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RE-ENGINEERING ANIMALS IN LUST FOR PROFITS ... and into our environment, food and bodies - No Regulation, No Oversight, No Labeling

RE-ENGINEERING ANIMALS IN LUST FOR PROFITS ... and into our environment, food and bodies - No Regulation, No Oversight, No Labeling | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

IS MEAT FROM CLONED ANIMALS DANGEROUS? The EU is at sixes and sevens - the European Commission (pro corporate) is in favor of allowing the consumption of meat from cloned animals, the European Parliament has voted for a ban. What exactly is clone-meat? Here are the facts.

http://www.dw.com/en/is-meat-from-cloned-animals-dangerous/a-18701771


▶  CLONING PIGS ON AN 'INDUSTRIAL SCALE' - UNLABELED, UNREGULATED  http://sco.lt/57VNh3


-▶  DID YOU KNOW? GENE ALTERED FOODS NOW LARGE PART OF AMERICAN DIET http://sco.lt/7oVxQH


“FATALLY FLAWED" FDA ASSESSMENT TO UNLEASH GENETICALLY ENGINEERED SALMON ONTO YOUR DINNER PLATE, NO REGULATIONS, NO OVERSIGHT, NO LABELING http://sco.lt/8ZDraz



New York Times, January 19, 2015

- ▶ U.S. RESEARCH LAB LETS LIVESTOCK SUFFER IN ATTEMPT TO RE-ENGINEER OUR FOOD ANIMALS  IN QUEST FOR PROFIT U.S. At a remote research center on the Nebraska plains, scientists are using surgery and breeding techniques to re-engineer the farm animal to fit the needs of the 21st-century meat industry. The potential benefits are huge: animals that produce more offspring, yield more meat and cost less to raise. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/20/dining/animal-welfare-at-risk-in-experiments-for-meat-industry.html?_r=1


New Scientist, APRIL 23, 2015
- ▶ FIRST HUMAN EMBRYOS GENETICALLY MODIFIED -- MORE WILL COME http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn27402-first-human-embryos-genetically-modified--more-will-come.html#.VTljxGZQW6A


New York Times, April 23, 2015
- ▶ CHINESE SCIENTISTS EDIT GENES OF HUMAN EMBRYOS, RAISING CONCERNS http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/24/health/chinese-scientists-edit-genes-of-human-embryos-raising-concerns.html


Mashable, April 23, 2015
- ▶ CHINESE SCIENTISTS USE GENE EDITING TO MODIFY HUMAN EMBRYOS http://mashable.com/2015/04/23/chinese-scientists-gene-editing-human-embryo/?utm_cid=mash-com-Tw-main-link


New York Times, March 09. 2015
- ▶ STRICTER OVERSIGHT ORDERED FOR ANIMAL "RESEARCH" AT NEBRASKA CENTER.
A federal animal-research center in Nebraska will not be allowed to start any new experimental projects until it strengthens its procedures and internal oversight. The decision came as a report ordered by Mr. Vilsack found that an oversight panel at the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center, in Clay Center, Neb., “was not adequately fulfilling its intended role” of scrutinizing experiments to ensure that they minimized pain and suffering for the animals. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/10/dining/stricter-oversight-ordered-for-animal-research-at-nebraska-center.html


BBC Environment, February 25, 2015
-▶ IS THE WORLD READY FOR GENETICALLY MODIFIED ANIMALS? The use of genetically engineered animals could revolutionise (for better or worse) whole areas of public health and agriculture, according to advocates. But is the world ready for modified mosquitoes and GM salmon? http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-31604233


Grist, July 30, 2013
▶  GENETICALLY MODIFIED ANIMALS COULD MAKE IT TO YOUR PLATE WITH MINIMAL TESTING -- AND NO PUBLIC INPUT http://grist.org/article/and3/


Common Dreams, Dec 21, 2012

▶  FDA MOVES TOWARDS APPROVAL OF FIRST GENETICALLY ENGINEERED FOOD ANIMAL DESPITE STRONG OPPOSITION AND QUESTIONABLE RESEARCH http://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2012/12/21-5


GM Watch,

- ▶ INTRODUCING GENETICALLY ENGINEERED ANIMALS INTO OUR ENVIRONMENT AND OUR BODIES. The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has issued a consultation on environmental risk assessment of genetically modified GM fish, insects, birds, and mammals (including pets, wild and farm animals) in the European Union (EU). This consultation is intended to pave the way for the introduction of many different types of GM animals into the European countryside, rivers or seas, their use in factory farming, and even their introduction as pets into people's homes.

If you are concerned about this, see the "what you can do" section on this page.... http://www.gmwatch.eu/latest-listing/1-news-items/14073-european-consultation-on-gm-animals


                                                         VIDEO

▶ GENETICIST, DAVID SUZUKI, SAYS HUMANS ARE PART OF A MASSIVE EXPERIMENT http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mBF1OOPdTo#t=90


                                              WATCH (19:57)

GENETICALLY ENGINEERED ORGANISMS HAVE PERVERTED SCIENCE - GENETICIST -Dr Suman Sahai: Power, Plurality and Uncertainty and The Global Politics of Scientific Advice. A fascinating talk by Dr Suman Sahai of GeneCampaign containing a powerful indictment of the science of GMOs.... http://www.gmwatch.org/gm-videosb/27-gm-in-india/14678


France24 TV
-▶  PATENTING LIFE:  WHERE DO THE LIMITS LIE? http://www.france24.com/en/20140517-beyond-business-patenting-life-biotechnology-intellectual-property-science-species-human-dna-gmo-gene-breast-cancer/


Nature Journal, September 25, 2013
-▶  GENE TWEAKING FOR CONSERVATION?  OR BILLION DOLLAR BONANZA FOR BIOTECH INDUSTRY PATENTING LIFE? 

Note:  The issue is posed as climate change, when in fact the issue is habitat loss, pollution, poaching and creating imbalance within our natural ecosystems...all man-made.  Artificially altering our wildlife and nature will not change these basic essential facts that all life depends upon to survive... and the question arises "Who Will Own These Gene-Altered Animal Patents?"  The patenting of seed to control global food and agriculture has shown us that we should not rush into this believing the biotech industry has the well-being of the planet at heart.  http://www.nature.com/news/ecology-gene-tweaking-for-conservation-1.13790


                                               SLIDESHOW

                                         Reuters, July 25, 2013
                               GENETICALLY MODIFIED ANIMALS
http://www.reuters.com/news/picture/genetically-modified-animals?articleId=USRTXTZ7A


                            "ENVIROPIG" PATENT FOR A PIG

                 THE RISE OF THE 'DESIGNER' FARM ANIMAL

                                        http://sco.lt/5CRSXR


                                               U.S.A. FDA

                           GENETICALLY ENGINEERED ANIMALS
                                           GENERAL Q&A
http://www.fda.gov/AnimalVeterinary/DevelopmentApprovalProcess/GeneticEngineering/GeneticallyEngineeredAnimals/ucm113605.htm


10 GENETICALLY MODIFIED ANIMALS YOU CAN BUY - PHOTOS

 http://listverse.com/2013/07/26/top-10-gm-animals-you-can-buy-or-eat/


23 March 2013 - Los Angeles Times-

GENETIC MODIFICATION STRAINS OLD FOOD AND DRUG LAWS ; HOW A FISH BECOMES A DRUG, AND CORN A PEST. http://sco.lt/66YF2v


KNOWN BIOTECH GENE ALTERING IN THE PIPELINE

http://www.genet-info.org/information-services/genetically-engineered-animals/ge-salmon.html


Science Insider, October 3, 2013
▶-----  COMPANY'S 'DESIGNER BABY' PATENT DIVIDE BIOETHICISTS http://news.sciencemag.org/biology/2013/10/companys-designer-baby-patent-divides-bioethicists

New York Times, June 27, 2014

▶-----  THE BRAVE NEW WORLD OF THREE-PARENT INVITRO FERTILIZATION: THE GENETIC ENGINEERING OF BABIES. Altering the genetic makeup of the egg. Is there anything wrong with that? http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/29/magazine/the-brave-new-world-of-three-parent-ivf.html

-▶  -----  NEW GM BABIES BORN A DECADE AGO http://www.seattleorganicrestaurants.com/vegan-whole-food/genetically-engineered-babies.php

-▶  ----- WHERE DOES IT STOP? CHINESE SCIENTISTS PRESENTLY EXPERIMENT WITH MORE THAN 20 GENETICALLY ENGINEERED ANIMALS http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/health/genetically-engineered-salmon-176698781.html

Guardian, January 30, 2014
-▶  -----  GENETICALLY MODIFIED MONKEYS CREATED WITH CUT AND PASTE DNA http://www.theguardian.com/science/2014/jan/30/genetically-modified-monkeys-cut-and-paste-dna-alzheimers-parkinsons

-▶  ------ GM COW BRINGS BIOTECH TO A NEW LEVEL OF CREEPY http://sco.lt/62KG6T

-▶  ------ CHINA DEVELOPS 300 GENETICALLY MODIFIED DAIRY COWS FOR HUMAN BREAST MILK PRODUCTION http://wakeup-world.com/2012/06/20/science-gone-mad-china-develops-300-genetically-modified-dairy-cows-for-human-breast-milk-production/

-▶ ------  SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY AND THE RISE OF THE 'SPIDER-GOATS' http://www.theguardian.com/science/2012/jan/14/synthetic-biology-spider-goat-genetics?CMP=EMCNEWEML6619I2

-▶  ------  GMO PATENTS MAY OWN OUR FORESTS:  MONSANTO GMO TREES COULD DEVASTATE FOREST ECOYSTEMS http://sco.lt/5G9P0L

-▶  ------  HUMAN GENES ENGINEERED INTO EXPERIMENTAL GMO RICE BEING GROWN IN KANSAS http://www.naturalnews.com

-▶  ------   FIRST GM CAMELS TO BE ENGINEERED FOR DRUG PRODUCTION http://sco.lt/5L5VVB

NOT OKAY

-▶  ------  GENETICALLY MODIFIED CAMELS AND THEIR MILK TO BE USED TO PRODUCE PHARMACEUTICALS http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2606238051/not-okay-genetically-modified-camels-and-their-milk-to-be-used-to-produce-pharmaceuticals


RSN, July 10, 2012
MONSANTO'S CLONED GROWTH HORMONE CONTAMINATES US MILK http://readersupportednews.org/news-section2/313-17/12225-monsantos-cloned-growth-hormone-contaminates-us-milk


August 18, 2013 Care2 Causes
-▶  NOW WE'RE TURNING ANIMALS INTO FACTORIES FOR OUR DRUGS? http://www.care2.com/causes/now-were-turning-animals-into-factories-for-our-drugs.html


-▶ GROWING PHARMACEUTICALS IN GMO PLANT REQUIRES NEW, STRICT REGULATIONS AND OVERSIGHT - PATENT MONOPOLIES http://sco.lt/7KM4qv


-▶ INDIA GOVERNMENT REPORT RECOMMENDS RESTRAINT AND FURTHER ANALYSIS ON GM TECHNOLOGY AND BIOTECH COLLUSION  http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/delhi/Farmers-happy-over-House-panels-repot-on-GM-crops/articleshow/15424082.cms


Institute of Science in Society, October 22, 2012

-▶  WHY GENETIC MODIFICATION OF CROPS AND LIVESTOCK IS INHERENTLY UNCONTROLLABLE AND HAZARDOUS  http://www.i-sis.org.uk/Mass_Genome_Engineering.php


June 17, 2013 Global Research
-▶  FDA APPROVES FIRST GMO FLU VACCINE -- CONTAINING REPROGRAMMED DOG KIDNEY CELLS http://www.globalresearch.ca/fda-approves-first-gmo-flu-vaccine-containing-reprogrammed-insect-virus/5338052


                     DO WE NEED A GENETIC BILL OF RIGHTS?

                                           http://sco.lt/6jmb1l


Celsias.com

-▶ GMOS AND THE FOOD FIGHT OF OUR LIVES. Monsanto isn’t the only culprit, of course. Syngenta, Bayer CropScience, DuPont, Dow Chemical, and Archer Daniels Midland (better known as ADM) are tweaking hundreds of genomes developed over thousands, even millions of years, crossing roses with pigs and butterflies with worms, not to mention corn with a virulent bacteria.The question is, how many years can the species homo sapiens continue to eat food that has NOT been “vetted” by Nature over thousands of years of evolution before the effects of our meddling show up in birth defects and other anomalies. http://www.celsias.com/article/gmos-and-food-fight-our-lives/


-▶  WILL SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY BENEFIT OR THREATEN WILD THINGS? http://sco.lt/66LUbR


New York Times, February 20, 2015

- ▶ ABSOLUTELY NEEDED: OBAMA PROPOSES SINGLE AGENCY FOR FOOD SAFETY AND REGULATION http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/21/us/obama-proposes-single-overseer-for-food-safety.html


                                             65 BILLION ANIMALS

                     RAISED IN CORPORATE CONCENTRATION PENS

                             DRUGS, GMO FEED AND 'AG-GAG' LAWS

                                               http://sco.lt/6GRczB


May 5, 2012

-▶  OBAMA'S BIO-ECONOMY BLUEPRINT PROMOTES A GENETICALLY-ENGINEERED, SYNTHETIC BIOTECH FUTURE - Through THE NATIONAL BIOECONOMY BLUEPRINT the Obama administration is seeking to support genetic engineering as a main component of “American innovation and economic growth”... .... http://occupycorporatism.com/obamas-bioeconomy-promotes-a-genetically-engineered-future/


▶  OBAMA QUIETLY DE-REGULATES GMO/ GENETIC BIOTECH INDUSTRY : FAST-TRACKING APPROVALS, WAIVING REGULATIONS, NO OVERSIGHT, NO LABELING http://sco.lt/5uCx8b


The ETC Group

-▶  THE NEW BIOMASSTERS - SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY AND THE NEXT ASSAULT ON BIODIVERSITY AND LIVELIHOODS www.etcgroup.org/content/new-biomassters


                                                   VIDEO
                                          GLASS WALLS (8:17)
What happens to animals raised for meat, eggs and dairy products.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIzvFMmXCpw


Capital Press, January 22, 2015
- ▶ ANOTHER 'AG-GAG" LAW WON'T HELP FARMERS http://www.capitalpress.com/20150122/another-ag-gag-law-wont-help-farmers


                             BAN GMOs NOW - SPECIAL REPORT

                                 Institute of Science in Society

                                           http://sco.lt/5CPilt

WHY ARE COUNTRIES BANNING GMO GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CROPS AND ANIMALS? http://sco.lt/7l7AVV


Center for Food Safety, January 26, 2015
PATENTING TREES: NEW GENETICALLY ENGINEERED TREE TO AVOID FEDERAL OVERSIGHT COMPLETELY http://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/press-releases/3713/new-genetically-engineered-tree-to-avoid-federal-oversight-completely#


MONSANTO GMO TREES DEVASTATE FOREST ECOSYSTEMS CREATING A PLISONED, BIOLOGICAL DESERT http://sco.lt/84F6mn


THIS GRAND EXPERIMENT ON HUMANITY MUST STOP: GMO BILL GATES FUNDS RISKY, UNTESTED UNREGULATED VITAMIN FORTIFIED GMO FOOD FOR AFRICA AND INDIA http://sco.lt/6CZccT



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AG GAG LAWS

George Monbiot, December 16, 2014
- ▶ IF YOU MUST EAT MEAT, SAVE IT FOR CHRISTMAS : We are in perputual denial about our food : From chickens pumped with antibiotics to the environmental devastation caused by production, we need to realise we are not fed with happy farm animals http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/dec/16/perpetual-denial-food-meat-production-environmental-devastation


 

                                   ======================

                                         THE AG GAG LAWS

                                      Now You'll Never Know

                                         http://sco.lt/57pzkn


Modern Farmer, September 19, 2014
▶  WHY IS THE USDA BUYING SUBMACHINE GUNS? http://modernfarmer.com/2014/09/usda-buying-submachine-guns/


Common Dreams, Ronnie Cummins

65 BILLION ANIMALS RAISED IN CORPORATE CONCENTRATION PENS:  DRUGS, GMO FEED AND AG-GAG LAWS TO IMPACT US ALL

Today, nearly 65 BILLION animals worldwide, including cows, chickens and pigs, are crammed into CAFOs (Confined Animal Feed Lots). These animals are literally imprisoned and tortured in unhealthy, unsanitary and unconscionably cruel conditions. Sickness is the norm for animals who are confined rather than pastured, and who eat GMO corn and soybeans, rather than grass and forage as nature intended. To prevent the inevitable spread of disease from stress, overcrowding and lack of vitamin D, animals are fed a steady diet of antibiotics. Those antibiotics pose a direct threat to the environment when they run off into our lakes, rivers, aquifers and drinking water.

   The vast majority of consumers don’t realize that nearly 95% of the meat, dairy and eggs sold in the U.S. come from CAFOs. Nor do most people realize that CAFOs represent a corporate-controlled system characterized by large-scale, centralized, low profit-margin production, processing and distribution systems.... http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/01/17-5


David Hogan, February 19, 2014
  -▶ THE AG-GAG REFLEX: THE ANIMAL ENTERPRISE TERRORISM ACT'S IMPACT ON US ALL. On November 27, 2006, after heavy lobbying by the pharmaceutical and agricultural industries, the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (AETA) was quietly signed into law. The AETA makes it a terrorist offense to engage in certain speech and activity that causes an “animal enterprise” the loss of real or personal property. (There is a dispute as to whether the term ‘loss of property’ means ‘loss of profits.’) ....http://davidhoganwriter.com/2014/02/19/the-ag-gag-reflex-the-animal-enterprise-terrorism-


One Green Planet, July 03, 2014
- ▶ 'AG-GAG'  — WHEN ANIMAL LAWS PROTECT THE ABUSERS, NOT THE ABUSED  http://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/ag-gag-when-animal-laws-protect-the-abusers-not-the-abused/


  CNN, June 26, 2014
- ▶ AG-GAG LAWS: EXPOSING ANIMAL CRUELTY IS "NOT" A CRIME http://www.cnn.com/2014/06/26/opinion/potter-ag-gag-laws-animals/index.html

 

                                                      VIDEO:
                                Global Possibilities, June 27, 2014
SHOCKING UNDERCOVER INVESTIGATION EXPOSES BURIED-ALIVE CHICKENS AT NATION'S SECOND-LARGEST PRODUCER (We "produce" chickens now, not "raise" them) http://www.globalpossibilities.org/video-shocking-undercover-investigation-exposes-buried-alive-chickens-at-nations-second-largest-producer/


                                    MORE, BIGGER, FASTER

         What You Need To Know About Factory Farming Your Food 

                                           http://sco.lt/8usxzV


  -▶ UNDERCOVER INVESTIGATIONS OF FACTORY FARMS AND SLAUGHTERHOUSES http://www.mercyforanimals.org/investigations.aspx


▶  THE ANIMAL WELFARE AND ANTITRUST ISSUES BEHIND AMERICA'S CHEAP MEAT http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/animal-welfare-america-cheap-meat-industry


▶  APOCALYPSE OF THE "HAPPY MEAL" WORSHIPNG THE GOLDEN CALF  http://sco.lt/9Ey17x


                                       - MEATONOMICS:

                       THE DIRTY TRUTH ABOUT CHEAP MEAT

                                            http://sco.lt/5MiErp

 

    -▶  CHINESE ENTER US FOOD MARKET :  HOGS and CHICKENS -- UNLABELLED,  NO OVERSIGHT http://sco.lt/7MuubR

 

                                                  WATCH

                                6 April 2013 - New York Times
             VIDEO TAPING OF FARM CRUELTY IS NOW A CRIME  http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/07/us/taping-of-farm-cruelty-is-becoming-the-crime.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&_r=0

 

 International Business Times, June 12, 2014
- ▶  FIGHTING AG-GAG LAWS WITH DRONES? JOURNALIST EYES THE SKIES FOR FACTORY-FARM INVESTIGATIONS http://www.ibtimes.com/fighting-ag-gag-laws-drones-journalist-eyes-skies-factory-farm-investigations-1599912

 

                                                  NEW VIDEO
AT DIARY FARM EXPOSES HEARTBREAKING CRUELTY WHILE WORKERS LAUGH http://www.care2.com/causes/new-video-exposes-heartbreaking-cruelty-while-workers-laugh-at-canadas-largest-dairy-farm.html

 

 

                                                         WATCH;
                "DEATH ON A FACTORY FARM  [HBO] (2009) 1:27:25

Directors Tom Simon and Sarah Teale (HBOs Dealing Dogs) tell the story of an animal rights investigator who goes undercover at hog farm in Ohio to explore a whistle blowers allegations. The evidence he gathers leads to a rare prosecution and trial for animal cruelty, and a verdict that surprises nearly everyone https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfiolWwzD94

 

  - ▶  ANTI-WHISTLE BLOWER AG-GAG BILLS AIMED AT KEEPING YOU IN THE DARK ABOUT FACTORY FARMS AND YOUR FOOD http://sco.lt/7aFBUv

 

                                                   WATCH

                                6 April 2013 - New York Times
             VIDEO TAPING OF FARM CRUELTY IS NOW A CRIME  http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/07/us/taping-of-farm-cruelty-is-becoming-the-crime.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&_r=0

 

David Hogan, February 19, 2014

  -▶THE AG-GAG REFLEX:  THE ANIMAL ENTERPRISE TERRORISM ACT'S IMPACT ON US ALL http://davidhoganwriter.com/2014/02/19/the-ag-gag-reflex-the-animal-enterprise-terrorism-acts-impact-on-all-of-us/

 

 March 17, 2013 - Pack Mentality
▶  ****FACTORY FARMING INDUSTRY WANTS TO HIDE ACTS OF CRUELTY AND BLOCK ANY PROTECTION FOR THE ANIMALS AND YOUR FOOD http://tomgradyonline.com/wordpress/2013/03/17/factory-farming-industry-wants-to-hide-acts-of-cruelty-and-block-any-protections-for-the-animals/

 

▶  ****NEW AG-GAG LAW: REPORTING FACTORY FARM ABUSES NOW AN "ACT OF TERRORISM"  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3995524567/new-aggag-law-reporting-factory-farm-abuses-now-an-act-of-terrorism

 

September 28, 2012 Grist
▶  ****PORK BARREL SPENDING: HOW BIG AG LOBBYIST USE FEDERAL DOLLAR TO PROTECT FACTORY FARMS http://grist.org/food/the-other-white-meat/

 

 New Internationalist

▶  BIG AGRIBUSINESS IS FUNDING THE ECO TERRORISM ACT http://newint.org/blog/2013/04/30/eco-terrorism-act-usa/

 

Al Jazeera America, February 28, 2014

- ▶ IDAHO GOVERNOR SIGNS AG GAG BILL INTO LAW: ABUSE WILL NOW GO UNEXPOSED http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/2/28/idaho-gov-signs-aggagbillintolaw.html

 

 HuffPost Food For Thought, February 25, 2014
- ▶ IDAHO'S AG-GAG BILL IS A SHAMEFUL ATTEMPT TO HIDE ANIMAL CRUELTY ON FACTORY FARMS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/nathan-runkle/idahos-aggag-bill-shamefu_b_4848923.html

 

 Alternet, December 10, 2013
- ▶ HOW BIG AGRIBUSINESS IS TRYING TO MUZZLE THE TRUTH BEHIND FACTORY FARMS http://www.alternet.org/big-agribusiness-trying-muzzle-animal-rights-activists-who-infiltrate-their-factory-farms?akid=11256.237541.4BAflB&rd=1&src=newsletter934989&t=5

 

One Green Planet, February 20, 2014

- ▶  SHOCKING NEW FACTORY FARM INVESTIGATION SHOW WHY WE MUST DEFEAT AG-GAG BILLS http://www.onegreenplanet.org/news/shocking-new-factory-farm-investigations-show-why-we-must-defeat-ag-gag-bills/


                                          -▶  FARM-AGEDDON:

No birds. No bees. Our countryside laid waste. And billions of animals that never see a blade of grass http://sco.lt/7ztQbB

 

                                               VIDEO REPORT:

                                    ABC News March 15, 2013

MORE STATES MOVE TO BAN HIDDEN CAMERAS ON FARMS - NOW YOU WILL NEVER KNOW ... http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/states-move-ban-hidden-cameras-farms/story?id=18738108

 

                                                      VIDEO

                              HOW WILL HISTORY REMEMBER US?

