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In The News, Winter 2009 - 2010: Ban Sought on Chicken Waste in Cattle Feed

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From The Los Angeles Times The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been threatened by consumer groups with a lawsuit unless it bans the use of poultry farm waste in cattle feed. The waste typically consists of chicken feces, spilled chicken feed, feathers, and other organic material. The FDA estimates that one to two million tons of poultry litter each year are fed to cattle. Groups supporting the proposed ban include Consumers Union, the Center for Science in the Public Interest, the Food Animal Concerns Trust, and fast-food giant McDonald’s Corp. The concern is increased risk of BSE (...

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