Monthly archives: August, 2014

WSJ: WTO Rules against US meat COOL

WTO Panel Decides Against U.S. in Meat-Labeling Dispute Wall Street Journal By Nirmala Menon August 21, 2014 The U.S. has lost a key round at the World Trade Organization in a trade dispute with Canada and Mexico over meat labeling, according to people familiar with the WTO’s findings. Canada and Mexico opposed a new U.S.



The Coming Race War Won’t Be About Race

Also see: The Pitchforks Are Coming The Coming Race War Won’t Be About Race Kareem Abdul-Jabbar August 17, 2014 Time Kareem Abdul Jabar says that Ferguson is not just about systemic racism — it’s about class warfare and how America’s poor are held back A protestor during demonstrations in Ferguson, Mo. on August 17, 2014.,



Letter from Langdon: Corporate Road Hogs

Letter from Langdon: Corporate Road Hogs 08/18/2014 Missouri’s “right-to-farm” constitutional amendment squeaked by after Big Ag pulled out all the stops in support of the measure. Something stinks, and it isn’t the farm down the road. By Richard Oswald Photo by four4dots Meeting in the middle still requires at least one party to yield. Driving



New Yorker: Seeds of Doubt — An activist’s controversial crusade against genetically modified crops.

Annals of Science August 25, 2014 Issue Seeds of Doubt An activist’s controversial crusade against genetically modified crops. By Michael Specter Vandana Shiva accuses multinational corporations such as Monsanto of attempting to impose “food totalitarianism” on the world. Credit Illustration by Jason Seiler / Reference: Amanda Edwards / WireImage Early this spring, the Indian environmentalist



2nd co-owner of slaughterhouse facing charges over bad meat

2nd co-owner of slaughterhouse facing charges over bad meat By Laura Ly, CNN updated 5:02 AM EDT, Fri August 22, 2014 PLAY VIDEO Source: Recall involves cancerous meat STORY HIGHLIGHTS A former co-owner of a California slaughterhouse is accused of distributing bad meat The other co-owner and two former workers are also facing charges in



WTO panel rules against U.S. on COOL: WSJ — Meatingplace

WTO panel rules against U.S. on COOL: WSJ By Tom Johnston on 8/22/2014 A World Trade Organization (WTO) panel has sided with opponents of U.S. country-of-origin labeling law, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal, citing “sources familiar with the panel’s confidential report.” Canada and Mexico have asked for the World Trade Organization’s



National Geographic – If You Think the Water Crisis Can’t Get Worse, Wait Until the Aquifers Are Drained

In ten years, the Colorado River Basin has lost the equivalent of two Lake Meads, the largest reservoir in the U.S., pictured here at dusk with Las Vegas in the background. Photograph by Peter Essick, National Geographic Connecting Dots: The News in Perspective If You Think the Water Crisis Can’t Get Worse, Wait Until the



TSN — NFU withdraws from beef checkoff working group, urges checkoff change — NCBA wants all the money!

8.20.14 Tri-State Livestock News NFU withdraws from beef checkoff working group, urges checkoff change The National Farmers Union has withdrawn from the working group that has been struggling to reach consensus on changes to the beef checkoff program, The Hagstrom Report has learned. The NFU Legislative committee sent the following resolution it adopted to the



Missourians Fight ALEC Over Big Agriculture’s “Right to Farm”

Missourians Fight ALEC Over Big Agriculture’s “Right to Farm” Grassroots efforts will likely push a recount on an amendment to Missouri’s bill of rights that favors the interests of corporate agriculture. By Kit OConnell @KitOConnell | August 20, 2014 Neal Bredehoeft of Alma, Mo., in Lafayette County, examines his corn for any evidence of Japanese



Denver Diners Hoof, PETA and Vegans Scream Foul

Denver Diners Hoof, PETA and Vegans Scream Foul Tuesday, August 19, 2014, by Andra Zeppelin Hoofin’ It LoDo [Photo: Kyle Dill] Last night, some 90 dining enthusiasts trekked to four dining destinations in LoDo as part of the second night of Hoofin’ It. The four night culinary tour, brainchild of chef Jensen Cummings, brings together