Organic Consumers Association

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National Animal Identification System

The National Animal Identification System (NAIS) is designed to identify all livestock animals and poultry and track their movements.  The USDA claims that the NAIS will be able to identify all premises on which animals and poultry are located, and all animals that have had contact with a disease of concern, within 48 hours of discovery. In reality, NAIS provides no food safety benefit and threatens small-scale organic farmers and ranchers, while accelerating farm consolidation and benefitting factory farms.

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