                             A WORLD WITHOUT FACTORY FARMS http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fM6V6lq_p0o&feature=youtu.be

 

 

                                     VIDEO INVESTIGATION

                                  April 9, 2013 - Democracy Now

AFTER ACTIVISTS COVERTLY EXPOSE ANIMAL CRUELTY IN FACTORY FARMS, SHOULD THEY BE TARGETED WITH "AG-GAG" LAWS? http://www.democracynow.org/2013/4/9/debate_after_activists_covertly_expose_animal

 

June 17, 2013 Treehugger:

▶  AG GAG LAWS ARE GROWING THREAT TO FREE SPEECH AND FOOD SAFETY http://www.treehugger.com/corporate-responsibility/ag-gag-laws-are-growing-threat-free-speech-and-food-safety.html

 

Guardian, March 03, 2014

- ▶ US-STYLE INTENSIVE FARMING ISN'T THE SOLUTION TO CHINA'S MEAT PROBLEM. Staggering growth means China now produces a third of the world’s meat, and it hopes to do more by replicating the US model of meat production http://www.theguardian.com/environment/blog/2014/mar/03/us-intensive-farming-chinas-meat-problem

 

Huffington Post, January 03, 2014
- ▶ THE IMPORTANCE OF OUR EVOLUTION BEYOND KILLING FOR FOOD - A PIG FARMER SPEAKS OUT  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bob-comis/the-importance-of-our-evolution-beyond-killing-for-food_b_4518133.html?ir=Green&ref=topbar

                                                      

Alternet, December 19, 2013

- ▶ 6 CRIMES AGAINST NATURE PERPETRATED BY THE FOOD INDUSTRY : THE HORRORS OF FACTORY FARMING ARE MULTI-FOLD http://www.alternet.org/food/6-crimes-against-nature-perpetrated-food-industry

 

                                                       VIDEOS

                                             OneGreenPlanet
                     5 POWERFUL VIDEOS ON FACTORY FARMING

                                        (WITHOUT THE GORE)

http://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/5-powerful-videos-on-factory-farming-without-the-gore/

 

Care2, November 22, 2013
- ▶ GUESS WHICH COMPANY WON'T DROP PORK SUPPLIER AFTER HORRIFIC VIDEO EXPOSES ABUSE? http://www.care2.com/causes/guess-which-company-wont-drop-pork-supplier-after-horrific-video-exposes-abuse.html

 

                                                    VIDEO

                                  FROM FARM TO FRIDGE:

               THE TRUTH BEHIND YOUR MEAT PRODUCTION https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THIODWTqx5E.

 

▶  FEEDING DEAD ANIMALS TO LIVESTOCK - AS HORSE MEAT HYSTERIA SPREADS, EU OPENS A MAD-COW CAN OF WORKS http://sco.lt/7GrQNV

 

 

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                         THE AG-GAG WHISTLEBLOWER LAWS

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                                       DON'T LET THIS HAPPEN

                                 Businessweek, January 09, 2014
  -▶ INDUSTRIAL FARMING:  STATE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS MAY GIVE LEGAL SHIELD TO CORPORATIONS http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-01-09/industrial-farming-state-constitutional-amendments-may-give-legal-shield

 

July 10, 2013 Bill Moyers
▶  AG-GAG LAWS SILENCE WHISTLEBLOWERS | Eye on ALEC http://billmoyers.com/2013/07/10/alec-activists-and-ag-gag/

 

▶  WHAT EXACTLY ARE ANTI-WHISTLE-BLOWER BILLS? http://www.humanesociety.org/issues/campaigns/factory_farming/fact-sheets/ag_gag.html

 

2013

▶  MORE STATES MOVE TO BAN HIDDEN CAMERAS ON FARMS - NOW YOU WILL NEVER KNOW  http://sco.lt/7Q7T6X

 

                                             WATCH

                          WHY WE NEED WHISTLEBLOWERS
                       Save the forgotten animals of live export http://www.animalsaustralia.org/take_action/forgotten-animals-of-live-export

 

July 22, 2013 Huffington Post Green
▶  ANIMAL WELFARE ACTIVISTS FILE LAWSUIT TO OVERTURN UTAH 'AG GAG' LAW http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/22/utah-ag-gag_n_3636036.html

 

                                            VIDEO REPORT

                                           Democracy Now
Journalists, Animal Rights Advocates File Lawsuit Against Utah "Ag-Gag" Law http://www.democracynow.org/2013/7/23/headlines/journalists_animal_advocates_file_lawsuit_against_utah_ag_gag_law

 

                                         VIDEO INVESTIGATION

                                   April 9, 2013 - Democracy Now
      UNDERCOVER ACTIVIST DETAILS SECRET FILMING OF ANIMAL ABUSE & WHY 'AG-GAG' LAWS MAY FORCE HIM TO STOP http://www.democracynow.org/2013/4/9/undercover_activist_details_secret_filming_of

 

March 23, 2013 - Hoosier Ag Today
▶  FARMERS FACING TOUGH OPPOSITION TO PRIVACY "WHISTLEBLOWER" LEGISLATION http://www.hoosieragtoday.com/index.php/2013/03/23/farmers-facing-tough-opposition-to-privacy-legislation/

 

March 6, 2013 - 

▶  TURNING WHISTLEBLOWERS INTO CRIMINALS AND 'TERRORISTS' TreeHugger http://www.treehugger.com/corporate-responsibility/media-reports-ag-gag-censorship-laws.html

 

April 26, 2013 Food Safety News

▶  "AG-GAG' LAW WILL LIKELY PASS IN INDIANA http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2013/04/ag-gag-might-pass-in-indiana-unless-the-clock-defeats-it/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+foodsafetynews%2FmRcs+%28Food+Safety+News%29&utm_content=Google+Reader#.UXy_Y4Lyeic

 

March 22, 2013 - EcoWatch

▶  WHISTLEBLOWER BILL WOULD CRIMINALIZE EXPOSING WRONGDOING AT FACTORY FARMS AND WOULD EXTEND TO FRACKING SITES IN PENNSYLVANIA http://ecowatch.com/2013/whistleblower-factory-farms-fracking/

 

 7 April, 2013 - The Verve
▶  ANIMAL CRUELTY WHISTLEBLOWERS TARGETED BY CHILLING STATE LAWS  http://www.theverge.com/2013/4/7/4193524/states-passing-laws-that-prevent-filming-animal-cruelty-on-farms

 

February 5, 2013 - Care2
▶  MORE STATES WANT TO PUNISH PEOPLE REPORTING ANIMAL ABUSE http://www.care2.com/causes/more-states-want-to-punish-people-reporting-animal-abuse.html


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                                               AG-GAG LAWS

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Alternet, December 10, 2013
- ▶ HOW BIG AGRIBUSINESS IS TRYING TO MUZZLE THE TRUTH BEHIND CORPORATE FACTORY FARMS http://www.alternet.org/big-agribusiness-trying-muzzle-animal-rights-activists-who-infiltrate-their-factory-farms?akid=11256.237541.4BAflB&rd=1&src=newsletter934989&t=5

 

The Atlantic, March 19, 2014
  -▶ THE LAW THAT MAKES IT ILLEGAL TO REPORT ON ANIMAL CRUELTY ON CORPORATE FACTORY FARMS. What makes Idaho's agricultural industry deserve special protection from journalists and activists?  http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2014/03/the-law-that-makes-it-illegal-to-report-on-animal-cruelty/284485/

 

 One Green Planet, May 15, 2014

  -▶ AG-GAG MOVEMENT SPREADS TO AUSTRALIA AS PUBLIC FIGURES CALL ACTIVISTS "TERRORISTS" #AgGag Movement Spreads to #Australia as Public Figures Call Activists #Terrorists http://www.onegreenplanet.org/news/ag-gag-movement-spreads-to-australia/

 

One Green Planet, February 20, 2014

- ▶  SHOCKING NEW FACTORY FARM INVESTIGATION SHOW WHY WE MUST DEFEAT AG-GAG BILLS http://www.onegreenplanet.org/news/shocking-new-factory-farm-investigations-show-why-we-must-defeat-ag-gag-bills/

 

  Salon, March 17, 2014
  -▶ IDAHO'S CONTROVERSIAL AG-GAG LAW CHALLENGED IN FEDERAL COURT http://www.salon.com/2014/03/17/idahos_controversial_ag_gag_law_challenged_in_federal_court/

 

                                                        VIDEO
                         Mercy For Animals, February 19, 2014
- ▶  IDAHO AG-GAG LAW:  MFA RELEASES SHOCKING NEW VIDEO OF DAIRY COW SEX ABUSE http://www.mfablog.org/2014/02/idaho-ag-gag-mfa-releases-shocking-new-video-of-dairy-cow-sex-abuse.html

 

 

Al Jazeera America, February 28, 2014
- ▶ IDAHO GOVERNOR SIGNS AG GAG BILL INTO LAW: ABUSE WILL NOW GO UNEXPOSED - FURTHER PROTECTING CORPORATE PROFITS http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/2/28/idaho-gov-signs-aggagbillintolaw.html

 Green Is the New Red, February 20, 2014
- ▶ IDAHO AG-GAG LAW WOULD MAKE IT ILLEGAL TO PHOTOGRAPH FACTORY FARM CRUELTY  http://www.greenisthenewred.com/blog/idaho-ag-gag-law/7635/

 Food Safety News, February 20, 2014
- ▶  IDAHO'S AG-GAG BILL CLEARS STATE SENATE, HEADS TO HOUSE ON FAST TRACK http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2014/02/idahos-senate-passed-ag-gag-bill-close-to-vote-in-house/#.Uwfdf15kJK4

 HuffPost Food For Thought, February 25, 2014

- ▶ IDAHO'S AG-GAG BILL IS A SHAMEFUL ATTEMPT TO HIDE ANIMAL CRUELTY ON CORPORATE FACTORY FARMS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/nathan-runkle/idahos-aggag-bill-shamefu_b_4848923.html

 

           

                                       DON'T LET THIS HAPPEN

                                 Businessweek, January 09, 2014
  -▶ INDUSTRIAL FARMING:  STATE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS MAY GIVE LEGAL SHIELD TO CORPORATIONS http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-01-09/industrial-farming-state-constitutional-amendments-may-give-legal-shield

 

 WisconsinWatch.org, February 08, 2014

▶  A 6,200 COW INDUSTRIAL FARM: DISPUTED EXPANSION OF WISCONSIN MEGA DAIRY WATCHED FOR STATEWIDE IMPACT: Owners vow to protect water quality; neighbors want tighter DNR oversight

The Dept of Natural Resources is defending its approval of the Kinnard Farms permit, which will allow the farm to grow by 55 percent — from 5,627 to 8,710 animal units, or about 6,200 cattle. The farm, classified as a concentrated animal feeding operation, or CAFO, because of its large size, is in the town of Lincoln in Kewaunee County... http://www.wisconsinwatch.org/2014/02/08/disputed-expansion-of-dairy-watched-for-statewide-impact/


- ▶ WHAT EVERY PARENT SHOULD KNOW ABOUT BLIND, FOOTLESS GMO CHICKENS.  FACTORY FARMS AND THE AG-GAG BILL http://sco.lt/961xVh

 

                                               FULL REPORT

                                      INDUSTRIALIZED MEAT
                        Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
                   http://www.iatp.org/issue/industrialized-meat

 

 

One Green Planet, February 20, 2014

- ▶  SHOCKING NEW FACTORY FARM INVESTIGATION SHOW WHY WE MUST DEFEAT AG-GAG BILLS http://www.onegreenplanet.org/news/shocking-new-factory-farm-investigations-show-why-we-must-defeat-ag-gag-bills/

 

 

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Apocalypse of the "Happy Meal": Worshiping the Golden Calf

Apocalypse of the "Happy Meal": Worshiping the Golden Calf | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

Truthout, August 20, 2014

▶ APOCALYPSE OF THE "HAPPY MEAL" WORSHIPING THE GOLDEN CALF. What we set on our tables, and chow down on at fast-food restaurants, may be contributing more to the acceleration of climate change and human extinction than some of the usual carbon-emitting culprits. Throughout the world, native grasslands, forests and wild species have been burned, butchered and brutalized for cattle ranches. Our farming system of grain-fed livestock consumes resources far out of proportion to the useful dietary yield.  http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/25562-apocalypse-of-the-happy-meal-worshipping-the-golden-calf


Summit County Citizens Voice, February 24, 2015
 ▶  ADVISORY PANEL EYES SHIFT TO MORE SUSTAINABLE DIET IN THE U.S. http://summitcountyvoice.com/2015/02/24/advisory-panel-eyes-shift-to-more-sustainable-diet-in-u-s/


TriplePundit, January 09, 2015
  -▶ BEEF INDUSTRY HAVING A COW OVER POTENTIAL USDA RECOMMENDATIONS. the U.S. beef industry has long been a beneficiary of government largess with its long history of receiving federal subsidies. Most of that largess is going to four large conglomerates while smaller independent ranchers are going bankrupt.  http://www.triplepundit.com/2015/01/beef-industry-cow-potential-usda-recommendations/


George Monbiot, December 16, 2014
- ▶ IF YOU MUST EAT MEAT, SAVE IT FOR CHRISTMAS : We are in perputual denial about our food : From chickens pumped with antibiotics to the environmental devastation caused by production, we need to realise we are not fed with happy farm animals http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/dec/16/perpetual-denial-food-meat-production-environmental-devastation


In These Times, December 01, 2014
 - ▶ THE ONE THING WORSE THAN BIG DAIRY'S ABUSE OF COWS THE ABUSE OF WORKERS  http://inthesetimes.com/article/17348/big_dairy_work_an_udderly_bad_job


TakePart, November 02, 2012
- ▶ DAIRY INDUSTRY TRIES TO INFLATE PRICES BY SLAUGHTERING 500,000 COWS http://www.takepart.com/article/2012/11/01/dairy-industry-slapped-down-foul-play


Ian Somerhalder Foundation
- ▶  THE LIFE OF A DAIRY COW: FACTORY FARMING IN AMERICA, PART 5  http://www.isfoundation.com/campaign/creatures/factory-farming-america-part-5-life-dairy-cow


Mother Nature Network, September 18, 2013
- ▶ 20 THINGS YOU DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT COWS http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/20-things-you-didnt-know-about-cows


- ▶  EXCLUSIVE: UNDERCOVER INSIDE THE U.S. DAIRY INDUSTRY http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1918256069/exclusive-undercover-inside-the-us-dairy-industry


One Green Planet, October 29, 2014
 -▶ MILK LIFE? HOW ABOUT MILK DESTRUCTION: THE HOCKING TRUTH ABOUT THE DAIRY INDUSTRY AND THE ENVIRONMENT http://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/the-dairy-industry-and-the-environment/


- ▶  ALTERING OUR COWS BY INJECTING THEM WITH rBST FORCING THEM TO PRODUCE MORE MILK http://www.seeddaily.com/reports/Cattle_flatulence_doesnt_stink_with_biotechnology_999.html

 

April 22, 2013 - Humanosphere
- ▶  STATE DEREGULATION OF INDUSTRIAL DAIRY FARMS - ENVIRONMENTAL COALITION RESPONDS http://www.riverkeeper.org/news-events/news/preserve-river-ecology/environmental-coalition-responds-to-state-deregulation-of-industrial-dairy-farms/


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                                              MEATONOMICS:

                       THE DIRTY TRUTH ABOUT CHEAP MEAT

                                            http://sco.lt/5MiErp



Huffington Post Taste, October 27, 2014
  - ▶ WHAT EXACTLY DOES 'HUMANELY RAISED' MEAN? http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/24/humanely-raised_n_6041402.html


Guardian Sustainable Living, March 14, 2014
▶  THE ANIMAL WELFARE AND ANTITRUST ISSUES BEHIND AMERICA'S CHEAP MEAT http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/animal-welfare-america-cheap-meat-industry


Deutche Welles, October 16, 2014
▶ SUFFERING FOR MOZZARELLA:  ABUSED BUFFALOES IN ITALY  http://www.dw.de/suffering-for-mozzarella-abused-buffaloes-in-italy/a-17997805


                                                       VIDEO
PREMIUM ANIMAL CRUELTY HIDDEN IN BUFFALO MOZZARELLA
http://www.vier-pfoten.org/en/campaigns/farm-animals/buffalo/


One Green Planet, September 18, 2014
▶ HOW THE FOOD WE FEED FARM ANIMALS IS DESTROYING THE ENVIRONMENT http://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/livestock-feed-is-destroying-the-environment/


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"DEATH ON A FACTORY FARM"  [HBO Special]

When Animals Become Inanimate Objects On A Corporate Balance Sheet http://sco.lt/5uDfyj


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Civil Eats, June 11, 2014

▶ HOW CONGRESS IS MOVING TO CRUSH PROTECTIONS FOR SMALL MEAT AND POULTRY PRODUCERS. Consolidation has meant “the meatpackers report huge profits, while farmers’ share of the retail dollar has gone down dramatically—and consumers still see food prices rising at the grocery store.” In Missouri, Gibbons adds, thousands of independent small and mid-size family hog farmers have gone out of business because they don’t have access to a fair market. “Because of massive corporate control of the market, we’ve lost 91 percent of hog producers in Missouri since 1985. That’s over 20,000 farmers and many, many jobs in our rural communities.” http://civileats.com/2014/06/11/how-congress-is-moving-to-crush-protections-for-small-meat-and-poultry-producers-and-why-you-should-care/


                                          INVESTIGATIVE REPORT
                                                    WATCH 53:41)
                                      Frontline PBS, October 14, 2014
                                 THE TROUBLE WITH ANTIBIOTICS

                REDUCING GROWTH HORMONES USE IN FOOD ANIMALS
Up to 70 percent of all antibiotics sold in the U.S. are used in food animals. For years, farmers and ranchers have used antibiotics to help food animals grow faster on less feed. This practice, known as “growth promotion,” http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/trouble-with-antibiotics/


Grist, June 10, 2014
- ▶  A MEAT GIANT GOBBLES UP ANOTHER MEAT GIANT:  GRAPHS

There are problems with this kind of consolidation...“When all the power is so centralized in these behemoths, they end up writing their own rules in Congress and fighting the reforms to protect consumers and farmers”...

When the Obama administration sought to reform the animal farming industry, many farmers, some visibly frightened, risked their livelihoods by speaking publicly about abuses. But industry squelched that attempt.

Now, the industry lobbyists are working to reduce the number of inspectors in slaughterhouses, while speeding up the kill and processing lines. "But the chickens already move down the disassembly lines “obscenely fast, in my opinion,” http://grist.org/food/a-meat-giant-gobbles-up-another-meat-giant/


                                    WATCH DOCUMENTARY
                                      "MEAT THE TRUTH"
90 BILLION ANIMALS RAISED FOR FOOD PRODUCTION & CLIMATE CHANGE http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/meat-the-truth/



Seattle Organic Restaurants
  -▶ THE SECRET TAKEOVER OF OUR FOOD SUPPLY BY A FEW GIANT AMERICAN CORPORATIONS AND CORPORATIONS LIKE TYSON ARE PIONEERS OF MEAT RACKET http://www.seattleorganicrestaurants.com/vegan-whole-food/takeover-of-our-food-by-giant-agribusinesses-Tyson-foods-meat-racket.php


 - ▶ THE TRILLION DOLLAR CORPORATE GIVEAWAY:  THE U.S. FARM BILL - WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW http://sco.lt/7Svsi9


Care2, May 21, 2014
▶  BILLIONS OF FOOD ANIMALS KILLED EVERY YEAR END UP IN THE TRASH http://www.care2.com/causes/billions-of-animals-killed-every-year-end-up-dumped-in-the-trash.html



 -▶ FOUR-FIFTHS OF ALL BIG PHARMA ANTIBIOTICS CONSUMED BY MEAT AND POULTRY INDUSTRY http://sco.lt/5qIZnN


Alternet, August 22, 2014
-▶ THE CHEMICAL GIVEN TO COMMERCIALLY RAISED LIVESTOCK, AND ADDED TO THEIR MEAT ARE A TOXIC STEW http://www.alternet.org/food/how-americans-are-duped-shoveling-huge-amounts-unhealthy-food-their-bodies


                                        VIDEO INVESTIGATION

                                      Eatocracy, May 02, 2014
▶  UNFIT FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION:  HOW NEARLY 9 MILLION POUNDS OF BAD MEAT ESCAPED INTO THE FOOD SUPPLY http://eatocracy.cnn.com/2014/05/02/bad-meat-investigation/

 


             WHAT NEXT? OUR ANIMALS ARE NOT INANIMATE OBJECTS

                                          Grist, January 29, 2014
  -▶  POOR COWS:  HARVESTING METHANE FROM PUNCTURING COW'S STOMACHS, BUT SHOULD WE? Argentinian scientists are punching holes in the sides of cattle and passing pipes through to their stomachs. The other end of the pipe goes into a bag fitted on the cow’s back. The captured gas, which is basically the same natural gas that frackers and other drillers mine out of the ground, can be burned to produce energy. That releases carbon dioxide into the atmosphere instead of the methane, which is a far more potent greenhouse gas.

http://grist.org/news/we-can-harvest-methane-from-cow-guts-should-we/

  -▶  IT'S RIDICULOUS TO SAY COWS PRODUCE MORE METHANE THAN NATURAL GAS FRACKING http://sco.lt/8TIRX7

 


                                            ANIMATED VIDEO

                              CORPORATE FACTORY FARMING
                      The Brutal Basics of American Modern Farms
http://www.aspca.org/blog/factory-farming-video-brutal-basics-modern-farms


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                                         MORE, BIGGER, FASTER

                                   WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

                         ABOUT FACTORY FARMING YOUR FOOD

                                             http://sco.lt/8usxzV


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▶ WHAT EVERY PARENT SHOULD KNOW ABOUT BLIND, FOOTLESS GMO CHICKENS, FACTORY FARMS AND THE AG-GAG BILL  http://sco.lt/961xVh

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                                                VIDEO REPORT

WHO'S BEHIND THE CHINESE TAKEOVER OF USA's AND WORLD'S BIGGEST PORK PRODUCER?  http://sco.lt/9LONnd


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65 BILLION ANIMALS RAISED IN CORPORATE CONCENTRATION PENS:  DRUGS, GMO FEED AND AG-GAG LAWS TO IMPACT US ALL http://sco.lt/6GRczB


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New York Times, March 07, 2014
▶  MEAT MAKES THE PLANET THIRSTY http://www.americasfarmers.com/2014/03/07/women-in-agriculture/


                                                       WATCH

"ALMA" - A journey into the soul of humanity

A powerful statement about Brazil's Amazon deforestation and the global industrial agricultural economy

                                                http://sco.lt/7RqffF


The Ecologist, June 22, 2014
▶  WE MUST RID THE AMERICAN WEST OF WELFARE RANCHING http://www.theecologist.org/campaigning/2395032/we_must_rid_the_american_west_of_welfare_ranching.html


Forbes, November 05, 2013
U.S. RANCHERS INSISTENCE ON CHEAP TAX-SUPPORTED GRAZING KEEPS WOLF POPULATION IN THE CROSSHAIRS http://www.forbes.com/sites/jamesmcwilliams/2013/11/05/ranchers-insistence-on-cheap-grazing-keeps-wolf-population-in-the-crosshairs/


 - ▶  WELFARE RANCHING:  TAKING STOCK OF PUBLIC LAND RANCHING http://publiclandsranching.org/htmlres/wr_taking_stock.htm



                                   INVITRO BURGERS ANYONE?

      INSIDE THE COMING MEAT LAB:  THE FUTURE OF FOOD

                                         http://sco.lt/6EY7hR


CNN, August 08, 2009
▶  IN VITRO MEAT:  WOULD LAB-BURGERS BE BETTER FOR US AND THE PLANET?  http://edition.cnn.com/2009/TECH/science/08/07/eco.invitro.meat/

 

                  BEEF'S RAW EDGES - A YEAR LONG INVESTIGATION

                                          Kansas City Star

                              http://www.kansascity.com/beef/


                                                   WATCH

                                       LIVE ANIMAL EXPORTS

                   ABC AUSTRALIA AWARD-WINNING INVESTIGATION

                                    "A BLOODY BUSINESS"

                                          http://sco.lt/7cFyuf


                                                     WATCH

                                                  FOLLOW UP
                               "ANOTHER BLOODY BUSINESS:
                      Investigation from ABC Australian TV
http://www.abc.net.au/4corners/stories/2012/11/02/3623727.htm


April 10, 2013 - Global Possibilities - Dot Earth

▶  HUMAN SPECIES NO LONGER CAN IGNORE THE RIGHTS OF NON-HUMAN PERSONS TO HUMANE TREATMENT AND SLAUGHTER http://www.globalpossibilities.org/when-is-a-person-not-a-human-when-its-a-dolphin-or-chimp-or/


Bikyamasr, September 28, 2012

-▶  PAKISTAN BURIES 21,000 EXPORTED AUSTRALIAN SHEEP ALIVE IN LATEST AUSTRALIA LIVE EXPORT CRUELTY NEW DELHI and CAIRO: A damning report published by Animals Australia revealed that the Pakistan government has clubbed, stabbed and buried alive tens of thousands of Australian sheep (and cattle) in the latest cruelty to arise from the live export trade. http://www.bikyamasr.com/78582/pakistan-clubs-to-death-sheep-buries-others-alive-in-latest-australia-live-export-cruelty/


                                    MORE, BIGGER, FASTER

         What You Need To Know About Factory Farming Your Food 

                                           http://sco.lt/8usxzV

                                                     

Real News One, June 10, 2014
-▶ PUTTING THE ECONOMY BEFORE THE ENVIRONMENT IS ENVIRONMENTAL VANDALISM AND SUICIDAL http://realnewsone.com/2014/06/10/putting-the-economy-before-the-environment-is-environmental-vandalism/

 

 Mongabay, June 06, 2014
-▶ NEW STUDY FINDS ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE GLOBALLY MAY COST MORE THAN U.S. GDP http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0606-morgan-ecosystem-services.html


Guardian Sustainable Business, May 01, 2014

10 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE GLOBAL FOOD SYSTEM http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/food-blog/10-things-need-to-know-global-food-system


 Ecologist, November 28, 2013

-▶ DEFORMITIES, SICKNESS AND LIVESTOCK DEATHS: THE REAL COST OF GENETICALLY MODIFIED ANIMAL FEED http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2176082/deformities_sickness_and_livestock_deaths_the_real_cost_of_gm_animal_feed.html


Alternet, August 22, 2014

-▶ HOW AMERICANS ARE DUPED INTO SHOVELING HUGE AMOUNTS OF UNHEALTHY FOOD INTO THEIR BODIES. The chemical given to commercially raised livestock and added to their meat are a toxic stew http://www.alternet.org/food/how-americans-are-duped-shoveling-huge-amounts-unhealthy-food-their-bodies



VIDEO REPORT
PBS Newshour, September 15, 2014
BRINGING HEALTHIER, LOCALLY-SOURCED FOOD TO CALIFORNIA SCHOOL LUNCH PROGRAMS

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/california-school-district-rewrites-menu-student-lunches/


                                         FAST FOOD, SLOW DEATH

             THE $500 BILLION GLOBAL CORPORATE FOOD MONOPOLY

http://sco.lt/6D31xx


 Treehugger, November 19, 2013
- ▶ JUNK FOOD LOBBY WANTS FEDERAL BAN ON GMO LABELS http://www.treehugger.com/environmental-policy/no-surprise-here-junk-food-lobby-wants-federal-ban-gmo-labels.htm


GreenBiz, January 07, 2014
- ▶  EXCLUSIVE:  INSIDE McDONALD'S QUEST FOR SUSTAINABLE BEEF, OTHER FOODS http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2014/01/07/inside-mcdonalds-quest-sustainable-beef


 Grist, December 27, 2013
▶  McDONALD'S WARNS ITS OWN EMPLOYEES NOT TO EAT 'UNHEALTHY' FAST FOOD http://grist.org/list/mcdonalds-mcresource-line-employee-site-advice/



 Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, MARCH 01, 2013
- ▶  NEW REPORT: GOVERNMENTS MUST PROTECT LAND, FOOD SYSTEMS AS TRADE LIBERALIZATION ACCELERATE LAND GRABBING  http://www.iatp.org/blog/201303/new-report-governments-must-protect-land-food-systems-as-trade-liberalization-accelerate


GRAIN, May 28, 214
 ▶  HUNGRY FOR LAND:  SMALL FARMERS FEED THE WORLD FOR LESS THAN A QUARTER OF ALL FARMLAND AS CORPORATIONS ACCELERATE LAND GRABS http://www.grain.org/article/entries/492



 WATCH 

"LAND RUSH - WHY POVERTY?: 

THE UGLY RISE OF MONOCULTURE FARMING AND GLOBALIZED FOOD

                                                    http://sco.lt/5z3gzB



                                   FOOD AID FOR THE 21st CENTURY:

       MEETING THE OBJECTIVE OR FEEDING THE CORPORATE COFFERS?

