Elizabeth Kucinich, wife of former Congressman Dennis Kucinich, a liberal Democrat from Ohio and two-time presidential contender, will join the Center for Food Safety as director of policy “to address the serious threats facing the food movement in Congress as well as push for better food and agricultural standards,” the group announced on Wednesday. “The food movement is under attack,” said Andrew Kimbrell, executive director of CFS, in a press release. “Elizabeth Kucinich comes to us at a time of ultimate need. The chemical companies have their sights aimed squarely at the regulatory safeguards that protect our health. Elizabeth’s knowledge
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Bushway Packing Inc., a veal operation that was forced to close last October after a Humane Society video showed veal calves being treated in a manner that Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack called, “deplorable” and “unequivocally unacceptable,” is set to reopen under a new name.

The dairy calf slaughter plant was closed after the Humane Society of the United States presented video evidence of newborn calves being dragged, kicked, shocked, and skinned while conscious to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the state of Vermont.  Upon release of the footage, which also showed the decapitating of conscious week-old calves

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Congressman promises “relentless” oversight after FSIS veterinarian blows whistle on humane handling and food safety violations

Congressional oversight subcommittee chairman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) is vowing to increase oversight over USDA meat safety after a Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) veterinarian blew the whistle on his supervisors for ignoring violations of food safety and humane slaughter laws.

Dean Wyatt, who has been an FSIS public health veterinarian for 18 years, outlined violations of the Humane Slaughter Act he witnessed on the job before the Subcommittee on Domestic Policy last week.  According to Wyatt, his attempts to enforce the law were
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