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2012-05-17 06:26:04

WASHINGTON, May 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) today requested a USDA Inspector General audit of the USDA Process Verified Program, which certifies some products as "humanely raised" when in fact they come from animals suffering on conventional, industrial farming operations. AWI's request for an audit of the Process Verified Program is based on Humanewashed, its investigative report on the Process Verified labeling scheme. The report...

2012-05-08 02:22:16

IRVING, Texas, May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Darling International Inc. (NYSE: DAR) will hold a conference call and webcast on Friday, May 11, 2012 to discuss the Company's first quarter 2012 financial results. The teleconference will begin at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time and will be hosted by Mr. Randall Stuewe, CEO and Chairman of the Board, and Mr. John Muse, Executive Vice President of Finance and Administration. The related press release will be issued after the market closes on May 10, 2012....

2012-05-07 09:13:30

Former British Veterinary Association president says current situation is 'not acceptable' The slaughter of animals for commercial meat supply without stunning them first should at the very least be curbed, if not banned, concludes a former president of the British Veterinary Association (BVA) in an opinion piece in this week's Veterinary Record. There has been a steady rise in the number of animals killed in this way over the past decade, the available data suggest. UK and EU...

Researchers Find Reducing Fishmeal Hinders Growth Of Farmed Fish
2012-05-03 09:48:42

When it comes to the food used to raise fish in aquaculture "farms," it seems that you may get what you pay for. In a new study,* researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) looked at the health effects of raising farmed fish on a diet incorporating less than the usual amount of fishmeal–a key but expensive component of current commercial fish food products. They learned that reduced fishmeal...

California Mad Cow Case Poses No Threat To Humans
2012-04-25 09:14:40

Lawrence LeBlond for RedOrbit.com The first case of “mad cow” disease in six years has cropped up on a California dairy farm after health and food experts discovered the disease in a dead cow, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) confirmed on Tuesday. Officials are calling the discovery a stroke of luck because tests are performed on only a small percentage of dead animals that are sent to the transfer facility in Hansford, California. “We randomly pick a number...

2012-04-18 06:28:46

New Animation and Ad Campaign Expose "The Rotten Egg Bill" SAN FRANCISCO, April 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Humane Farming Association (HFA) today announced the escalation of its campaign to stop the "Egg Products Inspection Act Amendments of 2012" (HR 3798). Referred to by many as the Rotten Egg Bill, HR 3798 was introduced by Rep. Kurt Schrader earlier this year. A Senate version is expected. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120418/DC89710 )"The egg industry...

2012-03-23 02:23:09

IRVING, Texas, March 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Darling International Inc. (NYSE: DAR) announced today that management will present at the 2nd Annual J.P. Morgan Global Protein Conference to be held on Tuesday, March 27, 2012, in New York City. Randall C. Stuewe, Darling's Chief Executive Officer, is scheduled to present at 2:45 p.m. EDT. The investor presentation will be webcast and accessible via the Investor Relations section of the Company's web site at...

2012-03-08 10:28:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Compass Group, the world's largest food and support services company, will eliminate all pork that comes from animals bred using gestation crates in its US supply chain by 2017. Compass Group runs dining operations at more than 10,000 schools, colleges and universities, corporations, hospitals and senior living centers, sports and entertainment venues and cultural institutions across the country, and purchases 38 million pounds of pork annually....

2012-03-01 09:34:00

MACHIPONGO, Va., March 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Poultry Concerns is pleased that a plan to display and slaughter chickens as an "art" project in Lawrence, Kansas has been cancelled. In "The Story of Chickens: A Revolution," Amber Hansen, an artist-in-residence at the University of Kansas, planned to cart five chickens, housed in a nomadic coop, through the city of Lawrence in April. The chickens would be wheeled to various locations until April 21 when they would...

2012-02-15 10:44:00

DES MOINES, Iowa, Feb. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Undercover video footage exposing animal abuse and suffering inside Hawkeye Sow Centers (HSC), a pig breeding factory farm in Leland, Iowa, is being released today by animal protection organization Compassion Over Killing (COK). The video was filmed by a COK investigator who worked at the facility in December 2011 and wore a hidden camera to document the day-to-day miseries forced upon thousands of female pigs and their piglets....