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Sam Thielman – American Egg Board’s work to thwart plant-based mayo was wrong – USDA

The American Egg Board, the US Department of Agriculture’s egg-marketing arm, acted wrongly in its attempt to crush a plant-based mayonnaise startup, the USDAsaid in a report. The Guardian revealed last year that the American Egg Board (AEB) lobbied for a concerted attack on Hampton Creek, a food company that has created a low-cost plant-based egg replacement and the maker …

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Grass-Fed Label For Meat—Gone!

The US Department of Agriculture is nixing its grass-fed standard, but they’re doing it for the most absurd reason imaginable. Action Alert! Last week, the USDA announced it would be withdrawing its standard for the grass-fed meat label. The agency is giving producers who used the grass-fed label thirty days to (1) convert the current “grass-fed” standard, in which 99% of …

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MARTHA ROSENBERG – Afraid of Food Activists, Big Food Is Increasingly Using Dirty Tricks

Officially, Big Food is not worried about the small number of “fringe” food activists who object to cruel, unhealthful and environmentally destructive products. But unofficially, it is a different story. American Egg Board CEO Joanne Ivy stepped down in apparent disgrace this fall when a 2013 email she wrote to a consultant saying the board was accepting “your offer to …