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  • 35,000 Consumers and Farmers Support COOL

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    Widespread Public Support for USDA Proposed Rule as Comment Period Concludes April 9, 2013 Washington, D.C.—Consumers and farmers overwhelmingly support strengthened Country-of-Origin-Labeling (COOL) rules, as demonstrated by more than 35,600 petition signatures sent to the U.S. Department of Agriculture demanding that the integrity of COOL be protected in the...

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  • Grass Fed Short Ribs

    Grass Fed Short Ribs Recipe

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    Hmm. Short ribs are definitely on my favorite comfort food list. These short ribs are almost obscenely good. They smell so savory cooking it creates a wonderful “Welcome Home” aroma and the tender meat falls right off the bone. Served over rice or mashed potatoes these short ribs are...

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  • The Threat of Superbugs

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    Yesterday a new study reported a direct link in animal-to-human transmission of MRSA.  It found the samples of bacteria from the human patients and their farm animals to be genetically identical. “The extreme overuse of antibiotics in livestock is endangering human health.” states Congresswoman Louise Slaughter. “This study...

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  • TED Talk - Allan Savory

    Allan Savory on Animal Agriculture and the Environment

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    Allan Savory is the founder of sustainable solutions to grazing management. He is from Rhodesia (today Zimbabwe) and as a research biologist and Game Ranger in the 1960’s made a significant breakthrough in understanding what caused the desertification of grassland ecosystems.  More importantly he developed sustainable solutions.tly In the...

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    Preservation of Antibiotics for Medical Treatment Act

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    Rep. Louise M. Slaughter Ranking Member, House Committee on Rules Representing New York’s 25th District   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, March 14, 2013 MEDIA CONTACT Andrew Lewis (202) 225-2888 Slaughter Introduces Preservation of Antibiotics for Medical Treatment Act  Legislation Introduced As Warnings from CDC and Medical Community Grow WASHINGTON –...

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  • Marketing Junk Food For Kids

    Marketing Junk Foods to Kids – Anna Lappe TED Talk

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    I kept my adorable grandaughter recently. My heart swelled with love to meet her every need.  She would be spending a week with us so I went shopping for pint size treats.  Maybe even treats she would not get from her parents (the grandparent priviledge).  Paying attention to what was...

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  • Do you really want to know where your meat comes from?

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    Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) informs customers of the source of certain foods. This issue has been around for a long time now (began with 2002 Farm Bill) and has always been a controversy. USDA issued a new proposed rule for meat labeling last week which has sparked a...

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  • A Modern Tribute to Farming

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    The words of Paul Harvey reflecting a tribute to farmers made headlines this week when used in a Super Bowl ad.  I grew up on Paul Harvey’s Rest of the Story.  Listening to that smooth, one-of-kind voice I knew he must be the wisest person on earth (or so...

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  • So God Made a Farmer

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    On the 8th day God looked down on his planned paradise and said, ”I need a caretaker”. So God made a farmer. As our family gathered Sunday for the Super Bowl we were intent on the food, the game and of course the ads.  The ads carry our own...

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  • Burger Cook-Off St. Louis

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    The big burger cook-off in St. Louis hit the spot with local foodies who showed up by hundreds in the parking lot of Whole Foods Market in Brentwood.  Sponsored by Rain Crow Ranch – American Grassfed Beef, Schlafly Beer and Feast Magazine the event could not have been better. ...

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