Animal-rights activists are targeting UC San Francisco over testing of a lab monkey who was kept in a medical study for more than 23 months after developing complications due to a surgical procedure — in violation of the federal Animal Welfare Act. Read More
WHAT: A new report finds emergency food banks and pantries are becoming long-term solutions for a lot of hungry Americans.
WHY: More than half of those surveyed by the Chicago-based hunger-relief group Feeding America said they had gone to food banks anywhere from most months to every month. The group says some of those people also get food stamps, but it’s not enough. Read More
Roughly 36 million pounds of ground turkey were recalled Wednesday after 77 cases of salmonella and a Sacramento death were linked to the tainted meat.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the recall of the meat from Cargill Meat Solutions. A plant in Springdale, Ark., produced the meat between February and August, the USDA said.
Cargill representatives did not return interview requests, but a statement on the company’s website said the recall was voluntary. Read More
The federal government is coming to check up on San Francisco school kids.On Tuesday, the under secretary for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Kevin Concannon, will be at E.R. Taylor Elementary School in the Portola neighborhood to see how the school is combating obesity. Read More
My oh my, that happened quickly. Perhaps too quickly.
Until yesterday, Shirley Sherrod was Georgia Director of Rural Development for the USDA. Earlier in the day at Big Government, Andrew Breitbart put up a video that exposed Ms. Sherrod as someone all too willing to discriminate based on race. Read More