Companies have been allowed to import meat from abroad, put it through some minimal additional processing, and sell it for a higher price as a "Product of U.S.A."
USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service should clarify its policy to ensure that only meats that are substantially of domestic origin may carry the "Product of U.S.A." label.
The Trump Administration has quietly nominated Scott Hutchins—who has spent over 30 years working for Dow Chemical— as USDA's chief scientist. USDA's chief scientist sets the agenda for the agency's 2.9 billion research budget.
Tell your Senator to oppose Scott Hutchins' nomination now!
Butler's Orchard, the beloved family destination in Germantown, has actively worked against a Maryland bill that would ban the use of chlorpyrifos.
Fetuses, babies, and children exposed to chlorpyrifos risk a reduced I.Q., loss of working memory, attention deficit disorder, delayed motor development, and increased risk for childhood cancers.
Urge Butler's Orchard to protect kids by supporting a ban on chlorpyrifos.
Members of the Oregon State Senate will hold a hearing discuss what went so wrong at Lost Valley Farm. But it isn't just about Lost Valley. They also need to consider the kind of state most Oregonians want —and that's one that values and maintains family farms, vibrant rural communities, and a healthy environment.
Send a message to your Senator: Mega-dairies are too risky. They threaten our air, water, rural quality of life, and public health. Mega-dairies like Lost Valley Farm simply have no place in Oregon.
In order to address the environmental, social, human health, and economic consequences of intensive animal production, we must end our overconsumption of conventionally raised meat and poultry, and shift our diet to include more balanced proteins. We can do this by cutting our meat consumption in half, choosing sustainably raised meats, and eating more plant-based proteins.