                                                http://sco.lt/6jtrlJ



                                                  -- WATCH --

                                                 Documentary:

                                     May 3, 2011 FarmlandGrab
      "PLANET FOR SALE" BIG AG BUYING UP WORLD'S FERTILE LAND

                              http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/18542



 ▶ WALL STREET, CORPORATIONS GOBBLING UP AMERICAN & FOREIGN FARMLAND THREATENING FUTURE OF U.S. AND WORLD FOOD SECURITY, AGRICULTURE & FOOD http://sco.lt/8mcmbR


 Guardian Environment, May 22, 2014
▶ THE FOOD SYSTEM WE CHOOSE AFFECTS BIODIVERSITY:  DO WE WANT MONOCULTURES? http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/food-system-monocultures-gm-un-diversity-day


HuffingtonPost Politics, August 02, 2014

 ▶ WE CAN REVERSE CLIMATE CHANGE BY THE WAY WE GROW FOOD

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/elizabeth-kucinich/the-way-we-grow-food_b_5634675.html0


                                           BAN GMOs NOW -
                   A Special Institute of Science in Society Report
                                           http://sco.lt/5CPilt http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/food-speculator/


 ▶ OUR INDUSTRIAL, WESTERN AGRICULTURAL FOOD SYSTEM IS DESTROYING THE EARTH AND OUR HEALTH

http://sco.lt/63qRl3



                                                     WATCH

▶  "THE FOOD SPECULATOR" - FOOD SPECULATION AND THE STOCKMARKET http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/food-speculator/

 

                                                       WATCH
                                "HUNGER FOR PROFIT" (4:45)
               http://www.whypoverty.net/en/video/hunger-for-profit

 

                                                   A VIP READ

▶ THE ECONOMICS OF CURBING SPECULATION IN FOOD, WATER AND VITAL RESOURCES http://sco.lt/6znBab

 

                                               

            ALL ABOUT MEGA-PROFITS, NOTHING MORE OR LESS

                                                      WATCH
             "THE FOODS THAT MAKE BILLIONS" (177 min Entire Series)
The Foods that Make Billions is a 3-part series looking at how big business feeds us. By employing clever tactics and smart marketing, big business seduces the appetite of the consumer and entices people to spend and spend and spend. This is how global food and beverage empires are built.

http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/foods-make-billions/



UNPRECEDENTED STUDY

LANGUAGE AND CULTURE DISAPPEAR WITH ECOSYSTEM AND BIODIVERSITY LOSS

http://sco.lt/8PcKsD

                                                      VIDEO

                                             ENOUGHNESS: 

              WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                       http://sco.lt/4kcNH7


                             WATER IN THE ANTHROPOCENE 

                                         http://sco.lt/856DXl

 

                          AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD: 

               ONE ENVIRONMENT, ONE HUMANITY, ONE PLANET http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/


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BIG FOOD: Wall Street has way too much influence over what we eat

BIG FOOD: Wall Street has way too much influence over what we eat | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

 

Vox, April 23, 2014

BIG FOOD: WALL STREET HAS WAY TOO MUCH INFLUENCE OVER WHAT WE EAT. Michael Pollan explains what studying the food system taught him about capitalism, and more.. http://www.vox.com/2014/4/23/5627992/big-food-michael-pollan-thinks-wall-street-has-way-too-much-influence

 

                                                        WATCH

                                     May 6, 2013 Democracy Now
 INTERVIEW WITH MICHAEL POLLAN ON RECLAIMING OUR FOOD SYSTEM, MAKE OURSELVES HEALTHY AND GROW DEMOCRACY http://www.democracynow.org/2013/5/6/michael_pollan_on_how_reclaiming_cooking

 

The Guardian, February 21, 2015
- ▶INSIDE THE FOOD INDUSTRY: THE SURPRISING TRUTH ABOUT WHAT YOU EAT
http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2015/feb/21/a-feast-of-engineering-whats-really-in-your-food

 

FastCoCreate

 ▶ THESE TOP FOOD COMPANIES CONTROL ALMOST EVERYTHING WE EAT: There are more than 38,000 products in the average American supermarket. That means tons of choice, right? In fact, the vast majority of these products are owned by just 10 companies. Those friendly looking Green Giant pees? That's General Mills. And Odwalla juice? That's Coca Cola. This matters, of course, because we deserve to know where our food comes from--and how it's made.  http://www.fastcocreate.com/3032899/see-who-actually-owns-the-food-you-eat-and-how-theyre-behaving

 

                                             VIDEO REPORT

                                  March 12, 2013 - NPR Marketplace

PROCESSED FOODS MAKE UP 70% OF THE US DIET - WITH ABOUT 5,000 DIFFERENT CHEMICAL ADDITIVES. Author Melanie Warner discusses the complexities of the processed foods that line the shelves at the supermarket... http://www.marketplace.org/topics/life/big-book/processed-foods-make-70-percent-us-diet

 

Activist Post, July 15, 2014
BIG CORPORATIONS HAVE AN OVERWHELMING AMOUNT OF POWER OVER OUR FOOD SUPPLY http://www.activistpost.com/2014/07/big-corporations-have-overwhelming.html

 

Wakeup World, September 04, 2014
▶ SCIENTISTS OFFICIALLY LINK PROCESSED FOODS TO AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE. The modern diet of processed foods, takeaways and microwave meals could be to blame for a sharp increase in autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis, alopecia, asthma and eczema.

A team of scientists from Yale University in the U.S and the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, in Germany, say junk food diets could be partly to blame. “This study is the first to indicate that excess refined and processed salt may be one of the environmental factors driving the increased incidence of autoimmune diseases”, they said. http://wakeup-world.com/2014/09/04/scientists-officially-link-processed-foods-to-autoimmune-disease/

 

 

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FOOD REPLACEMENT

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The New Yorker, May 12, 2014

- ▶ THE END OF FOOD: 

COULD "SOYLENT" - FOOD IN A BOTTLE - REPLACE THE FOOD CRISIS?  http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2014/05/12/140512fa_fact_widdicombe?currentPage=all

 

SmartPlanet, May 29, 2014
- ▶ WHY YOU SHOULD BE SKEPTICAL OF SOYLENT, THE FOOD REPLACEMENT PRODUCT http://www.smartplanet.com/blog/bulletin/soylent-the-food-replacement-product-could-have-an-unhealthy-downside/

 

Appeal-Democrat, December 21, 2014
 ▶ AG-TECH COULD CHANGE HOW WORLD EATS:

—Silicon Valley is pushing its way into every stage of the food-growing process, from tech tycoons buying up farmland to startups selling robots that work the fields to hackathons dedicated to building the next farming app. Investors and entrepreneurs behind some of the world's newest industries have started to put their money and tech talents into farming — the world's oldest industry  http://www.appeal-democrat.com/business/ag-tech-could-change-how-world-eats/article_af7d8ab2-88b3-11e4-a88c-53786b1de7d9.html

 

Feb 26, 2013 - TruthOut
▶  OUR FOOD SYSTEM IS IN CRISIS DUE TO TECHNOLOGY RUN AMOK AND MONOPOLIZING CORPORATIONS

▶  AMERICANS EAT THE CHEAPEST FOOD IN THE WORLD BUT WHAT IS IT REALLY COSTING US? http://www.treehugger.com/health/americans-eat-the-cheapest-food-in-the-world-but-what-is-it-really-costing-us.html?campaign=daily_nl

 

 INVITRO BURGERS ANYONE?

INSIDE THE COMING MEAT LAB:  THE FUTURE OF FOOD http://sco.lt/6EY7hR

 

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WATCH

"THE FOODS THAT MAKE BILLIONS"

ALL ABOUT MEGA-PROFITS, NOTHING MORE OR LESS

(3-part series)

   "The Foods that Make Billions" is a 3-part series looking at how big business feeds us. By employing clever tactics and smart marketing, big business seduces the appetite of the consumer and entices people to spend and spend and spend. This is how global food and beverage empires are built.

Part 1: Liquid Gold - Bottled Water: Liquid Gold looks at the competitive dynamics between two of the global leaders in the bottled water marketplace: Nestle and Danone and unpacks the brand philosophy and big business strategy behind these big hitters in the industry

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11sCumtYIn8

Part 2: The Age of Plenty Episode two tells the story of a modern marketing miracle: the story of the breakfast cereal. The Age of Plenty investigates the processing, marketing and advertising behind a breakfast that has singularly impacted the way we live.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11sCumtYIn8

Part 3: Pots of Gold: Big business has managed to increase the profit margins of simple products, like yogurt by monumental proportions, resulting in multi-billion dollar industry.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0CNuXZ9N__Q

 

 

Sustainable Food Trust, September 19, 2014
▶ GHOSTS IN THE SUPERMARKET MACHINE. How do supermarkets decide which products make it onto the shelves?  http://sustainablefoodtrust.org/articles/the-ghost-in-the-supermarket-machine/

 

 

Mother Jones, May 07, 2014

-▶ OUR ALARMING FOOD FUTURE, EXPLAINED IN 7 CHARTS http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2014/05/6-alarming-facts-food-and-global-warming

 

 

 

TripleCrisis, January 14, 2014
THE DANGER OF TRUSTING CORPORATIONS TO LEAD THE FIGHT AGAINST WORLD HUNGER http://triplecrisis.com/the-danger-of-entrusting-corporations-to-lead-the-fight-against-world-hunger/

 

New York Times, May 30, 2014

CORPORATIONS QUIETLY INSERTING UNTESTED SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY INTO HOUSEHOLD PRODUCTS. The processes using synthetic biology involve techniques that more extensively alter genetic code. Those include “artificial gene synthesis,” in which DNA is created on computers and inserted into organisms, and other methods for changing DNA sequences and genes within organisms to alter their function. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/31/business/biofuel-tools-applied-to-household-soaps.html

 

Seattle Organic Restaurants
  -▶ THE SECRET TAKEOVER OF OUR FOOD SUPPLY BY A FEW GIANT AMERICAN CORPORATIONS AND CORPORATIONS LIKE TYSON ARE PIONEERS OF MEAT RACKET http://www.seattleorganicrestaurants.com/vegan-whole-food/takeover-of-our-food-by-giant-agribusinesses-Tyson-foods-meat-racket.php

 

Truthout, August 20, 2014

APOCALYPSE OF THE "HAPPY MEAL" WORSHIPING THE GOLDEN CALF

What we set on our tables, and chow down on at fast-food restaurants, may be contributing more to the acceleration of climate change and human extinction than some of the usual carbon-emitting culprits. Throughout the world, native grasslands, forests and wild species have been burned, butchered and brutalized for cattle ranches. Our farming system of grain-fed livestock consumes resources far out of proportion to the useful dietary yield.  http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/25562-apocalypse-of-the-happy-meal-worshipping-the-golden-calf

 

 

Guardian Sustainable Business, May 01, 2014

10 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE GLOBAL FOOD SYSTEM http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/food-blog/10-things-need-to-know-global-food-system

 

                                                     WATCH

"FAT HEAD"

http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/food-speculator/

 

MICHAEL POLLAN:

AGRIGIANTS' NATIONAL STRANGLEHOLD:

APPROACHING A "TWO-CLASS" FOOD SYSTEM  http://sco.lt/7nBVkP

 

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TOO  MUCH POWER IN TOO FEW HANDS : FOOD GIANTS TAKE OVER THE INDUSTRY  http://sco.lt/7d5xkP

 

   ▶  WORLD'S LARGEST FOOD COMPANIES CREATING LEGACY OF DESTRUCTION  http://sco.lt/7lyDg1

                                          

                                                      VIDEO

                              THE SHARE OF YOUR STOMACH

                               Big Food, Science and Marketing

                                          http://sco.lt/69L4oz

 

 ▶  HOW THE BIG FOOD INDUSTRY HAS ENCOURAGED US TO EAT OURSELVES TO DEATH http://sco.lt/5YISkT

 

-▶ SALT, SUGAR, FAT : HOW THE FOOD GIANTS HOOKED US  http://sco.lt/8LqY65

 

 

 

 ▶  FROM GROWING PROFIT TO GROWING FOOD: CHALLENGING CORPORATE MONOPOLY http://sco.lt/4qFuUb

 

                                                   A VIP READ

▶ THE ECONOMICS OF CURBING SPECULATION IN FOOD, WATER AND VITAL RESOURCES http://sco.lt/6znBab

 

 

 

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                                          Vox, June 09, 2014

                    40 MAPS THAT EXPLAIN FOOD IN AMERICA

                     http://www.vox.com/a/explain-food-america

 

                                                       WATCH
THE VIDEO THAT COCA-COLA AND McDONALD'S HOPE YOU NEVER SEE http://www.upworthy.com/watch-the-video-that-coca-cola-and-mcdonalds-hope-you-never-see?c=tkp1

 

Oliver De Schutter,

U.N. Special Rapporteur on the Right To Food, May 19, 2014

UNHEALTHY DIETS GREATER THREAT TO HEALTH THAN TOBACCO:  UN EXPERT CALLS FOR GLOBAL REGULATION

http://www.srfood.org/en/unhealthy-diets-greater-threat-to-health-than-tobacco-un-expert-calls-for-global-regulation

 

                                               WHITEWASHED

HOW INDUSTRY AND GOVERNMENT PROMOTE DAIRY JUNK FOODS

 

 http://ecowatch.com/2014/06/11/dairy-industry-government-promote-junk-foods/

 

 

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 POISONED FOOD

===============

 

OutsideOnline, May 12, 2014
YOUR FOOD IS POISONING YOU http://www.outsideonline.com/fitness/bodywork/performance-plate/Your-Food-Is-Poisoning-You.html

 

                                                       WATCH

                          Michael Pollan: "DON'T MISS THIS VIDEO

POISONED FOODS - PESTICIDES, HERBICIDES #GMO

                                         DANGERS OF DICAMBA

Roundup's Next Generation. The next wave of herbicide-tolerant crops from Monsanto-- will make Round-Up look benign" http://www.fixfood.org/features/276/dangers-of-dicamba

 

 

 LiveScience, February 05, 2015
NEW STUDY: EATING ORGANIC PRODUCE CAN LIMIT PESTICIDE EXPOSURE http://www.livescience.com/49703-organic-produce-diet-pesticides.html

 

Scientific American, May 12, 2014
▶  DRUGS, CHEMICALS SEEP DEEP INTO SOIL FROM SEWAGE SLUDGE FERTILIZER, ABSORBED BY OUR FOOD The widespread use of biosolids could contaminate groundwater near farms with a variety of chemicals, including anti-depressants such as Prozac and hormone-disrupting compounds in antibacterial soaps

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/drugs-chemicals-seep-deep-into-soil-from-sewage-sludge/

 

THINK THOSE 80,000 CHEMICALS AND PESTICIDES HAVE BEEN TESTED?  http://sco.lt/7QxMob

 

 ▶  ARE YOU EATING 'PESTICIDE GENE-ALTERED PLANTS'? http://sco.lt/7v6Y2T

 

 

 

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WATCH 

'FOOD CHAINS,

A NEW DOCUMENTARY BY 'FOOD, INC."

BillMoyers.com, November 21, 2014

Food Chains, a new hard-hitting documentary about the battle between Florida farmworkers and the giant supermarket and fast food conglomerates. The New York Times calls Food Chains an “emphatic and empathetic documentary” that presents farm laborers as modern-day slaves  http://billmoyers.com/2014/11/21/food-chains/

 

 

 

Washington Post, November 07, 2014
HOW A NATIONAL FOOD POLICY COULD SAVE MILLIONS OF AMERICAN LIVES  http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/how-a-national-food-policy-could-save-millions-of-american-lives/2014/11/07/89c55e16-637f-11e4-836c-83bc4f26eb67_story.html

 

 Real News One, June 10, 2014
-▶ PUTTING THE ECONOMY BEFORE THE ENVIRONMENT IS ENVIRONMENTAL VANDALISM AND SUICIDAL http://realnewsone.com/2014/06/10/putting-the-economy-before-the-environment-is-environmental-vandalism/

 

 

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OUR CORPORATE INDUSTRIAL FARMING

                 =====================================


                                                  IMPORTANT WATCH
                                                      Vandana Shiva
                                     THE FUTURE OF FOOD AND SEED
                      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYwOTLopWIw

 

 

 

 

Guardian Environment, May 22, 2014
THE FOOD SYSTEM WE CHOOSE AFFECTS BIODIVERSITY:  DO WE WANT MONOCULTURES? http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/food-system-monocultures-gm-un-diversity-day

 

 Common Dreams, April 29, 2014

FOOD DEFENDERS PROTEST CORPORATE AND BIG AG TAKEOVER OF 'ORGANIC' FOOD STANDARDS (IF THEY CAN'T OWN IT, THEY'LL KILL IT) http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/04/29-2

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                S.O.S.;  DON'T LET THIS HAPPEN

                                 Businessweek, January 09, 2014
  -▶ INDUSTRIAL FARMING:  STATE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS MAY GIVE LEGAL SHIELD TO CORPORATIONS http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-01-09/industrial-farming-state-constitutional-amendments-may-give-legal-shield

 

  - ETC Group

 ▶ WHO OWNS NATURE?  Corporate Power and the Final Frontier in the Commodification of Life

Three decades ago, humanity had a problem; science had a fascination; and industry had an opportunity. Our problem was injustice. The ranks of the hungry were expanding while the ranks of farmers were thinning. Meanwhile, science was fascinated by biotechnology – the idea that we could genetically engineer crops and livestock (and people) with traits that could overcome all our problems.

Agribusiness saw an opportunity to extract the enormous surplus value that was laced throughout the food chain. The hugely decentralized food system held pockets of profit just crying out to be centralized.  All the biotechnology industry had to do is chase away the competition and coerce governments into surrendering control. ....http://www.etcgroup.org/content/who-owns-nature

 

Pambazuka -Voices for Freedom and Justice in Africa

AFRICAHOW COMPANIES FRAME ISSUES OF FOOD AND GLOBAL HUNGER FOR THEIR OWN SELF-INTEREST AND BOTTOMLINE PROFITS

There is a new, but deceptive, foreign drive to end hunger in Africa through large-scale agribusiness. Yet helping poor households in rural Africa feed themselves in an affordable manner means introducing low-cost, sustainable enhancements to farming.

History is riddled with examples of the poor dying of hunger when food was plentiful.

 

...The rise of philanthrocapitalism in the US, where former and current business leaders, through the strength of their foundations, have increasingly come to influence the shape and direction of US international development programmes.

Central to the philanthrocapitalist worldview is a belief that private enterprise is the fundamental agent of progressive change and that business acumen trumps other forms of expertise... http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/85291

 

 

National Geographic, "Future of Food" May 02, 2014
FEED THE WORLD:  FAMILY FARMERS HOLD KEYS TO AGRICULTURE IN A WARMING WORLD. Faced with global warming and a population that will swell to nine billion by 2050, a growing number of experts say that the way to feed the masses as climate change makes growing our food more difficult is to focus on family farmers, who often can barely feed themselves. ... 

   When policymakers in the developed world talk about feeding billions of extra mouths in the decades to come, it's multinational agribusinesses—which operate industrial-size farms—that usually get most of the attention.

   But in the long run, it's small-scale farmers in the developing world, using low-tech but sustainable agricultural techniques, who may be best poised to lead the way in adapting to a warmer world and ensuring the security of the global food supply. http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/05/140502-climate-change-agriculture-family-farm-science/

 

GRAIN, May 28, 214
 ▶  AFRICAHUNGRY FOR LAND:  CORPORATIONS ACCELERATE AFRICA LAND GRABS - Bt Cotton in South Africa

This article summarises the results of five years of research undertaken by Biowatch South Africa on the socio-economic impact of Bt cotton on small-scale farmers in South Africa. It forms part of a comprehensive research paper on the topic that will be published later this year.

http://www.grain.org/article/entries/492

 

THE SCIENCE OF MARKETING FOOD ADDICTION TO KIDS http://sco.lt/8oqaEj

 

FOOD, SLAVE LABOR AND THE WALMARTIZATION OF AMERICA AND AGRICULTURE http://sco.lt/8v8qtl

 

 

 

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FACTORY FARMS - CAFOs

=======================

 

 Organic Lifestyle Magazine, July 08, 2014
- ▶ FACTORY FARMED CHICKENS:  THE HIDDEN COST OF CHEAP CHICKEN http://www.organiclifestylemagazine.com/factory-farmed-chickens-the-hidden-cost-of-cheap-chicken/

 

 

65 BILLION ANIMALS RAISED IN CORPORATE CONCENTRATION PENS:  DRUGS, GMO FEED AND AG-GAG LAWS TO IMPACT BEYOND USA http://sco.lt/6jKf2H

 

- ▶ WHAT EVERY PARENT SHOULD KNOW ABOUT BLIND, FOOTLESS CHICKENS, FACTORY FARMS AND THE AG-GAG BILL http://sco.lt/71PvtJ

 

 ▶ OUR INDUSTRIAL, WESTERN AGRICULTURAL FOOD SYSTEM IS DESTROYING THE EARTH AND OUR HEALTH http://sco.lt/63qRl3

 

 

                                                 FARM-AGEDDON

NO BIRDS.  NO BEES.  OUR COUNTRYSIDE LAID WASTE.  AND BILLIONS OF ANIMALS THAT NEVER SEE A BLADE OF GRASS

                                               http://sco.lt/7ztQbB

 

 

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GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOOD - GMOs

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 RT News, November 26, 2013
▶  GMOs LINKED TO GLUTEN DISORDERS PLAGUING 18 MILLION AMERICANS http://rt.com/usa/gmo-gluten-sensitivity-trigger-343/

 

Pambazuka, July 24. 2014
WHICH WAY AFRICA? GMOs AND FOOD SOVEREIGNTY:   
African governments are under intense pressure from within but also from big agribusiness and Western governments to embrace GMOs. Governments must resist all forms of arm-twisting and food colonialism and make their biotechnology choices based on the facts http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/92594

 

THE  WAR AGAINST ORGANICS: 

WHAT'S AN 'ORGANIC' LABEL REALLY WORTH? http://sco.lt/6Qny1R

 

 

GENETICALLY MODIFIED CROPS NOT THE SOLUTION FOR "FEEDING THE WORLD"  http://sco.lt/77BuML

 

                                           BAN GMOs NOW -

                   A Special Institute of Science in Society Report

                                           http://sco.lt/5CPilt

 

 

 

 

 

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 FIXING THE BROKEN BIG FOOD SYSTEM

http://sco.lt/8YOYJV

 

                                          OBESITY PLUS

HUGE INCREASE IN DIABETES, STROKES, HEART ATTACKS ON A GLOBAL SCALE -- THE AMERICAN DIET AND CONTEMPORARY FOOD PRODUCTION 

http://sco.lt/80rmld

 

WALL STREET, CORPORATIONS GOBBLING UP AMERICAN & FOREIGN FARMLAND THREATENING FUTURE OF U.S. AND WORLD FOOD SECURITY, AGRICULTURE & FOOD http://sco.lt/8mcmbR

 

 

ARE YOU EATING CLONED PORK?  CHINA ENTERS USA FOOD MARKET - UNLABELED, UNREGULATED - USDA, FDA  http://sco.lt/57VNh3

 

MEATONOMICS: The Dirty Truth About Cheap Meat http://sco.lt/5MiErp

 

 

 

 

 

                                                     WATCH 

                                  "LAND RUSH - WHY POVERTY?: 

THE UGLY RISE OF MONOCULTURE FARMING AND GLOBALIZED FOOD  http://sco.lt/5z3gzB

                                         

 

CONTEMPORARY CORPORATE AGRICULTURE IS BURNING UP OUR PLANET http://sco.lt/6xupV3

 

 

 

FOOD FOR THOUGHT...AND PEACE

http://sco.lt/7G59pB

 

 

FOOD AID FOR THE 21st CENTURY:

MEETING THE OBJECTIVE OR FEEDING THE CORPORATE COFFERS? http://sco.lt/6jtrlJ

 

 

 

 

 

 

                          AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD: 

               ONE ENVIRONMENT, ONE HUMANITY, ONE PLANET http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

 

pdjmoo's insight:

                                           BAN GMOs NOW -
                   A Special Institute of Science in Society Report
                                           http://sco.lt/5CPilt http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/food-speculator/

 

Nation of Change, October 20, 2013
   -▶ POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS GMO 'GOLDEN RICE' FED TO CHINESE CHILDREN AS GUINEA PIGS http://www.nationofchange.org/potentially-dangerous-gmo-golden-rice-fed-chinese-children-without-warning-1382281851

 

Treehugger, November 19, 2013
- ▶ JUNK FOOD LOBBY WANTS FEDERAL BAN ON GMO LABELS http://www.treehugger.com/environmental-policy/no-surprise-here-junk-food-lobby-wants-federal-ban-gmo-labels.htm

 

GENETICALLY MODIFIED CROPS NOT THE SOLUTION FOR "FEEDING THE WORLD"  http://sco.lt/77BuML

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Our Industrial, Western Agricultural Food System Is Destroying the Earth and Our Health

Our Industrial, Western Agricultural Food System Is Destroying the Earth and Our Health | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

AllAfrica, January 07, 2014

OUR CONTEMPORARY, WESTERN AGRICULTURAL SYSTEM IS DESTROYING THE EARTH AND OUR HEALTH

Over the course of the past century our food supply has shifted from local to global. Most food our grandparents ate was grown regionally, often by neighbourhood farmers.

