Grass-Fed Label For Meat—Gone!

Posted January 25, 2016
Last week, the USDA announced it would be withdrawing its standard for the grass-fed meat label. The agency is giving producers who used the grass-fed label thirty days to (1) convert the current “grass-fed” standard, in which 99% of the animal’s feed must be from grass or forage, into their own private standard; (2) use some other “recognized grass-fed standard,” or else (3) develop a new, voluntary, grass-fed standard—whatever the company decides is fine with the USDA.  Read more.

ACTION ALERT — Is Raw Milk Cheese About To Get The Axe?

Posted September 23, 2015
It appears that the FDA is going after our best domestic artisanal cheeses, often made from raw milk. The FDA and Health Canada issued a joint assessment claiming a higher incidence of listeriosis—the disease caused by the food-borne pathogen listeria—in cheese made from raw milk as compared to cheese made from pasteurized milk. Read more to TAKE ACTION to send a message to the FDA telling them to look into CAFOs, the real culprits behind foodborne illnesses, rather than artisanal cheesemakers.

ACTION ALERT — New Congressional Bills Aim to Protect Consumer Access to Raw Milk

Posted September 23, 2015
Federal bills have been introduced that will make it easier to sell raw milk across state borders—but they need our support to succeed. The Milk Freedom Act would prohibit the government from interfering with the interstate traffic of raw milk products. The Interstate Milk Freedom Act would explicitly allow the shipment of raw milk between two states where the sale of raw milk is already legal.  Read more and TAKE ACTION to write to your legislators in Congress and urge them to support the Milk Freedom Act and the Interstate Milk Freedom Act!