This helps explain why the USDA’s salmonella contamination rate of 7.5 percent in slaughter plants is lower than what the FDA has found in retail stores. In 2009, FDA tests showed that 21 percent of the chicken breasts it sampled from grocery stores were contaminated with salmonella. (The FDA measures salmonella in USDA products for its research on antibiotic-resistant pathogens.) The 2009 finding, the most recent such study available, showed that contamination in chicken breasts had spiked sharply since 2007, to its highest level in seven years. … [Read more...] about Salmonella Lurks from Farm to Fork
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Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Brock Long said officials were just starting to go in and survey the damage but expect power to be out for weeks in some areas. Hurricane Michael made landfall in Mexico Beach, just down the coast of Panama City, and left a wide path of destruction in its wake. … [Read more...] about The Latest: Georgia crops hit hard by Hurricane Michael
The Penn Central “ad-hoc” test is used to determine whether a regulatory taking, which does not amount to a per se taking could anyway be unconstitutional without compensation.[lxxxiv] The first factor in the balancing test is the character of the governmental action and extent of interference with property rights.[lxxxv] The second factor is the economic impact of the regulation.[lxxxvi] The third and final factor is the interference with reasonable investment-backed expectations.[lxxxvii] In applying these factors, the Penn Central Court found no regulatory taking by New York City’s Landmark Preservation Law. The Court reasoned that all properties deemed ‘landmarks’ were affected by the law, and therefore the petitioners were not unfairly burdened beyond others.[lxxxviii] Also, the Court held that the entire parcel of land as a whole was to be examined, and because the law only prohibited the petitioners from … [Read more...] about Will a Moratorium on Confined Animal Feeding Operations Ever Get Through the Indiana General Assembly?
More legal protections are coming into place as a growing number of advocates are working on their behalf. “There is an undeniable trend in motion,” says Cory Smith, director of public policy for companion animals at the Humane Society of the United States. “People love their pets, and pets are interwoven throughout the fabric of our society.” … [Read more...] about Lawmakers are strengthening animal cruelty measures