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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….



Build back better? One department’s turmoil shows Biden’s challenge ahead

Politico Build back better? One department’s turmoil shows Biden’s challenge ahead Biden sees climate change research as core to his agenda. The Trump team’s overhaul of USDA highlights a key roadblock. USDA employees and outside experts are making the case that at the very least, the department should rapidly fill vacant slots — anywhere they…



Taxpayers take one for the corporate agriculture team, again

Taxpayers take one for the corporate agriculture team, again by Sherri Dugger December 31, 2020 12:13 AM As news spread of the COVID-19 relief package, many complained about the $600 stimulus checks and about wasteful or ill-directed spending in the larger omnibus measure. What too few have discussed, however, is the fact that taxpayers will…



Osage Nation opens new meat-processing plant

Osage Nation opens new meat-processing plant Nation has been dealing with pandemic-related meat shortage Osage Nation meat processing plant December 28, 2020 at 6:52 pm CSTBy Steve Berg Like a lot of people, the Osage Nation has had trouble during the pandemic finding meat for its food programs for tribal members. And it was ironic…



How we inspired Sen. Booker to take on corporate monopolies

We invite you to watch this message from Senator Cory Booker, who shares how our strong research, policy development and advocacy leads to meaningful change. Greetings Mike, As we wrap up this year, we reach out to express our gratitude for your continued support of our work. In 2020, you helped us build the strength…