Monday, March 8, 2010

Monday's agriculture website of interest: ANIMAL DISEASE TRACEABILITY

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Food safety is something very important to the agriculture community. It is also something I take very seriously in working with dairy and beef farms. It is important we know how to monitor, control and eradicate disease in order to have a safe product for consumers. Recently, USDA announced that it was formulating a more flexible, national animal identification program. The animal, plant and health inspection service portion of USDA has posted an Animal Disease Traceability website. While there is not much information there now to start, I anticipate more will be added as it is discussed and decided upon. Currently, there is a frequently asked questions fact page detailing some of the things learned from trying to implement the national animal identification system and what USDA plans to do differently.


Bea Elliott said...

The meat industry spends hundreds of millions of dollars lying to the public about their product. But no amount of false propaganda can sanitize meat. The facts are absolutely clear: Eating meat is bad for human health, catastrophic for the environment, and a living nightmare for animals.

Want to create a better world? Eat like you mean it... Go Vegan

Julie Weathers said...

And the "vegan," Peta, HSUS activists don't spend billions promoting their agenda? Please, come back when your own doorstep is clean. In the meantime get your facts straight.

Bea Elliott said...

But I am not affiliated with hsus or peta! I don't approve of "welfare" measures.

Vegan agenda? Yes. But as far as I know the worst insult that's been hurled at this "group" is that we torture carrots! My steps and house are quite in order... I don't pet the kitty while eating the chicken --- Seems dangerously inconsistent to do such - No?

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