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USDA approves fecal-burger (Part 3)

September 10th, 2013 | by Jeremy Bloom

And we’re back to the definition of insanity again. Even though a USDA pilot program has resulted in stomach-turning health [&hellip

Pink slime fights back!

September 15th, 2012 | by Jeremy Bloom

Last year, we told you about the grossest concoction ever developed by the US food industry: pink slime. This nasty [&hellip

Jamie Oliver wants to know why pink slime is part of your child’s healthy school lunch

April 13th, 2011 | by Jeremy Bloom

Why on earth does the USDA allow "pink slime" - a homogenized mix of the nastiest dregs and runoff of the meat processing industry - to be added into school lunches for America's children? That's the question celebrity chef Jamie Oliver is asking on his show Food Revolution (Tuesday nights from 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET), and hopefully his voice will actually inspire somebody to listen

Senate Republicans Criticize USDA Nominee Merrigan for Organic Ties

April 7th, 2009 | by Jennifer Lance

President Obama has nominated Kathleen Merrigan for deputy secretary of agriculture. Merrigan, helped develop the USDA's rules on organic food during the Clinton era. Merrigan has been hailed by sustainable agriculture advocates; however, Senate Republicans are concerned with her organic ties

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