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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...

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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-
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...

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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...

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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...

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40 percent of honey bees dying

...it.Delaplane and vanEngelsdorp said a combination of mites, poor nutrition and pesticides are to blame for the bee deaths. USDA bee scientist Jeff Pettis said last summer's large die-off included unusual queen loss and seemed worse in colonies that...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-05-13/40-percent-honey-bees-dying
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
Daniel Gilbert Smith   (USDA WARRENTON, Ga.)

USDA WARRENTON, Ga. - Mr. Daniel Gilbert Smith, age 88, beloved husband of 62...the son of the late Arch Daniel and Susie Mae Wren Smith. He retired from the USDA after 36 years of service and also retired as a Dairy Farmer. He was a member...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/09/22/obi_549020.shtml
Obituaries
D. Gilbert Smith (USDA WARRENTON, Ga.)

USDA WARRENTON, Ga. - Mr. Daniel Gilbert Smith, age 88, beloved husband of 62 years to Mrs. Grace Roberson Smith of Ansley Road...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/09/23/obi_549186.shtml
Obituaries
GRU found in violation of Animal Welfare Act

...During a routine inspection Feb. 26, the USDA found that only six of 45 macaques in one...this requirement during the December 2013 USDA inspection, and in both instances did...statement Thursday, the university said the USDA reports do not contain "any findings of...

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