Monthly archives: September, 2013

NOBULL: The Folks Who Sell Your Corn Flakes are Acting Like Goldman Sachs—and That Should Worry You, By Lina K han

SEPTEMBER 11, 2013 The Folks Who Sell Your Corn Flakes are Acting Like Goldman Sachs—and That Should Worry You BY LINA KHAN In July, the public learned that Goldman Sachs and several other large banks have morphed into giant merchants of physical goods, routinely shipping oil, running power plants, and amassing stocks of metals so



NOBULL: USDA pilot program fails to stop contaminated meat from big plants

USDA pilot program fails to stop contaminated meat By Kimberly Kindy, Published: September 8 A meat inspection program that the Agriculture Department plans to roll out in pork plants nationwide has repeatedly failed to stop the production of contaminated meat at American and foreign plants that have already adopted the approach, documents and interviews show.



NOBULL: Meat industry’s request for preliminary injunction on COOL denied

Meat industry’s request for preliminary injunction on COOL denied By Tom Johnston on 9/11/2013 The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia denied a meat industry coalition’s request for a preliminary injunction on USDA’s revised mandatory country-of-origin labeling because it didn’t meet the standard for such relief, according to court documents filed today. The



NOBULL: Judge denies meat packers and NCBA request to block COOL

“Upon consideration of the arguments presented in the briefs and at oral argument, and for the reasons explained below, the Court concludes that Plaintiffs’ motion for a preliminary injunction must be DENIED. A separate order consistent with this memorandum opinion will issue.” AMI v USDA PI Order.pdf



NOBULL: U.S. To Allow Chinese Chicken Sold Without Origin Labels In U.S.

Jonathan Turley ~ Playing Chicken With Consumers: U.S. To Allow Chinese Chicken Sold Without Origin Labels In U.S. While Handing Over Inspections To Industry Jonathan Turley September 9 2013 With the continuing stories of contaminated or mislabeled food coming from China, many people have actively sought to avoid Chinese products. The United States Department of



NOBULL: ‘Pink slime’ returns to school lunches in 4 more states

‘Pink slime’ returns to school lunches in 4 more states As of Sept. 3, seven states put in orders for 2 million pounds of the controversial beef. | AP Photo By BILL TOMSON and HELENA BOTTEMILLER EVICH | 9/9/13 7:34 PM EDT Kids are going back to school and so is the ground beef filler



NOBULL: Reaping What we Sow – Food Politics & Policy in America — KRCC Radio

Reaping What we Sow – Food Politics & Policy in America By Craig Richardson and Jake Brownell Reaping What we Sow – Food Politics & Policy in America Listen to audio Whether we’re talking about banning extra large sodas a la Michael Bloomberg, eradicating high fructose corn syrup from our diets, choosing a box labeled



NOBULL: Shuanghui/Smithfield deal passes federal review

Shuanghui/Smithfield deal passes federal review By Lisa M. Keefe on 9/6/2013 The federal Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) today blessed the acquisition of Smithfield Foods Inc. by Chinese-based Shuanghui International Holdings Ltd., Smithfield said in a news release. CFIUS approval was important to the deal because the committee in charged with



NOBULL: Was Your Chicken Nugget Made In China? It’ll Soon Be Hard To Know

Was Your Chicken Nugget Made In China? It’ll Soon Be Hard To Know NPR Sept. 5, 2013 Maria Godoy Here’s a bit of news that might make you drop that chicken nugget midbite. Just before the start of the long holiday weekend last Friday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture quietly announced that it was ending



NOBULL: Aldi confirms up to 100% horsemeat in beef products

Aldi confirms up to 100% horsemeat in beef products September 6, 2013 at 12:36 am This story first emerged in the UK earlier this year. It’s an eye-opening realization of secretive and devious the mainstream processed meat industry really is. Could the same thing be happening in the U.S. and we don’t even know it???