Thursday, September 6, 2012

R-CALF and others jointly filed a lawsuit against the World Trade Organization (WTO), Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, and U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk over COOL

R-CALF United Stockgrowers of America “Fighting for the U.S. Cattle Producer”




Contact: Bill Bullard, CEO




September 4, 2012 Phone: 406-252-2516; e-mail: r-calfusa@r-calfusa.com




* * MEDIA ADVISORY * *




News Conference




What: R-CALF USA, The Made in the USA Foundation and others will hold a news conference to announce they have jointly filed a lawsuit against the World Trade Organization (WTO), Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, and U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk for usurping U.S. sovereignty by unlawfully acquiescing to a WTO ruling that found that U.S. Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) violates international trade laws.




When: 10:30 a.m. MDT, Wednesday, September 5, 2012




Where: Outside U.S. Courthouse, 901 19th St., Denver, Colorado




Who: Joel D. Joseph, Chairman, Made in the USA Foundation




Mike Schultz, Region VI Director and COOL Committee Chairman, R-CALF USA Other plaintiffs to the lawsuit




Related Event: Question and Answer Interviews




What: The media and other attendees are invited to a Question and Answer Interview Session where lunch will be served.




When: 11:30 a.m. MDT




Where: Grand Hyatt Hotel,




Mt. Oxford Room – 3rd Floor




1750 Welton St.




Denver, CO




Background: On June 29, 2012, the World Trade Organization (WTO) declared that the United States Country of Origin Labeling Act unlawfully discriminates against Canadian and Mexican beef. This event will explain why the WTO decision should be declared null and void as well as explain the harm to United States’ democracy that has arisen because U.S. officials have failed to protect America’s sovereign right to fully inform its citizens about where their food is grown and produced.




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R-CALF USA (Ranchers-Cattlemen Action Legal Fund, United Stockgrowers of America) is a national, nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring the continued profitability and viability of the U.S. cattle industry. For more information, visit www.r-calfusa.com or, call 406-252-2516.









Friday, November 18, 2011



country-of-origin labeling law (COOL) violates U.S. obligations under WTO rules WT/DS384/R WT/DS386/R








Friday, July 6, 2012


cattle from Mexico enter USA illegally, indications they are being sold in Texas and New Mexico









Monday, September 3, 2012


2012 JAPAN BANS DEER AND ELK MEAT AND ALLOWS SOME BEEF PRODUCTS, what about TSE prion concerns ?








Wednesday, September 5, 2012


El Salvador lifted all age and product restrictions on USA beef, while Mexico Meat Export Federation allows some access







Saturday, May 26, 2012



Are USDA assurances on mad cow case 'gross oversimplification'?



SNIP...



What irks many scientists is the USDA’s April 25 statement that the rare disease is “not generally associated with an animal consuming infected feed.”



The USDA’s conclusion is a “gross oversimplification,” said Dr. Paul Brown, one of the world’s experts on this type of disease who retired recently from the National Institutes of Health.

"(The agency) has no foundation on which to base that statement.”



“We can’t say it’s not feed related,” agreed Dr. Linda Detwiler, an official with the USDA during the Clinton Administration now at Mississippi State.



In the May 1 email to me, USDA’s Cole backed off a bit. “No one knows the origins of atypical cases of BSE,” she said



The argument about feed is critical because if feed is the cause, not a spontaneous mutation, the California cow could be part of a larger outbreak.



SNIP...








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Saturday, August 4, 2012


Final Feed Investigation Summary - California BSE Case - July 2012





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SUMMARY REPORT CALIFORNIA BOVINE SPONGIFORM ENCEPHALOPATHY CASE INVESTIGATION JULY 2012



Summary Report BSE 2012



Executive Summary







Saturday, August 4, 2012



Update from APHIS Regarding Release of the Final Report on the BSE Epidemiological Investigation








in the url that follows, I have posted



SRM breaches first, as late as 2011.



then



MAD COW FEED BAN BREACHES AND TONNAGES OF MAD COW FEED IN COMMERCE up until 2007, when they ceased posting them.



then,



MAD COW SURVEILLANCE BREACHES.




Friday, May 18, 2012



Update from APHIS Regarding a Detection of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) in the United States Friday May 18, 2012








Thursday, June 21, 2012



MEATINGPLACE.COM WAVES MAGIC WAND AND EXPECTS THE USDA MAD COW FOLLIES BSE TO BE GONE








Thursday, June 14, 2012



R-CALF USA Calls USDA Dishonest and Corrupt; Submits Fourth Request for Extension



R-CALF United Stockgrowers of America







Friday, May 25, 2012



R-CALF USDA’s New BSE Rule Eliminates Important Protections Needed to Prevent BSE Spread







Monday, June 18, 2012



R-CALF Submits Incomplete Comments Under Protest in Bizarre Rulemaking “Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy; Importation of Bovines and Bovine Products”







Monday, August 06, 2012



Atypical neuropathological sCJD-MM phenotype with abundant white matter Kuru-type plaques sparing the cerebellar cortex







Monday, July 23, 2012



The National Prion Disease Pathology Surveillance Center July 2012










Tuesday, December 15, 2009



NAIS, COOL, FROM FARM TO FORK, MAD COW DISEASE













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