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AMI: Report Finds No Evidence Of Health Benefits Or Harm In Consuming Organic Foods

A systematic review of the available published literature finds that no evidence exists to show health benefits or harm from consuming organic foods.

The review, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, is an examination of peer-reviewed literature spanning the last 50 years that was conducted by researchers at the Nutrition and Public Health Intervention Research Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Population Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Health.
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AMI Releases Video Addressing Questions About The Color Of Ground Beef

The American Meat Institute (AMI) today unveiled a new educational video about the color of ground beef found in today's meat case. The video, featuring Betsy Booren, Ph.D., director of scientific affairs of the American Meat Institute Foundation, is the sixth installment of AMI's new "Ask the Meat Scientist" series.
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AMI Guest Editorial: E-Verify Is A Path Forward On Immigration Reform

Although the meat industry’s support for comprehensive immigration reform has not changed, “we don't want the debate to evolve into an all or nothing, politically charged proposition, especially when reauthorization and improvement of one component - the online employment verification system E-Verify - could be a big step forward,” notes AMI President and CEO J. Patrick Boyle in a guest editorial in the Austin American-Statesman.
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AMI Defends Processed Meats On ABC's World News Tonight With Diane Sawyer & Other Cable & Broadcast News Outlets

AMI Senior Vice President of Public Affairs Janet Riley last night appeared on World News Tonight with Diane Sawyer to dispute a recent Harvard School of Public Health linking study associating processed meats with an increased risk of heart disease and diabetes.
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American Meat Institute Foundation Says Processed Meats Are A Safe & Healthy Part Of A Balanced Diet

The American Meat Institute Foundation (AMIF) said that processed meat continues to be a healthy part of a balanced diet and that nutrition decisions should be based on the total body of evidence – not on a study that stands in contrast to other research and to the U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans. AMIF issued the statement in response to a study in the journal Circulation.
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AMI: Climate Bill Introduced In Senate

Senators John Kerry (D-MA) and Joe Lieberman (I-CT) have introduced the "American Power Act," which is a comprehensive energy and climate change bill that they have been drafting since last fall.
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AMI Defends Current E. coli Tracing Procedures In Comments To FSIS

AMI is unaware of any data that would support the need to change current policy regarding follow-up sampling and inspection methods except in the case of high event periods, says AMI Vice President of Food Safety and Inspection Services Scott Goltry in comments submitted to the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) on the issue of tracing procedures for E. coli O157:H7
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USCIS To Issue Redesigned Green Card

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has redesigned the Permanent Resident Card—commonly known as the “Green Card”—to incorporate several major new security features.
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AMI Releases Video Explaining Different Beef Cuts

The American Meat Institute (AMI) today released a new educational video outlining for consumers the many different cuts of beef available in today’s marketplace. The video features meat scientist Betsy Booren, Ph.D., director of scientific affairs of the American Meat Institute Foundation.
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AMI: Livestock & Poultry Coalition Calls For End Of Ethanol Subsidies, Protective Tariff

Major livestock and poultry trade associations asked the House Ways and Means Committee on Wednesday to allow a 30-year-old tax credit and a protective tariff for ethanol to expire at the end of this year. The request was made in a letter signed by industry trade associations, including the American Meat Institute, the National Turkey Federation, the National Chicken Council and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association.
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AMI: Carbon Releases From Soil After Planting Corn For Ethanol May Offset Carbon Gains, Study Finds

Carbon releases from soil after planting corn for ethanol may in some cases completely offset carbon gains attributed to biofuels for at least 50 years, a new study by Duke University finds.
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