Monthly archives: March, 2016

Mother Jones: Our Four-Decade Antitrust Experiment Has Failed

Our Four-Decade Antitrust Experiment Has Failed By Kevin Drum Tue Mar. 15, 2016 2:04 PM EDT David Dayen brings hope to my withered soul. A few days ago he described a Senate hearing that seemingly brought both liberals and conservatives together on a subject close to my heart: antitrust law. "The fact that both parties



Bennet: Roberts GMO Labeling Bill Doesn’t Strike Right Balance for Colorado

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, March 16, 2016 CONTACT: Philip Clelland – 202-224-5852 Erin McCann – 303-837-3817 Bennet: Roberts GMO Labeling Bill Doesn’t Strike Right Balance for Colorado Washington, DC – Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet issued the following statement on the Senate’s vote on a bill that would establish a national voluntary labeling standard for



NYT Guest Editorial: The Era of Free Trade Might Be Over. That’s a Good Thing.

Globalization has meant lower prices for Americans, but it’s meant lower wages, too. The New York Times The Opinion Pages OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR The Era of Free Trade Might Be Over. That’s a Good Thing. By JARED BERNSTEIN MARCH 14, 2016 FOR decades, free-trade agreements, called F.T.A.s, have been one of the most solid planks in



DTN: Divided NFU Shifts on Issues

Divided NFU Shifts on Issues National Farmers Union Adjusts Position on GMO Labeling, Conservation-Crop Insurance Link Jerry Hagstrom DTN Political Correspondent Fri Mar 11, 2016 05:04 PM CST MINNEAPOLIS (DTN) — At its national convention here this week, the National Farmers Union shifted its position on labeling of foods with genetically modified ingredients from mandatory



GMA unlawfully hid donors’ identities from public — Big money funded efforts to defeat a food labeling initia tive in Washington

March 11, 2016 Court: March 11, 2016 Court: GMA unlawfully hid donors’ identities from public AG Ferguson prevails in landmark campaign finance lawsuit; penalty decision to come OLYMPIA — In a decision made public today, a Thurston County Superior Court judge ruled the Grocery Manufacturer’s Association violated Washington campaign finance disclosure laws by shielding the



A sprinkle of compost helps rangeland lock up carbon

A sprinkle of compost helps rangeland lock up carbon Carolyn Lochhead | on October 18, 2014 A compost experiment that began seven years ago on a Marin County ranch has uncovered a disarmingly simple and benign way to remove carbon dioxide from the air, holding the potential to turn the vast rangeland of California and



No Tyson and Pilgrim’s Pride Chicken Contracts at LA Schools – Good Food Chicken Contract Approved!

Still No Tyson and Pilgrim’s Pride Chicken Contracts at LAUSD! Good Food Chicken Contract Approved! Last night, we celebrated two victories! One, the Board of Education of the Los Angeles Unified School District did NOT vote to award chicken contract to Pilgrim’s Pride nor to Tyson Foods, the previous chicken vendor for the 2nd largest



For Those Who Had Any Doubts, Kansas Has Officially Gone Insane.

For Those Who Had Any Doubts, Kansas Has Officially Gone Insane. By Dartagnan Wednesday Mar 09, 2016 · 4:07 PM MST KS Governor Sam Brownback: The Face of Republican Despotism RSS For those who had any remaining doubts, Kansas has officially gone insane, with its Republican dominated legislature now trying to pass a law effectively



Ricketts backs Nebraska right-to-farm proposal protect agriculture from outside extremist groups’ – Smithfield’s man …

Legislature Ricketts backs Nebraska right-to-farm proposal in order ‘to protect agriculture from outside extremist groups’ REBECCA S. GRATZ/THE WORLD-HERALD Ricketts – showcase Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts Tuesday, March 8, 2016 1:00 am Ricketts backs Nebraska right-to-farm proposal in order ‘to protect agriculture from outside extremist groups’ By Joe Duggan / World-Herald Bureau The Omaha World-Herald



Letter to the Editor: Kill ‘right to farm’ amendment

Letter, 3/9: Kill ‘right to farm’ amendment Thanks to Melissa Money-Beecher for bringing to our attention the appalling implication of LR378CA, the so-called "right to farm" bill ("Stop ‘right to farm’ amendment," Feb. 29). Good people must plainly speak up, as has Melissa, against a proposed law that would make permissible the perpetration of the