Monthly archives: March, 2015

China and mulitnational corporations are fighting for the “Right to Farm” in Oklahoma

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New TV Ad: Corporate “Right to Harm” Bill Bad for Animals and State’s Traditional Family Farm Economy (Mar. 30, 2015)—A new television advertising campaign launched over the weekend warns Oklahomans about a proposed bill in the legislature to create a constitutional “right to farm.” The advertising campaign is the latest effort by



TPP Leak Reveals Extraordinary New Powers for Thousands of Foreign Firms to Challenge U.S. Policies and Demand Taxpayer Compensation

For Immediate Release: Contact: Symone Sanders (202) 454-5108 March 25, 2015 Lori Wallach (202) 454-5107, lwallach TPP Leak Reveals Extraordinary New Powers for Thousands of Foreign Firms to Challenge U.S. Policies and Demand Taxpayer Compensation Unveiling of Parallel Legal System for Foreign Corporations Will Fuel TPP Controversy, Further Complicate Obama’s Push for Fast Track WASHINGTON,



FORTUNE: The last state standing against corporate farming weighs a change — giant meatpackers to take even more control

The last state standing against corporate farming weighs a change by Leah Douglas @leahjdouglas March 24, 2015, 7:00 AM EDT A proposed bill in Nebraska’s state legislature would overturn a ban on the corporate ownership of hogs, allowing giant meatpackers to take even more control of the American meat industry. When Jim Knopik looks over



R-CALF USA to House Ag Subcommittee: Do Not Weaken COOL

R-CALF USA to House Ag Subcommittee: Do Not Weaken COOL Washington, D.C. – In written testimony submitted for today’s hearing on meat labeling requirements held by the U.S. House Agriculture subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture, R-CALF USA urged subcommittee members to take no action that would in any way undermine the U.S. country of



CSINDY: Got beef – As D-11 campaigns to restore Ranch Foods meat, food fight continues

Got beef As D-11 campaigns to restore Ranch Foods meat, food fight continues By Matthew Schniper @MatthewSchniper Tanya Shaw Jeffrey The phrase ‘scrap of meat’ takes on new meaning at D-11. A month ago, we detailed Colorado Springs School District 11’s struggle to keep its much-lauded Good Food Project alive in the face of underfunded



Merchants of Doubt Exposes the Bull | Mike Callicrate | No-Bull Food News

Merchants of Doubt Exposes the Bull Posted on March 24, 2015 by Mike Callicrate Not believing doesn’t make it untrue In last week’s Atlantic article, Farmland Without Farmers, Wendell Berry describes how industrial agriculture has replaced men with machines, depriving the American landscape of its stewards and the culture they built. He discusses the value



Fundraiser launched to help Colorado Springs school district buy local beef after price hikes

Fundraiser launched to help Colorado Springs school district buy local beef after price hikes By Debbie Kelley • Updated: March 20, 2015 at 8:22 pm Rising beef prices and new government regulations led to a tough decision for one of the region’s leading advocates for locally sourced food. And, now, a fundraising drive has launched



TedX – Don’t Let the Good Food Movement Become Only Feel Good, By Kendra Kimbirauskas

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Nebraska farm group rips Korea free-trade pact, says it has harmed U.S. economy — and what was left out…

Nebraska farm group rips Korea free-trade pact, says it has harmed U.S. economy By Russell Hubbard / World-Herald staff writer | Posted: Tuesday, March 17, 2015 1:00 am The Nebraska Farmers Union joined with trade activists Monday to oppose a free-trade pact with Korea that the group says has hurt the U.S. economy. John Hansen,



Report on the Secretary of Agriculture’s Advisory Committee on Animal Health (SACAH), By Gilles Stockton

Report on the Secretary of Agriculture’s Advisory Committee on Animal Health (SACAH) The Secretary of Agriculture’s Advisory Committee on Animal Health (SACAH) has finalized recommendations for this current session of the Committee’s debates. The SACAH is an official advisory body consisting of twenty members who are appointed to discuss and recommend to the Secretary policy