Month: January 2021

Meat Cartel Threatens Food Security

Meat Cartel Threatens Food Security Posted on January 21, 2021 by Mike Callicrate On this day, January 21, 2010, the Supreme Court ruled in the Citizens United case removing restrictions on corporate campaign contributions, essentially handing the “Temple of Democracy” over to the control of big corporations. Decades of a no-rules economy has allowed the…



Tyson Foods reaches more settlements in chicken price-fixing litigation

Tyson Foods reaches more settlements in chicken price-fixing litigation Author of the article: Reuters Publishing date: Jan 20, 2021 • 14 hours ago • 1 minute read Tyson Foods Inc agreed to settle price-fixing litigation with two more groups of plaintiffs accusing it of illegally conspiring to inflate prices in the $65 billion chicken industry….



Meat Consumption a Century Ago vs. Today – What if?

Posted on January 15, 2021 by Mike Callicrate March 5, 1908 CONSUMPTION OF MEAT Topeka, Kansas – That meat consumption per capita has declined in this country since 1840 is plainly indicated. There is some ground for believing that at that time meat constituted about half of the national dietary in terms of total nutritive…



Blood washes away; lies will be remembered

Alan Guebert Farm and Food File for the week beginning Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021 Blood washes away; lies will be remembered       Like any schoolboy, I was both giddy and awed when I walked into the U.S. Capitol for the first time. Here Abraham Lincoln walked and John Kennedy laid. This is where Henry Clay…



India High Court Orders Suspension of Farm Laws, with Temporary Relief for Protesters, but No Solution

ECONOMICS India High Court Orders Suspension of Farm Laws, with Temporary Relief for Protesters, but No Solution Jan 13 (EIRNS)—A large section of India’s farmers and Narendra Modi-led BJP government continue to remain at loggerheads after India’s Supreme Court issued an order Jan. 12 to New Delhi to “put on hold the implementation of agricultural…



Martin Luther King Day – This is a day to remember, reflect and be grateful.

This is a day to remember, reflect and be grateful. It is the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. whose holiday will be officially celebrated on Monday, Jan. 18. These quotes are known widely, nonetheless, here are a few of his thoughts for your reflection – Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than…



ScienceLine – Go big or go home mentality leaves out small butchers and farmers

Go big or go home mentality leaves out small butchers and farmers The pandemic has exposed and worsened deep-seated problems in a meat industry dominated by huge producers Huanjia Zhang • January 11, 2021 The U.S. meat industry is dominated by four giant food companies, leaving small farmers and processors struggling to get by. The…



Kansas Reflector: Kansas history suggests a path away from conspiracy theories and their violent mobs

Kansas history suggests a path away from conspiracy theories and their violent mobs By Daniel McClure January 8, 2021 The scene at the Kansas Statehouse in Topeka on Feb. 15, 1893. According to the Kansas State Historical Society, a mob gathered "after an attempt to disarm a member of the militia during the Populist War….