Stricter animal welfare standards proposed for organic chicken, meat

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently proposed stricter animal welfare standards for organic chicken and meat in the multibillion-dollar market that is rapidly expanding each year.

The rules would ensure that all livestock, including poultry, have enough space to lie down, turn around, stand up and fully stretch their limbs. In addition, beaks must […]

Study: Recalls of organic food on the rise

According to new data from the Food and Drug Administration and the Department of Agriculture, a sharp jump is being seen in the number of recalls associated with organic food products. So far this year, 7% of all food units recalled have been organic compared to 2% of those recalled last year. In 2012 and […]

Monday links

Don’t have time to scour the internet for the latest food safety, animal safety, and agriculture news? Relax, we’ve got it covered.

Animal Science

States killing the most animals for food – USA Today The United States consumes the most meat per capita of any nation in the world. As of 2009, Americans consumed an […]