Monthly archives: July, 2015

Australia to introduce country-of-origin food labelling from 2016

Australia to introduce country-of-origin food labelling from 2016 By Colin Packham, Reuters July 21, 2015 | 10:22 am EDT Australia will introduce mandatory country-of-origin food labelling from 2016, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Tuesday, a move given impetus by a hepatitis outbreak earlier in the year blamed on contaminated berries from China. Under the



U.S. Roundtable on Sustainable Beef: What’s the Beef, By Danika Carter

U.S. Roundtable on Sustainable Beef: What’s the Beef Wednesday, Jul 22nd, 2015 By Danika Carter The industrial beef industry has had it up to “here” with all the questions from consumers. How do confined feedlots impact water and soil health? Are cows supposed to eat corn? How much land and water is necessary to raise



My beef isn’t with beef: why I stopped being a vegetarian

My beef isn’t with beef: why I stopped being a vegetarian Jenna Woginrich To be vegetarian is to be a pacifist, avoiding the fight against animal cruelty. Eat meat from sustainable farms, and we will win Wednesday 19 January 2011 09.30 EST Last modified on Tuesday 3 June 2014 11.20 EDT I was a vegetarian



Rapid City Journal: Stop Lawmakers from Retreating From COOL

YOURS: Stop lawmakers from retreating from COOL Bill Bullard YOURS: Stop lawmakers from retreating from COOL Rapid City Journal July 18, 2015 4:00 am Distinguishing imported from domestic meat is not new. The Tariff Act of 1930 requires labels on imported meat to indicate to the “ultimate purchaser” its country of origin. This explains why



Researchers say consumers would prefer to buy U.S. meat

Researchers say consumers would prefer to buy U.S. meat Repealing country of origin label law, they say, hurts U.S. producers and consumers 07/20/2015 | ConsumerAffairs By Mark Huffman Mark Huffman has been a consumer news reporter for ConsumerAffairs since 2004. He covers real estate, gas prices and the economy and has reported extensively on negative-option



Editorial on voluntary COOL, By Gilles Stockton — Rescind the power we have granted the WTO

July 20, 2015 Dear Editor I read the letters in the July 16th edition of the Western Ag Reporter from Jess Peterson and Dani Beer of USCA calling for the acceptance of the voluntary COOL compromise proposed by Senator Stabenow. I am sorry but I remain unconvinced. A compromise, if you can call this a



Court of Appeals rules in favor of EPA in Chesapeake Bay lawsuit

Court of Appeals rules in favor of EPA in Chesapeake Bay lawsuit In a ruling that could have implications for reducing pollution in the Mississippi River and Great Lakes watersheds, a three judge panel of the US Court of Appeals for the Third District ruled that the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) had not exceeded



R-CALF USA Applauds Tester’s Amendment — Concerns regarding importation of beef from Brazil and Argentina.

R-CALF USA Applauds Tester’s Amendment Billings, MT – Senator Jon Tester included an amendment to FY 2016 Ag appropriations bill during consideration by the Senate Appropriations Committee. The included amendment addresses some concerns regarding importation of beef from Brazil and Argentina. Specifically, Senator Tester’s amendment would require the Secretary of Agriculture to take several steps



Monsanto House bill would block state GMO labeling laws — Tell your Congressman you want the right to choose what’s in your food

In just weeks your member of Congress could decide whether you’ll ever know if the food you’re eating is genetically engineered. The upcoming vote on this Monsanto-backed legislation would not only block the Feds from mandatory labeling of GMO foods, it actually prevents your state from taking any action to make sure you’re informed. And



Today’s buzzword: Sustainability — Members of the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef seeks to control the world’s food supply

Today’s buzzword: Sustainability Taylor Haynes Rancher and board member, R-CALF USA July 13, 2015 6:46 pm Sustainability is today’s buzzword. Webster defines sustain as “to cause to continue — as in existence or a certain state, or in force or intensity; to keep up, especially without interruption diminution, flagging, etc.; to prolong.” Enter the Global