The Societal Ramifications & Consequences of the Making and Taking of Food

This site dedicated to the matters of food above and beyond the mere satiation of flavors on one's palette; but rather the ramifications to society from the consequences of how its' production, distribution, and nutrition affect living systems. How we sow, reap, harvest, legislate and base our economic systems on food is key to how we ultimately treat each other and the Earth.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

VICTORY! U.S.D.A. Plans to Drop Program to Trace Livestock

VICTORY! U.S.D.A. Plans to Drop Program to Trace Livestock

• By William Neuman

The New York Times, Feb 5, 2010

Straight to the Source

Faced with stiff resistance from ranchers and farmers, the Obama administration has decided to scrap a national program intended to help authorities quickly identify and track livestock in the event of an animal disease outbreak.

In abandoning the program, called the National Animal Identification System, officials said they would start over in trying to devise a livestock tracing program that could win widespread support from the industry.

If only Shelby would release the rest of Obama's candidates...we might see more stuff like this. Thom Hartmann's Prophets Way p 179- said Jesus on the Mount warned about the Pharisee mentality of organizing and legalizing and defining every little thing, planning out every action, and constantly measuring each other.

Read the rest of the article here at Organic Consumers Association