Month: <span>July 2019</span>

The latest from The New Food Economy

USDA gave almost 100 percent of Trump’s trade war bailout to white farmers Similar to other USDA subsidies, the Market Facilitation Program (MFP) has overwhelmingly favored white and male producers.  By Nathan A. Rosenberg and Bryce Wilson Stucki | Read more Beyond Meat’s Q2 earnings highlight stunning growth and investor jitters Shares of the company’s stock…



Know Better Live Best: Food Transparency – Why settle for less?

posted August 22, 2018 | Jerry Roach Understanding where your food originates from may not be something that many think of but when you grow up on a farm, it is literally right in front of you. Whether it be from raising your own beef to knowing where each of the cucumbers which are being…



Cory Booker: A handful of companies make most of our food. We need to end big food mergers

"If we will not endure a king as a political power, we should not endure a king over the production, transportation and sale of any of the necessities of life." Cory Booker: A handful of companies make most of our food. We need to end big food mergers By Cory Booker for CNN Business Perspectives…



JBS Accounts For A Quarter Of Pork Bought By The Federal Government To Offset Trade Losses

JBS Accounts For A Quarter Of Pork Bought By The Federal Government To Offset Trade Losses By CHRIS WALLJASPER & MIDWEST CENTER FOR INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING • JUL 10, 2019 AMY MAYER / HARVEST PUBLIC MEDIA A Brazilian-owned meat processing company undercut its competition by more than $1 per pound to win nearly $78 million in…



U.S. judge slashes $2B verdict against Bayer to $86M in Roundup case

U.S. judge slashes $2B verdict against Bayer to $86M in Roundup case California couple blames Bayer AG weed killer for causing their cancer Thomson Reuters · Posted: Jul 25, 2019 10:42 PM ET | Last Updated: July 25 Bayer is facing cancer-related lawsuits over its Roundup weed killer from more than 13,400 plaintiffs across the…



Medium.com: World Hunger Is on the Rise

kuarmungadd for Getty Images by Timothy A. Wise | July 22, 2019 Let’s face it: The U.S. is not feeding the world For the third straight year, U.N. agencies have documented rising levels of severe hunger in the world, affecting 820 million people. More than 2 billion suffer “moderate or severe” food insecurity. During the…



The Inquirer: ‘It was about shaming people’: Philly businessman rebuffed in efforts to clear Pa. kids’ school-lunch debt

by Kristen A. Graham, Updated: July 23, 2019 Morgan Lee / AP Todd Carmichael grew up poor. His family relied on food stamps, and he qualified for free school lunches, something that made him feel ashamed. So when Carmichael, now the CEO of La Colombe coffee, heard about a Northeastern Pennsylvania school district threatening to…



Food & Water Watch, Organic Consumers Association Sue Tyson for Deceptive Advertising

Food & Water Watch, Organic Consumers Association Sue Tyson for Deceptive Advertising Tyson’s claims of "humane treatment" and "environmental stewardship" mislead consumers, nonprofits allege WASHINGTON, July 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Food & Water Watch and Organic Consumers Association (OCA) sued Tyson Foods, Inc. in D.C. Superior Court under the D.C. Consumer Protection Procedures Act, for…



Medium.com: Impossible Foods, Impossible Claims

by Anna Lappé | July 22, 2019 The company has courted ethical foodies, but how sustainable is this meat alternative? Impossible Foods — maker of the veggie “burger that bleeds” — is the latest darling of the food-tech world. Its stardom is driven largely by its claims that the burger is better for the planet…



West Word: The Peaches Are Local. The Pickers Are Not.

Jay Vollmar by Helen Thorpe | July 16, 2019 You know it’s full summer in the Rockies when boxes of field-packed fruit grown on the Western Slope are loaded onto trucks and driven up into the mountains, over the Continental Divide and down into the big cities that line the Front Range. First come the…