Wednesday, May 21, 2014

1.8M pounds of Detroit-produced ground beef from for restaurant use in 4 states recalled due to E. coli

Officials say a Detroit-based business is recalling about 1.8 million pounds of ground beef products sold for restaurant use in four states that may be contaminated with the bacteria E. coli.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Monday that affected Wolverine Packing Co. products were produced between March 31 and April 18. They were shipped to distributors in Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, and Ohio.

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Fallout Continues over MI Ag Commission Decision on Backyard Farmers

The Michigan Ag Commission's recent decision to remove many urban and suburban backyard farmers from Right to Farm protection has sent shivers through communities around the state where people raise small flocks of chickens and other animals to ensure their families have safe, healthy, humane food.

Three Less=More coalition members testified against the rule changes that removed the protection, and many stories have appeared in the media since then. Below are some links to some of the coverage...

5.2.14, Michigan Loses Right-to-Farm This Week,

5.4.14, New Michigan Urban Farm Policy Creates More Uncertainty, Detroit News 

5.7.14, Michigan's Change to Its Right-to-Farm Act Brings Advocates Together, Backyard Poultry Magazine