Monthly archives: June, 2015

Stomachs turn by 40-year-old meat peddled by traders — COOL for meat might be a good idea …

Stomachs turn by 40-year-old meat peddled by traders Dan Levin and Crystal Tse Thursday, 25 Jun 2015 | 12:29 AM ET The New York Times STR | AFP | Getty Images A butcher waiting for customers at her stall in a market in Qingdao, China. From rat meat masquerading as lamb to tainted milk to



SD Stockgrowers Association Stands Firm in Support of Meat Labeling

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 26, 2015 Contact: Silvia Christen, SD Stockgrowers Association 605.342.0429 or silvia Bob Fortune, SD Stockgrowers Association President, 605.488.1003 SD Stockgrowers Association Stands Firm in Support of Meat Labeling The United States Senate Agriculture Committee hosted a hearing on Thursday, June 25 to discuss threats of trade retaliation from Canada and Mexico,



eFarm and Food File: Why does Monsanto want Syngenta?

Farm and Food File for the week beginning Sunday, June 28, 2015 Why does Monsanto want Syngenta? Alan Guebert On the mid-1970s, southern Illinois dairy farm of my youth, we viewed Monsanto Co.’s new, systemic weed killer, Roundup, as a miracle cure to our biggest perennial headache, Johnson grass, the hard-to-kill weed still listed as



China’s Communist-Capitalist Ecological Apocalypse — Meet the owner of Smithfield, America’s biggest pork company …

China’s Communist-Capitalist Ecological Apocalypse Sunday, 21 June 2015 00:00 By Richard Smith, Truthout | News Analysis A pedestrian wearing a protective mask in Beijing, January 17, 2012. Decades of coal-powered industrialization combined with the government-promoted car craze have brought China the worst air pollution in the world. (Photo: Gilles Sabrie/The New York Times) This article



Greeley meatpacker JBS eyes bigger role in consumer beef markets

JBS is working hard to repeal Country of Origin labeling (COOL) so they can bring meat in from the cheapest places on the globe. Kansas Senator Pat Roberts in in their pocket. Senator Stabenow is misguided. Mike C. Greeley meatpacker JBS eyes bigger role in consumer beef markets Beef processing could become more consumer-oriented, company



OCM stands firm on consumers’ right to meat origin info

OCM stands firm on consumers’ right to meat origin info PRESS RELEASE Organization for Competitive Markets P.O. Box 6486 Lincoln, NE 68506 www.CompetitiveMarkets.com Media Contact: Mike Callicrate, President (785-332-8218) mike June 25, 2015 For Immediate Release OCM stands firm on consumers’ right to meat origin info (June 25, 2015) -This week the Organization for Competitive



Whole Foods is being accused of overcharging customers

Whole Foods is being accused of overcharging customers Hayley Peterson Jun. 24, 2015, 10:43 AM Associated Press New York City officials are investigating Whole Foods amid accusations that the grocery chain overcharges customers, The Daily News reports. In a sting operation during the fall, inspectors weighed 80 items from eight Whole Foods stores across the



R-CALF USA: Senate COOL Hearing Pathetically Biased

R-CALF USA: Senate COOL Hearing Pathetically Biased Billings, Mont. – Today, the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry held a hearing regarding the United States’ country of origin labeling (COOL) law and trade retaliation. Five of the witnesses who were selected to testify at the hearing favored the immediate repeal of COOL to avoid



Food & Water Watch Decries Voluntary Country of Origin Labeling Proposal

June 25th, 2015 Food & Water Watch Decries Voluntary Country of Origin Labeling Proposal Statement of Food & Water Watch Executive Director Wenonah Hauter Washington, D.C. — "Today, the Senate Agriculture Committee held a hearing on the anti-consumer proposal to replace mandatory country of origin labels (COOL) with a voluntary labeling program for beef and



The Washington Post: WHO adds one of world’s most popular weedkillers to list linked to cancer

WHO adds one of world’s most popular weedkillers to list linked to cancer By Ariana Eunjung Cha June 23 Pesticide warning sign on a bright green lawn. (Bigstock) A weedkiller sprayed widely on farms and used in a number of popular lawn-care products has been designated as "possibly" carcinogenic to humans by a World Health