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Hawaii's Department of Agriculture sued for dumping hazardous pesticides into waterways

https://www.naturalnews.com/054896_waterway_pollution_lawsuit_hawaii_department_of_agriculture.html

Back in May 2016, Earthjustice threatened to sue Hawaii's Department of Agriculture for allowing hazardous pesticides to flow into waterways on the island of Kaua'i. "...

South Dakota Department of Agriculture pushing to make raw milk less accessible to public

https://www.naturalnews.com/042637_raw_milk_south_dakota_government_regulations.html

The corporate food police are back at it again, trying to eliminate consumer access to farm-fresh fare, this time in South Dakota, where the state's agriculture department is pushing hard to pass burdensome new raw milk regulations. ... "These small family businesses do not have the resources to hire attorneys and lobbyists to fend off hostile actions by the Department of Agriculture." "...

Attack on raw milk farmers continues in Pennsylvania: Department of Agriculture now filing false claims about contamination

https://www.naturalnews.com/041896_raw_milk_farmers_pennsylvania_department_of_agriculture_contamination.html

Can you hear the jackboots marching in the distance? ... Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture fabricates contamination claim to unfairly target Your Family Farmer As a background, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA) recently falsely accused Your Family Farmer of selling raw milk tainted with campylobacter, a bacterial strain linked to stomach pain, diarrhea and fever. "...

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture hires former Monsanto lobbyist as Deputy Secretary - Buzz.NaturalNews.com

https://buzz.naturalnews.com/000946-monsanto_lobbyist-deputy_secretary-iowa_department_of_agriculture.html

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture hires former Monsanto lobbyist as Deputy Secretary Posted: August 22, 2013 | Comments Tweet Follow @HealthRanger (http://blogs.desmoinesregister.com ) Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey announced that he has hired former Monsanto lobbyist Michael Naig as Deputy Secretary for the Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship. ... "His background and experience make him a natural fit for the Department." "I look forward ...

Government tyranny: Illinois Department of Agriculture secretly destroys beekeeper's bees and 15 years of research proving Monsanto's Roundup kills bees

https://www.naturalnews.com/035920_beekeeper_illinois_raid.html

According to the Prairie Advocate, Terrence "Terry" Ingram of Apple River, Ill., owner of Apple Creek Apiaries, recently had his bees and beehives stolen from him by the Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDofA), as well as more than 15 years' worth of research proving Monsanto's Roundup to be the cause of Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) destroyed. ... "Knowing that Monsanto and the Department of Agriculture are in bed together, one has to wonder if Monsanto was ...

Kentucky installs industrial hemp agriculture; more states to follow

https://www.naturalnews.com/045249_hemp_agriculture_kentucky_dea.html

Allowing full-spectrum hemp agriculture would be a boon for mankind and mother Earth. ... So the Kentucky Department of Agriculture sued the federal government, all the way up to Eric Holder, the US Attorney General that has the DEA as one of his departments. "...

Court hearing in Kentucky over Justice Department's illegal seizure of hemp seeds

https://www.naturalnews.com/045285_hemp_seeds_kentucky_dea.html

The state Agriculture Department imported the seeds to use in research, but the DEA says it has a right to block them from being used, because Kentucky officials did not get a controlled-substance import permit. ... Update: Customs officials released the seeds to the Kentucky Agriculture Department May 23. "...

Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Supports Genetic Engineering and Corporate Farming

https://www.naturalnews.com/025422_organic_agriculture_farmer.html

Agriculture Secretary Nominee Tom Vilsack is a two-term Iowa governor (1999-2007) and a trial lawyer. ... The official policy of the Department of Agriculture is that GMO crops do not need to be regulated or labeled as such. "...

State Department uses taxpayer money to push GMOs in other countries

https://www.naturalnews.com/034100_state_department_gmos.html

State Department uses taxpayer money to push GMOs in other countries Wednesday, November 09, 2011 by: Ethan A. ... Rather than push for mandatory labeling of GMOs like he promised, Barack Obama instead padded his administration with pro-biotechnology lackeys like US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack, and Senior Adviser to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner on Food Safety Michael Taylor (http://www.organicconsumers.org/usda_watch....

Government email instructs department head to make sequestration as painful as possible

https://www.naturalnews.com/039389_sequestration_government_spending_cuts.html

Government email instructs department head to make sequestration as painful as possible Thursday, March 07, 2013 by: J. ... Department of Agriculture, and on March 5, during a congressional hearing, agency head Tom Vilsack said he hadn't seen the email Brown referenced. "...

