Month: October 2020

The Corner Newsletter: Open Markets Breaks Down the House Antitrust Subcommittee’s Repor t on Big Tech and Showcase Barry Lynn’s Keynote Speech to the OECD Exposing the Damage D one to the World Economy by Neoliberal Ideology

No images? Click here Welcome to The Corner. In this issue, we break down the House antitrust subcommittee’s report on Big Tech and showcase Barry Lynn’s keynote speech to the OECD exposing the damage done to the world economy by neoliberal ideology. ​ Landmark House Report Details Big Tech’s Years of Antitrust Violations and Anti-Competitive…



Civil Eats – The Pandemic Has the Potential to Finally Transform Meat Processing in the U.S.

The Pandemic Has the Potential to Finally Transform Meat Processing in the U.S. Some states are addressing the bottleneck in the industry by allowing state inspectors to approve direct-to-consumer and interstate sales. And new federal legislation could make those efforts possible nationwide. By Monica Nickelsburg Posted on: October 19, 2020 | Leave a Comment This…



As COVID unfolds into hunger crisis, prize recognizes transformative solutions

As COVID unfolds into hunger crisis, prize recognizes transformative solutions Twelfth Annual Food Sovereignty Prize honors the Somali Bantu Community Association of Maine and the All Nepal Peasants’ Federation LOUISVILLE, KY, October 16, 2020 — As the COVID-19 pandemic adds 83–132 million people to the world’s hungry this year, the Food Sovereignty Prize highlights grassroots…



“Food Sovereignty is the flame that will show us the way” La Via Campesina

“Food Sovereignty is the flame that will show us the way”, insists La Via Campesina as it marks #16October in a pandemic year PRESS STATEMENT: 16 October 2020, International Day of Action for Peoples’ Food Sovereignty and against Transnational Corporations Harare: Thirty-five million confirmed cases—over a million dead people. All in just eight months. COVID…



The Four Recommendations of the Federal Trade Commission Regarding the Meat Packing Industry

1: That the Government acquire through the Railroad Administration all rolling stock used for the transportation of meat animals and that such ownership be declared a government monopoly. 2: That the Government acquire through the Railroad Administration the principal and necessary stockyards of the country, to be treated as freight depots and to be operated…



Reuters: Parent of Brazil’s JBS pleads guilty to U.S. foreign bribery charges

Parent of Brazil’s JBS pleads guilty to U.S. foreign bribery charges By Jody Godoy, Sabrina Valle NEW YORK/RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Brazil’s J&F Investimentos, parent company of the world’s largest meatpacker, JBS SA JBSS3.SA, pleaded guilty to U.S. foreign bribery charges and agreed to pay $128.25 million in criminal fines, prosecutors said on Wednesday….



Common Dreams: Farmers and Meatpackers meatpacking workers Are Teaming Up

Farmers and Meatpackers Are Teaming Up During the pandemic and recession, farmers are realizing they have more in common with immigrant meatpackers than agribusiness CEOs. by Sarah Anderson The Wisconsin initiative is not the first time farmers have joined with meatpacking workers to demand stronger COVID-19 protections. (Photo: TumblingRun/flickr/cc) For family farmers like Hans Breitenmoser,…



JBS SA parent pleads guilty to US foreign corruption violations

JBS SA parent pleads guilty to US foreign corruption violations By Anna Flávia Rochas on 10/15/2020 J&F Investimentos and subsidiary JBS SA have agreed to pay fines to end legal exposure tied to a corruption scandal in Brazil revealed in 2017, according to a company statement Wednesday. J&F Investimentos pleaded guilty to violating the U.S….



Pilgrim’s Pride to pay $110M in price-fixing plea agreement – And JBS/Pilgrims Pride can continue to steal all they want ….

Pilgrim’s Pride to pay $110M in price-fixing plea agreement By Lisa M. Keefe on 10/14/2020 Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation announced that it has entered into a plea agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division, in which it will pay a fine of $110.5 million for restraint of competition that affected three contracts for the…



New USDA Ruling Allows for Chicken to Be Produced From Diseased Birds

New USDA Ruling Allows for Chicken to Be Produced From Diseased Birds Mura Dominko 8/19/2020 When the president invoked the Defense Production Act in April, to keep essential goods in production through the pandemic, it had some unexpected consequences on the food supply chain. © Provided by Eat This, Not That! usda building The meat…