Monthly archives: November, 2013

NOBULL: Vilsack: Let WTO Resolve Country-of-Origin Labeling

Vilsack: Let WTO Resolve Country-of-Origin Labeling Food Safety News Nov. 15, 2013 The fate of mandatory country-of-origin labeling for meat products should be left out of the farm bill and handled by the World Trade Organization, said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack at an event hosted by POLITICO on Thursday. Country-of-origin labeling (COOL) laws require meat



NOBULL: How science is telling us all to revolt — Naomi Klein

Naomi Klein: How science is telling us all to revolt Is our relentless quest for economic growth killing the planet? Climate scientists have seen the data – and they are coming to some incendiary conclusions. By Naomi Klein Published 29 October 2013 10:00 Waste land: large-scale irrigation strips nutrients from the soil, scars the landscape



NOBULL: The Insanity of Our Food Policy, By JOSEPH E. STIGLITZ

The Insanity of Our Food Policy By JOSEPH E. STIGLITZ The Great Divide is a series about inequality. American food policy has long been rife with head-scratching illogic. We spend billions every year on farm subsidies, many of which help wealthy commercial operations to plant more crops than we need. The glut depresses world crop



NOBULL: Is IKEA the New Model for the Conservative Movement? — New Yorker

November 15, 2013 Is IKEA the New Model for the Conservative Movement? Posted by Jane Mayer In every state in the country, there is at least one ostensibly independent “free-market” think tank that is part of something called the State Policy Network— there are sixty-four in all, ranging from the Pelican Institute, in Louisiana, to



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NOBULL: Group Alleges that USMEF Is Unlawfully Using Beef Checkoff Funds to Fight Against COOL

Group Alleges that USMEF Is Unlawfully Using Beef Checkoff Funds to Fight Against COOL Billings, Mont. – In a strongly worded complaint filed Monday with the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and USDA Office of Inspector General (OIG), R-CALF USA accuses the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) of unlawfully using Beef



NOBULL: Ag Council Formed to Unite Farmers, Animal Welfare Advocates in Top Animal Production State

Agriculture Council Formed to Unite Farmers, Animal Welfare Advocates in Top Animal Production State The Humane Society of the United States’ Iowa Agriculture Council will promote dialogue and grassroots organizing to help animals and farmers DES MOINES, Iowa (Nov. 13, 2013) – To advance humane and sustainable agricultural practices in Iowa, The Humane Society of



NOBULL: Wal-Mart: An economic cancer on our cities — Salon

Sunday, Nov 10, 2013 12:30 PM MST Wal-Mart: An economic cancer on our cities In Asheville, N.C., a dense downtown generated jobs and tax revenue and restored the city’s soul Charles Montgomery Downtown Asheville, North Carolina (Credit: SeanPavonePhoto via Shutterstock/Salon) Excerpted from "Happy City" Most of us agree that development that provides employment and tax



NOBULL: After 380-plus years, New Hampshire family sells farm – Prey of industrial ag

After 380-plus years, New Hampshire family sells farm Published November 05, 2013 FoxNews.com FILE 2010: Members of a picking crew work at Tuttle Farm in Dover, New Hampshire. (AP) Three years after it was put up for sale, an 11-generation family farm in New Hampshire has been sold for a fraction of the price that



NOBULL: The Wealth Producer — 1907