AFBF Disapproves of EPA Blog on 'Going Meatless'

US - The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released a blog on going meatless. Bob Stallman, President of the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), has expressed concern regarding the contents of the blog post.
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Mr Stallman said that he is concerned with the recent blog post by an EPA intern on the agency’s official blog, ‘Greenversations&sdquo;. In the post, the intern promotes going meatless because of environmental and animal welfare concerns.

"Interns like all Americans are entitled to their own opinion on subjects being discussed in public forums. But they, like all government employees, should have an understanding that they are not just representing themselves, they are representing the particular government agency – in this case the EPA," said Mr Stallman.

“While this is a position taken by an intern of the agency, EPA should control its blog space. What is written on its blog comes across as its official position toward farmers and ranchers that it regulates and shows a terrible disregard for them and the agriculture industry," Mr Stallman concluded.

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