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Feds Mull Tax On Organic Food, Farms

Feds Mull Tax On Organic Food, Farms

WASHINGTON — Some supporters of organic farming are warning about a sneaky effort to impose what amounts to a federal tax on organic farmers and products. The proposal by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) would collect funds from ...

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The American Food Shortage You Knew Nothing About

The American Food Shortage You Knew Nothing About

The United States simply is not growing enough vegetables to meet its needs, data collected by the USDA’s Economic Research Service indicates. Around 1.65 cups of vegetables were available per person per day in the United States in 2013, even ...

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Unregulated GMO Trees, Coming To Your Backyard?

Unregulated GMO Trees, Coming To Your Backyard?

Genetically modified (GMO) trees may soon be coming to a backyard near you – without any government oversight or environmental risk assessment. Last month the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) published its reply to an August letter from ArborGen about ...

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Federal Government Set To ‘Ban’ Meat?

Federal Government Set To ‘Ban’ Meat?

Critics say Uncle Sam’s dietary guidelines are based on politics rather than nutrition – and that argument soon could be strengthened. That’s because the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is considering telling Americans to eat no meat in an effort ...

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