Monthly archives: May, 2013

NOBULL: This is the end of GM crops in Denmark

This is the end of GM crops in Denmark Genetically modified crops have attracted criticism over the world. Especially in Europe and Denmark, where it now seems to be completely finish with GMO crops. Genetically modified maize has been attempted grown in Denmark. It is now past due to poor test results and consumer resistance



NOBULL: U.S. Meat Processor in $4.7 Billion Sale to Chinese Company

U.S. Meat Processor in $4.7 Billion Sale to Chinese Company By MICHAEL J. DE LA MERCED and MARK SCOTT May 29, 2013 10:45 a.m. | Updated Shuanghui International of China agreed on Wednesday to buy the American meat processor Smithfield Foods for about $4.7 billion, in one of the biggest moves by a Chinese company



NOBULL: Birth of a Cross-Border Bacon Behemoth with Chinese Company’s Purchase of Smithfield

For Immediate Release Wednesday, May 29, 2013 n Birth of a Cross-Border Bacon Behemoth with Chinese Company’s Purchase of Smithfield Statement by Wenonah Hauter, Executive Director, Food & Water Watch Washington, D.C. — “The purchase of Smithfield by Chinese company Shuanghui International Holdings Ltd., is bad news for U.S. farmers and consumers, the environment and



NOBULL: RE: Is the government helping speculators manipulate grain futures? — Salon



NOBULL: Jury Finds Peaceful Farmer Needs No Licenses

Dear Mike: A significant court victory for consumer access to raw dairy and other locally produced foods was won last week in Wisconsin. Please see press release, below.–Kimberly Hartke URL for this release: http://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2013/05/28/550238/10034247/en/Jury-Finds-Peaceful-Farmer-Does-Not-Need-Licenses.html Jury Finds Peaceful Farmer Does Not Need Licenses Farmer Acquitted on 3 Criminal Counts; Guilty on 1 Baraboo, Wisconsin, May 28,



NOBULL: “The Food Police” by OSU Professor of Agricultural Economics

OSU Prof. Jayson Lusk, in his new book “The Food Police,” criticizes those who question the industrial food system. Ironically, Dr. Lusk takes on the role of thought police. He warns ignorant masses that by questioning government policies and corporate practices we are threatening the world’s food supply. He protects corporate benefactors from alleged rabble



NOBULL: Is the government helping speculators manipulate grain futures? — Salon

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 05:45 AM MST Is the government helping speculators manipulate grain futures? How sophisticated traders exploit an obscure USDA rule change to get rich, fleece farmers, and drive up food prices By Lina Khan The Chicago Mercantile Exchange(Credit: AP/Charles Rex Arbogast) While the activities of the Agriculture Department don’t always garner a



NOBULL: Marchers in over 400 cities protest Monsanto

Marchers in over 400 cities protest Monsanto Published: May 25 LOS ANGELES — Protesters rallied in dozens of cities Saturday as part of a global protest against seed giant Monsanto and the genetically modified food it produces, organizers said. Organizers said “March Against Monsanto” protests were held in 52 countries and 436 cities, including Washington



NOBULL: USDA issues final COOL rule; industry blasts decision…with checkoff dollars

USDA issues final COOL rule; industry blasts decision By Michael Fielding on 5/23/2013 Two of the industry’s largest groups decried a USDA decision Thursday to issue a final rule to its Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) provisions for muscle cut meats to address the latest World Trade Organization (WTO) ruling. The final rule modifies the



NOBULL: U.S. food labels seen heating up North America meat war

ANALYSIS-U.S. food labels seen heating up North America meat war – RTRS 21-May-2013 06:00 U.S. meat labeling rules slashed Canada livestock exports United States seeks to make meat labels stricter Canada threatens possible retaliation By Rod Nickel and Theopolis Waters WINNIPEG, Manitoba/CHICAGO, May 21 (Reuters) – The United States is poised to introduce stricter rules