Poultry rule update sparks controversy
Every year, more than 9-billion chickens and turkeys are slaughtered, then inspected for defects before heading to market. The U.S. Department of Agriculture is trying to modernize that inspection process, which dates back to 1950s-era poultry law. But while industry, government and consumer groups agree that updating makes sense, there’s widespread disagreement over whether the USDA’s proposals will make things better. Iowa Public Radio and Harvest Public Media’s Amy Mayer reports.