has taken responsibility for the horrifying attacks in Paris that have left more than 150 dead and hundreds wounded. French President Francois Hollande is calling for the closure of his country’s borders. President Barack Obama didn’t condemn Islamic radicals for the attacks, but he did call them “an outrageous attempt to terrorize innocent civilians” and “an attack on all of humanity and the universal values we share.”