Monthly archives: November, 2013

NOBULL: Monsanto, the TPP and Global Food Dominance

Ellen Brown | Monsanto, the TPP and Global Food Dominance Ellen Brown, The Web of Debt Blog Brown writes: "If the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) passes, control over not just our food but our health, our environment and our financial system will be in the hands of transnational corporations." READ MORE



NOBULL: Australia Rejects ADM Bid for GrainCorp

Australia rejects ADM bid for GrainCorp 16 hours ago • The Associated Press CANBERRA, Australia — Australia early Friday blocked the 3.4 billion Australian dollar ($3.1 billion) takeover bid by U.S. food giant Archer Daniels Midland Co. for Australian grains handler GrainCorp Ltd. Treasurer Joe Hockey, invoking a rarely used power to block foreign investment,



Plows and Carbon: The Timeline of Global Warming

November 11, 2013 | DGR News Service | 7 Comments Max Wilbert: Plows and Carbon: The Timeline of Global Warming By Max Wilbert / Deep Green Resistance Great Basin In June 1988, climatologist and NASA scientist James Hansen stood before the Energy and Natural Resources Committee in the United States Senate. The temperature was a



NOBULL: Storybook Plutocracy — He sat up late on his front porch with a glass of Jack…

Storybook Plutocracy, By Thomas Frank Posted on November 23, 2013 by Mike Callicrate The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America George Packer Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2013 November 21, 2013 — George Packer’s The Unwinding is a minor masterpiece of the social-disintegration genre—a beautifully written, clinically observed story of the slow-rolling economic transformation



NOBULL: R-CALF USA Urges Consumers to Use New COOL Labels to Show Thanks to U.S. Farmers and Ranchers

R-CALF USA Urges Consumers to Use New COOL Labels to Show Thanks to U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Billings, Mont. – After tomorrow, the new U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) rules that require more accurate origin labels on muscle cuts of beef, pork, lamb, chicken and goat meat will be in full force and effect. The



NOBULL: Mexican Regulators Take on Tyson et al.

Hello All, While U.S. regulators cower at the thought of enforcing U.S. antitrust laws and the Packers and Stockyards Act against the monopolistic practices of JBS, Tyson, Cargill and National Beef, foreign regulators are busy protecting their producers and consumers from such unlawful actions. Bill Bullard R-CALF USA Meatingplace Industry News – PM Tyson, Bachoco



NOBULL: Imports and Exports: The Global Beef Trade

Imports and Exports: The Global Beef Trade By James Andrews | November 18, 2013 Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Agriculture updated the nation’s stance on beef imports with regard to bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), the fatal affliction in cattle commonly known as “Mad Cow Disease.” The U.S. is moving to adopt international standards



NOBULL: Wal-Mart Food Drive! — Driving people deeper into poverty…

RESPONSE TO: http://abcnews.go.com/Business/ohio-walmart-store-holds-thanksgiving-food-drive-associates/story?id=20927026 How high up in the Wal-Mart chain of command is spokesperson, Kory Lundberg and what is his salary? Poor Wal-Mart is not happy that a story about the Canton, Ohio store is making such a splash. Just because they have stacks of tubs at their store, in the employee area, asking for



NOBULL: Ozarks-based Tyson Foods 4Q profit rises on beef, chicken sales — While 2000 feeders go out of business…

Ozarks-based Tyson Foods 4Q profit rises on beef, chicken sales POSTED: 05:38 PM CST Nov 18, 2013 SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) — Tyson Foods says its fiscal fourth-quarter net income climbed 41 percent, driven by higher beef and chicken sales. The nation’s biggest meat producer also provided a fiscal 2014 revenue forecast above analysts’ estimates. It



NOBULL: U.S. Meatpackers Fight New Country-of-Origin Labels — WSJ

U.S. Meatpackers Fight New Country-of-Origin Labels Tyson, Cargill Lobby Congress, Objecting to New Costs By Kelsey Gee Nov. 18, 2013 6:03 p.m. ET U.S. ranchers are lobbying lawmakers to keep the new labeling rules. Associated Press Big U.S. meatpackers are appealing to Congress in a last-ditch effort to stave off new federal labeling rules that