Monthly archives: August, 2013

NOBULL: Exclusive interview with Zilmax researcher Dan Thomson – The industry view

“If you can’t explain to the folks at Barnes and Noble in New York City what you do and have them understand and like it, you should not be doing it.” – Temple Grandin Exclusive interview with Zilmax researcher Dan Thomson By Rita Jane Gabbett on 8/29/2013 A lot has happened in the three weeks



NOBULL: How Monsanto Corners The World’s Food Market, By Frederick Reese

How Monsanto Corners The World’s Food Market Monsanto has a patent on just about every crop out there. By Frederick Reese | August 28, 2013 A farmer holds Monsanto’s Roundup Ready soybean seeds at his family farm. (AP Photo/Dan Gill) On May 25, over two million people in 436 cities, spread out over 52 countries,



NOBULL: In global fight against fracking, faith community should lead, By David Andrews — Eco-Catholic

In global fight against fracking, faith community should lead This 2012 photo shows a natural gas well drilled in a rural field near Canton, Pa. Catholic advocates have added their voices in opposition to hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, a drilling process that retrieves natural gas trapped in underground shale deposits.(CNS photo/Les Stone, Reuters) David Andrews



NOBULL: Community Wealth-Building Conference on Creating the New Economy

Community Wealth-Building Conference on Creating the New Economy September 7 @ 9:00 am – 4:15 pm $25 online, $30 at the door 2:15 – 3:15 pm: “Emerging Collaborative Models in the Local Food System” This session will bring together leaders in the local food movement who are exploring cooperative ownership models, both formal and informal,



NOBULL: Meat packers fight country-of-origin labels

Meat packers fight country-of-origin labels Consumers are increasingly interested in what’s in their food and where it came from. | Reuters By ERIC BRADNER | 8/26/13 3:59 PM EDT An international coalition of farmers and meatpackers is asking a federal judge to rip the labels off beef, pork and chicken that tell consumers where their



NOBULL: What’s Ailing America’s Cattle? Scientists Suspect Livestock-Feed Additives Are Behind Distress — WSJ

What’s Ailing America’s Cattle? Scientists Suspect Livestock-Feed Additives Are Behind Distress By JESSE NEWMAN and KELSEY GEE Zuma Press Tyson Foods has suspended purchases of animals fed with the additive Zilmax. Shown, workers at a Tyson unit trimmed beef in Nebraska last year. A growing number of cattle arriving for slaughter at U.S. meatpacking plants



MC: It is important that companies like Tyson Foods know that we are watching them

It is important that companies like Tyson Foods know that we are watching them “… again we are stronger when we are together taking these issues on … we don’t fear any of these groups. We will fight for these values and that is why we will stand up very proudly with you all you



NOBULL: It is important that companies like Tyson Foods know that we are watching them

It is important that companies like Tyson Foods know that we are watching them “… again we are stronger when we are together taking these issues on … we don’t fear any of these groups. We will fight for these values and that is why we will stand up very proudly with you all you



NOBULL: New Jobs! If Only It Were True

New Jobs! If Only It Were True By GRETCHEN MORGENSON The United States Department of Agriculture often trumpets the numbers of jobs that are expected to result from loans. Whether these jobs are actually created is another question.



NOBULL: Walmart’s Latest ‘Buy America’ Sham | Stacy Mitchell

Stacy Mitchell Senior Researcher, Institute for Local Self-Reliance Walmart’s Latest ‘Buy America’ Sham Posted: 08/22/2013 1:23 pm Almost 30 years ago, as the U.S. was bleeding jobs, Walmart launched a "Buy America" program and started hanging "Made in America" signs in its 750 stores. It was a marketing success, cementing the retailer’s popularity in the