   Today our food comes from across the world. More importantly, it is often produced in highly destructive ways, at the lowest possible cost.

Consequently our food production system is responsible for accelerating the rate of destruction of the very ecosystems we are reliant upon in order to maintain our delicate global environmental equilibrium.

   We cut and clear the lungs of the world, our tropical rainforests, to feed livestock or grow dishonestly named "biofuels". We bulldoze natural filtration systems and the nurseries for life like wetlands and mangrove swamps to produce luxury foods for obese populations...  http://allafrica.com/stories/201401071158.html?viewall=1


                                                     WATCH

                          WHEN FARMS TURN INTO FACTORIES (16:17)

                                          Down To Earth - France 24 TV

It's time to end the myth once and for all. The farms in children's books are history. Today's agriculture is increasingly industrial and only those who adapt will survive. http://www.france24.com/en/20150315-down-to-earth-megafarms-agriculture-factories-environment-footprint


Common Dreams, March 21, 2014
  -▶ RADICAL UN REPORT PROMOTES DEMOCRATIC CONTROL OF FOOD AND AN END TO CORPORATE DOMINATION http://www.commondreams.org/view/2014/03/21-0


Union of Concerned Scientists

HIDDEN COSTS OF INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE http://www.ucsusa.org/food_and_agriculture/our-failing-food-system/industrial-agriculture/hidden-costs-


The Ecologist 16 May 2015
CAN AGROECOLOGY SAVE US FROM "SCORCHED-EARTH" AGRICULTURE ? http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2856550/can_agroecology_save_us_from_scorchedearth_agriculture.html


Common Dreams, February 18, 2013

INDUSTRIAL AG TRIGGERS DEVASTATING 'WEB' OF POLLUTION http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/02/18-2


The Atlantic  March 19, 2015
▶ FARMLAND WITHOUT FARMERS-   AS INDUSTRIAL FARMING REPLACES MEN WITH MACHINES  WHO WILL CARE FOR THE HEALTH OF OUR SOIL AND ENVIRONMENT? http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2015/03/farmland-without-farmers/388282/


Agricultural and Rural Convention, January 20, 2015
- ▶ 50,000 TAKE TO THE STREETS IN BERLIN TO SAY: WE ARE FED UP! WITH THE INDUSTRIAL FOOD SYSTEM AND TTIP TRADE DEAL
http://www.arc2020.eu/front/2015/01/we-are-fed-up-march-surpasses-expectations-as-50000-challenge-broken-food-system/


September 4, 2013 NPR

▶  THERE WILL BE NO COMPETITION: HOW BIG AGRICULTURE AND USDA ARE EASING OUT SMALL FARMERS WITH NEW FOOD SAFETY RULES http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013/09/04/218642746/small-farmers-in-new-england-fear-new-food-safety-rules


Nation of Change, April 08, 2014
▶  HOW BIG AG'S CHEMICALS RUINED INDIGENOUS PLANTS AND ERADICATED THE WORLD'S FOOD SUPPLY http://www.nationofchange.org/how-big-ag-s-chemicals-ruined-indigenous-plants-and-eradicated-world-s-food-supply-1396966325


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                               WESTERN FOOD, WESTERN DIETS

                                  OBESITY, DIABETES, CANCER

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                                                  OBESITY PLUS

THE GREAT AMERICAN EXPORT.  HUGE INCREASE IN DIABETES, STROKES, HEART ATTACKS ON A GLOBAL SCALE http://sco.lt/4hekXh


Oliver De Schutter, U.N. Special Rapporteur on the Right To Food, May 19, 2014
UNHEALTHY DIETS GREATER THREAT TO HEALTH THAN TOBACCO:  UN EXPERT CALLS FOR GLOBAL REGULATION http://www.srfood.org/en/unhealthy-diets-greater-threat-to-health-than-tobacco-un-expert-calls-for-global-regulation


International Center for Tropical Agriculture, March 03, 2014

 -▶ GLOBALIZED DIET:  MORE FOOD, LESS DIVERSITY, MORE ASSOCIATED RISKS http://www.ciatnews.cgiar.org/2014/03/03/globalized-diet-more-food-less-diversity-more-associated-risks/

 

Green Biz, May 15, 2014
 ▶  WHY WE NEED TO GO BEYOND CORN, WHEAT AND RICE http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2014/05/15/why-we-need-go-beyond-corn-wheat-and-rice


▶  THINK THOSE CHEMICALS AND PESTICIDES IN YOUR FOOD & ENVIRONMENT HAVE BEEN TESTED? http://sco.lt/72z4g


                                          ▶  FARM-AGEDDON

No birds. No bees. Our countryside laid waste. And billions of animals that never see a blade of grass http://sco.lt/7ztQbB


                                          VIDEO INVESTIGATION

FOUR-FIFTHS OF ALL BIG PHARMA ANTIBIOTICS CONSUMED BY MEAT AND POULTRY INDUSTRY: A DISASTER IN THE MAKING  http://sco.lt/5u5Gyn



-▶ FOOD FIGHTS, CORPORATE TRADE AGREEMENTS, AND STATES' RIGHTS:  DEMOCRACY OR CORPORATOCRACY? http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_29258.cfm


                                  TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP:

Obama's New Secretive Global Trade Pacts Are A Global Corporate Coup d'etat http://sco.lt/8kt4ZF


 Common Dreams, September 23, 2013

▶  U.N. - ECOLOGICAL WAKE-UP CALL THAT COUNTERS CORPORATE-FRIENDLY 'FREE' TRADE AND OUR INDUSTRIAL FOOD PRODUCTION

http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/09/23-5


Animal Ecology In Focus, January 16, 2015

▶  OUR AGRICULTURAL SYSTEM HAS LOST IT'S WAY - TOWARD HEALTHY FOOD AND FARMS Modern intensive farming produces plentiful, cheap food but is reliant on heavy use of agrochemicals and is a major driver of the ongoing collapse of wildlife populations. Taxpayers pay billions each year to support this system, with the bulk of this money going to the biggest, richest farming operations...

https://journalofanimalecology.wordpress.com/2015/01/16/biodiversity-v-intensive-farming-has-farming-lost-its-way/


Truthout, December 04, 2014
▶ SEEDS OF THE FUTURE DIMINISHING AS MONO INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE DOMINATES THE WORLD. A third of the world's land area is dedicated to agriculture. Farmers' fields and pastures comprise (after the oceans) the second largest ecosystem on the planet. This vast tract has been largely transformed into sterile monoculture deserts in which all other organisms are suppressed with agrochemicals, and only the cash crop is allowed to thrive. Whether it is soy in the Brazilian Amazon, wheat on the Ukrainian steppes or corn in Iowa, a single high-yield variety typically dominates the landscape for as far as the eye can seehttp://truth-out.org/news/item/27760-seeds-of-the-future


Pambazuka -Voices for Freedom and Justice in Africa

HOW MEGA CORPORATIONS FRAME ISSUES OF FOOD AND GLOBAL HUNGER FOR THEIR OWN SELF-INTEREST AND BOTTOM=LINE PROFITS. There is a new, but deceptive, foreign drive to end hunger in Africa through large-scale agribusiness. Yet helping poor households in rural Africa feed themselves in an affordable manner means introducing low-cost, sustainable enhancements to farming.

...The rise of philanthrocapitalism in the US, where former and current business leaders, through the strength of their foundations, have increasingly come to influence the shape and direction of US international development programmes. Central to the philanthrocapitalist worldview is a belief that private enterprise is the fundamental agent of progressive change and that business acumen trumps other forms of expertise... http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/85291


THE CORPORATE 'PHILANTHROCAPITALISTS' TAKEOVER OF AFRICAN AND GLOBAL FOOD SECURITY http://sco.lt/6CHP3R



The Conversation, September 11, 2014
 ▶  IN A WARMING WORLD WE CAN'T KEEP DEPENDING ON THE SAME FEW CROPS http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/26404-in-a-warming-world-we-cant-keep-depending-on-the-same-few-crops


BBC News, March 03, 2014

 -▶ FEWER CROPS FEEDING THE WORLD: INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE THREATENING FOOD SECURITY http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-26382067


HuffPostGreen, March24, 2015
 ▶ A MENACING MIX IN ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE: HERBICIDES, HEAVY METALS AND FACTORY FARMS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/03/24/antibiotic-resistance-herbicides-heavy-metals_n_6935626.html?m=true


Huffington Post Green  May 04 2015T

▶ THEY ARE BIOCIDES, NO PESTICIDES AND THEY ARE CREATING AN ECOCIDE http://www.huffingtonpost.com/andrew-kimbrell/they-are-biocides-not-pesticides-_b_7205586.html


- ▶  HOW BIOTECH CORPORATIONS AND GMO CROPS ARE THREATENING THE ENVIRONMENT AND HUMANKIND ALIKE http://sco.lt/7OmezB


                                OWNING THE SEEDS OF LIFE

                   SEED PATENT AND CONTROL OF YOUR FOOD

                         THE GLOBAL CORPORATE MONOPOLY

                                           http://sco.lt/6FiLkv


The Conversation, February 26, 2015
▶ CHINA FARMING BOOM HAS LEFT ECOSYSTEMS IN DANGER OF TOTAL COLLAPSE https://theconversation.com/china-farming-boom-has-left-ecosystems-in-danger-of-total-collapse-38058


Guardian Environment, February 24, 2015
▶ LESTER BROWN:  "VAST DUST BOWLS THREATEN TENS OF MILLIONS WITH HUNGER' http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/feb/25/lester-brown-vast-dust-bowls-threaten-tens-of-millions-with-hunger


Global Development Professionals Network, February 03, 2015
BIG SOY:  SMALL PARAGUAYAN FARMERS FIGHTING BACK AGAINST GLOBAL AGRIBUSINESS. In Paraguay, small farmers are fighting back against the spread of the vast soy monoculture http://www.theguardian.com/global-development-professionals-network/2015/feb/03/big-soy-small-farmers-are-fighting-back-against-power-agribusiness


Eat Drink Better

 -▶ SOYBEANS:  FACTORY FARMING AND THE DESTRUCTION OF LANDS AND LIVES IN ARGENTINA http://eatdrinkbetter.com/2013/12/23/soybeans-factory-farming-destruction-argentina/


                                      PRODUCT OF MEXICO
                         4-part series from The Los Angeles Times
        HARDSHIP ON MEXICO'S FARMS, A BOUNTY FOR U.S. TABLES
http://graphics.latimes.com/product-of-mexico-camps/?track=email|Mexico-Food-2014|||||||ADM-20141214-lnk6


Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, January 14, 2015
- ▶  DRAWING UPON CITIZENS' VOICES: DEEP DEMOCRACY IN ACTION

 http://www.iatp.org/blog/201501/drawing-upon-citizens-voices-deep-democracy-in-action#sthash.CoST8wxF.dpuf


Guardian Environment, March 25, 2014

 ▶ FUTURISTIC FARMS: RETHINKING MONOCULTURE FARMING AND  HOW WE GROW OUR FOOD. It’s a vicious cycle that has been the curse of destructive agriculture for thousands of years: remove native vegetation, continuously grow crops, don’t rest the land or return nutrients. Erode and exhaust soils. Move on. Repeat.. http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/mar/25/california-drought-silicon-valley-moment


Ecocentric, March 17,2015
THE DANGER OF MONOCROPS: LESSONS FROM THE IRISH POTATO FAMINE http://www.gracelinks.org/blog/1150/the-danger-of-monocrops-lessons-from-the-irish-potato-famin


Business Recorder, January 26, 2015
SMALL-SCALE ORGANIC FARMING ONLY WAY TO FEED THE WORLD http://www.brecorder.com/agriculture-a-allied/183:pakistan/1145555:small-scale-organic-farming-only-way-to-feed-the-world-un/


Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, January 14, 2015
- ▶  DEEPENING FOOD DEMOCRACY  http://www.iatp.org/documents/deepening-food-democracy


EcoWatch, March 31, 2014
▶  HOW ECOLOGICAL FARMING BUILDS RESILIENCE TO CLIMATE CHANGE http://ecowatch.com/2014/03/31/ecological-farming-resilience-climate-change/


Biocultural Heritage,
 ▶  SMALLHOLDER INDIGENOUS INNOVATION FOR RESILIENCE. Much of the world's agrobiodiversity has been lost in the last century due to the spread of modern agriculture. Only about 30 crops now provide 95% of all human diet (FAO). The pockets of crop diversity that remain, which are often sustained by indigenous people and small-scale farmers, are vital for food security because they provide options for adaptation, now and in the future. These local varieties (or landraces), are adapted to the natural and cultural environment, are often more resilient than modern crops, and are continuing to co-evolve with farmers to adapt to change. But this diversity is in steady decline and innovation by small-scale farmers is weakening as a result of top down research and development in agriculture, which undermines their capacity to adapt. http://biocultural.iied.org/smallholder-innovation-resilience-sifor


                                               WATCH (6:29)
                   ANNA LAPPE AND FOOD MYTHBUSTERS
   DO WE NEED INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE TO FEED THE WORLD?
              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uem2ceZMxYk

 

                                                SHORT VIDEO:
                 THE SEVEN MYTHS OF INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE

                                           http://sco.lt/8adA9p


 Guardian Sustainable Business, May 01, 2014
10 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE GLOBAL FOOD SYSTEM http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/food-blog/10-things-need-to-know-global-food-system


The Daily Climate, November 10, 2014
-▶  GLOBAL MEAT DEMAND PLOWS UP BRAZIL'S 'UNDERGROUND FOREST'  http://www.dailyclimate.org/tdc-newsroom/2014/11/brazil-meat-cerrado-deforestation


-▶ 65 BILLION ANIMALS RAISED IN CORPORATE CONCENTRATION PENS: DRUGS, GMO FEED AND AG-GAG LAWS TO IMPACT US ALL http://sco.lt/6GRczB


DO WE REALLY NEED CORPORATE 'CLIMATE-SMART' AGRICULTURE GREENWASH?  - AGRA  http://sco.lt/7GeSET


                                                     WATCH

             THE MYTH OF THE AFRICAN 'GREEN REVOLUTION'  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1562042292/the-myth-of-the-african-green-revolution-video-vandana-shiva


Sustainable Food Trust, July 25, 2014
 ▶  THE CULTURE OF AGRICULTURE http://sustainablefoodtrust.org/articles/wendell-berry/


                                                REPORT  Part 2 of 4
         Environmental Justice and Climate Change, November 08, 2014
                                    Environmental and Food Justice
                                          THE PANACEA OF GMOs
                                 INDIGENOUS RIGHT LIVELIHOODS

                              and CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION
http://ejfood.blogspot.com/2014/11/environmental-justice-and-climate.html


                                    INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

SOARING PESTICIDE USE AND POISONING LINKED TO GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CROP PRODUCTION http://sco.lt/8iunRp


▶  OUR GMO CORNFIELDS ARE TOO QUIET - ALL LIFE CHEMICALLY EXTERMINATED - EXCEPT THE GENE-ALTERED CORN http://sco.lt/6przzF


                            BAN GMOs NOW - SPECIAL REPORT

                                   Institute of Science in Society

                                             http://sco.lt/5CPilt


                                                PHOTO ESSAY
                        Over Grow The System, December 29, 2014
ARGENTINA:  THE COUNTRY THAT MONSANTO POISONED http://overgrowthesystem.com/argentina-the-country-that-monsanto-poisoned-photo-essay/


Mother Jones, May 07, 2014

-▶ OUR ALARMING FOOD FUTURE, EXPLAINED IN 7 CHARTS http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2014/05/6-alarming-facts-food-and-global-warming


Brigit Strawbridge, May 09, 2013
▶  A WEE RANT ABOUT THE WAY WE ARE FARMING THE LIFE OUT OF PLANET EARTH  http://beestrawbridge.blogspot.com/2013/05/a-wee-rant-about-way-we-are-farming.html

 

Nation of Change, May 09, 2014
▶  INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE:  TOO BIG TO SUCCEED http://www.nationofchange.org/industrial-agriculture-too-big-succeed-1399648798


TOP TEN DISTURBING NEWS STORIES AND WHY CORPORATE FOOD IS THREATENING OUR FOOD SUPPLIES http://sco.lt/5QMaqv

  

                                                      VIDEO
                                        FACTORY FARMING
                   The Brutal Basics of America's Modern Farms
http://www.aspca.org/blog/factory-farming-video-brutal-basics-modern-farms


Guardian Sustainable Business, October 20, 2014
INVESTING IN SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE BY CONVERTING FARMS TO "BEYOND ORGANIC'. How do you profitably invest in sustainable agriculture - farms producing diverse, fairly-priced healthy food without harming the environment, but which also restore soil fertility and provide farmers with a fair living? http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2014/oct/20/investing-sustainable-agriculture-farms-beyond-organic


March 10, 2014

 Oliver De Schutter, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food

-▶ DEMOCRACY AND DIVERSITY CAN MEND BROKEN FOOD SYSTEMS http://www.srfood.org/en/democracy-and-diversity-can-mend-broken-food-systems-final-diagnosis-from-un-right-to-food-expert

-▶ FULL FINAL REPORT http://www.srfood.org/images/stories/pdf/officialreports/20140310_finalreport_en.pdf

 

                                               WATCH 59:94
                                              Vandana Shiva
                             THE FUTURE OF FOOD AND SEED
                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYwOTLopWIw


                               SPECIAL ISSUE:  PAMBAZUKA NEWS

                            GMOs, FOOD SOVEREIGNTY AND AFRICA

                                      http://www.pambazuka.org/en/


Pambazuka, July 24. 2014

-▶ GMOs AND FOOD SOVEREIGNTY:  WHICH WAY AFRICA?
African governments are under intense pressure from within but also from big agribusiness and Western governments to embrace GMOs. Governments must resist all forms of arm-twisting and food colonialism and make their biotechnology choices based on the facts http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/92594


                      AFRICA G8 - FOOD SECURITY FOR WHOM? 

         CORPORATE PROFITS v SMALL HOLDER FARMERS INTEREST

                                       http://sco.lt/8JKbIn

 

 allAfrica.com: February 18, 2014

▶  DESPITE CLIMATE CHANGE, AFRICAN CAN FEED AFRICA. There is a continuing argument as to whether the industrial agricultural revolution will solve some or all of Africa's climate change problems. However, experts maintain that industrial agriculture currently accounts for one third of all greenhouse gas emissions--the very element most responsible for climate change. Additionally, they believe that the resources and infrastructure required to operate an industrial agricultural system in Africa are impractical for smallholder farmers... http://allafrica.com/stories/201402191455.html


One Green Planet, February 26, 2017

HOW THE GLOBAL INDUSTRIAL FOOD COMPLEX LEAVES PEOPLE HUNGRY AND UNDERNOURISHED http://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/whos-eating-the-worlds-grain/


TripleCrisis, January 14, 2014
THE DANGER OF TRUSTING CORPORATIONS TO LEAD THE FIGHT AGAINST WORLD HUNGER http://triplecrisis.com/the-danger-of-entrusting-corporations-to-lead-the-fight-against-world-hunger/


Nation of Change, July 27, 2014
-▶  TOP AGRIBUSINESS FOOD COMPANIES DUMPING WASTE IN OUR WATERS. Companies like Tyson Foods, Cargill, Inc., and Perdue Farms Inc. dump their garbage—more than 206 million pounds of it—into our water almost every year and leave others to worry about the clean-up. Now, as the Environmental Protection Agency considers a rule to restore the Clean Water Act, these companies are pulling out all the stops to maintain their freedom to dump and pollute, regardless of the toxic outcomes. http://www.nationofchange.org/top-agribusiness-food-companies-dumping-waste-our-waters-1406476247


                                                       WATCH

                                               "A RIVER OF WASTE"

Industrial livestock produce hundreds of millions of tons of manure annually, polluting our groundwater and waterways http://sco.lt/6PQUk5


                                                       WATCH

                   A FARM FOR THE FUTURE - NATURE HOLDS THE KEY
                                         BBC Documentary
                       http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/farm-for-the-future/


ETC Group, September 4, 2013
▶  WHO WILL CONTROL THE AGRICULTURAL INPUTS: THE STATE OF CORPORATE CONCENTRATION, 2013 (PDF REPORT)
PUTTING THE CARTEL BEFORE THE HORSE... AND FARM, SEEDS, SOIL AND PEASANTS http://www.etcgroup.org/putting_the_cartel_before_the_horse_2013

 

 ▶ WALL STREET, CORPORATIONS GOBBLING UP AMERICAN, FOREIGN FARMLAND, THREATENING FUTURE OF U.S. AND WORLD AGRICULTURE AND FOOD SECURITY http://sco.lt/8mcmbR


EcoWatch, February 22, 2014

  -▶ STOP FEEDING THE BEAST AND START FEEDING THE PEOPLEWe have a system of predatory agriculture in which corporations pursue private gain relentlessly regardless of the social consequences. Social consequences can be defined as anything from polluting our water, land and air to impacting the health of our families to making the business of farming economically unsustainable. http://ecowatch.com/2014/02/22/stop-feeding-beast-start-feeding-people/

 

HUNGRY CORPORATIONS http://sco.lt/8xbKi1

 

TakePart, July 10, 2014

 ▶  LEGAL FIGHT BY CORPORATE AGRICULTURE WHO WANT STATE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS AND OTHER LEGAL MEASURES TO COUNTER RESISTANCE TO INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE . http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/07/10/right-farm-laws


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                                                  PESTICIDES

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MONSANTO'S TOXIC HERBICIDE "ROUNDUP" GLYPHOSATE HORMONE INHIBITOR IN OUR FOOD CHAIN http://sco.lt/5IGifZ


-▶ ANOTHER REASON TO AVOID CONVENTIONAL, INDUSTRIAL WHEAT AND GRAINS:  LASHINGS, UPON LASHINGS OF POWERFUL TOXIC INSECTICIDES: NEONICOTINOIDS http://lincoln-adams.wsu.edu/agriculture/NACAA-Wireworm-Control-Poster-2011.pdf


                                       BEYOND PESTICIDES
           PESTICIDE-INDUCED DISEASES DATA BASE -- CANCER
               http://www.beyondpesticides.org/health/cancer.php


  -▶ THOUSANDS OF SRI LANKA FARMERS DYING: STUDY LINKS KIDNEY DISEASE TO AGROCHEMICALS, PESTICIDES  http://sco.lt/7vsgzp

 

OutsideOnline, May 12, 2014
YOUR FOOD IS POISONING YOU http://www.outsideonline.com/fitness/bodywork/performance-plate/Your-Food-Is-Poisoning-You.html

 

Nation of Change, October 20, 2013
 -▶ POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS GMO 'GOLDEN RICE' FED TO CHINESE CHILDREN AS GUINEA PIGS http://www.nationofchange.org/potentially-dangerous-gmo-golden-rice-fed-chinese-children-without-warning-1382281851


                                                   WATCH:   

                          THE ULTIMATE KILLING MACHINE:

