NPR: A Taste For Pork Helped A Deadly Virus Jump To Humans

February 25, 2017 | Michaeleen Doucleff / Jane Greenhalgh It was a balmy Sunday evening in early 1999, and Dr. Kaw Bing Chua hadn’t had lunch or dinner. There wasn’t time to eat. Chua was chasing a killer. And he thought maybe he had finally tracked it down. He slid the slide under the microscope



New York Times: Amazon Deforestation, Once Tamed, Comes Roaring Back

By HIROKO TABUCHI, CLAIRE RIGBY and JEREMY WHITE | FEB. 24, 2017 A decade after the “Save the Rainforest” movement captured the world’s imagination, Cargill and other food giants are pushing deeper into the wilderness. COLONIA BERLIN, Bolivia — A few months ago, a representative from Cargill traveled to this remote colony in Bolivia’s eastern



Finally R-CALF gets the opportunity to debate NCBA … over Tomi Lahren’s defense of ranchers

Tomi Lahren stands up for US ranchers against NCBA and multinational meat packers. NCBA responds to Tomi Lahren’s interview with R-CALF member Taylor Haynes. Bill Bullard presents the actual facts.




R-CALF USA Responds to NCBA Attack on Tomi Lahren

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) reacted violently to Tomi Lahren’s video promoting COOL and alleging that packers were using imports to drive down prices and force independent ranchers out of business. The NCBA issued a video on its Facebook page this morning calling Tomi’s video “Fake News.” R-CALF USA just completed a quick video




CBS News: In America’s heartland, the American Dream is in crisis



The Washington Post: Neil Gorsuch sides with big business, big donors and big bosses

By Zephyr Teachout February 21 His record shows he probably won’t help rein in corporate power. One of the most important questions for analyzing a potential Supreme Court justice is how he or she understands economic and political power: Who should govern? How should power be distributed in a society? In the case of Neil



Truth Out: Seeding the Future Against Destructive Neoliberal Capitalism



The Federalist: How a Farm Bust Could Help Renew American Agriculture

By Gracy Olmstead | February 13, 2017 Current farming methodologies aren’t just bad for land, community, and ecology—they’re increasingly bad for business. Something’s gotta give. The Wall Street Journal is predicting a farm bust on the horizon, as America’s role in the global grain market shrinks, and the price for corn continues to drop. Reporters



Bloomberg: Is the Chicken Industry Rigged?

by Christopher Leonard / February 15, 2017 Inside Agri Stats, the poultry business’s secretive info-sharing service. On Dec. 8, 2009, Joe Sanderson, the chief executive officer of Sanderson Farms, held a routine earnings call with bank analysts. His aim was to reassure them that the company’s recent profits weren’t about to disappear, as the chicken



Groups call for investigation of ag chem companies

Feb 14, 2017 They’re concerned about risk to economy and environment. Nearly 325 advocacy groups have signed a letter urging the U.S. Department of Justice to conduct a thorough investigation into the proposed mergers of the Dow Chemical with DuPont, Monsanto with Bayer AG and Syngenta with ChemChina. The groups urged Attorney General Jeff Sessions