Kentucky Ag Department sues DEA for refusing to release industrial hemp seeds

https://www.naturalnews.com/045390_hemp_seeds_kentucky_dea.html

Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer is suing the DEA for refusing to release a stock of industrial hemp seeds that his agency purchased for legal planting in accordance with the provisions of the latest Farm Bill, which allows for the limited growing of hemp for research purposes. The Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) had purchased a 250-pound shipment of hemp seeds earlier in the year from a seed stock in Italy. "...

Supporting Climate-Friendly Food Production - Buzz.NaturalNews.com

https://buzz.naturalnews.com/000789-sustainable_agriculture-agriculture-climate.html

But agriculture's strong interrelationships with both climatic and environmental variables also make it a significant playerin reducing climate-altering emissions as well as helping the world adapt to the realities of a warming planet. "The good news is that agriculture can hold an important key to mitigating climate change," said Reynolds, Worldwatch's Food and Agriculture Research Associate. "...

GMO Toxicity Affects Animals and Agriculture - Buzz.NaturalNews.com

https://buzz.naturalnews.com/000825-gmo_toxicity-gmos-proposition_37.html

GMO Toxicity Affects Animals and Agriculture Posted: January 16, 2013 | Comments Tweet Follow @HealthRanger Officially California has voted "No" on Proposition 37, which required labeling of genetically modified foods (GMOs), even though 96 percent were in favor of labeling before elections according to MSNBC poll. ... v=efto1LpWkKw McDonalds removes chemical ammonium hydroxide from hamburger recipe (http://documentarylovers.com ) Edible cactus imported from Mexico contaminated with neurotoxic ...

Nevada just legalized cultivation of industrial hemp; feds still consider hemp agriculture a felony crime

https://www.naturalnews.com/2017-06-08-nevada-just-legalized-commercial-hemp.html

The bill’s recent approval will expand current law passed in 2015 that allows only institutions of higher education or the Nevada Department of Agriculture to grow industrial hemp for research purposes through an agricultural program or for other agricultural or academic research. ... However, the new law will also give the Department of Agriculture greater leverage on its rule-making powers, which will decide how the program will operate in practice. "...

California passes legislation encouraging urban agriculture - Buzz.NaturalNews.com

https://buzz.naturalnews.com/001035-urban_agriculture-california_legislation-property_taxes.html

This should help the expansion and sustainability of urban agriculture, which is often at risk because of steep property taxes and development. ... Cities and counties that move forward to create "urban agriculture incentive zones" can expect a modest revenue loss from the lower property taxes, but the benefits to the community should be worth it. "...

Corporate agriculture is destroying national sovereignty and increasing risk of global starvation

https://www.naturalnews.com/049274_corporate_agriculture_national_sovereignty_global_starvation.html

Corporate agriculture is destroying national sovereignty and increasing risk of global starvation Tuesday, April 07, 2015 by: L.J. ... The trend toward dependency on corporate agriculture in the UK has been sharp and steady since the 1980s. "...

Biotech smugglers, frustrated with safety regulations, contaminate India's agriculture with GMOs

https://www.naturalnews.com/047860_biotech_smugglers_indian_agriculture_gmo.html

The rush is on to efficiently feed growing populations around the world, and agriculture is currently undergoing drastic changes and shifts across the globe. "...

Drastic changes to US agriculture policy necessary for future of food, say scientists

https://www.naturalnews.com/032446_sustainable_agriculture_food.html

The perpetuity of viable agriculture is dependent on a transformational shift in current agricultural practices, say researchers in a report recently published in the journal Science. ... "Why are we supporting big, mainstream agriculture that's not necessarily protecting or benefiting the environment?" "...

Scientists: overuse of antibiotics in animal agriculture endangers humans - Buzz.NaturalNews.com

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Scientists: overuse of antibiotics in animal agriculture endangers humans Posted: September 20, 2012 | Comments Tweet Follow @HealthRanger The overuse of antibiotics in animal agriculture and medicine is putting human lives at unnecessary risk and driving up medical costs, according to a group of group of 150 scientists that includes a former head of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). ... In twin statements released on Wednesday, the scientists and farmers said that a growing ...

Monsanto has 'an entire department' to discredit scientists who disagree with industry propaganda, insider reveals

https://www.naturalnews.com/049637_monsanto_propaganda_department_gmos.html

A top executive from the world's most evil corporation recently admitted before an audience of pining agriculture students that his company has "an entire department" devoted to shoveling out pro-GMO propaganda to counter all the independent science suggesting that GMO crops and their respective chemicals are harmful to the environment and human health. "...