Monthly archives: October, 2013

NOBULL: Feeding antibiotics to livestock is bad for humans, but Congress won’t stop it — WP

Report: Feeding antibiotics to livestock is bad for humans, but Congress won’t stop it By Melinda Henneberger, Updated: Tuesday, October 22, 9:27 AM The farm and pharmaceutical lobbies have blocked all meaningful efforts to reduce the use of antibiotics in raising livestock in America, a practice that contributes to a major public health risk, a



NOBULL: This Land Is Our Land?

This Land is Our Land? By Bob St Peter and Raj Patel on October 18, 2013 Imagine a country where ideologues bent on land reform turn agriculture into the plaything of the world’s richest investors, and poor local farmers are locked out of millions of acres prime agricultural land. Then stop imagining some African country



NOBULL: Monsanto’s Very Bad Week: 3 Big Blows for GMO Food

Monsanto’s Very Bad Week: 3 Big Blows for GMO Food Why are Monsanto and the junk food industry willing to spend many tens of millions of dollars every year trying to keep you in the dark about your food? Photo Credit: Lightspring/Shuttersock.com October 21, 2013 It hasn’t been a good week for Monsanto and the



NOBULL: New York’s Looming Food Disaster — The Atlantic

New York’s Looming Food Disaster Siddhartha Mahanta 9:18 AM ET Reuters In New York City, locating a bite to eat is rarely a difficult task. The city is a food paradise or, depending on your mood, a place of overwhelming glut. But when Superstorm Sandy pummeled New York last fall, it revealed the terrifying potential



NOBULL: Let’s Get This Class War Started, By Chris Hedges — It is time to grab our pitchforks.

Let’s Get This Class War Started http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/lets_get_this_class_war_started_20131020/ Posted on Oct 20, 2013 By Chris Hedges AP/Manuel Balce Ceneta Although his actual wealth has been called into question, Donald Trump has made a handsome living playing a rich person on TV. “The rich are different from us,” F. Scott Fitzgerald is said to have remarked to



nOBULL: Steroids may be able to regenerate — Feedstuffs

Steroids may be able to regenerate Tim Lundeen Published on: Oct 4, 2013 NEW regulatory approaches may be needed to assess environmental risks of agricultural growth promoters and similar human pharmaceuticals following research that shows that a newly found reversion mechanism allows the unexpected persistence of the steroidal substances in aquatic environments. Results of the



NOBULL: Supreme Beef v USDA: Why Salmonella is on your Chicken

Supreme Beef v USDA: Why Salmonella is on your Chicken October 20, 2013 by Carla Gillespie Leave a Comment The Foster Farms Salmonella outbreak has consumers wondering, how did we get here? How can a company that has sickened at least 472 people, many of whom have been hospitalized with drug-resistant infections, tell consumers their



NOBULL: More on Chicken – Bittman

October 18, 2013, 1:21 pm 37 Comments More on Chicken By MARK BITTMAN Libor Tomáštík In the wake of the salmonella Heidelberg outbreak in chicken, which I wrote about on Wednesday, here are some updates: Food safety advocates are demanding to know why there has been no recall of Foster Farms chicken. The U.S.D.A.’s Assistant



NOBULL: Bittman – How to Feed the World – NYTimes.com

How to Feed the World Golden Cosmos By MARK BITTMAN Published: October 14, 2013 It’s been 50 years since President John F. Kennedy spoke of ending world hunger, yet on the eve of World Food Day, Oct. 16, the situation remains dire. The question “How will we feed the world?” implies that we have no



NOBULL: Wendell Berry — The Brian Lehrer Show

The Brian Lehrer Show Wendell Berry Wendell Berry, poet, environmentalist, activist, and farmer, is in town to receive the Roosevelt Institute’s Freedom Medal. He discusses his life on the land and how it connects the issues that matter to him — from the Farm Bill to climate change and coal mining. Listen: http://www.wnyc.org/story/wendell-berry/