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Press Releases: Food

Press Releases Found: 339
January 28, 2011

World Economic Forum Unveils Tired “Solution” to Global Hunger

Media Statement: “Today, USAID, Unilever and Monsanto unveiled their ‘Realizing a New Vision for Agriculture’ proposal at the World Economic Forum in Davos.” “There is nothing new in this so-called ‘vision’. It comes from the same interests that have set agricultural policy for decades, which has done nothing to demonstrate hunger alleviation around the globe.”

January 25, 2011
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New USDA Policy Will Expand Chinese Poultry Imports

Press Release: On the heels of the recent visit to Washington by China’s President Hu Jintao, the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) published an interim rule yesterday in the Federal Register that opens the door to poultry and poultry product imports from countries that have experienced outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza, including animals raised in the People’s Republic of China.

Chinese poultry product imports will not be immediately permitted since USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) must still approve the poultry slaughtering procedures in China. But the announcement of today’s rule clears a major hurdle in that process.

January 19, 2011
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USDA Records Reveal Political Pressure to Allow Chinese Chicken Imports

Press Release: Washington, D.C. – Food & Water Watch today submitted a Citizen Petition asking the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) to remove the People’s Republic of China from the list of countries eligible to export processed poultry products to the United States.

Through a Freedom of Information Act request, Food & Water Watch has found that the USDA’s process for approving a rule that would grant China permission to export processed poultry products to the United States has been flawed and serious mistakes were made due to pressure on the agency to allow the imports to begin as soon as possible.

December 7, 2010
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Groups Ask USDA and DOJ to Stop the Retail Squeeze on Farmers and Consumers

Press Release: Today consumer and farmer groups encouraged the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Department of Justice (DOJ) to follow up its final competition workshop tomorrow with concrete actions to address the anti-competitive practices that benefit a few large players in the food system.

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