      NEW CHARGES AGAINST MONSANTO'S "PESTICIDE" ROUNDUP

                                  (NEEDED FOR GMO CROPS)

                                          http://sco.lt/5bdPhx

Michael Pollan: "Don't miss this VIDEO, about the next wave of herbicide-tolerant crops from Monsanto-- will make Round-Up look benign"

                                                   WATCH:

                                      DANGERS OF DICAMBA

           http://www.fixfood.org/features/276/dangers-of-dicamba


 Nation of Change, March 26, 2014
DOW: THE OTHER MONSANTO http://www.nationofchange.org/dow-other-monsanto-1395841065


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THE CURSE OF INDUSTRIAL FARM FERTILIZERS AND RUNOFF http://sco.lt/5ZDrZh


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                                        SMALL FARMING

                                                      vs

                    MEGA MONOCROP CORPORATE FARMING

                                   

Cornucopia Institute, June 11, 2014
 ▶  SMALL FARMERS ARE FEEDING THE WORLD ON LESS LAND. A new study by GRAIN reports that small farmers are the world’s main food producers and they do it on a quarter of the land of large farms. As large monoculture farms continue to gobble up the land to grow exports, small farmers are producing more food per acre and feeding the local people. Biodiversity and companion planting on small farms further reduce crop losses to drought, pests and disease. http://www.cornucopia.org/2014/06/small-farmers-feeding-world-less-land/


CS Globe, Aprl 14, 2014
 ▶  SMALL SCALE FARMING CAN FEED THE WORLD: UN REPORT http://csglobe.com/small-scale-farming-can-feed-world/

 

GRAIN, May 28, 214
 ▶  HUNGRY FOR LAND:  SMALL FARMERS FEED THE WORLD FOR LESS THAN A QUARTER OF ALL FARMLAND AS CORPORATIONS ACCELERATE LAND GRABS http://www.grain.org/article/entries/492


One World News, December 9, 2013
-▶ INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE VITAL FOR BIODIVERSITY, SAY EXPERTS. With species disappearing up to 1,000 times faster than the natural extinction rate, biodiversity experts say knowledge co-production with indigenous peoples has growing importance.
 http://oneworld.org/2013/12/05/indigenous-knowledge-vital-for-biodiversity-say-experts/


 Intercontinental Cry Magazine, July 17, 2014
 ▶  INDIGENOUS MOUNTAIN FARMERS UNITE ON CLIMATE CHANGE AND RIGHT TO THEIR OWN SEED http://intercontinentalcry.org/indigenous-mountain-farmers-unite-climate-change-24793/

 

ETC Group, September 06, 2013

 -▶  WHO WILL FEED US? THE INDUSTRIAL FOOD CHAIN OR THE PEASANT FOOD WEBS? http://www.etcgroup.org/content/poster-who-will-feed-us-industrial-food-chain-or-peasant-food-webs

 

                         SUSTAINABLE PEASANT'S AGRICULTURE -
                     STATEMENT OF THE 2014 FARMERS FORUM

                              La Via CampesIna, February 25, 2014
(Rome, February 21, 2014) We, delegates to the 5th Farmers’ Forum, the representatives of small-scale producer organizations, speaking on behalf of millions of small-scale farmers, artisanal fishers, pastoralists, livestock breeders, and indigenous communities, hereby communicate our opinions and proposals to IFAD and its governing bodies...http://viacampesina.org/en/index.php/main-issues-mainmenu-27/sustainable-peasants-agriculture-mainmenu-42/1562-statement-of-the-2014-farmers-forum

 

 - ▶ FOOD FOREST CAN MITIGATE RISKS OF 'FEAST OR FAMINE" - BIG CORPORATE AG IS NOT THE ANSWER http://sco.lt/5U402L

 

  Guardian Development, March 10, 2014
-▶ FOOD SYSTEM THAT FAILS POOR COUNTRIES NEEDS URGENT REFORM, SAYS UN EXPERT http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/mar/10/food-system-poor-countries-reform-olivier-de-schutter


 National Geographic, "Future of Food" May 02, 2014
FEED THE WORLD:  FAMILY FARMERS HOLD KEYS TO AGRICULTURE IN A WARMING WORLD. When policymakers in the developed world talk about feeding billions of extra mouths in the decades to come, it's multinational agribusinesses—which operate industrial-size farms—that usually get most of the attention.

   But in the long run, it's small-scale farmers in the developing world, using low-tech but sustainable agricultural techniques, who may be best poised to lead the way in adapting to a warmer world and ensuring the security of the global food supply. http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/05/140502-climate-change-agriculture-family-farm-science/

 

Guardian Environment, February 03, 2014

-▶ INDIGENOUS DIETS CAN FIGHT MODERN ILLNESSES, SAY HEALTH EXPERTS  Unprecedented levels of chronic non-communicable diseases are prompting calls to revert to the diets of our ancestors to regain lost nutrients. It is believed that such a shift would help to improve society's relationship with the Earth and restore human and environmental health.
"The rise of the industrial model of agriculture has contributed greatly to people being disconnected from the food on their plates," says Sarah Somian, a France-based nutritionist. http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/feb/03/indigenous-diets-fight-modern-illnesses

 
                                                 WATCH (10:46)

                                        The Satoyama Initiative
SATOYAMA: TOWARD A RURAL SOCIETY IN HARMONY WITH NATURE Japan gave the name of the SATOYAMA Initiative to establishment of universal philosophy for sustainable maintenance and use of natural resources https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAcS6px3WEg

 

          THIS GRAND EXPERIMENT ON HUMANITY MUST STOP:

GMO BILL GATES FUNDS RISKY, UNTESTED UNREGULATED VITAMIN FORTIFIED GMO FOOD FOR AFRICA AND INDIA http://sco.lt/6CZccT


 Common Dream, February 27, 2014
 - ▶  ORGANIC AGRICULTURE:  THE WAY FORWARD IN THE AGE OF CLIMATE CHANGE. Cling to a food system that contributes to climate change and jeopardizes food security, or adopt a regenerative system that strengthens food security and helps mitigate the climate crisis—"The choice is ours to make," a new report states. http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/02/27-6

 

 - ▶  PERMACULTURE IS THE SILVER-GREEN BULLET FOR THE MIDDLE EAST http://sco.lt/5Tql9d

 

April 18, 2014, The Two-Way

 ▶  CHINA ADMITS THAT ONE-FIFTH OF IT'S FARMLAND IS CONTAMINATED - Unbridled industrialization with almost no environmental regulation has resulted in the toxic contamination of one-fifth of China's farmland, the Communist Party has acknowledged for the first time. http://listen.sdpb.org/post/china-admits-one-fifth-its-farmland-contaminated


 BBC News, June 24, 2014
 ▶  GROWING PAINS OF CHINA'S AGRICULTURAL WATER NEEDS. Farming accounts for about 65% of water use in China and the limited resource is coming under pressure from rapid urbanisation and industrialisation. The study focused on four major food crops - soya, wheat, rice and corn (maize) - and three livestock groups: ruminant, pork and poultry. Together, these products accounted for 93% of China's domestic food supply in 2005, according to figures from the United Nations.  http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-27978124

 

  SF Gate, March 24, 2014

  -▶ CALIFORNIA DROUGHT: CENTRAL VALLEY FARMLAND ON ITS LAST LEGS. http://www.sfgate.com/science/article/California-drought-Central-Valley-farmland-on-5342892.php

 

                                                  The Report—

▶  WAKE UP BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE: MAKE AGRICULTURE TRULY SUSTAINABLE NOW FOR FOOD SECURITY IN A CHANGING CLIMATE (PDF)http://unctad.org/en/pages/PublicationWebflyer.aspx?publicationid=666

...was written with contributions from over 60 experts, and finds that "urgent and far-reaching action" is needed to address the "collective crisis" of "rural poverty, persistent hunger around the world, growing populations, and mounting environmental concerns


Guardian Environment, March 06, 2014
 -▶ FOR AMERICANS TO TALK ABOUT SUSTAINABILITY IS A BIT OF A JOKE. Influence of local food effort is tiny but industrial agriculture is blasting ahead at a great rate, says author, farmer and activist. Wendell Berry argues against industrial agriculture and for small-scale, local-based farming  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/mar/06/wendell-berry-americans-sustainability-joke

 


HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS VITAL FOR BOTH HUMAN AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH http://sco.lt/7rCeWH


▶  WETLANDS VITAL IN SUPPORTING HUMAN LIFE AND BIODIVERSITY http://sco.lt/6Gprk1


                                  INFOGRAPHIC - SOIL TO SKY
                 AGROECOLOGY vs INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE PDF
http://agroecologygroup.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/Soil-to-Sky-infographic.pdf

 

-▶ AGROECOLOGY RESOURCE CENTER: PARTNERS FOR THE LAND AND AGRICULTURAL NEEDS FOR TRADITIONAL PEOPLES http://www.plantpartners.org/agroecology-resource-center.html

 

 

FOOD OR FUEL? RESEARCH SUGGESTS BIOFUELS WILL COST THE EARTH http://sco.lt/5D24ET

 

                       ERADICATING ECOCIDE AND GENOCIDE:

       WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE

                                        http://sco.lt/56vkOH

 

 ▶  “SUSTAINABLE" PALM OIL SHOULD NOT DRIVE DEFORESTATION http://sco.lt/7N5vU1

 

                       THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US

                                          http://sco.lt/4ywB3h

 

                                                   WATCH

DR. VANDANA SHIVA "RIGHTS OF NATURE" 2014 TRIBUNAL PRESIDENT'S STATEMENT http://sco.lt/6qeJU1


pdjmoo's insight:

 

                                              ENOUGHNESS: 

               WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                        http://sco.lt/4kcNH7


                                              LAND GRABS

HOW FOREIGN  "INVESTMENTS" ARE REDISTRIBUTING WEALTH, LAND AND WATER ACROSS THE GLOBE http://sco.lt/5YJpKb

 

                                                       VIDEO

-▶ FOREIGN CORPORATIONS DESTROYING ECOSYSTEMS, INDIGENOUS LIVELIHOODS, NULLIFYING LAND RIGHTS, CREATING DEPENDENCY AND POVERTY ON A GLOBAL SCALE http://sco.lt/4l725B



BillMoyers.com, November 21, 2014
'FOOD CHAINS,' A NEW DOCUMENTARY BY 'FOOD, INC." Food Chains, a new hard-hitting documentary about the battle between Florida farmworkers and the giant supermarket and fast food conglomerates. Farmworkers are among the lowest paid workers in America, averaging about $12,000 per year in wages, and many of them, especially women, have been subjected to human rights abuses in the fields. In its review of the film, The New York Times calls Food Chains an “emphatic and empathetic documentary” that presents farm laborers as modern-day slaves  http://billmoyers.com/2014/11/21/food-chains/


                                                    WATCH

                                      ▶  FILM: ***"HOME"

          An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/home-an-exquisite-story-of-our-world/

 

 

-▶  AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD - The Natural Eye Project - http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/


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The Trillion Dollar Corporate Giveaway: The U.S. Farm Bill - What You Need To Know

The Trillion Dollar Corporate Giveaway: The U.S. Farm Bill - What You Need To Know | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

Modern Farmer, March 31, 2015
-▶ AMAZING NEW LAW TO STOP GIVING FARM PAYMENTS TO CORPORATE NON-FARMERS. The USDA has a variety of different programs in place to help farmers survive tough times; collectively, they’re known as the Farm Safety Net.The Farm Safety Net includes : subsidized insurance, minimum prices for commodity products like corn, wheat, and soybeans, and disaster assurance (so farmers might receive payments in the case of drought or frost, that kind of thing). This last element, and a bunch of others that are expressed via direct payments to farmers, are the focus of the loophole closing announced by the USDA. http://modernfarmer.com/2015/03/amazing-new-law-to-stop-giving-farm-payments-to-corporate-non-farmers/


Marketplace, March 11, 2015
-▶ BIG CHANGE TO FARM SUBSIDIES http://www.marketplace.org/topics/business/big-change-farm-subsidies


The Foundry, January 28, 2014
 -▶ YOU WON'T BELIEVE WHAT'S IN THE $1 TRILLION FARM BILL DISASTER http://blog.heritage.org/2014/01/28/wont-believe-whats-1-trillion-farm-bill-disaster/


RedState, November 22, 2014
AGRIBUSINESS HITS THE $10 BILLION JACKPOT SUBSIDIES, AT EXPENSE OF TAXPAYER -- AGAIN - RUNNING UP FOOD STAMPS COST. U.S. corporate farmers are about to reap a bumper harvest not just in corn and soybeans but also in new subsidies that could soar to $10 billion, blowing a hole in the government’s promise that its new five-year farm bill would save taxpayers money. http://www.redstate.com/2014/11/22/agribusiness-hits-jackpot-taxpayers-much/


Reuters, November 19, 2014
▶ U.S. FARMERS SET TO GET HUGE GOVERNMENT PAYOUTS DESPITE BUMPER HARVEST. U.S. farmers are about to reap a bumper harvest not just in corn and soybeans but also in new subsidies that could soar to $10 billion, blowing a hole in the government's promise that its new five-year farm bill would save taxpayers money.  http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/11/19/us-usa-grains-insurance-idUSKCN0J32FB20141119


 EcoWatch, January 29, 2014
 -▶ 5 WAYS THE FARM BILL BRINGS HOME THE BACON FOR BIG AG http://ecowatch.com/2014/01/29/5-ways-farm-bill-brings-home-big-ag/

 

New York Times, February 04, 2014

 -▶ U.S. SENATE PASSES LONG-STALLED FARM BILL WITH CLEAR WINNERS AND LOSERS http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/05/us/politics/senate-passes-long-stalled-farm-bill.html?emc=edit_tnt_20140205&tntemail0=y&_r=0


High Country News, February 12, 2014
▶  HOW THE U.S. FARM BILL DEEPENS THE PRECIPITOUS DECLINE OF MONARCH BUTTERFLIES :  Scientists fear that one of North America’s greatest migrations is in its death throes http://www.hcn.org/blogs/goat/policies-and-pollinators-the-feds-the-farm-bill-and-the-precipitous-decline-of-monarchs


 -▶  FARM BILL GIVES MONSANTO UNBELIEVABLE POWERS OVER U.S. FOOD SUPPLY http://sco.lt/6MoQTp


Forbes, October 2, 2013

▶  LOCKING IN THE MONOPOLY: Who Knew Betting On The Weather Could Make a Billion Dollars? Monsanto Buys Climate Corp For $930 Million http://www.forbes.com/sites/bruceupbin/2013/10/02/monsanto-buys-climate-corp-for-930-million/


                                         RSN February 06, 2014
          WHY PRESIDENT OBAMA SHOULD VETO THE FARM BILL http://readersupportednews.org/opinion2/448-farm-and-food-policy/21907-why-president-obama-should-veto-the-farm-bill


 The Guardian, George Monbiot February 17, 2014
▶  HOW WE ENDED UP PAYING FARMERS TO FLOOD OUR HOMES -  - http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/feb/17/farmers-uk-flood-maize-soil-protection


 

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                    GUARANTEEING CORPORATE FARM PROFITS

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August 29, 2013 Global Possibilities
▶  THE "GUARANTEED INCOME" RACKET FOR USA BIG AGRICULTURE:   — Desiccated corn and sun-scorched soybeans have been in high supply lately — and we’re paying through the nose for them http://www.globalpossibilities.org/u-s-government-paid-17-billion-for-weather-withered-crops-last-year/


▶  US TAXPAYERS NOW GUARANTEEING CORPORATE PROFITS - HISTORY OF THE CROP "INSURANCE" PROGRAM http://www.rma.usda.gov/aboutrma/what/history.html


 CXXJune 17, 2013 Somewhat Reasonable

▶  CROP INSURANCE FOR GUARANTEEING BIG CORPORATE AGRICULTURE PROFITS EXPANDED IN U.S. SENATE 2013 FARM BILL COSTING TAXPAYERS $955 BILLION IN SUBSIDIES http://blog.heartland.org/2013/06/crop-insurance-expanded-in-senate-farm-bill/


TakePart, October 3, 2013

- ▶ MONSANTO SPENDS NEARLY $1 BILLION ON "CROP INSURANCE COMPANY" CLIMATE CORPORATION, TAKING ADVANTAGE OF USDA CROP INSURANCE PROGRAM http://www.takepart.com/article/2013/10/03/precision-farming-monsanto-buys-climate-corporation

 

May 2, 2013 Environmental Working Group - 2013 Farm Bill

 -▶  TAXPAYERS GET SOAKED TO PROP UP GMO SOY AND CORN FARM INCOME - BILLIONS OF DOLLARS  http://www.ewg.org/agmag/2013/05/taxpayers-get-soaked-prop-farm-income

 

                                           USDA July 29, 2014
-▶ USDA IMPLEMENTS KEY FARM BILL CROP INSURANCE FOR CORPORATE FARMING -- WITH YOUR TAX DOLLARS http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome?contentid=2014/07/0160.xml&contentidonly=true


 New York Times, January 24, 2014
▶ RUNNING BELOW THE RADAR: A HIDDEN THREAT IN THE 2014 FARM BILL COMING RIGHT AT YOU. The mammoth farm bill is reportedly near a conference compromise in Congress, bristling with more tragic cuts in the food stamp program for the needy and a revision of lucrative commodity subsidies for mostly big farmers. Running below the radar is a dangerous, broadly written amendment that would threaten states’ current powers to enact their own agricultural standards — standards that can extend far beyond farmyards to consumer, worker and environmental safety. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/25/opinion/a-hidden-threat-in-the-farm-bill.html?emc=edit_tnt_20140125&tntemail0=y&_r=0


Civil Eats, June 11, 2014
▶ HOW CONGRESS IS MOVING TO CRUSH PROTECTIONS FOR SMALL MEAT AND POULTRY PRODUCERS. Consolidation has meant “the meatpackers report huge profits, while farmers’ share of the retail dollar has gone down dramatically—and consumers still see food prices rising at the grocery store.” In Missouri, Gibbons adds, thousands of independent small and mid-size family hog farmers have gone out of business because they don’t have access to a fair market. “Because of massive corporate control of the market, we’ve lost 91 percent of hog producers in Missouri since 1985. That’s over 20,000 farmers and many, many jobs in our rural communities.” http://civileats.com/2014/06/11/how-congress-is-moving-to-crush-protections-for-small-meat-and-poultry-producers-and-why-you-should-care/


September 4, 2013 NPR

▶  THERE WILL BE NO COMPETITION: HOW BIG AGRICULTURE AND USDA ARE EASING OUT SMALL FARMERS WITH NEW FOOD SAFETY RULES http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013/09/04/218642746/small-farmers-in-new-england-fear-new-food-safety-rules


                                       ▶  FARM-AGEDDON    -▶

No birds. No bees. Our countryside laid waste. And billions of animals that never see a blade of grass http://sco.lt/7ztQbB

 


April 4, 2013 - Grist

- ▶ WHITE HOUSE GUTS THE NEW SAFETY RULES IN FAVOR OF CORPORATIONS http://grist.org/food/oh-rot-the-white-house-just-gutted-the-new-food-safety-rules/?utm_campaign=daily&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter


March 12, 2012 Thomson Reuters Foundation

▶  GLOBAL FOOD SYSTEM AN INTERNATIONAL "PUBLIC HEALTH DISASTER": UN FOOD EXPERT http://www.trust.org/item/?map=global-food-system-an-international-public-health-disaster-un-food-expert/

 

Environmental Working Group, November 4, 2013
▶  BIPARTISAN COALITION WOULD LINK LAND CONSERVATION TO 2013 FARM SUBSIDIES  http://www.ewg.org/agmag/2013/11/bipartisan-support-compliance



                                                VIDEO REPORT

WHO'S BEHIND THE CHINESE TAKEOVER OF USA's AND WORLD'S BIGGEST PORK PRODUCER? TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THE HUGE FARM BILL SUBSIDIES  http://sco.lt/9LONnd


 - ▶ ANIMALS RAISED IN CORPORATE CONCENTRATION PENS - DRUGS AND AG-GAG LAWS TO IMPACT BEYOND USA  http://sco.lt/4ynuev


 Mother Jones, May 07, 2014
-▶ OUR ALARMING FOOD FUTURE, EXPLAINED IN 7 CHARTS http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2014/05/6-alarming-facts-food-and-global-warming

 

 -▶ EXPORTING OUR FOOD TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER:  WHAT TRIGGERED HIGH MILK PRICES http://www.farmanddairy.com/top-stories/triggered-high-milk-prices-exports/176168.html


                                     ▶  THE HUNGER GAMES ▶

HOW UK, USA SUPPORT FOR BIG AGRIBUSINESS IS FUELING POVERTY                        http://sco.lt/8ked9N 

 

 

December 14, 2012:

▶  MONSANTO AG BILL GIVES CARTE BLANCHE TO BIOTECH GMO SEEDS WITHOUT OVERSIGHT OR REGULATION  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3728095577/monsanto-ag-bill-gives-carte-blanche-to-biotech-gmo-seeds-without-oversight-or-regulation


Salon, December 29, 2013
-▶  MONSANTO'S SCARY NEW SCHEME:  WHY DOES IT REALLY WANT ALL THIS DATA? As biotech giant pays huge sums for data analysis about farms, many are terrified about how it might be harnessed  http://www.salon.com/2013/12/29/monsantos_scary_new_scheme_why_does_it_really_want_all_this_data/


The Des Moines Register, July 29, 2014
- ▶ MONSANTO AND MEGA CORPORATIONS FINALLY HAVE A SEAT AT THE WHITE HOUSE TABLE UNDER THE GUISE OF CLIMATE CHANGE: SELF INTEREST AND MEGA PROFITS & CONTROL OVER REGULATIONS http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/money/agriculture/2014/07/29/climate-change-obama/13325835/

 

October 2, 2013 Salon
-▶  MONSANTO' BIG FARM DATA TAXPAYER RIPOFF http://www.salon.com/2013/10/02/monsantos_big_data_taxpayer_ripoff/


 -▶  15 YEARS OF GM SOYBEANS IN ARGENTINA: THE TRUE COST OF GMO SOY http://sco.lt/5PG1bd

 

April 25, 2013 Earth In Transition
 -▶  SOY - THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE POISONOUS - A SCORECARD ON SOME OF BEST KNOWN SOY PRODUCTS http://www.earthintransition.org/2013/04/soy-the-good-the-bad-and-the-poisonous/

 

                                                 INFOGRAPHIC:

       FIELDS OF GOLD - RAPID RISE OF THE U.S. CORN INDUSTRY

              Lashings of Pesticides Creating Biological Deserts

                    http://flapjackmedia.com/2013/09/04/corn/

 

February 18, 2013 Common Dreams

▶  INDUSTRIAL AG TRIGGERS DEVASTATING 'WEB' OF POLLUTION http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/02/18-2


 July 21, 2013 New York Times
OUR COMING FOOD CRISIS AND THE FOLLY OF BIG CORPORATE AGRICULTURE - SOIL, WATER AND CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/22/opinion/our-coming-food-crisis.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0


                                                         WATCH

                                              Moyers & Company

                                           HUNGER IN AMERICA: 

          Kids Going Hungry, Obesity Rising As Corporate Profits Soar

                                             http://sco.lt/8RymTR

 

June 29, 2013
 -▶  CORPORATE PROFITS SOAR AS AMERICANS STRUGGLE TO GET BY http://www.addictinginfo.org/2013/06/29/corporate-profits-soar-as-americans-struggle-to-get-by/

 

                             FOOD AID FOR THE 21st CENTURY

MEETING THE OBJECTIVE OR FEEDING THE BIG AG BIOTECH COFFERS  http://sco.lt/6bJSgD


Organic Consumers Association, September 11, 2014
HOW INDUSTRIAL AG IS MAKING THE SOIL -- AND US -- UNHEALTHY  http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_30899.cfm


SOIL AS A LIFELINE:  THE HIDDEN WORLD OF SOIL UNDER OUR FEET http://sco.lt/6kqJaT


 Guardian Environment, George Monbiot, June 05, 2014

- ▶ THE U.S. FARMING LOBBY HAS WRECKED EFFORTS TO DEFEND OUR SOIL http://www.theguardian.com/environment/georgemonbiot/2014/jun/05/the-farming-lobby-has-wrecked-efforts-to-defend-our-soil

 

June 6, 2013 Big Picture Agriculture

- ▶  A RECIPE FOR SOIL DISASTER - TODAY'S USA FARM POLICY http://www.bigpictureagriculture.com/2013/06/soil-erosion-in-iowa-and-the-u-s-377.html

 


THE POWERFUL USDA ALLOW MORE GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOODS WITH Bt TOXIC PESTICIDES TO MARKET, DESPITE SERIOUS HEALTH CONCERNS  http://sco.lt/7VOZZx

 


 ▶  ARE GIANT AGRICULTURE FIRMS TRYING TO MONOPOLISE AND PATENT THE WORLD'S FOOD SUPPLY? http://sco.lt/8d5byj


 AGROPOLY - September 2013
▶  A HANDFUL OF CORPORATIONS CONTROL WORLD FOOD PRODUCTION (PDF REPORT) http://www.econexus.info/publication/agropoly-handful-corporations-control-world-food-production

 PDF REPORT

http://www.econexus.info/sites/econexus/files/Agropoly_Econexus_BerneDeclaration_wide-format.pdf


