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GRU on probation after monkey death

...care, alleging "a significant pattern of Animal Welfare Act violations."GRU had previously been warned but not fined by USDA after a dog died while recovering from surgery in June 2010."They really do have a long-term pattern of violations," Budkie...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2015-08-30/gru-probation-after-monkey-d
Many Augusta-area charities operating with deficit

...loss of more than $800,000."Our fiscal year ends the same time as the federal government does," Pfotzer said. "The USDA does not want to have the inventory on their books, so they tend to push a lot of it out at the end of year. Sometimes we will...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-08-29/many-augusta-area-charities-o
Bad-faith organics: Former USDA inspector now embraces GMOs

...watered-down field-testing clause of the USDA NOP was finally ignored altogether ? not...organic industry by federal regulators. The USDA NOP henceforth became the sine qua non...are not tested under the Clinton-Bush USDA NOP, a whopping 43 percent of certified-organic...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2015-08-22/bad-faith-organi
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USDA creates new labeling for GMO-free

...free of genetically modified ingredients.USDA's move comes as some consumer groups push...the foods would be able to carry a "USDA Process Verified" label along with a claim...new certification in a May 1 letter to USDA employees, saying it was being done at...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-05-14/usda-creates-new-labeling-
Protests USDA rules on organic foods

...is trying to do with organic foods. The USDA's well-publicized, temporary withdrawal...of the proposal. The instructions the USDA was given in the Organic Foods Production...Standards Board on those details, the USDA has proposed rules that do not codify the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/08/07/op_235374.shtml
Opinion columns
USDA setting up gene research center at Cornell

...is expected to open this spring, said Judy St. John, an associate deputy administrator with the USDA's Agricultural Research Service. "The USDA-funded center will aid researchers around the country and the world in the quest to discover all...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/01/20/tec_250795.shtml
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USDA develops quick test for E. coli bacteria

...test, can determine the presence of a dangerous strain of E. coli within five to 10 minutes instead of 48 hours or more, said USDA scientist Dan Laster. "We think this will encourage more testing of meat and other foods because it is such a simple process...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/08/15/tec_213015.shtml
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Graystone Ranch relinquishes animals, withdraws USDA application

...facilities, officials confirmed.The USDA had recently conducted a pre-license...are not public information, according to USDA spokeswoman Tanya Espinosa.While Graystone will not pursue a new license, the USDA is still investigating allegations the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-02-03/graystone-ranch-reliquishes-
Graystone Ranch in Hephzibah being investigated by USDA

...public are required to be licensed by the USDA and are regulated through annual inspections...ziplining, and animal tours, canceled its USDA license in January, but the public was...for comment.In addition to its canceled USDA license, Graystone was also operating...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-11-22/graystone-ranch-hephzibah-bei