USDA hearings on NAIS

Will they really listen? The Rural Blog reminds us that the USDA is holding "listening sessions" about the National Animal Identification System (NAIS). The last two will be in Storrs, Connecticut on May 27 and Loveland, Colorado on June 1 (location information and a link to the NAIS comment page at USDA). They also point out a post by Richard Oswald at Daily Yonder about transparency in the current food system, the Big Brother aspects of NAIS, and USDA's failure to notice unhealthy concentration in the livestock market. (The Rural Blog)

2 Responsesto “USDA hearings on NAIS”

  1. Henwhisperer says:

    They just announced more meetings. The public meetings will be held in Jefferson City, MO (June 9), Rapid City, SD (June 11), Albuquerque, NM (June 16), Riverside, CA (June 18), Raleigh, NC (June 25), and Jasper, FL (June 27). This is the link to the Federal Register announcement http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/pdf/E9-12107.pdf