Monthly archives: December, 2013

Alan Newport’s irresponsible and unethical post

Dear Mr. Newport, You claim in your editorial, “HSUS Shows Continued Pattern of Dishonest Behavior,” that you “despise liars and lying.” You go on to promote outrageous and untrue allegations about HSUS, in quoting probably the slickest purveyor of deception anywhere – Rick Berman. This is the same Rick Berman whose trade is in spreading



Academics Who Defend Wall St. Reap Reward

December 27, 2013 Academics Who Defend Wall St. Reap Reward Nathan Weber for The New York Times The Market Information Lab financed by donations from commodity traders and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. By DAVID KOCIENIEWSKI Signs of the energy business are inescapable in and around Houston — the pipelines, refineries and tankers that crowd the harbor,



NOBULL: Colo. businessman plans to open meat processing plant, butcher school

Colo. businessman plans to open meat processing plant, butcher school By Tom Johnston on 12/18/2013 A Colorado Springs, Colo., business owner is looking to buy a former warehouse in that town and convert it into a meat processing plant, according to a report by the Colorado Springs Gazette. Mike Callicrate, owner of meatpacker and retail



NOBULL: JBS listed among alleged contributors in Brazil bribery investigation

JBS listed among alleged contributors in Brazil bribery investigation By Bob Moser on 12/16/2013 JBS SA has been listed in a Brazilian news story out this week as one of a dozen or more companies that paid millions of dollars to a Sao Paulo-based businessman between 2006 and 2013, who allegedly funneled that money to



NOBULL: Connecticut Governor Signs GMO Labeling Bill

Connecticut Governor Signs Bill Requiring GMO Labeling Al Jazeera America Excerpt: "Rules will take effect once four other states, including one that borders Connecticut, pass their own legislation." READ MORE



NOBULL: High Plains Journal: HSUS representative, hog farmer defends HSUS agriculture councils

HSUS representative, hog farmer defends HSUS agriculture councils In my recent issue of High Plains Journal, I read with interest Holly Martin’s column, “A wolf in a bonnet.” The truth is humane, sustainable family farmers are joining The Humane Society of the United States. As a hog farmer from Missouri, I know that the enemy



NOBULL: Sysco Buys Rival US Foods for $3.5 Billion to Create Food Distribution Giant

Sysco Buys Rival US Foods for $3.5 Billion to Create Food Distribution Giant Deal by Food-Service Providers Would Give US Foods Holders About 13% of Sysco By JASON DEAN And ANNIE GASPARRO Updated Dec. 9, 2013 10:23 a.m. ET Sysco Corp. SYY +13.57% said it would buy US Foods for $3.5 billion in stock and



NOBULL: Former GIPSA Chief Debates COOL with Meatpacker Attorney

Former GIPSA Chief Debates COOL with Meatpacker Attorney There’s no protectionism here. All there is is honesty. Let everybody know where your product comes from. – J. Dudley Butler, attorney for R-CALF USA and other supporters of COOL Fayetteville, Ark. – J. Dudley Butler, former Administrator of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Grain Inspection,



NOBULL: Farmers and Animals Have a New Ally in the Fight Against Factory Farms, By Clare Leschin-Hoar

Farmers and Animals Have a New Ally in the Fight Against Factory Farms The Humane Society is helping states with big agricultural industries reform practices to improve animal welfare. A turkey looks around its enclosure at Seven Acres Farm in North Reading, Mass. (Photo: Brian Snyder/Reuters) December 03, 2013 By Clare Leschin-Hoar If you want



NOBULL: Free enterprise must fight for its life in the new Cold War, By Diane Francis

Free enterprise must fight for its life in the new Cold War Diane Francis | 29/11/13 | Last Updated: 29/11/13 2:25 PM ET Tomohiro Ohsumi/BloombergIn late 2012, Ottawa mistakenly approved an audacious bid by China’s CNOOC of $15.1 billion for a major Canadian oil company – that is now gobbling up assets and small entities