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Readers who have been NOFA members for a few years
now certainly remember the fight we got into over NAIS
– the National Animal Identification System. NAIS was
dreamed up by a consortium of big animal ag companies
and various companies making animal identification devices
in association with the USDA.
 
Created as a response to outbreaks of mad cow and other
indications that US feedlots and CAFOs were filthy and
producing sick and diseased animals, the idea was that the
Yes on 37
Having generated enough skepticism about the impact of GMO labeling in California -- spending their $46 million corporate slush fund on deceptive TV ads -- to roll back what at first looked like overwhelming voter support for Proposition 37, the biotech industry is moving quickly to solidify their dominant position.
 
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