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What does a better food system look like? | Mike Callicrate | No-Bull Food News

What does a better food system look like? Why a local/regional food system would change the game in regards to feeding your family quality foods and keeping farmers and ranchers in business. Begin by getting out of the box …



AAI Advisor Robert Taylor Issues New Analysis on the Market Power Problem in Beef

Economic & Policy Analysis AAI Advisor Robert Taylor Issues New Analysis on the Market Power Problem in Beef, Lays Out New Policy Framework for Ensuring Competition and Fairness in Cattle and Beef Markets April 27, 2022 | C. Robert Taylor Today, AAI Advisor and agricultural economist, C. Robert Taylor (Alfa Professor Emeritus in the College…



The Butchers from Brazil: The corporate colossus devouring Australia’s food business

The Butchers from Brazil: The corporate colossus devouring Australia’s food business Posted Mon 25 Apr 2022, 8:30pm “I was gutted. Please not JBS taking over our abattoir.” Tammi Jonas, Australian pig farmer The Butchers from Brazil: The corporate colossus devouring Australia’s food business See Video "The control they exert is enormous." Pork producer, Victoria JBS…



Industrial Agriculture and Urban Sprawl – A model of growth that’s made to fail.

April 15, 2022 Industrial Agriculture and Urban Sprawl – A model of growth that’s made to fail. by Mike Callicrate The world is running out of fresh water. Day Zero, when the water runs out, is coming soon, especially to places like Colorado and the High Plains. The Arkansas and South Platte rivers that flow…



Cargill Dynasty Gets Richer As Ukraine War Sends Food Prices Soaring

America’s wealthiest agriculture family has gotten even richer as the Ukraine war sends food prices skyrocketing Hannah Towey Apr 9, 2022, 9:59 AM Martha "Muffy" MacMillan speaks during Women’s Entrepreneurship Day at the United Nations in 2015. She is one of 12 billionaire heirs to the Cargill dynasty. Jemal Countess/Getty Images The Cargills, an agricultural…



False labeling claims in Whole Foods’ “raised without antibiotics” beef

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 8, 2022 Media Contact: Dee Laninga, dlaninga, 202-450-0094 Farm Groups Urge USDA to Investigate Whole Foods’ “Antibiotic-Free” Claims for Public Safety and Market Fairness Washington, D.C. — Today Farm Action and the American Grassfed Association called on the USDA’s Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) to take immediate action in response to…



Survey: Small Businesses Rank Monopoly Power as Top Threat

Survey: Small Businesses Rank Monopoly Power as Top Threat MARCH 30, 2022 We surveyed over 900 small, independent businesses across the U.S. and asked about the challenges they face and the policies they believe would improve their survival. Topping the list of threats were three issues that all have to do with concentrated market power…



Food & Power – Farmers and Business Owners Testify to Harms of Lax Merger Policy

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The CAP TIMES – Wisconsin invests in small-scale butchers as demand for local meat rises

Wisconsin invests in small-scale butchers as demand for local meat rises By Lindsay Christians Mar 30, 2022 On a recent Monday, culinary instructor Joe Parajecki stood in front of students in butchers’ whites, their hair tucked up into hats, notebooks at the ready. In one hand, he lifted a well-marbled hunk of striploin, brandishing it…



Perhaps the Biggest Folly – Ignoring the Water Crisis

Perhaps the Biggest Folly – Ignoring the Water Crisis Posted on March 29, 2022 by Mike Callicrate In 1985, Barbara W. Tuchman wrote the book, March of Folly: From Troy to Vietnam. Tuchman defines folly as the pursuit by government of policies contrary to the people’s interests, despite the availability of feasible alternatives. The growing…