-▶  GENETIC ENGINEERING AND THE GMO INDUSTRY: CORPORATE HIJACKING OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3994750421/corporate-hijacking-of-food-and-agriculture-genetic-engineering-and-the-gmo-industry

 

 ▶  OUR INDUSTRIAL, WESTERN AGRICULTURAL SYSTEM IS DESTROYING THE EARTH AND OUR HEALTH http://sco.lt/7Ueckb

 

 -▶ BIOTECH AGRICHEMICAL INDUSTRY GETS IMMUNITY FROM U.S. CONGRESS, OBAMA - RISES ABOVE COURTS http://sco.lt/8edR3Z

 

September 28, 2012 Grist

▶  PORK BARREL SPENDING: HOW BIG AG LOBBYIST USE FEDERAL DOLLAR TO PROTECT FACTORY FARMS http://grist.org/food/the-other-white-meat/

 

Forbes, October 30, 2013
- ▶  U.S. PORK WALLOWS IN DANGEROUS ANTIBIOTICS, POLLUTION, WELFARE VIOLATIONS http://www.forbes.com/sites/jamesmcwilliams/2013/10/30/u-s-pork-wallows-in-dangerous-antibiotics-pollution-welfare-violations/

 

August 4, 2013 New York Time
▶  MEGA U.S. HOG FARMS BATTLING TO CONTAIN DEADLY VIRUS... http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/05/us/hog-producers-battling-to-contain-virus-that-has-killed-piglets-by-the-thousands.html

 

                                                  WATCH

                                6 April 2013 - New York Times
             VIDEO TAPING OF FARM CRUELTY IS NOW A CRIME  http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/07/us/taping-of-farm-cruelty-is-becoming-the-crime.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&_r=0

 

July 23, 2013 Cornucopia Institute
- ▶  FDA AND USDA COLLUDE TO ELIMINATE TRUE ORGANIC EGG PRODUCTION, FAVORING INDUSTRIAL FACTORY FARMS http://www.cornucopia.org/2013/07/fdausda-collude-to-eliminate-true-organic-egg-production/

 

 

                                         MORE, BIGGER, FASTER -

       What You Need To Know About Factory Farming Your Food

                                              http://sco.lt/8usxzV

 

July 10, 2013 Bill Moyers

▶  AG-GAG LAWS SILENCE WHISTLEBLOWERS | Eye on ALEC http://billmoyers.com/2013/07/10/alec-activists-and-ag-gag/

 

Truthout, December 21, 2013
- ▶ BILLS IN U.S. CONGRESS CRACK DOWN ON WHISTLEBLOWERS - NOW YOU WILL NEVER KNOW http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/20777-bills-in-congress-crackdown-on-whistleblowers

 

▶  NEW BILL H.R. 5961, SEEKS TO PREVENT EPA FROM FLYING OVER LARGE-SCALE LIVESTOCK OPERATIONS  as part of their effort to enforce the Clean Water Act against the biggest polluters of waterways in the country. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/scott-edwards/keeping-secrets-down-on-t_b_1736929.html

 

▶  HOW BIG AGRIBUSINESS IS INITIATING AND FUNDING THE ECO TERRORISM ACT http://newint.org/blog/2013/04/30/eco-terrorism-act-usa/

 

April 24, 2013 Mother Jones Tom Philpott
▶  OBAMA ADMIN. ON VERGE OF DRAMATICALLY SCALING BACK OVERSIGHT OF US' LARGEST CHICKEN & TURKEY SLAUGHTERHOUSES http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2013/04/usda-inspectors-poultry-kill-lines-chicken

 

                                                    WATCH

                                  April 13, 2013 The Real News

                                               VIDEO REPORT

- ▶  OBAMA BUDGET PLANS ON REPLACING USDA POULTRY INSPECTORS WITH INDUSTRY SELF REGULATION http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&;

 

                                                         WATCH:

                                             "A RIVER OF WASTE"

                       THE HISTORY OF FACTORY FARMS - CAFOs

Beginning with a history of the American food system, River of Waste shows its evolution to large-scale corporate farms where pollution and use of growth hormones threaten both individual health and the future of our planet http://sco.lt/5WwPVx

 

Nation of Change

▶  HOW FACTORY FARMING CONTRIBUTES TO GLOBAL WARMING http://www.nationofchange.org/how-factory-farming-contributes-global-warming-1358786945

 

                                                  MEATONOMICS:

                               The Dirty Truth About Cheap Meat

                                               http://sco.lt/5MiErp

 

  - ▶  FOUR-FIFTHS OF ALL BIG PHARMA ANTIBIOTICS CONSUMED BY MEAT AND POULTRY INDUSTRY http://sco.lt/5qIZnN

 

                                                     WATCH

                           A Must see VIDEO for all. Dr. David Suzuki - :

    ▶    "WHAT ARE ROUNDUP READY & Bt PESTICIDE GMO CROPS? ▶ 

                                          http://sco.lt/5n6cuP


HuffingtonPost Green, September 15, 2014
 -▶ HERBICIDE AND INSECTICIDE USE ON GMO CROPS SKYROCKETING, WHILE PRO-GMO MEDIA RUN INTERFERENCE. Former EPA Senior Scientist's New Article Sets Record Straight http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-bronner/herbicide-insecticide-use_b_5791304.html


                                                  REPORT

         PESTICIDE USE ON GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CROPS
Ramon J. Seidler, Ph.D.Former Senior Scientist at the Environmental Protection Agency Office of Research and Development, Western Ecology Division in Corvallis OR
http://static.ewg.org/agmag/pdfs/pesticide_use_on_genetically_engineered_crops.pdf

 

  Stanford Social Innovation Review, September 30, 2013

▶  REMAKING THE FOOD SYSTEM http://www.ssireview.org/blog/entry/remaking_the_food_system?utm_source=Enews&utm_medium=email&utm_content=1&utm_campaign=From_Blog

 

EurActiv, 22 July 2011
-▶ INTENSIVE FARMING:  ECOLOGICALLY SUSTAINABLE? http://www.euractiv.com/cap/intensive-farming-ecologically-s-linksdossier-506029

 

  ▶  THE CURSE OF PETROLEUM, CHEMICAL-BASED FERTILIZERS http://sco.lt/4iAdaz

 

 SustainAbility, December 24, 2013
- ▶ TOXIC TIMEBOMB - NEONICOTINOIDS, CHEMICALS, PESTICIDES IN YOUR FOOD AND ENVIRONMENT http://www.sustainability.com/blog/ten-trends-from-2013-toxics-timebomb#.Urns-vZQ1K4


 

                                              -- WATCH --

                          ▶  THE ULTIMATE KILLING MACHINE ▶ 

                                        http://sco.lt/5bdPhx

 NEW CHARGES AGAINST MONSANTO'S "PESTICIDE" ROUNDUP

                                         GLYPHOSATES

 

 

Global Research, November 26, 2013
▶  MONSANTO, THE TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP AND GLOBAL FOOD DOMINANCE http://www.globalresearch.ca/monsanto-the-tpp-and-global-food-dominance/5359491

 

                                                   WATCH     

    "WHAT ARE ROUNDUP READY & Bt PESTICIDE GMO CROPS?

                                        http://sco.lt/5n6cuP

 

                                     INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

SOARING PESTICIDE USE AND POISONING LINKED TO GE CROP PRODUCTION http://sco.lt/8iunRp


 

 -▶  FOOD, SLAVE LABOR AND THE WALMARTIZATON OF AGRICULTURE AND AMERICA  http://sco.lt/8oSVBx


▶  HOW BIG FOOD CORPORATIONS LOBBY AND MARKET OBESITY TO CHILDREN  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1779948476/how-big-food-corporations-lobby-and-market-obesity-to-children


 

▶  THE GLOBAL CHEMICAL BIOTECH CARTEL - AN UNPRECEDENTED POWER OVER WORLD AGRICULTURE AND HUMAN HEALTH http://sco.lt/9MtkYL

 

March 21, 2013

 -▶  US GOVERNMENT FUNDING BILL STRIPS FEDERAL COURTS OF THEIR POWER TO RULE OVER BIOTECH INDUSTRY AND GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOOD AND ANIMALS http://sco.lt/6kO2Xh


 -▶ OBAMA QUIETLY DE-REGULATES GMO/ GENETIC BIOTECH INDUSTRY  : Fast-tracking approvals, waiving regulations ... http://sco.lt/5uCx8b

 

March 14, 2013

 -▶  NEW US GOVT "MONSANTO PROTECTION ACT" CONFIRMS MONSANTO POWER OVER US GOVERNMENT  http://ow.ly/iXRqG



                          MONSANTO: A CORPORATE PROFILE

From Chemical Warfare to Saccharin to GE Seed, Killer Pesticides & Pharmaceutical... http://sco.lt/80C7fd

 


 ▶ WE'RE ON THE BRINK OF THE WORST DROUGHT IN 1,000 YEARS http://sco.lt/74mbHF

 

                                                    -- WATCH --

        ▶ THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MONSANTO  (FULL LENGTH) ▶

                    The Leader of the Biotech Chemical GMO Cartel

                                              http://sco.lt/6YOJpx

 

 

-▶ NEW SECRETIVE GLOBAL TRADE PACTS WILL IMPACT US ALL AS SOVEREIGNTY RIGHT NEGOTIATED AWAY - CORPORATE GOVERNANCE  http://sco.lt/6P14JF

 

 

 

- ▶ MORE ON CORPORATE INDUSTRIAL FARMING

http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides?q=big+ag

 

- ▶  MORE ON CORPORATE FACTORY FARMS

http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides?q=factory+farming

 

 

 

 




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George Monbiot, December 16, 2014
- ▶ IF YOU MUST EAT MEAT, SAVE IT FOR CHRISTMAS : We are in perputual denial about our food : From chickens pumped with antibiotics to the environmental devastation caused by production, we need to realise we are not fed with happy farm animals http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/dec/16/perpetual-denial-food-meat-production-environmental-devastation


Care2, May 26, 2014
  -▶ 2,000 PIGS DIE AFTER FALLING INTO THEIR OWN WASTE TANK ON FACTORY FARM http://www.care2.com/causes/2000-pigs-die-after-falling-into-their-own-waste-tank-on-factory-farm.html#

 

One Green Planet, September 18, 2014
  - HOW THE FOOD WE FEED FARM ANIMALS IS DESTROYING THE ENVIRONMENT http://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/livestock-feed-is-destroying-the-environment/

 

 ▶  THEY EAT WHAT? THE REALITY OF FEED AT ANIMAL FACTORIES | Union of Concerned Scientists http://www.ucsusa.org/food_and_agriculture/our-failing-food-system/industrial-agriculture/they-eat-what-the-reality-of.html


APOCALYPSE OF THE "HAPPY MEAL" . WORSHIPING THE GOLDEN CALF http://sco.lt/9Ey17x



STONED PIGS: Marijuana waste helps turn pot-eating pigs into tasty pork roast http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/20/us-usa-marijuana-pigs-idUSBRE94J0PL20130520?feedType=RSS&feedName=oddlyEnoughNews

 

Mail Online January 24, 2014

 - ▶  FARM-AGEDDON: TODAY'S MEGA FARMS DESTROYING ENVIRONMENT AND HUMAN HEALTH Today, ‘mixed’ farming of animals and crops has all but disappeared, writes PHILIP LYMBERY, and has been replaced by farms specialising in one product only....

   Because without fuss or fanfare, and largely unnoticed by the public, our farm animals are being disconnected from the land, disappearing from fields and moved into cramped, airless hangars and barns, with concrete beneath their feet instead of grass. And now the pressure is growing to move to the next stage of intensive farming: mega-piggeries, mega-dairies and ‘battery’-reared beef, with the genetically engineered animals and crops already common in the United States and elsewhere. It is a pressure we in this country should resist with all our might. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2545647/Farm-ageddon-No-birds-No-bees-Our-countryside-laid-waste-And-billions-animals-never-blade-grass-book-warns-terrifying-threat-todays-gram-mega-farms.html

 

Mother Jones, September 13, 2014
  - HOW SUPERBUGS HITCH A RIDE FROM HOG FARMS INTO YOUR COMMUNITY http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2014/09/think-antibiotic-resistant-bacteria-stop-factory-farm-door-think-again

 

August 4, 2013 New York Time

▶  MEGA U.S. HOG FARMS BATTLING TO CONTAIN DEADLY VIRUS... http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/05/us/hog-producers-battling-to-contain-virus-that-has-killed-piglets-by-the-thousands.html

 

13 February, 2013 Mother Jones

▶  FOUR-FIFTHS OF ALL BIG PHARMA ANTIBIOTICS CONSUMED BY MEAT AND POULTRY INDUSTRY - WHAT ARE YOU EATING? http://sco.lt/5qIZnN

 

 May 1, 2013 Food And Environment Reporting
▶  ANTIBIOTICS IN YOUR FOOD: WHAT'S CAUSING THE RISE IN ANTIBIOTIC-RESISTANT BACTERIA IN OUR FOOD SUPPLY (AND WHY YOU SHOULD BUY ANTIBIOTIC-FREE FOOD http://thefern.org/2013/05/whats-causing-the-rise-in-antibiotic-resistant-bacteria/

 

Globe and Mail, October05, 2012

- ▶ CAN MEAT FACTORIES BE SAFE SLAUGHTERING 4,000 COWS A DAY, 3,000 STEAKS A MINUTE? http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/can-meat-factories-be-safe-at-4000-cows-a-day-3000-steaks-a-minute/article4593690/

 

                                                         WATCH;
                "DEATH ON A FACTORY FARM  [HBO] (2009) 1:27:25

Directors Tom Simon and Sarah Teale (HBOs Dealing Dogs) tell the story of an animal rights investigator who goes undercover at hog farm in Ohio to explore a whistle blowers allegations. The evidence he gathers leads to a rare prosecution and trial for animal cruelty, and a verdict that surprises nearly everyone. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfiolWwzD94

 

  - ▶  ANTI-WHISTLE BLOWER AG-GAG BILLS AIMED AT KEEPING YOU IN THE DARK ABOUT FACTORY FARMS AND YOUR FOOD http://sco.lt/7aFBUv


Modern Farmer, September 19, 2014
▶  WHY IS THE USDA BUYING SUBMACHINE GUNS? http://modernfarmer.com/2014/09/usda-buying-submachine-guns/

 

TakePart, July 10, 2014
FORGET AG-GAG LAWS: THIS SUMMER'S LEGAL FIGHT IS OVER THE RIGHT TO FARM. State constitutional amendments and other legal measures would protect industrial agriculture. When state legislators met to hash out new laws in the spring of 2013, farm protection or ag-gag bills were voted on across the Midwest and in agricultural states in the South and Southwest. The laws were designed to criminalize the work of animal rights activists and whistle-blowers who secretly recorded abuse or other unlawful activity in confined animal feeding operations or other farms.

With ever fewer, ever larger companies controlling America’s farmland, whose right to farm is being protected? http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/07/10/right-farm-laws


  April 4, 2013 - Grist

▶  WHITE HOUSE GUTS THE NEW SAFETY RULES IN FAVOR OF CORPORATIONS http://grist.org/food/oh-rot-the-white-house-just-gutted-the-new-food-safety-rules/?utm_campaign=daily&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

 Star Tribune, June 08, 2014
  -▶ CONSUMER PRESSURE LEADS AGRIBIZ COLOSSUS CARGILL TO GIVE PIGS MORE ROOM. Pork producers across the United States have long kept their sows in small, barred stalls or crates, with so little space they can’t turn around. Agribusiness colossus Cargill and its big corporate competitors have deep pockets. http://www.startribune.com/business/262257761.html

 

Mother Jones July/August Issue
▶  YOU WON'T BELIEVE WHAT PORK PRODUCERS DO TO PREGNANT PIGS?  http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2013/06/pregnant-sows-gestation-crates-abuse

 

                                                VIDEO (06:58)
                                      Take Part, June 09, 2014
HERE'S THE SECRET TO MARKETING FACTORY-FARMED MEAT TO THE MASSES http://www.takepart.com/video/2014/06/09/how-sell-factory-farmed-meat

 

                                         ANIMATED VIDEO

                               WHAT IS FACTORY FARMING?

                                       http://sco.lt/8DHbmL

 

▶  REVEALED: THE SECRET HORROR OF THE WORLD'S MEGA FACTORY FARMS - The Ecologist http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/1122016

 

▶  4.3 BILLION (NOW 10 BILLION) CONFINED FARM ANIMALS - CAFOs (Confined Animal Feed Operations  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1480506468/cafos-4-3-billion-confined-farm-animals-pose-environmental-and-public-health-risks

 

Care2, May 21, 2014
▶  BILLIONS OF FOOD ANIMALS KILLED EVERY YEAR END UP IN THE TRASH http://www.care2.com/causes/billions-of-animals-killed-every-year-end-up-dumped-in-the-trash.html

 

 Huffington Post, March 17, 2014

  -▶ 9 FACTS ABOUT FACTORY FARMING THAT WILL BREAK YOUR HEART  (GRAPHIC PHOTOS) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/17/factory-farming-facts_n_4063892.html

 

                        +++A Picture Says A Thousand Words+++          

                                         FACTORY FARMING

                                           http://ow.ly/j6YZF

 

                                                      VIDEO
          The Humane Society of the United States, February 20, 2014
UNDERCOVER AT IRON MAIDEN: IS YOUR SAUSAGE WORTH THIS? http://video.humanesociety.org/

 

 Mother Jones July/August Issue
▶  GAGGED BY BIG AG http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2013/06/ag-gag-laws-mowmar-farms

 

 

                                                VIDEO REPORT

                                      April 10, 2013 - Al Jazeera
                        LEGALISING ANIMAL ABUSE IN THE USA?

                                            Inside Story Americas

http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/insidestoryamericas/2013/04/201341083057617468.html

 

▶  CORPORATE INDUSTRIAL FACTORY FARMING TREAT OUR ANIMALS LIKE INANIMATE AUTO PRODUCTION LINES http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2841587423/corporate-industrial-factory-farming-treats-our-animals-like-objects-on-an-auto-production-line-you-are-what-you-eat

 

▶  CAFO: THE TRAGEDY OF INDUSTRIAL ANIMAL FACTORIES: http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1845482799/cafo-the-tragedy-of-industrial-animal-factories

 

 

 ▶  THE RAW TRUTH OF FACTORY FARMING http://www.raw.info/

 

March 20, 2013 - Pew Health Initiatives

▶  NEARLY 30 MILLION POUNDS OF ANTIBIOTICS WERE SOLD BY BIG PHARMA FOR USE IN FOOD ANIMALS http://www.pewhealth.org/reports-analysis/issue-briefs/washington-food-leaders-urge-sen-murray-to-shine-a-light-on-industrial-farms-antibiotic-use-85899461346

 

Economic Times, June 09, 2014
INDIA OFFICIALS SEEK TO CURB ANTIBIOTICS AND HORMONES IN ANIMAL FEEDFearing spread of antibiotic resistance through the food chain, the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) and the agriculture ministry have directed state governments to stop the use of antibiotics and hormones in animal feed. They have also called for strict implementation of a 2012 law, which mandates a gap between the time an animal is given a drug for medical purposes and sale of food products from that animal. http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2014-06-09/news/50448268_1_food-producing-animals-antibiotics-animal-feed

 

                                                     VIDEO

HOW WILL HISTORY REMEMBER US?  A WORLD WITHOUT FACTORY FARMS?  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fM6V6lq_p0o&feature=youtu.be

 

Jan 29, 2013 - Humane Society

FACTORY FARMING FACT SHEETS

Agribusiness has introduced anti-whistle-blower or “ag-gag” bills in numerous states aimed at making whistle-blowing on factory farms essentially impossible. Whistle-blowing employees have played a vital role in exposing animal abuse, unsafe working conditions, and environmental problems on industrial factory farms. The agribusiness industry's response to these exposés has not been to prevent the abuses, but rather to try to prevent the American people from finding out about the abuses in the first place... http://www.humanesociety.org/issues/campaigns/factory_farming/fact-sheets/ag_gag.html#id=album-185&num=content-3312

 

▶  SCIENTIFIC PAPER ARGUES AGAINST FACTORY FARMS "FEEDING THE WORLD" http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3995263792/scientific-paper-argues-against-factory-farms-feeding-the-world

 

HuffingtonPost, February 19, 2014

  -▶ FARMAGEDDON, THE TRUE COST OF CHEAP MEAT http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/sue-cross/farmageddon-the-true-cost_b_4809387.html

 

The Telegraph, February 10, 2014
  -▶ FARMAGEDDON:  REVIEW OF EXPOSE OF THE NIGHTMARE WORLD OF MODERN FACTORY FARMING http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/bookreviews/10620308/Farmageddon-by-Philip-Lymbery-with-Isabel-Oakeshott-review.html

 

                                                 WATCH

 THE MOST SHOCKINGLY BEAUTIFUL SHORT VIDEO ABOUT FACTORY FARMING - FROM AUSTRALIA  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3123800365/watch-the-most-shockingly-beautiful-video-about-factory-farming-from-australia

 

 ▶  WELL-TREATED ANIMALS ARE  VASTLY SUPERIOR NUTRITIONAL BENEFITS OVER FACTORY FARMED ANIMALS http://ecowatch.org/2012/well-treated-animals/

 

  ▶  HOW BIG AGRIBUSINESS IS INITIATING AND FUNDING THE ECO TERRORISM ACT http://newint.org/blog/2013/04/30/eco-terrorism-act-usa/

 

 ▶  ANTI-WHISTLE BLOWER AG-GAG LAWS AIMED AT KEEPING YOU IN THE DARK ABOUT YOUR FACTORY FARMED FOOD - PIGS, CHICKENS, VEAL, BEEF, DAIRY, TURKEY, DUCKS http://sco.lt/7aFBUv

 

                                       Center for Food Safety
                                    ABOUT FACTORY FARMS

        http://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/search/factory-farms

 

 

August 2, 2012 - Pew Environmental Group

▶  FROM THE BACKYARD GRILL TO THE PICNIC BASKET , Americans seem to have a love affair with meat and poultry. From the backyard grill to the picnic basket, To supply that demand, livestock production has turned to concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) as the new business model, growing high volumes of cows, pigs, and poultry within short time spans and in the smallest spaces possible.... http://www.pewenvironment.org/news-room/opinions/animal-waste-waterways-and-drinking-water-85899409190

 

March 19, 2013 - Huffington Post

▶  WHY EVERYONE SHOULD BE ANGRY ABOUT CORPORATE FACTORY FARMING http://sco.lt/7kUpVp

 

▶  HOW FACTORY FARMING CONTRIBUTES TO GLOBAL WARMING | NationofChange http://www.nationofchange.org/how-factory-farming-contributes-global-warming-1358786945

 

Worldwatch Institute
▶  AGRICULTURE AND FACTORY FARM LIVESTOCK REMAIN MAJOR SOURCES OF GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS ... http://www.worldwatch.org/agriculture-and-livestock-remain-major-sources-greenhouse-gas-emissions-1


 

                                   =====================

                                  PIG GESTATION CRATES

                                        http://ow.ly/m8yl3

                                  =====================

 

Mother Jones July/August Issue
▶  YOU WON'T BELIEVE WHAT PORK PRODUCERS DO TO PREGNANT PIGS?  http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2013/06/pregnant-sows-gestation-crates-abuse

 

4 April 2013 Triple Pundit
▶  PORK PRODUCERS MUST HAVE 'ROCKS IN THEIR HEADS' TO USE SOW CRATES http://www.triplepundit.com/2013/04/sow-crates/

 

July 12, 2013 Care2
▶  STAND WITH RYAN GOSLING: NO MORE GESTATION CRATES FOR PIGS http://www.care2.com/causes/stand-with-ryan-gosling-no-more-gestation-crates-for-pigs.html

 

June 6, 2013 Global Possibilities
▶  ****6 HORRIFYING THINGS ABOUT PORK EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW  http://www.globalpossibilities.org/6-horrifying-things-about-pork-everyone-should-know/

 

                                                         WATCH:

                                             "A RIVER OF WASTE"

                       THE HISTORY OF FACTORY FARMS - CAFOs

Beginning with a history of the American food system, River of Waste shows its evolution to large-scale corporate farms where pollution and use of growth hormones threaten both individual health and the future of our planet http://sco.lt/5WwPVx

 

▶  NEW BILL H.R. 5961, SEEKS TO PREVENT EPA FROM FLYING OVER LARGE-SCALE LIVESTOCK OPERATIONS  as part of their effort to enforce the Clean Water Act against the biggest polluters of waterways in the country. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/scott-edwards/keeping-secrets-down-on-t_b_1736929.html

 

 March 20, 1013 - HuffingtonPost Green

▶  IS THE PORK INDUSTRY PUSHING BACK AGAINST GESTATION CRATE BANS? http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/20/gestation-crate-bon-appetit-pork-network_n_2916146.html?ref=topbar

 

 26 March 2013 - Tom Philpott - Mother Jones

▶  HOGWASH: BIG AG'S BAN ON CAGING PREGNANT PIGS IS JUST FOR SHOW http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2013/03/pork-industry-flack-gestation-crate-ban-showSTONEDhttp://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2013/03/pork-industry-flack-gestation-crate-ban-show

 

 

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           RAISING PORK AS A "PRODUCT" ON A PRODUCTION LINE

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                                               VIDEO REPORT

