Monthly archives: April, 2014

NOBULL: Possible Food Poisoning Sickens 100 at Safety Summit

Possible Food Poisoning Sickens 100 at Safety Summit By JoNel Aleccia More than 100 people have now reported they got sick with suspected food poisoning at a national Food Safety Summit held earlier this month in Baltimore. Maryland state health officials say they still don’t know what caused the outbreak of gastroenteritis that left participants



NOBULL: National Geographic series on “Feeding the World”

Feeding the World By 2050 we’ll need to feed two billion more people. How can we do that without overwhelming the planet? PHOTOGRAPHS BY GEORGE STEINMETZ Scott City, Kansas Farmer Tom Giessel, Larned, KS



NOBULL: Farm and Food: Food, morality, farmers and fallacy

Farm and Food: Food, morality, farmers and fallacy By ALAN GUEBERT / Columnist (5) Comments If you’re a regular reader of the American agricultural press you already know that the three greatest threats to U.S. farmers and ranchers are the nut-eating vegans at PETA, HSUS and Chipotle Mexican Grill. You were thinking drought, flood and



NOBULL: Food Freedom movement grows with help from left

Food Freedom movement grows with help from left By: Tarini Parti and Helena Bottemiller Evich April 22, 2014 01:00 PM EDT Farmers should have the right to milk a cow and sell a gallon of that milk to their neighbors, argue libertarian supporters of the “food freedom” movement. They should be able to slaughter and



NOBULL: ‘Extreme Levels’ of Monsanto’s Roundup Found in Soy Plants

‘Extreme Levels’ of Monsanto’s Roundup Herbicide Found in Soy Plants By Emily Cassidy, EcoWatch The herbicide has triggered a cycle of super weeds resistant to Roundup, which then means more Roundup is needed to try to kill the hardy weeds. (photo: Shutterstock) 19 April 14 new study led by scientists from the Arctic University of



NOBULL: The Dumbest Federal Policy — It benefits special interests, hurts consumers, and harms the planet. What could be worse?

The Dumbest Federal Policy You’ll Read About Today It benefits special interests, hurts consumers, and harms the planet. What could be worse? A. Barton Hinkle | April 16, 2014 If you are like most people, you probably spend a lot of time wondering, "What is the absolutely worst environmental policy on the planet?" And if



NOBULL: Monsanto and Big Food Losing the GMO and ‘Natural’ Food Fight

Monsanto and Big Food Losing the GMO and ‘Natural’ Food Fight Organic Consumers Association / Op-Ed Published: Thursday 17 April 2014 After 20 years of battling Monsanto and corporate agribusiness, food and farm activists in Vermont, backed by a growing Movement across the country, are on the verge of a monumental victory—mandatory labels on genetically



NOBULL: JBS ordered to pay $1.1 million on worker conditions

JBS ordered to pay $1.1 million on worker conditions By Andre Sulluchuco on 4/17/2014 The Brazilian Ministry of Labor of Acre State has ordered JBS to pay $1.1 million in collective moral damages, per its website. Federal Prosecutor Marielle Rissanne War Cardoso Viana presented a lawsuit against JBS in the capital state city of Rio



NOBULL: CDC agency chastises USDA for mischaracterizing a report on poultry workers

CDC agency chastises USDA for mischaracterizing a report on poultry workers Posted by Celeste Monforton, DrPH, MPH of George Washington University School of Public Health & Health Services on April 10, 2014 (2) Share on emailMore » The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is one of those federal agencies that lies quietly



NOBULL:: GMO labeling

FOOD, AG INDUSTRIES GAVE TO POMPEO: Rep. Michael Pompeo, the Kansas Republican who has agreed to introduce a federal bill that would preempt states trying to pass mandatory GMO labeling laws, has been well supported by the agriculture industry. Agribusiness sectors have given almost $170,000 to Pompeo since he first ran for office to represent