Monthly archives: March, 2013

NOBULL: Big Ag’s Congress — Big Meat and Big Seed got new, almost extra-legal powers

View from the Levee: Big Ag’s Congress Ag and Trade | Politics and Government 03/27/2013 With blinding speed and no discussion, Congress throws out legislation that would have helped poultry farmers and tells USDA to ignore a court ruling on genetically modified crops. It’s all in a day’s work for Big Meat and Big Seed.



NOBULL: Monsanto Teams Up With Congress to Shred the Constitution

FOCUS | Monsanto Teams Up With Congress to Shred the Constitution Michele Simon, Reader Supported News Simon writes: "Without any hearings on the matter, the Senate included language that would require the U.S. Department of Agriculture to essentially ignore any court ruling that would otherwise halt the planting of new genetically-engineered crops." READ MORE



NOBULL: Justice Department Fails to Stop Ongoing Monopolization of Beef Packing Industry

Justice Department Fails to Stop Ongoing Monopolization of Beef Packing Industry Billings, Mont. – On Tuesday, the Obama Administration’s U.S. Department of Justice (Justice Department) undid the monumental progress made by the Bush Administration to put a stop to the ongoing monopolization of the U.S. meatpacking industry. The Justice Department closed its investigation into the



NOBULL: Monsanto Wrote Monsanto Protection Act

FOCUS | Monsanto Wrote Monsanto Protection Act Anthony Gucciardi, Natural Society Gucciardi writes: "As you probably know I do not play the political clown game of left verses right, and instead highlight corruption and wrongdoing wherever it is found – regardless of party affiliation. In the case of Senator Blunt, he admits to colluding with



NOBULL: Walmart’s Death Grip on Groceries Is Making Life Worse for Millions of People (Hard Times USA)

Walmart’s Death Grip on Groceries Is Making Life Worse for Millions of People (Hard Times USA) By Stacy Mitchell, AlterNet Walmart’s growing control of our food system has been to intensify the rural and urban poverty that drives unhealthy food choices. READ MORE» “Walmart extracts wealth and pushes down incomes in every community it touches”



NOBULL: Kessler – Antibiotics and the Meat We Eat – NYTimes.com

Antibiotics and the Meat We Eat By DAVID A. KESSLER Published: March 27, 2013 For Op-Ed, follow @nytopinion and to hear from the editorial page editor, Andrew Rosenthal, follow @andyrNYT. SCIENTISTS at the Food and Drug Administration systematically monitor the meat and poultry sold in supermarkets around the country for the presence of disease-causing bacteria



NOBULL: New book on ethics and economics of competition in agriculture

Mike, You might be interested in what academics are writing about the ethics of competition in agriculture. See the attached product flyer and link below to a new book I’ve produced. At least one of the contributors of the book is someone you probably know (Bob Taylor). The book: The Ethics and Economics of Agrifood



NOBULL: Wal-Mart — Redefining the word “Integrity” — Marketing and Operations are different departments

Wal-Mart, "Leading with Integrity" http://ethics.walmartstores.com Oh, really? Wal-Mart, Leading with Bribery



NOBULL: Drought closes packing plant; 200 jobs lost

Drought closes packing plant; 200 jobs lost By Justin Zamudio Posted March 27, 2013 at 1:24 p.m., updated March 27, 2013 at 8:44 p.m. SAN ANGELO, Texas — Drought in the Concho Valley has claimed another victim — this time a large and long-established company and jobs for hundreds of employees. San Angelo Packing Co.



NOBULL: The Corporate ‘Predator State’ — ‘This isn’t the free market; it’s a rigged market.’

“Can a right/left, small-business/worker odd bedfellows alliance emerge to counter the predatory interests?” vanden Heuvel: ‘This isn’t the free market; it’s a rigged market.’ (photo: Adbusters) The Corporate ‘Predator State’ By Katrina vanden Heuvel, The Washington Post 27 March 13 ipartisan agreement in Washington usually means citizens should hold on to their wallets or get