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USDA research imposes “a steep cost” on animal welfare

April 21, 2015

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USDA research imposes “a steep cost” on animal welfare by Mary Budinger —  The U.S. government is re-engineering farm animals “to fit the needs of the 21st-century meat industry,” according to an investigation by The New York Times of a little known federal institution tasked to help producers of beef, pork and lamb turn a […]

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Low-fat milk promotes obesity

August 22, 2013

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by Mary Budinger —  Harvard researcher David Ludwig, M.D., Ph.D., analyzed a recommendation from the USDA and the American Academy of Pediatrics to drink three cups of reduced-fat milk per day. He concluded that it is very bad advice. “It is perhaps the most prevailing advice given to the American public about diet in the […]

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Consumers fight “pink slime”

April 12, 2012

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by Lynn O’Neill It was all over the news in March 2012 — the outrage over pink slime, a substance used as filler in ground beef, also known as lean finely textured beef or LFTB. Pink slime is a concoction of scraps, connective tissue and other parts of the cattle that has been “sanitized” with […]

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