Food

Iowa Quietly Passes Its 3rd Ag-Gag Bill After Constitutional Challenges

"In the midst of uprisings against police brutality across the U.S., Iowa legislators quietly passed a bill on Friday to increase penalties for animal rights activism that has targeted the factory farming industry. Debates in both the state House and Senate were followed rapidly by votes in favor of the legislation. The bill now awaits the governor’s signature."

Source: The Intercept, 06/11/2020

"Meatpacking Plants Turn To Trump For Backup Against Lawsuits"

"As more than 10,000 workers in meat-processing plants have fallen sick with the coronavirus and at least 30 have died, corporate food giants facing liability lawsuits are turning to a powerful ally: the White House."

Source: HuffPost, 05/18/2020

"USDA Limits Review Requirements Of Some Biotech Farm Products"

"The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced on Thursday a rule that will simplify or waive agency reviews of certain biotech farm products, including plants and seeds that have been genetically modified or engineered."

Source: Reuters, 05/15/2020

As US Meat Workers Sicken And Supplies Dwindle, Exports To China Soar

"U.S. President Donald Trump ordered meat processing plants to stay open to protect the nation’s food supply even as workers got sick and died. Yet the plants have increasingly been exporting to China while U.S. consumers face shortages, a Reuters analysis of government data showed."

Source: Reuters, 05/14/2020

"As Calls To Shutter Wildlife Markets Grow, China Struggles"

"Last Thursday, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called on China to shut down wet markets where illegal wildlife are sold. Pompeo’s call was echoed by the Australian government, which on the same day urged G20 countries to take action on wildlife markets in order to reduce the risk of new diseases like COVID-19 spilling over into humans in the future. Lost in both statements was a recognition of the complexity of China’s wildlife trade or the scale of the challenge it now faces."

Source: Mongabay, 04/29/2020

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