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jodywy

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http://thewesterner.blogspot.com/2012/07/usda-apologizes-for-meatless-mondays.html#links
From AgWired


After an internal USDA newsletter promoting “Meatless Mondays” was made public Wednesday, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack personally apologized to the president of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and said the document was not only pulled from the website, it was edited and re-sent to USDA employees without suggestions that meat production was bad for the environment and human health. “We appreciate USDA’s swift action in pulling this disparaging statement off its website,” said NCBA president J.D. Alexander. “We appreciate USDA making this right. The agency is important to all cattlemen and women, especially as we face unprecedented challenges, including drought and animal rights extremist groups spreading fiction to consumers who need to know the importance of beef in a healthy diet.”

The NCBA statement says


USDA publicly stated it does not support the extremist “Meatless Monday” campaign and stated that the statement was posted on its website without the “proper clearance.”
Where did they "publicly" state this? It's not posted in their official press office. I guess this AP story is it:


USDA spokeswoman Cortney Rowe says the department does not endorse the "Meatless Monday" initiative, which is part of a global public health campaign.
I still think we should know who is responsible for this. Who wrote this section of the newsletter, who is the editor of same and what "proper clearance" procedures did they violate?
 

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Bullhauler said:
Reading the title I thought the USDA had decided to quit having meetings on Mondays.



So what do you think about the Democrat Administration promoting a program that would stop the consuming of an commodity that as everyone knows they are suppose to be marketing for those that produce it. BEEF, Pork, Chicken for one seventh of the time?

This is just another example of how OUT OF TOUCH AND INCOMPETENT this administration is. :roll:
 

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Bullhauler said:
Reading the title I thought the USDA had decided to quit having meetings on Mondays.

Thought that was the Jobs Council..... oh wait, that is Sunday through Monday.
 

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