by Christina Sarich, Natural Society:
Over 100 organizations have asked Obama in a formal letter to withdraw the US Department of Agriculture’s rule on the ‘modernization of poultry slaughter inspection.’ – a new-fangled way to use tax dollars to allow the poultry industry to regulate itself.
“The USDA wants to allow poultry company employees to do the job currently done by 800 USDA inspectors. The department is promoting this change as an opportunity to modernize the inspection program But what it boils down to is an attempt to cut USDA’s workforce, by putting the health and safety of consumers and workers at risk.”
The letter is signed by a myriad different type of organizations – from organic food retailers to wholesale groups, vegan chefs, and even environmental groups.
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