Monthly archives: July, 2013

NOBULL: Cardinal Turkson, say ‘no’ to GMOs

Cardinal Turkson, say ‘no’ to GMOs David Andrews | Jul. 29, 2013 Eco Catholic The following is an open letter to Cardinal Peter Turkson, president of the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, who will speak at the World Food Prize 2013 Borlaug Dialogue (Des Moines, Iowa, Oct. 16-18), which will include an award



NOBULL: Mother Jones — Why China Wants US-Grown Pork Chops

Mike, Just wanted to clarify that my take on this is different. If China’s demand for imported pork (and beef) increases like he’s predicting, causing a corresponding increase in feed consumption to meet that demand, and if China continues to import feed to meet its own domestic demand as he also mentions, feed prices will



NOBULL: Heads Up on COOL Scam

To: R-CALF USA Members, Affiliates, and Friends From: Bill Bullard, CEO Date: July 29, 2013 Subject: Heads Up on COOL Scam Last week R-CALF USA was alerted to the fact that former R-CALF USA lobbyist Jess Peterson is personally and aggressively soliciting money and assistance from R-CALF USA members and R-CALF USA affiliates. According to



NOBULL: China’s Bad Earth — WSJ

July 27, 2013, 2:39 a.m. ET China’s Bad Earth The Wall Street Journal In Dapu, a chemical factory sits next to a farm. ‘Nothing comes from these plants,’ says a local farmer. Industrialization has turned much of the Chinese countryside into an environmental disaster zone, threatening not only the food supply but the legitimacy of



NOBULL: Cargill to invest $6 million to boost protein processing in Nicaragua — Kill COOL and USDA inspection…

Cargill is working against COOL and wants to be able to self-inspect upon entry to U.S. market. Cargill to invest $6 million to boost protein processing in Nicaragua By Andre Sulluchuco on 7/29/2013 Cargill will invest $ 6 million this year in Nicaragua to increase its vehicle fleet, expand its processing plants and modernize its



NOBULL: The Charitable-Industrial Complex — It’s an old story; we really need a new one.

The Charitable-Industrial Complex By PETER BUFFETT Published: July 26, 2013 I HAD spent much of my life writing music for commercials, film and television and knew little about the world of philanthropy as practiced by the very wealthy until what I call the big bang happened in 2006. That year, my father, Warren Buffett, made



NOBULL: A Race to Save the Orange by Altering Its DNA — NYT

A Race to Save the Orange by Altering Its DNA By AMY HARMON Growers turned to genetics in hopes of building a tougher orange tree. But what intervention would the public accept?



NOBULL: F.D.A. Says Importers Must Audit Food Safety — NYT

F.D.A. Says Importers Must Audit Food Safety If the rules are made final, they would shift the responsibility for ensuring that food is safe from the F.D.A. to companies like Walmart and Cargill.



NOBULL: NCBA Betrays Cattlemen – Working contrary to Beef Checkoff objectives

NCBA Betrays Cattlemen – Working contrary to Beef Checkoff objectives Posted July 26, 2013 By Vaughn Meyer of Reva, SD As an appointee to the 106 member Cattlemen’s Beef Board (CBB) I often wonder if I/we are spending your beef checkoff dollars in the best interest of beef promotion. To begin this examination of our



OCM’s 15th Annual Food and Agriculture Conference — Slate of Speakers

OCM to plot long overdue market revival at convention As in years past, the OCM annual meeting will bring together the nation’s leading market reform advocates for a comprehensive discussion of the economic, legal, legislative and academic solutions to this challenge. The slate of speakers will include Wenonah Hauter, founder of Food & Water Watch