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Humane Society Fights for Meat Origin Transparency

The HSUS and several agriculture organizations urge the courts to enforce a law that will mandate country-of-origin meat labeling.

A federal statute that would require animal agriculture companies to label the country of origin of their products is now in the US Court of Appeals after being challenged by agribusiness organizations. In response, the Humane Society of the United States, the Organization for Competitive Markets, and the American Grassfed Association, have filed an amicus curiae brief (a statement from parties not directly involved with the case) in support of the law. The HSUS notes that the meat-labeling rule would help consumers know that they are buying their products from local farms that practice more humane and eco-friendly methods of raising animals. “Consumers deserve to know where their food comes from,” says Jonathan Lovvorn, senior vice president and chief counsel for animal protection litigation for the HSUS. “And factory farming organizations that seek to have it otherwise are out of step with their customers.”

Whole Foods Partners with Vegan Meal Delivery Service

Purple Carrot meal kits will now be available at Whole Foods Markets in the North Atlantic region.
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NY Times: Pig Farmers Should Overhaul Waste Systems

Editorial board asks that North Carolina residents hold state's pig farmers responsible for toxic waste disaster following Hurricane Matthew.
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Australian Plant-Based Milk Market Booming

Vegan milk industry down under is currently valued at $153 million and growing.
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Court Dismisses Suit Against Dietary Guideline Committee

Judge says cholesterol studies, to which the egg industry contributed $100,000, do not unfairly influence the dietary guidelines.
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Johnson & Johnson Removes Pigs from Training Materials

Pharmaceutical company will no longer show videos of medical devices being used on live pigs to train sales representatives.
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