The Organic Program Takes a Momentous Step Forward with New Rules on Animal Welfare
Spring of 2016 brought big news in the world of organics: the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) proposed amendments to the organic livestock and poultry production rules regarding animal welfare during life, transport and slaughter.
This is a huge step for the National Organic Program (NOP), which has considered issuing rules on animal welfare for over 15 years. While the National [...] Take Action >>
SC Disaster Assistance Bill
In October 2015, heavy rains after a wet season resulted in massive flooding in large swaths of South Carolina. Hundreds of farms were affected. Many of the farms that grow food (rather than commodities) didn’t have crop insurance to help cover their losses. In fact, according to Roland McReynolds, CFSA’s executive director, “Small farmers who [...] Take Action >>
The DARK Act
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A battle is raging over labeling foods that contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs). There is broad consumer demand for labeling these products, and a federal court has determined that state laws requiring labeling are unlikely to violate the US Constitution. But the biotech and grocery store industries continue to expend [...] Take Action >>