Monthly archives: September, 2013

NOBULL: Responding to Scott George, NCBA President, Statement Defending NCBA’s Opposition to COOL, By Gilles Stockton

September 23, 2013 Editorial Responding to Scott George, NCBA President, Statement Defending NCBA’s Opposition to COOL The twisted and circular logic concocted by the NCBA to justify its opposition to COOL is simply amazing, and the recent attempt by the current NCBA President, Scott George, is no exception. If COOL is too expensive as NCBA



NOBULL: Mexico: SuKarne’s success resides in vertical integration model — Processing plant is next to the fee dlot

Mexico: SuKarne’s success resides in vertical integration model, thriving middle class By Andre Sulluchuco on 9/25/2013 SuKarne’s vertical integration model allows for process control from cattle purchasing to beef distribution, the company said in a press release. The strategy cuts costs while improving quality and has helped SuKarne become the fifth largest grain-fed beef supplier



NOBULL: Multinationals Trying to Kill Food Labeling

Multinationals Trying to Kill Food Labeling Sep 23, 2013 06:57 pm | Michael Stumo The multinational meatpackers and their captive organization, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), have sued the U.S. Department of Agriculture in a desperate attempt to block county of origin labeling for meats. R-CALF USA and National Farmers Union – both CPA



NOBULL: A Farmer’s Life, in Focus and on Film — “At Any Price”

A Farmer’s Life, in Focus and on Film By Emily Wilson Emily Wilson: You say you see similarities between agribusiness and the housing crisis and the global financial meltdown. How so? Ramin Bahrani: Big industrial farming is based on economy of scale, so the larger you are, the more power you have, meaning the better



NOBULL: Big agribusiness BS exposed tonight at CC

Big agribusiness BS exposed tonight at CC Posted by Matthew Schniper on Thu, Sep 19, 2013 at 3:55 PM As highlighted in Kirsten Akens’ feature in this week’s Indy, Wenonah Hauter, executive director of the consumer advocacy organization Food & Water Watch, will speak for free tonight at Colorado College from 6:30 to 8 p.m.



NOBULL: Triple Play: Sports, Politics & Greed — Ball players treated lilike refugee meat packing workers

Triple Play: Sports, Politics & Greed September 13, 2013 The NFL recently announced it would pay out $765 million to settle a lawsuit from thousands of former players suffering from concussions and related brain trauma. A large sum, but a small percentage of the billions the football league and other professional sports franchises haul in



NOBULL: Iowa farmer says he’s grown the perfect American pig

Iowa farmer says he’s grown the perfect American pig By Lauren Blanchard Published September 17, 2013 FoxNews.com Ionia, IA – From California’s Silicon Valley to the cornfields of Iowa, former computer engineer and now pig farmer, Carl Blake is reinventing the way that Americans eat their pork. Through his technology-based approach and good ol’ fashioned



NOBULL: USDA Seeks to Expand Pilot Program Which Leaves Meat Contaminated With Fecal Matter

USDA Seeks to Expand Pilot Program Which Leaves Meat Contaminated With Fecal Matter Tuesday, 17 September 2013 09:50 By Candice Bernd, Truthout | Report (Image: via Shutterstock).Half of the USDA inspectors in industrial meat plants will be replaced with inspectors employed by the very same companies whose meats they are inspecting if plans by the



NOBULL: ‘Faked’ beef seized in China

‘Faked’ beef seized in China By Lisa M. Keefe on 9/17/2013 Police in Xi’an, Shaanxi province have seized over 20,000 kg of fake beef made from pork and treated with chemicals, according to the Shanghaiist.com and WantChinaTimes.com website, both citing Chinese-language sites as their source. The pork was treated with chemicals, including paraffin wax and



NOBULL: Monsanto Protection Investment

Monsanto Spends $4.5 Million to Oppose Washington State GE Labeling Campaign Center for Food Safety Center for Food Safety: "Chemical and agribusiness powerhouse Monsanto has just invested $4.5 million to defeat the I-522 campaign, a state ballot initiative to require mandatory labeling of genetically engineered (GE) foods in the state of Washington." READ MORE