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July 30, 2015
Press Releases : Farm, Consumer and Competition Groups Oppose JBS-Cargill Pork Merger
Today, American Antitrust Institute, Food & Water Watch, Iowa Farmers Union, Missouri Rural Crisis Center and National Farmers Union demanded that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) investigate the proposed JBS-Cargill pork packing acquisition.
July 28, 2015
Press Releases : Food & Water Watch Calls on SEC to Reject GMO Salmon Stock Filings
Food & Water Watch called on the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) today to reject the stock registration filings of AquaBounty Technologies (ABTX), the maker of genetically engineered salmon, based on misleading and erroneous claims the company is making in its attempts to join the NASDAQ stock exchange.
Press Releases : Coalition Urges Senate to Reject COOL Repeal
Today, a coalition of 142 rancher, farmer, rural, consumer, manufacturer, labor, faith and environmental groups from across the United States delivered a letter urging the Senate to reject both the effort to repeal the country of origin labeling (COOL) law and the so-called compromise to convert COOL into a voluntary labeling program for beef, pork and chicken.
July 23, 2015
Press Releases : House Passage of DARK Act Hinders Public’s Right to Know
Today the House of Representatives passed the so-called Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act, better known as the Denying Americans the Right to Know (DARK) Act.
Press Releases : Senate “Compromise” on Country of Origin Labeling Unacceptable
The Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) legislation introduced today by Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-Michigan) and John Hoeven (R-North Dakota) repeals an overwhelmingly popular food label, surrenders to over exaggerated threats by our trading partners and creates more international trade problems than it solves.
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July 30, 2015
Blogs : Foodborne Illness is Not Funny
A top food safety official from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) made light of his agency’s inability to prevent food-borne illnesses caused by salmonella.
July 27, 2015
This is a good week to reflect on Dick Cheney’s role in facilitating fracking. The damage he did is much broader than is usually discussed.