Monthly archives: May, 2014

NOBULL: Another sellout – Divestitures Will Preserve Flour Milling Competition – Not true!



NOBULL: GM foods neither safe nor needed, say genetic engineers

GM foods neither safe nor needed, say genetic engineers The second edition of GMO Myths and Truths, co-authored by genetic engineers Dr John Fagan and Dr Michael Antoniou and researcher Claire Robinson, was released today as a free online download. Download the report: http://earthopensource.org/index.php/reports/gmo-myths-and-truths GM foods neither safe nor needed, say genetic engineers New updated



Parched: A New Dust Bowl Forms in the Heartland

Parched: A New Dust Bowl Forms in the Heartland "Exceptional drought" makes for tough times in Oklahoma. A farmer walks in a dust storm on drought-stricken lands near Felt, Oklahoma, on August 1, 2013. PHOTOGRAPH BY ED KASHI, VII Laura Parker National Geographic Published May 16, 2014 In Boise City, Oklahoma, over the catfish special



NOBULL: What Farm-to-Table Got Wrong – NYT

What Farm-to-Table Got Wrong By DAN BARBER MAY 17, 2014 POCANTICO HILLS, N.Y. — IT’S spring again. Hip deep in asparagus — and, soon enough, tomatoes and zucchini — farm-to-table advocates finally have something from the farm to put on the table. The crowds clamoring for just-dug produce at the farmers’ market and the local



NOBULL: Tyson Foods Chairman Joins Billionaires Club, While Wages For Chicken Farmers Wane

Tyson Foods Chairman Joins Billionaires Club, While Wages For Chicken Farmers Wane Tyson’s stock price is way up, elevating John Tyson to billionaire status as a result. But many of the farmers raising the chickens and livestock used by the company and others in the industry continue to struggle. posted on May 13, 2014, at



NOBULL: Big Meat Packers and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association have taken U.S. cattlemen and consumers for a ride

Big Meat Packers and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association have taken U.S. cattlemen and consumers for a ride



Department of Agriculture buying unknown amount of submachine guns and high-capacity magazines

Department of Agriculture buying unknown amount of submachine guns and high-capacity magazines Published time: May 15, 2014 17:49 A man looks at a sub machine gun displayed at the Latin America Aero and Defence trade show (Reuters / Ricardo Moraes) The United States Department of Agriculture is probably one of the last federal agencies you’d



NOBULL: The Questionable Link Between Saturated Fat and Heart Disease — WSJ

The Questionable Link Between Saturated Fat and Heart Disease Are butter, cheese and steak really bad for you? The dubious science behind the anti-fat crusade By Nina Teicholz Updated May 6, 2014 10:25 a.m. ET RF Pictures/Corbis "Saturated fat does not cause heart disease"—or so concluded a big study published in March in the journal



NOBULL: Dairy Herd Management: HSUS to defer Colorado ballot initiative to ban tail docking

HSUS to defer Colorado ballot initiative to ban tail docking Dave Natzke, Editor, Dairy Herd Management | Updated: 05/14/2014 The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and its Colorado affiliates will defer moving forward with a Colorado ballot initiative banning dairy cattle tail docking in the state, HSUS said in a May 13 press



NOBULL: Monsanto Meets its Match in the Birthplace of Maize

Monsanto Meets its Match in the Birthplace of Maize Timothy A. Wise On April 21, a Mexican judge dealt a blow to the efforts of agricultural behemoth Monsanto and other biotech companies to open the country to the commercial cultivation of genetically modified (GM) maize. The ruling upheld the injunction issued last October that put