Monthly archives: November, 2014

WSJ – The Real Cost of a Can of Spam, Eugenia Bone

The Real Cost of a Can of Spam Journalists and foodies keep decrying industrialized farming and meat production. But what to do? You can’t change the system by shopping at a farmer’s market. Ricardo Ceppi/ Corbis Images Eugenia Bone Nov. 21, 2014 5:54 p.m. ET By now, most people who care about where our food



Dividing the Spoils, By Bill Moyers — Corruption in America: From Benjamin Franklin’s Snuff Box to Citizens U nited.

Friday, November 21, 2014 by Moyers & Company Dividing the Spoils by Bill Moyers Portrait of Louis the XVI by Antoine-François Callet. (Portrait: commons.wikimedia.org) We’ve been watching Congress since the mid-term elections and reading Zephyr Teachout’s terrific history book, Corruption in America: From Benjamin Franklin’s Snuff Box to Citizens United. That snuff box was a



It’s Worse Than Imagined: Study Shows Dramatic Correlation Between GMOs And 22 Diseases

It’s Worse Than Imagined: Study Shows Dramatic Correlation Between GMOs And 22 Diseases By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance November 18, 2014 | There is a growing movement for labeling of GMO crops, and many would go further and ban GMOs completely. Currently there is a close vote in Oregon on a GMO



Checkoff Lawsuit Seeks to Uncover Why OIG Did an About-Face

Checkoff Lawsuit Seeks to Uncover Why OIG Did an About-Face Billings, Mont. – In a lawsuit filed today in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, Organization for Competitive Markets v. Office of Inspector General, the plaintiff alleges that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Office of Inspector General (OIG) is unlawfully withholding



Meet our competition: JBS acquires over $1 billion in new assets in Australia, Brazil — The awesome power of a State sponsored enterprise

This is our competition. Sysco is selling Aspen Ridge Beef, the JBS pretend label designed to compete with companies like Ranch Foods Direct. UCCS is promoting Aspen Ridge as their locally sourced beef. JBS has a beef plant in Greeley, CO. JBS acquires over $1 billion in new assets in Australia, Brazil By Bob Moser



JBS acquires over $1 billion in new assets in Australia, Brazil — The awesome power of a State sponsored enterprise

JBS acquires over $1 billion in new assets in Australia, Brazil By Bob Moser on 11/21/2014 Brazil’s JBS SA announced Thursday night plans to acquire the Primo Group, the leading producer of ham, bacon and small meat products in Australia and New Zealand, as well as one of Brazil’s largest poultry processors — Big Frango.



The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Covers Governor Chris Christie and Gestation Crates

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Covers Governor Chris Christie and Gestation Crates



Chinese company, Dairy Farmers plan Kansas plant — U.S. losing ability to feed itself

We are becoming g an important part of China’s plan to feed themselves. China now owns Smithfield, ours and the world’s largest pork company. JBS, from Brazil, is ours and the world’s largest beef and poultry companies. These are state sponsored enterprises. There is no way for American companies to compete. China is investing the



No ‘regulatory fix’ for COOL: Vilsack

No ‘regulatory fix’ for COOL: Vilsack By Tom Johnston on 11/19/2014 Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told the National Association of Farm Broadcasters that USDA doesn’t see a regulatory “fix” to U.S. country-of-origin labeling law. In a weekend press conference at the NAFB’s convention in Kansas City, the Secretary said, in response to a question, “We



Secret recording of Big Oil smear tactics emerges – “Win dirty of lose clean.”

Secret recording of Big Oil smear tactics emerges http://youtu.be/n98_aPzaI20