Monthly archives: September, 2014

K-State Gets $50 Million Grant for Feed the Future Innovation Lab

The same universities that have promoted the destructive industrial model of agriculture are now given more money to figure out how to feed the world?? MC K-State Gets $50 Million Grant for Feed the Future Innovation Lab Effort to move most vulnerable out of cycle of extreme poverty includes creating solutions to agricultural challenges. Published



Ranch Foods Direct to anchor Public Market

Ranch Foods Direct to anchor Public Market Posted By Matthew Schniper on Mon, Sep 22, 2014 at 5:20 PM This past Friday, we reported on the big news that the Colorado Springs Public Market has selected its location (all these years later) — the former Gazette building at 30 S. Prospect St. This morning, we



WSJ: FTC Considers Challenge to Food Merger

​Wall Street Journal: FTC Considers Challenge to Food Merger Sysco and US Foods Says Intense Competition Would Remain Their Marriage By BRENT KENDALL and ANNIE GASPARRO The Federal Trade Commission is considering a possible antitrust lawsuit to block the planned merger of Sysco Corp. SYY -1.08% and US Foods Inc., concerned that combining the nation’s



Chipotle meat supplier – OSI cuts China unit staff as fallout continues over food safety scandal

OSI cuts China unit staff as fallout continues over food safety scandal By Rita Jane Gabbett on 9/22/2014 OSI Group announced Sunday evening that OSI China would lay off 340 workers at its Shanghai Husi Food Co. unit, effective today. The move comes two months after a Chinese television reporter went undercover at the plant



As organic’s authenticity halo fades, consumers turn to local food

As organic’s authenticity halo fades, consumers turn to local food 2014-09-16 What’s better than organic? To hear Organic Valley tell it, milk from grass-fed cows might be preferable in the dairy case. The cooperative says its Grassmilk product is flying off shelves at Whole Foods – a glittering star among stars. Many shoppers “have almost



Processed Chicken From China Slips Past New Country-of-Origin Labels

Processed Chicken From China Slips Past New Country-of-Origin Labels By Sam Brasch on February 3, 2014 Just as new country-of-origins labels (COOL) have begun showing up at deli counters across the country, Congressmen are already worried about processed meat from China sidestepping the requirements. Raw imported meat or fish now bears a label describing where



Stop the presses: Colorado Springs Public Market coming to former Gazette building

Stop the presses: Colorado Springs Public Market coming to former Gazette building By Rich Laden Published: September 20, 2014 • 0 A portion of the former Gazette property on downtown’s east edge will become home to the Colorado Springs Public Market – a long-envisioned, year-round venue and gathering place for local food growers and producers,



U.S. wants Taiwan to clarify ractopamine policy

U.S. wants Taiwan to clarify ractopamine policy By Meatingplace Editors on 9/19/2014 A top U.S. trade official said Taiwan needs to clarify its policy on ractopamine in imports of pork and certain beef products. Taiwan established a maximum residue level for ractopamine in beef cuts in 2012 but has not set an MRL for pork



Artificial Sweeteners May Disrupt Body’s Blood Sugar Controls

Artificial Sweeteners May Disrupt Body’s Blood Sugar Controls By Kenneth Chang September 17, 2014 4:17 Researchers say gut bacteria changed in subjects that consumed artificial sweeteners, leading to glucose intolerance.Credit Weizmann Institute of Science Artificial sweeteners may disrupt the body’s ability to regulate blood sugar, causing metabolic changes that can be a precursor to diabetes,



Koch foundation proposal to college: Teach our curriculum, get millions

Here is another instance of the “selling” of public universities. And if that is not bad enough, contributions like this pull taxpayer funds (for faculty salaries, etc) away from teaching/research on public issues to support the donor’s agenda. This is becoming an enormous taxpayer subsidy for corporations and the wealthy. BT Koch foundation proposal to