WHO'S BEHIND THE CHINESE TAKEOVER OF USA's AND WORLD'D LARGEST PORK PRODUCER?  http://sco.lt/6JwAOv


Forbes, October 30, 2013

- ▶  U.S. PORK WALLOWS IN DANGEROUS ANTIBIOTICS, POLLUTION, WELFARE VIOLATIONS http://www.forbes.com/sites/jamesmcwilliams/2013/10/30/u-s-pork-wallows-in-dangerous-antibiotics-pollution-welfare-violations/

 

Huffington Post, January 10, 2014
- ▶ U.S. PORK PRODUCERS CALL FOR MORE HUMANE TREATMENT OF ANIMALS AFTER DECADES OF ABUSE AND PROTESTS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/10/-pork-producers-humane_n_4572968.html?ref=topbar

 

 July 1, 2013 Grist
▶  FARMERS ARE FEEDING THEIR PIGS MARIJUANA TO REDUCE THEIR CAGED SUFFERING http://grist.org/list/farmers-are-getting-their-pigs-high-so-you-can-eat-pot-infused-bacon/

 

▶  BAN FACTORY FARM PIG CRATES IN NEW JERSEY - ForceChange http://forcechange.com/61963/ban-factory-farm-pig-crates-in-new-jersey/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ForceChange+%28ForceChange%29

 

▶  LIKE AUTOS ON A PRODUCTION LINE:
July 21, 2013 Free From Harm
IS USING  2,700 SOWS TO PRODUCE 75,000 PIGS ANNUALLY FAIR? OAKS FARMS, THE LATEST "AGRITOURISM" DESTINATION: http://www.nwitimes.com/business/local/article_7c7063d3-e336-5d1c-b7da-cdf8852c5f5d.html#.Ue15bezytDw.twitter

 

June 21, 2013 Living on Earth:

▶  ADVERSE HEALTH EFFECTS FOR PIGS FED GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOOD (So What's It Doing To You?) http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=13-P13-00025&segmentID=1

 

July 4, 2013 Environmental Protection

▶  FARMWORKER STUDY TIES DRUG-RESISTANT STAPH TO ANIMAL ANTIBIOTICS  http://eponline.com/articles/2013/07/04/drug-resistant-staph.aspx

 

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                         INDUSTRIAL CHICKEN/POULTRY FACTORIES 

                                  An Image Says A Thousand Words
                           Factory farming chickens  http://ow.ly/mv1lU

                                        ========================

 

June 27, 2013
▶  THE FUTURE OF BIG CHICKEN
More than a BILLION chickens are raised and slaughtered each year in Georgia ALONE, the poultry capital of the world... http://clatl.com/atlanta/the-future-of-big-chicken/Content?oid=8528249

 

September 4, 2013 Reuters

▶  USDA CRITICIZED FOR WORK ON POULTRY PLANT FOOD SAFETY PROJECT http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/09/04/us-usa-usda-poultry-report-idUSBRE98314420130904

 

                                                 VIDEO

  **** EXTREME CRUELTY EXPOSED AT MAJOR EGG FACTORY - YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=embnwQ7ohTc

 

▶  BLIND, FOOTLESS CHICKENS FOR FUTURE CAFO FACTORY FARMS  http://farmwars.info/?p=7897

 

                                                    VIDEO

                        FULL GROWN CHICKEN IN 49 DAYS

   Growth Hormones For Rapid Growth, 'Efficiency' and Fast Profits

                                        http://sco.lt/5Za1o1

 

Der Spiegel English, October 16, 2013
- ▶ ETHICAL FARMING:  GERMANY PONDERS THE SUPER CHICKEN http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/lohmann-dual-breed-of-super-chicken-could-cut-down-on-chick-culling-a-927902.html

 

▶  YOUR CHICKENS ARE RAISED ON A STEADY DIET OF PRESCRIPTION, OVER-THE-COUNTER AND EVEN BANNED DRUGSa - CAFOs http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1578060397/your-chickens-are-raised-on-a-steady-diet-of-prescription-over-the-counter-and-even-banned-drugs-cafos

 

▶  80,000 CHICKEN FACTORY FARM (CAFO) PROJECT HAS ORGANIC FARMER WORRIED  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2577673216/80-000-chicken-farm-cafo-project-has-organic-farmer-worried

 

▶  CHICKEN CONCENTRATION CAMPS: GROUPS FILE MOTION TO STOP FARMS FROM USING WATERWAYS AS DUMPING GROUNDS http://sco.lt/5TfhOj

 

▶  TURKEY TROUBLE: GENETICS GONE TOO FAR? http://science.kqed.org/quest/2012/11/19/turkey-trouble-genetics-gone-too-far/

 

March 21, 2013 - MyFDL
▶  HOW THE POULTRY INDUSTRY IS GRINDING UP WORKERS' HEALTH AND RIGHTS http://my.firedoglake.com/meeshellchen/2013/03/21/how-the-poultry-industry-is-grinding-up-workers-health-and-rights/

 

                                           -------WATCH------

VIDEO

▶  **** SO YOU WANT TO EAT INDUSTRIAL FACTORY FARMED EGGS? California Egg Farm Investigation | Mercy For Animals http://ow.ly/kXbz1

VIDEO

▶  ***** EXTREME CRUELTY EXPOSED AT MAJOR EGG FACTORY http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=embnwQ7ohTc

VIDEO

▶  **** SO YOU WANT TO EAT FOIE GRAS? Ducks Cruelly Force-Fed for Enlarged Livers - YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uW2uiw-p_js

 

 

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                         INDUSTRIAL DAIRY FARM FACTORIES 

                                A Picture Says A Thousand Words                                 

                                           http://ow.ly/m3nKA

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                                                     WATCH

           THE INDUSTRIAL DAIRY INDUSTRY IN 60 SECONDS FLAT  -            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZcUrWAK-8Q#at=47

 

Mother Jones, April 10, 2014

▶  TURNS OUT YOUR 'HORMONE-FREE' MILK IS FULL OF SEX HORMONES http://www.motherjones.com/media/2014/04/milk-hormones-cancer-pregnant-cows-estrogen

 

 ▶  ALTERING OUR COWS BY INJECTING THEM WITH rBST FORCING THEM TO PRODUCE MORE MILK http://www.seeddaily.com/reports/Cattle_flatulence_doesnt_stink_with_biotechnology_999.html


Global Research, September 17, 2014
BILL GATES DONATES $5.6 MILLION TO CORNELL UNIVERSITY WHICH HELPED MONSANTO PROMOTE GMO BOVINE GROWTH HORMONE.
Want to know just how far Gates’ money reaches to promote GMOs and other unhealthy ‘scientific’ discoveries touted as boons to society? Look no further than Cornell University, the institution that tells us Monsanto’s rBST (also known as rBGH) - a genetically engineered growth hormone used to make cows produce more milk – is safe.   http://www.globalresearch.ca/bill-gates-donates-5-6-million-to-cornell-university-that-helped-monsanto-promote-gmo-bovine-growth-hormone-rbst/5402471


 ▶  DAIRY PRODUCTION ON FACTORY FARMS: HOW COWS ARE USED FOR INDUSTRIAL MILK http://www.farmsanctuary.org/learn/factory-farming/dairy/

 

▶  THE INDUSTRIAL MILK FACTORY, IT'S NO DAIRY http://www.factory-farming.com/milk_factory.html

 

 

                                        VIDEO INVESTIGATION:

                                          DAIRY'S DARK SIDE

                          http://www.mercyforanimals.org/dairy/

 

Ian Somerhalder Foundation
▶  FACTORY FARMING IN AMERICA, PART 5: THE LIFE OF A DAIRY COW   http://www.isfoundation.com/campaign/creatures/factory-farming-america-part-5-life-dairy-cow

 

Ganaderia Mexico
▶  OUR INCREDIBLE DISCONNECT FROM OUR FARM ANIMALS: INVESTING IN ROBOTIC MILKING FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS http://ganaderiamexico.blogspot.com/2013/03/investing-in-robotic-milking-for-future.html

 

April 22, 2013 - Humanosphere
▶  STATE DEREGULATION OF INDUSTRIAL DAIRY FARMS - ENVIRONMENTAL COALITION RESPONDS http://www.riverkeeper.org/news-events/news/preserve-river-ecology/environmental-coalition-responds-to-state-deregulation-of-industrial-dairy-farms

 

May 23, 2013 The Ecologist
▶  IS THERE GRASS IN THAT MILK? FREE-RANGE MILK http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/1938283/is_there_grass_in_that_milk.html

 

 

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                                               FEEDLOT CATTLE

                                  An Image Says A Thousand Words       

                                           http://ow.ly/mEGS1

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October 5, 2012: - The Globe and Mail

▶  ****CAN MEAT FACTORIES BE SAFE, AT 4000 COWS A DAY, 3000 STEAKS A MINUTE? http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/can-meat-factories-be-safe-at-4000-cows-a-day-3000-steaks-a-minute/article4593690/


                                          MEATONOMICS

The huge “externalized” costs the animal food system imposes on taxpayers, animals and the environment http://sco.lt/5zvTyT

 

July 10, 2013 Grist

▶  MEAT INDUSTRY DOESN'T WANT TO TELL YOU WHERE YOUR MEAT COMES FROM http://grist.org/news/meat-industry-doesnt-want-to-tell-you-where-your-meat-comes-from/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=tweet&utm_campaign=socialflow

 

▶  THE DRUG STORE IN AMERICAN MEAT: CAFOs AND INDUSTRIAL FACTORY FARMING YOUR MEAT  http://sco.lt/5pYaYr

 

April 4, 2013 - Grist
▶  WHITE HOUSE GUTS THE NEW SAFETY RULES IN FAVOR OF CORPORATIONS http://grist.org/food/oh-rot-the-white-house-just-gutted-the-new-food-safety-rules/?utm_campaign=daily&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

June 6, 2013 Huffington Post Green

▶  ****USDA INSPECTOR GENERAL: FOOD SAFETY AND HUMANE SLAUGHTER LAWS IGNORED WITH IMPUNITY http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bruce-friedrich/usda-inspector-general-fo_b_3333853.html

 

 Feb 28, 2013 - New Statesman

▶  MEAT MARKET: THE RISKS OF OUR CORRUPT GLOBAL FOOD CHAIN  http://www.newstatesman.com/culture/culture/2013/02/meat-market-risks-our-corrupt-global-food-chain

 

▶  AMERICAN MEAT:  SUSTAINABLE FARMING vs CAFOs CORPORATE FACTORY FARMING http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3996006334/american-meat-sustainable-farming-vs-cafos-factory-farming

 

▶  OUR INDUSTRIALIZED FOOD SYSTEM - PART 1 - BEEF'S RAW EDGES http://sco.lt/5gZpWT


 

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                                    ANTIBIOTICS IN OUR FOOD

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March 20, 2013 - Pew Health Initiatives

▶  NEARLY 30 MILLION POUNDS OF ANTIBIOTICS WERE SOLD BY BIG PHARMA FOR USE IN FOOD ANIMALS http://www.pewhealth.org/reports-analysis/issue-briefs/washington-food-leaders-urge-sen-murray-to-shine-a-light-on-industrial-farms-antibiotic-use-85899461346

 

  - ▶ PHARMED FOOD - Antibiotics in Your Meat http://www.npr.org/templates/archives/archive.php?thingId=243035549

 

▶  ANTIBIOTIC USE IN FARM ANIMALS STILL BROADLY UNADDRESSED DESPITE 'FANFARE' FROM FDA  http://sco.lt/8A4ZdJ

 

 ▶  ALTERING OUR COWS BY INJECTING THEM WITH rBST FORCING THEM TO PRODUCE MORE MILK http://www.seeddaily.com/reports/Cattle_flatulence_doesnt_stink_with_biotechnology_999.html

 

May 1, 2013 Food And Environment Reporting
▶  ANTIBIOTICS IN YOUR FOOD: WHAT'S CAUSING THE RISE IN ANTIBIOTIC-RESISTANT BACTERIA IN OUR FOOD SUPPLY (AND WHY YOU SHOULD BUY ANTIBIOTIC-FREE FOOD http://thefern.org/2013/05/whats-causing-the-rise-in-antibiotic-resistant-bacteria/

 

Environmental Working Group Fulll Report
▶  MEAT AND ANTIBIOTICS - 2013 MEAT EATERS GUIDE http://www.ewg.org/meateatersguide/superbugs/

 

 April 26, 2013 Huffington Post Green Andrew Gunther:
▶  ANTIBIOTIC-RESISTANT BACTERIA: BIG AG WASHES ITS HANDS OF ANY RESPONSIBILITYhttp://www.huffingtonpost.com/andrew-gunther/antibioticresistant-bacte_b_3141661.html

 

28 March, 2013 - Earth In Transition

▶  NEW DANGERS FROM FACTORY FARM BACTERIA AND ANTIBIOTICS http://www.earthintransition.org/2013/03/new-dangers-from-factory-farm-bacteria-

 

▶  THE DRUG STORE IN AMERICAN MEAT:  CAFOs Factory Farming  http://sco.lt/6nyxoP

 

March 20, 2013 - Pew Health Initiatives

▶  SHINING A LIGHT ON INDUSTRIAL FARMS ANTIBIOTIC USE - NEARLY 30 MILLION POUNDS OF ANTIBIOTICS WERE SOLD BY BIG PHARMA FOR USE IN FOOD ANIMALS http://www.pewhealth.org/reports-analysis/issue-briefs/washington-food-leaders-urge-sen-murray-to-shine-a-light-on-industrial-farms-antibiotic-use-85899461346

 

 

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                                     SLAUGHTER HOUSES

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                                                 VIDEO

                            by PAUL McCARTNEY  (Former "Beatle")

    THE WEBSITE THE MEAT INDUSTRY DOESN'T WANT YOU TO SEE                                        http://www.meat.org/

 

 October 5, 2012: - The Globe and Mail

▶  CAN MEAT FACTORIES BE SAFE, AT 4000 COWS A DAY, 3000 STEAKS A MINUTE? http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/can-meat-factories-be-safe-at-4000-cows-a-day-3000-steaks-a-minute/article4593690/

 

 The Atlantic, September 25, 2013
- ▶  WHY AGRICULTURE NEEDS MORE WOMEN http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2013/09/agriculture-needs-more-women/279987/

 

April 10, 2013 - Global Possibilities - Dot Earth

▶  HUMAN SPECIES NO LONGER CAN IGNORE THE RIGHTS OF NON-HUMAN PERSONS TO HUMANE TREATMENT AND SLAUGHTER http://www.globalpossibilities.org/when-is-a-person-not-a-human-when-its-a-dolphin-or-chimp-or/

 

                                                        VIDEO

                                         March 22, 2013 - Care2

                             VEAL CALVES TOO WEAK TO STAND

                            WILL NOT BE SLAUGHTERED - USDA

                 http://s.einnews.com/VuigRh4iLP http://ow.ly/jmkEG

 

April 28, 2012 Huffington Post Green
▶  USDA INSPECTOR GENERAL: FOOD SAFETY AND HUMANE SLAUGHTER LAWS IGNORED WITH IMPUNITY http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bruce-friedrich/usda-inspector-general-fo_b_3333853.html

 

▶  USDA CLOSES SLAUGHTERHOUSE AFTER VIDEO SHOWING SICKENING ANIMAL CRUELTY  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2480542878/usda-closes-slaughterhouse-after-video-showing-sickening-animal-cruelty

 

                                                   WATCH

                              August 15, 2013 Treehugger
                THE MECHANIZATION OF OUR MEAT, FOOD SUPPLY
Without any words, the film makes a statement about the production of meat, its mechanization and the people and animals involved in that process. http://www.treehugger.com/green-food/wordless-comment-overconsumption.html


 April 29, 2013 Green Is The New Red
▶  FIRST "AG-GAG' ARRESTS: FOR FILMING SLAUGHTERHOUSE -- FROM THE STREET http://www.greenisthenewred.com/blog/first-ag-gag-arrest-utah-amy-meyer/6948/


Modern Farmer, September 19, 2014
▶  WHY IS THE USDA BUYING SUBMACHINE GUNS? http://modernfarmer.com/2014/09/usda-buying-submachine-guns/

 

 

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MORE ON AG GAG LAWS

HERE

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 Reuters, November 25, 2013
- ▶ NEW GERMAN COALITION WOULD SEEK STRICTER LABELING OF GMO-FED MEAT AND FOOD http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/11/25/us-germany-coalition-agriculture-idUKBRE9AO0DW20131125

 

August 8, 2013 Organic Consumers Association
▶  TORTURING ANIMALS WITH MONSANTO'S GENETICALLY ENGINEERED FEED http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_28062.cfm

 

June 27, 2013 Nation of Change

▶  FIRST LONG TERM STUDY RELEASED ON PIGS, CATTLE WHO EAT GMO SOY AND CORN OFFER FRIGHTENING RESULTS http://www.nationofchange.org/first-long-term-study-released-pigs-cattle-who-eat-gmo-soy-and-corn-offers-frightening-results-13723

 

Nation of Change, September 21, 2013
▶  CORPORATIONS/LOBBYISTS RULE: GOODBYE ORGANIC EGGS
 PROPOSED FDA FOOD SAFETY RULES SUPPORT FACTORY FARM CONCENTRATION CAMPS AND THREATEN TRUE FAMILY FARMING - : http://www.nationofchange.org/proposed-fda-food-safety-rules-support-factory-farming-threaten-family-farms-1379774141

 

▶  THE RISE OF THE 'DESIGNER' FARM ANIMAL  http://action.raw.info/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=119&ea.campaign.id=22518&ea.tracking.id=1174f49c&utm_campaign=raw&utm_source=shared&utm_medium=link

 

                                      ++++"ENVIROPIGS" +++++

 Rather Than Find An Alternative to Extreme Factory Farming, The Biotech Industry is altering our animals to keep "more of the same" mega-profit factory farming going, with little regulation, oversight, or labeling for consumers:

 ▶  PATENT FOR A PIG:  BIOTECH SCIENTISTS "IMPROVE" TRANSGENIC GMO "ENVIROPIGS" http://sco.lt/7hrnF3

 

▶  BIG AG - WHAT'S THE BIG SECRET - CAFOs - Take Action with the Pew Environment Group: http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/946961034/big-ag-what-s-the-big-secret-cafos-take-action-with-the-pew-environment-group



pdjmoo's insight:

                                   


                                          FARM-AGEDDON:

No birds. No bees. Our countryside laid waste. And billions of animals that never see a blade of grass http://sco.lt/7ztQbB


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                             AND THIS IS JUST THE BEGINNING:

 

 

▶  +++ NEW SECRETIVE CORPORATE TRANS PACIFIC TRADE DEAL WILL IMPACT US ALL AS OUR RIGHTS AND REGULATIONS ARE NEGOTIATED AWAY  http://sco.lt/62UixN


- ▶ THE FEMALE FACE OF FARMING : No Longer a 'Man's World' http://sco.lt/8udEg5

 

The Atlantic, September 25, 2013
- ▶  WHY AGRICULTURE NEEDS MORE WOMEN http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2013/09/agriculture-needs-more-women/279987/

 

                        ▶  MORE ON FACTORY FARMING HERE:

http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides?q=FACTORY+FARM

 

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WATCH: "A River of Waste" - The Massive Pollution and History of Factory Farms - CAFOs (Confined Animal Feed Operations)

WATCH:  "A River of Waste" - The Massive Pollution and History of Factory Farms - CAFOs (Confined Animal Feed Operations) | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

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                              A RIVER OF WASTE - Documentary -

Exposes a huge health and environmental scandal in our modern industrial system of meat and poultry production. This documentary looks at the potential hazards caused by factory farms in the United States, particularly by waste disposal. Beginning with a history of the American food system, River of Waste shows its evolution to large-scale corporate farms where pollution and use of growth hormones threaten both individual health and the future of our planet....http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/river-waste/


The Dodo, February 20, 2015
▶  PIG POOP CARRYING E. COLI IS LEACHING INTO RIVERS FROM FACTORY FARMS  https://www.thedodo.com/pig-poop-factory-farms-streams-1001541162.html


Environmental Health News, February 18, 2015
▶  PIG POOP FOULING NORTH CAROLINA STREAMS; STATE PERMITTING QUESTIONED http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/news/2015/feb/pig-poop-fouling-north-carolina-streams-state-permitting-questioned


TakePart, January 29, 2015
▶  FACTORY FARM POLLUTION LAWSUIT : ANOTHER REASON TO LOATHE FACTORY FARMS:  MASSIVE AIR AND WATER POLLUTION http://www.takepart.com/article/2015/01/29/factory-farm-pollution-lawsuit


Yale Environment 260, May 27, 2014
 ▶ AS CORPORATE DAIRY FARMS GROW BIGGER, NEW CONCERN ABOUT POLLUTION. Dairy operations in the U.S. are consolidating, with ever-larger numbers of cows concentrated on single farms. In states like Wisconsin, opposition to some large operations is growing after manure spills and improper handling of waste have contaminated waterways and aquifers. http://e360.yale.edu/feature/as_dairy_farms_grow_bigger_new_concerns_about_pollution/2768/


▶  CORPORATE POWER: NEW YORK ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS SLAM STATE'S DECISION TO EXEMPT CAFOs (Confined Animal Feed Operations) FROM CLEAN WATER STANDARDS http://ecowatch.org


February 18, 2013 Common Dream

▶  INDUSTRIAL CORPORATE AG TRIGGERS DEVASTATING 'WEB' OF POLLUTION - NEW UNDP REPORT https://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/02/18-2


September 5,2013 Care 2
▶  EPA LETS FACTORY FARMS OFF THE HOOK, DROPS POLLUTION REPORTING PROPOSAL - CORPORATIONS RULE http://www.care2.com/causes/epa-lets-factory-farms-off-the-hook-and-stops-requiring-pollution-reports.html


Center for Food Safety, January 14, 2015
▶  GROUPS WIN LANDMARK VICTORY AGAINST INDUSTRIAL DAIRIES IN OREGON http://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/press-releases/3697/groups-win-landmark-victory-against-industrial-dairies#


Reuters, January 16, 2015
 ▶ FARMS CAN BE HELD LIABLE FOR POLLUTION FROM MANURE - U.S. COURTS. Industrial livestock operations produce hundreds of millions of tons of manure annually, poisoning our ground water and water ways. A U.S. federal court has ruled for the first time that manure from livestock facilities can be regulated as solid waste, a decision hailed by environmentalists as opening the door to potential legal challenges against facilities across the country.  http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/01/17/usa-pollution-manure-idUSL1N0UW02520150117


▶  BIG PHARMA DRUGS FOUND IN RIVERS, CHANGES FISH BEHAVIOR - WITH POTENTIAL EVOLUTIONARY AND ECOLOGICAL IMPACTS  http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2013/feb/14/anxiety-drug-rivers-changes-fish-behaviour


Care2, May 26, 2014
  -▶ 2,000 PIGS DIE AFTER FALLING INTO THEIR OWN WASTE TANK ON FACTORY FARM http://www.care2.com/causes/2000-pigs-die-after-falling-into-their-own-waste-tank-on-factory-farm.html#


Pulse, April 11, 2014
- ▶  SCIENTIST FRUSTRATED BY MASSIVE FACTORY FARM WASTE, THREATENING BOTH HUMAN AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH: Despite a growing body of evidence that shows the environmental and health consequences of intensive livestock operations, Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) continue to pop up on the landscape.
   In Kewaunee County, where cows outnumber humans by more than three to one, and where the porous karst topography cannot possibly support the massive amounts of animal waste that the industrial farms produce, citizens have been fighting an uphill battle to have their concerns heard. 

