Monthly archives: July, 2015

Pilgrim’s JBS net income up 27 percent in Q2 2015

Pilgrim’s [JBS] net income up 27 percent in Q2 2015 Net sales for the company drop when compared to second quarter of 2014 Release Date: 2015-07-30 Pilgrim’s achieved a net income of $241.5 million during the second quarter of fiscal year 2015, an improvement of 27 percent when compared to the same quarter of 2014.



Asian Seafood Raised on Pig Feces Approved for U.S. Consumers

Asian Seafood Raised on Pig Feces Approved for U.S. Consumers by Nguyen Dieu Tu Uyen October 10, 2012 — 10:00 PM MDT Shrimp farmers in Ca Mau province in Vietnam, use ice made from tap water that the government says isn’t safe to drink without boiling it, Sept 10, 2012. Photographer: Viet Dung Tran/ Bloomberg



Coalition Urges Senate to Reject COOL Repeal and So-Called Voluntary COOL Compromise

July 28, 2015 Coalition Urges Senate to Reject COOL Repeal and So-Called Voluntary COOL Compromise Washington, D.C.-Today, a coalition of 142 rancher, farmer, rural, consumer, manufacturer, labor, faith and environmental groups from across the United States delivered a letter urging the Senate to reject both the effort to repeal the country of origin labeling (COOL)



WTO Decides Argentina Can Now Export Fresh Beef to U.S.

Welcome to Global Governance. Perhaps Congress should just go home since they now are subjecting us to a higher authority. BB Meatingplace Industry News – PM WTO decides Argentina can now export fresh beef to U.S. By Andre Sulluchuco on 7/27/2015 The World Trade Organization (WTO) last Friday decided in favor of Argentina by deciding



Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef News Flash – The foxes that wiped out the hen house should be whipped every time the say the word “sustainable”

Concerning the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef News Flash. Mike does everyone that gets your post know that just mentioning two of the mentioned players, JBS and NCBA, is like the foxes looking in the hen house, wondering how long can it last. They are two of the players that shrunk the American Cattle Herd



Beef industry wrestles with sustainability — Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef looks to capture and define the word “Sustainable”

Beef industry wrestles with sustainability When asked to define what sustainable beef production looks like, Bob Patterson lifts his cowboy hat and points to his gray hair. Photo by Candace Krebs — Cameron Bruett, head of corporate affairs for JBS USA, described the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef, which he helped to launch, as the



S.D. Farmers Union President says Proposed New Language too Far from Policy of Country of Origin Labeling

July 23, 2015 S.D. Farmers Union President says Proposed New Language Ventures too Far from Policy of Country of Origin Labeling HURON, S.D. – July 23, 2015 -New language tied to today’s Transportation Funding Bill could dramatically impact the strength of current Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) legislation, said Doug Sombke, S.D. Farmers Union President



Breaking: House PASSES Disastrous DARK Act

Instead of listening to American consumers, the U.S. House of Representatives just passed the DARK Act, a bill that would overturn state genetically engineered (GE) food labeling laws, block FDA from ever implementing mandatory GE food labeling, and allow food companies to continue to make misleading “natural” claims for foods that contain GE ingredients. I’m



Massive chicken recall puts $2B AdvancePierre sale on hold

Massive chicken recall puts $2B company sale on hold By Josh Kosman July 22, 2015 | 9:28pm Photo: Shutterstock Billion-dollar plus Wall Street deals have been scuttled for many reasons — no interested buyers, a stock market tumble or the seller is asking too much for the asset. But because of a salmonella threat? Well,



R-CALF: Senate Repeal of COOL Is Payback to Powerful Meatpacking Industry

July 23,2015 Senate Repeal of COOL Is Payback to Powerful Meatpacking Industry Billings, Mont. – Today, Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) and John Hoeven (D-N.D.) are expected to announce the introduction of legislation that will repeal mandatory country of origin labeling (COOL) for muscle cuts of beef, pork and chicken and for ground beef, ground pork