Month: November 2020

Pig guts fly in offal fight over meat imports in Taiwan’s parliament – Protesting import of U.S. pork with ractopamine

Pig guts fly in offal fight over meat imports in Taiwan’s parliament Opposition party’s ‘disgusting’ protest prompts scuffle in Taipei legislative yuan Helen Davidson in Taipei and agencies Fri 27 Nov 2020 06.57 EST Last modified on Sat 28 Nov 2020 00.24 EST Fists and pig guts fly in Taiwan’s parliament debate on US pork…



Harvest Public Media: State And Federal Efforts To Help Small Meatpacking Plants May Take Time

State And Federal Efforts To Help Small Meatpacking Plants May Take Time by Jonathan Ahl, Harvest Public Media A worker at Swiss Meat and Sausage prepares bacon for sale in this 2019 file photo. (Photo by Jonathan Ahl, Harvest Public Media)0 November 23, 2020 A joint effort by federal and state governments to help small…



Food & Power – Consolidation Creates Dangerous and Fragile Food Systems, Report Argues

Consolidation Creates Dangerous and Fragile Food Systems, Report Argues By Claire Kelloway November 24, 2020 Last week, rural sociologist Dr. Mary Hendrickson presented a new report – commissioned by the Family Farm Action Alliance – on the dangers of consolidating food production into fewer, corporate hands. From COVID-19 supply chain disruptions to inflated food prices,…



Turkey label fraud: Our new FTC complaint against Cargill’s misleading ‘family farmer ’ claims

Farm Action and allies are requesting an FTC investigation of Cargill for making false and misleading claims about its turkey products. Dear Mike, Today, Family Farm Action Alliance and six other organizations filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) requesting an investigation of Cargill, Inc. for making false and misleading claims about its…



21 November, 2020 10:03

Black Farmers Have Been Robbed of Land. A New Bill Would Give Them a “Quantum Leap” Toward Justice. “This is the Black Farmers Civil Rights Act of 2020, and it’s long overdue.” Tom Philpott ReporterBio | Follow PeopleImages/Getty Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter…



Read our new consolidation report and join our conversation today with national leaders

Today is the day we launch our special report, “The Food System: Concentration and Its Impacts.” Read the report here. Dear Mike, It’s here! Today we launch our special report, “The Food System: Concentration and Its Impacts.” It provides the latest updated data on the state of concentration in the agrifood system, and outlines what…



Lawsuit: Tyson managers bet money on how many workers would contract COVID-19

Lawsuit: Tyson managers bet money on how many workers would contract COVID-19 By Clark Kauffman– November 18, 2020 Tyson workers have had plastic dividers separating them on the production line. (Photo provided by Tyson Fresh Meats) A wrongful death lawsuit tied to COVID-19 infections in a Waterloo pork processing plant alleges that during the initial…



11.16.20 Politico: Progressives push for left-leaning USDA boss

Progressives push for left-leaning USDA boss By RYAN MCCRIMMON 11/16/2020 10:00 AM EST With help from Helena Bottemiller Evich and Doug Palmer Editor’s Note: Weekly Agriculture is a weekly version of POLITICO Pro’s daily Agriculture policy newsletter, Morning Agriculture. POLITICO Pro is a policy intelligence platform that combines the news you need with tools you…



COVID-19 Health and Safety Citations Issued at Smithfield-Owned Southern California Meatpacking Plant, Largest Packinghouse Citations Nationwide

Press Releases November 16, 2020 COVID-19 Health and Safety Citations Issued at Smithfield-Owned Southern California Meatpacking Plant, Largest Packinghouse Citations Nationwide For Immediate Release: Nov. 16, 2020 Contact: Damaris Lara, damaris.lara, 213.924.2419 Maya Solarana, maya.solarana 402.957.3395 Versión en Español abajo COVID-19 Health and Safety Citations Issued at Smithfield-Owned Southern California Meatpacking Plant, Largest Packinghouse Citations…



The Feed-Meat Complex: Unpacking the Truth About How Big Meat Pockets Billions in Farm Subsidies

The Feed-Meat Complex: Unpacking the Truth About How Big Meat Pockets Billions in Farm Subsidies November 16, 2020 Giant meatpackers like Cargill and JBS are the beneficiaries of billions of dollars of U.S. government subsidies. But they don’t get this money directly. Instead, the government subsidizes farmers to grow crops like corn and soybeans. With…