Trump’s USDA Is Working to Torpedo the Rules for Organic Eggs
The Trump administration has found a new Obama-era USDA policy with which it vehemently disagrees. The newest target of its ire: rules that would codify the seemingly self-evident position that “organic” animals must be raised more humanely than their conventional counterparts. Obama officials passed a set of regulations intended to ensure exactly that — the well-being of livestock used for organic products — but the Ag Department ruled on Friday that this was more Obama nanny-stating, and there was actually no reason for America’s “organic” label to be limited to food with higher animal-welfare standards.
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Issue: Agroecology Typology: Policies