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01May 09

Updated Statement by Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Regarding USDA Efforts Regarding H1N1 Flu Outbreak

Release No. 0137.09 Contact: Office of Communications (202) 720-4623 April 28, 2009 "I want to reiterate that U.S. pork is safe. While we in the U.S. are continuing to monitor for new cases of H1N1 flu, the American food supply is safe. There is no evidence or reports that U.S. swine have been infected with this virus. USDA is reminding its trading partners that U.S. pork and pork products are safe and there is no basis for restricting imports of…

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30Apr 09

Animal Welfare Approved Program and Farmer Lee Menius Featured in Press

By Michael Hastings Media General News Service Published: April 28, 2009 See here for article. CHINA GROVE - Lee Menius grew up on a farm where animals were raised the conventional way for many years. Now he's trying something different. Since World War II, his family had bred beef cattle in Rowan County with antibiotics and hormones. Then they sold them to feedlot operations where they would be raised on grain instead of a grass diet. In the 1990s, Menius…

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22Apr 09

On Animal Agriculture and Global Warming

Spring shedding at Animal Welfare Approved's Green Dirt Farm in Weston, Missouri Is meat to blame for our climatic woes? According to two recent reports, one by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and the other by the American Meat Institute (AMI), the consensus is, "partly." The two groups differ however, on just how much. According to the AMI, the nation's largest meat and poultry trade association, animal agriculture contributes only 2.8% of the greenhouse gasses emitted by…

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