Monthly archives: May, 2013

NOBULL: Can livestock be managed to restore soil?

A FOOD CHAIN RADIO RELEASE FROM METROFARM.COM We paved it over and swept it away as if it were, well, dirty. Then we woke to the fact that soil is where life begins, and where life ends. And so we ask… Can livestock be managed to restore soil? This Saturday at 9am Pacific, the Food



NOBULL: Monsanto’s growing monopoly — What the Supreme Court got wrong, By Kristina Hubbard

Thursday, May 30, 2013 12:17 PM MST Monsanto’s growing monopoly What the Supreme Court got wrong: Patents on self-replicating seed are unethical, dangerous and anti-competitive By Kristina Hubbard A still from a Monsanto ad When the Supreme Court unanimously sided with Monsanto recently, it upheld the company’s right to prohibit the replanting of patented seed



NOBULL: Noam Chomsky: The Kind of Anarchism I Believe In

FOCUS | Noam Chomsky: The Kind of Anarchism I Believe In Michael S. Wilson, Modern Success Wilson writes: "’If workers are more insecure, they won’t do things, like asking for better wages and better benefits. And that’s healthy for the economy from a certain point of view, a point of view that says workers ought



NOBULL: Food market reform groups eye farm bill — the next few weeks are crucial

Food market reform groups eye farm bill Courtesy photo Bill Bullard of the Billings-based Ranchers-Cattlemen Action Legal Fund. May 29, 2013 12:00 am • By Tom Lutey (3) Comments For farmers and consumer groups seeking dramatic changes in U.S. food politics, the next few weeks are crucial. Farm bill talks in the U.S. Senate are



NOBULL: U.S. Expected to Clear China Firm’s Smithfield Purchase – WSJ

U.S. Expected to Clear China Firm’s Smithfield Purchase – http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323728204578513382714121410.html?mod=wsj_share_tweet By WILLIAM MAULDIN WASHINGTON—The purchase of Smithfield Foods Inc. SFD +29.34% by China’s Shuanghui International Holdings Ltd. is unlikely to face serious opposition from the U.S. committee that reviews foreign acquisitions, according to former U.S. officials and trade experts. In announcing their proposed combination Wednesday,



NOBULL: Millions March Against Monsanto!

Published on May 26, 2013 The World Is Awakening! No To GMOs! Millions spoke up in protests and rallies in over 50 countries and over 400 cities across the world on this historical day, May 25th, 2013!



NOBULL: China’s Shuanghui latest foreign entrant to the U.S. protein business

China’s Shuanghui latest foreign entrant to the U.S. protein business By Tom Johnston on 5/30/2013 Smithfield’s merger with Shuanghui, China’s largest meat processor, brings yet another foreign player to the U.S. protein field, where outside opportunists with plenty of capital largely have found a happy home in recent recessionary years that sapped domestic beef, pork



NOBULL: Unusual trading on Smithfield calls before deal raises eyebrows

Unusual trading on Smithfield calls before deal raises eyebrows Thu May 30, 2013 1:09am IST * Smithfield call volume on May 21 was above typical levels * Upside July $29 and $30 Smithfield calls stand out By Doris Frankel May 29 (Reuters) – Bullish bets in the U.S. options market on Smithfield Foods Inc, placed



USDA INVESTIGATING DETECTION OF GENETICALLY ENGINEERED (GE) GLYPHOSATE-RESISTANT WHEAT IN OREGON

USDA INVESTIGATING DETECTION OF GENETICALLY ENGINEERED (GE) GLYPHOSATE-RESISTANT WHEAT IN OREGON USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service sent this bulletin at 05/29/2013 02:53 PM EDT A Q&A document is available at: http://www.aphis.usda.gov/newsroom/ USDA INVESTIGATING DETECTION OF GENETICALLY ENGINEERED (GE) GLYPHOSATE-RESISTANT WHEAT IN OREGON WASHINGTON, May 29, 2013 –The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal



NOBULL: Speculators should be judged for the hunger of 1 billion people, says Ziegler

Speculators should be judged for the hunger of 1 billion people, says Ziegler "85% of food in the world is controlled by ten companies. They decide who will die every day from hunger and who will eat," said the former UN rapporteur. The Swiss sociologist Jean Ziegler, former Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food