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More than 100 Groups Ask Obama to Halt Funky Chicken Rules

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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