Professor Lawrence said. "You go up against very politically powerful, influential groups whose vested interests are in discrediting the data or offering counter arguments of economic necessity, or it will kill jobs if you abide by the Clean Water Act or Clean Air Acts, dozens of different arguments that I've seen. http://www.ppulse.com/Articles-Headlines-c-2014-04-10-114424.114136-Scientists-Frustrated-by-Factory-Farms.htm


OnEarth Magazine, February 24, 2014
- ▶ HOG WILD:  HUGE CORPORATE FACTORY FARMS ARE POISONING IOWA'S DRINKING WATER http://www.onearth.org/articles/2014/02/factory-farms-are-poisoning-iowa-water

 

March 14, 3013 - Mother Jones

- ▶  IOWA'S FACTORY LIVESTOCK FARMS CHURN OUT MORE UNTREATED WASTE THAN THE HUMAN SEWAGE OUTPUT OF THE ENTIRE UNITED STATES  http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2013/03/chinas-dead-hog-scandal-gross%E2%80%94-so-are-our-factories-farms


OnEarth Magazine, February 2, 2014
-▶ HOG WILD:  U.S. FACTORY FARMS ARE POISONING IOWA'S DRINKING WATER -- ALL TO FEED CHINA http://www.onearth.org/articles/2014/02/factory-farms-are-poisoning-iowa-water


March 14, 2013 - Mother Jones

- ▶  CHINA'S DEAD HOG SCANDAL IS GROSS - BUT SO ARE THE HOG FECES IN THE US WATERWAYS http://sco.lt/5J0QEr


July 12, 2013 Scientific American
- ▶  DEFECATION NATION:  PIG WASTE LIKELY TO RISE IN U.S. FROM CHINA BUSINESS DEAL http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=smithfield-pig-waste


 - ▶  GROUP FILE MOTION TO STOP FACTORY FARMS FROM USING WATERWAYS AS DUMPING GROUNDS  http://ecowatch.com/2012/12/07/stop-factory-farms/


August 2, 2012 Pew Environment Group

▶  ANIMAL WASTE, WATERWAYS, AND DRINKING WATER http://www.pewenvironment.org/news-room/opinions/animal-waste-waterways-and-drinking-water-85899409190


May 15, 2013 Mother Jones

▶  MYSTERIOUS POOP FOAM CAUSES EXPLOSIONS ON HOG FARMS http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2013/05/menace-manure-foam-still-haunting-huge-hog-farms


Care2, May 26, 2014
  -▶ 2,000 PIGS DIE AFTER FALLING INTO THEIR OWN WASTE TANK ON FACTORY FARM http://www.care2.com/causes/2000-pigs-die-after-falling-into-their-own-waste-tank-on-factory-farm.html#


August 29, 2013 Treehugger

▶  AMERICA'S FIRST NATIONAL RIVER THREATENED BY CARGILL MEGA FACTORY HOG FARM http://www.treehugger.com/environmental-policy/americas-first-national-river-threatened-factory-hog-farm.html


 

▶  MORE THAN HALF OF U.S. RIVERS ARE TOO POLLUTED TO SUPPORT LIFE http://sco.lt/5Gpafx


- ▶ ALTERING OUR COWS TO ELIMINATE "STENCH" AND PRODUCE MORE MILK  BY INJECTING THEM WITH rBST (THAT GOES INTO THEIR WASTE AND OUR WATERWAYS) http://www.seeddaily.com/reports/Cattle_flatulence_doesnt_stink_with_biotechnology_999.html

 

April 22, 2013 - Humanosphere

- ▶ STATE DEREGULATION OF INDUSTRIAL DAIRY FARMS - ENVIRONMENTAL COALITION RESPONDS http://www.riverkeeper.org/news-events/news/preserve-river-ecology/environmental-coalition-responds-to-state-deregulation-of-industrial-dairy-farms


                                                   VIDEO

                 WHAT IS FACTORY FARMING?  US AND THE PLANET

We are at a critical point in human history. Our choices no longer have just a local impact. Their effects are felt globally — on animals, people, and the environment...http://vimeo.com/51888108

 

▶  CAFO: THE TRAGEDY OF INDUSTRIAL ANIMAL FACTORIES: http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1845482799/cafo-the-tragedy-of-industrial-animal-factories

 

▶  ANIMALS RAISED IN CORPORATE CONCENTRATION PENS: DRUGS, GMO FEED AND 'AG-GAG' LAWS TO IMPACT BEYOND USA http://sco.lt/6jKf2H


Animal Ecology In Focus, January 16, 2015
▶  BIODIVERSITY v INTENSIVE FARMING : HAS FARMING LOST ITS WAY?

https://journalofanimalecology.wordpress.com/2015/01/16/biodiversity-v-intensive-farming-has-farming-lost-its-way/


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 ▶  NEW BILL H.R. 5961, SEEKS TO PREVENT EPA FROM FLYING OVER LARGE-SCALE LIVESTOCK OPERATIONS  as part of their effort to enforce the Clean Water Act against the biggest polluters of waterways in the country. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/scott-edwards/keeping-secrets-down-on-t_b_1736929.html


                                                       PHOTOS

                                         August 26, 2013 Grist
▶  THESE AERIAL SHOTS OF FACTORY FARMING LOOK LIKE BLOODY ZOMBIE WOUNDS http://grist.org/list/these-aerial-shots-of-factory-farming-look-like-bloody-zombie-wounds/


Alternet, December 19, 2013
- ▶ THE HORRORS OF FACTORY FARMING ARE MULTI-FOLD -  6 CRIMES AGAINST NATURE PERPETRATED BY THE FOOD INDUSTRY : http://www.alternet.org/food/6-crimes-against-nature-perpetrated-food-industry

 

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 65 BILLION ANIMALS RAISED IN CORPORATE CONCENTRATION PENS:  DRUGS, GMO FEED AND 'AG-GAG' LAWS  http://sco.lt/6GRczB


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                          DRUGS, PHAMACEUTICALS IN ANIMALS

                                THEIR WASTE, AND WATERWAYS


28 March, 2013 - Earth In Transition
▶  NEW DANGERS FROM FACTORY FARM BACTERIA AND ANTIBIOTICS http://www.earthintransition.org/2013/03/new-dangers-from-factory-farm-bacteria-


March 20, 2013 - Pew Health Initiatives

▶  NEARLY 30 MILLION POUNDS OF ANTIBIOTICS WERE SOLD BY BIG PHARMA FOR USE IN FOOD ANIMALS http://www.pewhealth.org/reports-analysis/issue-briefs/washington-food-leaders-urge-sen-murray-to-shine-a-light-on-industrial-farms-antibiotic-use-85899461346

 

13 February, 2013 Mother Jones

▶  FOUR-FIFTHS OF ALL BIG PHARMA ANTIBIOTICS CONSUMED BY MEAT AND POULTRY INDUSTRY - WHAT ARE YOU EATING? http://sco.lt/5qIZnN


▶  BIG PHARMA DRUGS FOUND IN RIVERS, CHANGES FISH BEHAVIOR - WITH POTENTIAL EVOLUTIONARY AND ECOLOGICAL IMPACTS  http://sco.lt/8YWfuz


▶  THE DRUG STORE IN AMERICAN MEAT: CAFOs AND INDUSTRIAL FACTORY FARMING YOUR MEAT  http://sco.lt/5pYaYr

 


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 uly 10, 2013 Bill Moyers
▶  AG-GAG LAWS SILENCE WHISTLEBLOWERS | Eye on ALEC http://billmoyers.com/2013/07/10/alec-activists-and-ag-gag/


▶  HOW BIG AGRIBUSINESS IS INITIATING AND FUNDING THE ECO TERRORISM ACT - NOW YOU WILL NEVER KNOW http://newint.org/blog/2013/04/30/eco-terrorism-act-usa/


 ▶  ANTI-WHISTLE BLOWER AG-GAG LAWS AIMED AT KEEPING YOU IN THE DARK ABOUT YOUR FACTORY FARMED FOOD - PIGS, CHICKENS, VEAL, DAIRY, TURKEY, DUCKS http://sco.lt/7aFBUv


 April 25, 2013 Government Accountability Project
▶  USDA WHISTLEBLOWERS: CHEMICAL USE IN INDUSTRIAL FACTORY FARM POULTRY PLANTS A SERIOUS HAZARD http://www.whistleblower.org/blog/44-2013/2656-usda-whistleblowers-chemical-use-in-poultry-plants-a-serious-health-hazard

 

HuffPost Green, April 02, 2014
▶  USDA:  SELLING OUT ORGANIC TO PROTECT FIVE FACTORY FARMS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bruce-friedrich/usda-selling-out-organic-_b_5072263.html

 

                                                         WATCH;
                "DEATH ON A FACTORY FARM  [HBO] (2009) 1:27:25

Directors Tom Simon and Sarah Teale (HBOs Dealing Dogs) tell the story of an animal rights investigator who goes undercover at hog farm in Ohio to explore a whistle blowers allegations. The evidence he gathers leads to a rare prosecution and trial for animal cruelty, and a verdict that surprises nearly everyone. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfiolWwzD94


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July 12, 2013 Scientific American

- ▶  DEFECATION NATION:  PIG WASTE LIKELY TO RISE IN U.S. FROM CHINA BUSINESS DEAL http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=smithfield-pig-waste


                                                        PHOTOS:

▶  RIVERS OF DEAD FISH - PHOTOS: AGRICULTURAL POLLUTION IN CHINA'S FUHE RIVER, WUHAN http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/photo/2013-09/03/c_132688507_3.htm


▶  CHINA'S RIVER OF DEAD PIGS - 17,000 OF THEM

CHINA BUYS USA LARGEST FACTORY PIG FARM PRODUCER http://sco.lt/9HVjqz

 

March 14, 2013 - Mother Jones

- ▶  CHINA'S DEAD HOG SCANDAL IS GROSS - BUT SO ARE THE HOG FECES IN THE US WATERWAYS http://sco.lt/5J0QEr

 

▶  ARE YOU EATING CLONED PORK? CHINA ENTERS USA FOOD MARKET UNLABELED, UNREGULATED  http://sco.lt/57VNh3


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                           The Vancouver Sun, June 09, 2014
▶  THREAT TO CRITICAL WATERWAYS REVEALS A U.S.-CANADA DIVIDE. They are the invisible waterways. Laced with farm manure, choked with invasive grasses and often seasonally dry, their subtle meanderings go unnoticed and unappreciated. There are hundreds of them in the Fraser Valley, providing critical habitat for endangered fish and frogs against a tide of government neglect, poor farming practices and public ignorance. http://www.vancouversun.com/Threat+critical+waterways+reveals+Canada+divide/9919381/story.html


 

August 1, 2013 Huffington Post Green
▶  THE KILLING FIELDS: INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE, DEAD ZONE AND GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CORN http://www.huffingtonpost.com/elizabeth-kucinich/the-killing-fields-indust_b_3678515.html

 

Treehugger, October 9, 2013
▶  ARE BIOFUELS CONTRIBUTING TO DEAD ZONES? http://www.treehugger.com/environmental-policy/are-biofuels-still-contributing-dead-zone.html


▶  FOOD OR FUEL? RESEARCH SUGGESTS BIOFUEL WILL COST THE EARTH http://sco.lt/8ezJ2X


-▶  THE CURSE OF PETROLEUM, CHEMICAL-BASED INDUSTRIAL FARM FERTILIZERS  http://sco.lt/7uzkCf

 

                                                    WATCH   

         Emmy Award Winning 1 hr Film - University of Minnesota

         ▶  "TROUBLED WATERS:  A MISSISSIPPI RIVER STORY" ▶ 
This excellent one hour documentary examines the "unintended consequences" of farming practices on water quality, soil loss and the "dead zone" in the Gulf of Mexico. Knitting together federal energy, farm and environmental policies, the film makes a compelling case for the revamping of US agricultural policy.  Through beautiful photography and inspiring narrative, the film puts deliberate emphasis on solutions and provides a hopeful blueprint for progress and positive change... http://www.rememberthispoint.com/?p=212

 

 Nation of Change

▶  HOW FACTORY FARMING CONTRIBUTES TO GLOBAL WARMING http://www.nationofchange.org/how-factory-farming-contributes-global-warming-1358786945

 

Worldwatch Institute
▶  AGRICULTURE AND FACTORY FARM LIVESTOCK REMAIN MAJOR SOURCES OF GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS ... http://www.worldwatch.org/agriculture-and-livestock-remain-major-sources-greenhouse-gas-emissions-1?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+worldwatch%2Fall+%28Worldwatch+Institute%2

 

▶  ARE YOU ORGANIZING AGAINST A FACTORY FARM? Socially Responsible Agricultural Project.  Contact us for free, expert advice! http://www.sraproject.org/

 

THE BIG STINK: Mother Jones, May/June Issue
HOW TO FIGHT A FACTORY FARM AND WIN: A couple of attorneys have sniffed out Big Pork' legal weak spot http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2014/04/law-and-odor-attorneys-big-pork-legal-weak-spot

 

PR Watch, January 15, 2014
▶  BIOSOLIDS: UNDER PRESSURE, WHOLE FOODS AGREES TO STOP SELLING PRODUCE GROWN IN SEWAGE SLUDGE... Industrial and hospital waste and human excrement http://www.prwatch.org/news/2014/01/12359/whole-foods-agrees-stop-selling-produce-grown-sewage-sludge

 


- ▶  BLIND, FOOTLESS CHICKEN' S FOR FUTURE CAFO FACTORY FARMS  http://farmwars.info/?p=7897


    WHAT EVERY PARENT SHOULD KNOW ABOUT FACTORY FARMS

                                            http://sco.lt/4q2j5t


                                                HIGH STEAKS

                                         http://sco.lt/5G3rBB


 

▶  FARM TO FORK: THE STORY OF OUR TOXIC FOOD SYSTEM - INFOGRAPH (WHAT ARE WE FEEDING OUR KIDS?) http://sco.lt/66Od05


 ▶  RE-ENGINEERING (GENETICALLY MODIFIED) ANIMALS FOR PROFIT

 http://sco.lt/5YKo8f


▶  OUR INDUSTRIAL, WESTERN AGRICULTURAL FOOD SYSTEM IS DESTROYING THE EARTH AND OUR HEALTH  http://sco.lt/686Qi1



                                                 FARM-AGEDDON:

No birds. No bees. Our countryside laid waste. And billions of animals that never see a blade of grass http://sco.lt/7ztQbB

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▶  BIODIVERSITY IS LIFE http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life

▶  OUR OCEANS NEED US http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us

▶  CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health

▶  CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet

▶   OUR FOOD, OUR HEALTH http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides

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▶  BIODIVERSITY IS LIFE http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life

▶  OUR OCEANS NEED US http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us

▶  CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health

▶  CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet

▶   OUR FOOD, OUR HEALTH http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides

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Food, Slave Labor, Corporate Welfare and the Walmartization of America

Food, Slave Labor, Corporate Welfare and the Walmartization of America | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

Grist, March 05,2015
▶  WALMART'S NEW "GREEN" "SUSTAINABLE" PRODUCT LABEL IS THE MOST MISLEADING YET http://grist.org/business-technology/walmarts-new-green-product-label-is-the-most-misleading-yet/


Walmart Corporate, April 10, 2014

▶  WALMART AND WILD OATS LAUNCH EFFORT TO DRIVE DOWN ORGANIC FOOD PRICES (WHICH COULD WEAKEN "ORGANIC" LABEL REQUIREMENTS BY USDA) http://news.walmart.com/news-archive/2014/04/10/walmart-and-wild-oats-launch-effort-to-drive-down-organic-food-prices


Business Insider, February 19, 2015
- ▶ THIS CHART SHOWS WHY WAL-MART HAD NO CHOICE BUT TO RAISE WAGES http://www.businessinsider.com/wal-mart-wage-chart-2015-2


July 21, 2013 Global Research

- ▶ THE WALMARTIZATION OF AGRICULTURE

Walmart has become an icon of the corporate rush to keep costs low and profits high, regardless of the effects on society. They sell cheaply made goods—often produced in deplorable conditions—for low prices and keep overhead costs low by refusing to pay their workers a livable wage. It is this business strategy that catapulted them to be among the largest corporate interests in the world and allowed them to spread into virtually every corner of the United States....

The massive demand for food by our planet’s population and the proliferation of processed foods in the Walmartization of agriculture, has led to an increase in industrial mono-crop farming, particularly in regard to corn. The industrial mono-crop farming of corn is a very important part of this situation, as much of the world sweet-corn farming is used in the creation of high fructose corn syrup for processed foods. Virtually every processed food contains some amount of high fructose corn syrup, thus huge amounts of corn need to be grown. To make matters worse, American corn that is intended for high fructose corn syrup is commonly made out of GMO corn—oftentimes Monsanto “Roundup Ready” corn...

http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-walmartization-of-agriculture/5336449



Institute for Local Self-Reliance, November 20, 2014
▶  NEW REPORT:  WALMART'S DIRTY ENERGY SECRET http://ilsr.org/walmarts-dirty-energy-secret/


Salon, November 28, 2014
- ▶ HOW WAL-MART STOLE CHRISTMAS -- AND HIJACKED AMERICAN POLITICS  http://www.salon.com/2014/11/28/how_wal_mart_stole_christmas%C2%A0%E2%80%94_and_hijacked_american_politics/


Forbes, March 05, 2015
THE FED KNOWS WHY WALMART RAISED WAGES http://www.forbes.com/sites/timworstall/2015/03/05/the-fed-knows-why-walmart-raised-wages/


Bill Moyers, November 20, 2014
▶  TAX-DODGING WAL-MART HOLD ANOTHER FOOD DRIVE FOR ITS IMPOVERISHED WORKERS. Despite a massive backlash last year when news broke that Walmart was holding an in-store canned food drive asking workers to donate to one another to keep from going hungry, they're at it again. As Wal-Mart’s low-wage workers are helping each other out with food donations, the Waltons themselves, whose combined wealth is equal to that of the bottom 42 percent of American households, ”have contributed almost none of their personal fortune” to their family’s charitable foundation, according to an analysis of 23 years of tax returns conducted earlier this year by Making Change at Wal-Mart. http://billmoyers.com/2014/11/20/walmart/


AlterNet, November 18, 2013

- ▶ WAL-MART ASKS WORKERS TO DONATE FOOD TO ITS NEEDY EMPLOYEES http://www.alternet.org/wal-mart-holds-food-drive-employees-who-cant-afford-thanksgiving-dinner?akid=11155.237541.ZIXn6P&rd=1&src=newsletter925671&t=3


 August 11, 2013 Alternet

- ▶ IT'S TIME TO DO SOMETHING WHEN A CORPORATION LIKE WALMART WON'T PAY A LIVING WAGE http://www.alternet.org/corporate-accountability-and-workplace/its-time-do-something-when-corporation-walmart-wont-pay?paging=off


June 19, 2013 IPS

- ▶ USA: TENSION RISES AS WALMART REFUSE TO PAY "LIVING WAGE" http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/07/tensions-rise-as-walmart-refuses-to-pay-living-wage/


September 12, 2013 Common Dreams

- ▶ WALMART EXECS RUN LIVING WAGE BILL OUT OF D.C. TOWN http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/09/12-7


OpEdNews, December 3, 2013
- ▶ EVERYDAY LOW WAGES AT WALMART: BROUGHT TO YOU BY GOVERNMENT POLICY http://www.opednews.com/articles/Everyday-Low-Wages-at-Walm-by-Dean-Baker-Government-Crime_Jobs_Unemployed_Unemployment-131203-414.html


                    

                                                      VIDEO

                           "WALMARTING" THE FOOD CHAIN -

THE BATTLE OVER THE FUTURE OF FOOD AND FARMING IN AMERICA  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7ZYXN6XaXc



Jobs With Justice, June 25, 2014

 - ▶ WALMART'S FOOD STAMP SCAM EXPLAINED IN ONE EASY CHART http://www.jwj.org/walmarts-food-stamp-scam-explained-in-one-easy-chart

 

Truthout, June 07, 2014

 - ▶ WALMART'S TOP-TO-BOTTOM TAXPAYER SUBSIDIES http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/24203-walmarts-top-to-bottom-taxpayer-subsidies


- ▶ YO WALMART.   GO SUBSIDIZE YOURSELF  Walmart, America’s largest private employer, raked in $17 billion in profit last year 2; its owners, the Walton family, have more wealth than the bottom 42% of Americans combined 3. But every year, Walmart’s poverty wages and extensive tax dodging cost taxpayers $7.8 BILLION in subsidies. .. and every year Walmart regularly takes advantage of $1.4 billion worth of tax breaks, free land, infrastructure assistance, and even outright grants from state and local governments http://other98.com/walmart-go-subsidize-yourself/

 

 ▶  WAL-MART RELIES ON TAXPAYERS TO SUBSIDIZE LOW WAGES:         http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/31/walmart-taxpayers-house-report_n_3365814.html

 

Marketplace, April 1, 2014

- ▶  THE SECRET LIFE OF A FOOD STAMP:  BIG-BOX STORES MAKE BILLIONS OFF FOOD STAMPS . http://www.marketplace.org/topics/wealth-poverty/secret-life-food-stamp/secret-life-food-stamp


October 10, 2012 Daily Kos:
- ▶ WALMART: AMERICA'S REAL 'WELFARE QUEEN' http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/10/10/1141724/-Walmart-fuels-inequality-epidemic-taking-advantage-of-our-safety-net#

 

 Grist, March 11, 2014
- ▶  THIS DEPRESSING ANIMATED MAP HOW WALMART IS TAKING OVER AMERICA http://grist.org/food/map-walmart-stores-america/

 

 Mother Jones, November 18, 2013

- ▶ WALMART ADS TARGET "LOW INCOME" CONSUMERS WITH JUNK FOOD http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2013/11/walmart-targets-low-income-consumers-junk-food


 

                                                   -- WATCH --

            WALMART: THE HIGH COST OF LOW PRICES -  FULL MOVIE

                       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jazb24Q2s94


- ▶  GIANT FOOD CORPORATIONS ARE CONTROLLING OUR FOOD SUPPLY AND WALMART POLICIES TO CONTROL MONOPOLY http://seattleorganicrestaurants.com/vegan-whole-food/giant-food-corporations-Monsanto-DuPont-Wal-Mart-are-controlling-our-food-supply.php

 

26 March 2013 Alternet

▶  WALMART'S DEATH GRIP ON GROCERIES IS MAKING LIFE WORSE FOR MILLIONS OF PEOPLE  http://www.alternet.org/food/walmarts-death-grip-groceries-making-life-worse-millions-people-hard-times-usa

 

July 23, 2013

- ▶ WAL-MART'S 'INVISIBLE ARMY' OF LOBBYISTS http://www.popularresistance.org/wal-marts-invisible-army-of-lobbyists/

 

December 1, 2012 Grist

- ▶ HOW WALMART IS COLLUDING TO DEVOUR THE FOOD SYSTEM http://grist.org/food/how-walmart-is-devouring-the-food-system/

 

In These Time, June 23, 2014
HOW WALMART THREATENS ORGANIC FOOD http://inthesetimes.com/article/16785/how_walmart_threatens_organic_food

 

  AlertNet, November 29, 2013
- ▶ CORPORATE ELITES ARE WITNESSING A GROWING WAVE OF RESISTANCE TO THE 'WALMARTIZATION' OF OUR ECONOMY http://www.alternet.org/economy/corporate-elites-are-witnessing-growing-wave-resistance-walmartization-our-economy


Truthout, December 07, 2013

- ▶ WALMART IS NOT THE BARGAIN YOU MIGHT THINK http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/20440-walmart-is-not-the-bargain-you-might-think-it-is

                   

                                                      VIDEO

                           "WALMARTING" THE FOOD CHAIN -

THE BATTLE OVER THE FUTURE OF FOOD AND FARMING IN AMERICA  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7ZYXN6XaXc


February 2, 2012 Inter Press Service IPS –
- ▶ WALMART: ONCE A FOOD CHAIN, NOW A GIANT TRILLION DOLLAR CORPORATE SUPPLY CHAIN - Part 2

WASHINGTON, Feb 2 2012 (IPS) - While Indian retailers are losing sleep over the possible entrance of multinationals like Walmart into the dense South Asian consumer market, very little thought has been given to the Indian small farmer, who stands to lose even more at the hands of the world’s biggest commercial food retailer.... http://www.ipsnews.net/2012/02/once-a-food-chain-now-a-corporate-supply-chain-ndash-part-2/


Nation of Change, February 23, 2014
- ▶  DANGEROUS INGREDIENTS:  54% OF FOOD SOLD AT WALMART IS BANNED BY WHOLE FOODS MARKET. Putting aside GMOs for the moment, how many of the groceries sold at Walmart would never be stocked on Whole Foods shelves? The 78 ingredients on their blacklist end up comprising over 54% of all the foods sold in Walmart stores. What’s more, approximately 97% of the soft drinks/soda sold at Walmart contain ingredients that Whole Foods considers “unacceptable.” http://www.nationofchange.org/dangerous-ingredients-54-food-sold-walmart-banned-whole-foods-market-1393167532


May 28 ,2013 Environment News Service

  ▶  WAL-MART GUILTY OF PESTICIDE CRIMES - FINED $81 MILLION FOR DUMPING http://ens-newswire.com/2013/05/28/guilty-of-pesticide-crimes-wal-mart-fined-81-million/


Truthout, April 18, 2014
- ▶ PORTLAND IS FIRST U.S. CITY TO DIVEST FUNDS FROM WALMART: SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE INVESTING ON THE RISE http://truth-out.org/news/item/23771-portland-is-first-us-city-to-divest-funds-from-walmart


Guardian, June 10, 2014

 -▶ THE SUPERMARKET SLAVE TRAIL: ASIAN SLAVE LABOUR PRODUCING PRAWNS FOR SUPERMARKETS IN U.S. & U.K. Thai 'ghost ships' that enslave and even kill workers are linked to global shrimp supply chain, http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/jun/10/supermarket-prawns-thailand-produced-slave-labour

 

 

                                                 ---- WATCH ---

                                  INCESTUOUS RELATIONSHIPS:

THE US AGRIBUSINESSES, FOOD CORPORATIONS AND REGULATORY BODIES http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2730001051/incestuous-relationships-the-us-agribusinesses-food-corporations-and-regulatory-bodies-video

 

September 6, 2013

- ▶ MONSANTO AND WALMART INFLUENCE SECRET TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP TRADE AGREEMENT (TPP) http://thenewamerican.com/economy/item/16480-monsanto-and-walmart-influence-secret-tpp-negotiations

 

                                                VIDEO REPORT

                                  August 14, 2013 The Real News
- ▶ THE U.S. HAS LOWEST MINIMUM WAGE AND MOST YOUNG PEOPLE WITHOUT JOBS AMONG WEALTHIEST COUNTRIES http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=10563


 EcoWatch, February 22, 2014

  -▶ STOP FEEDING THE BEAST AND START FEEDING THE PEOPLEWe have a system of predatory agriculture in which corporations pursue private gain relentlessly regardless of the social consequences. Social consequences can be defined as anything from polluting our water, land and air to impacting the health of our families to making the business of farming economically unsustainable. http://ecowatch.com/2014/02/22/stop-feeding-beast-start-feeding-people/


June 30, 2014 Global Possibilities

 ▶  AMERICA'S POOR ARE DEMONIZED TO JUSTIFY HUGE CUTS IN GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS WHILE FUNDING CORPORATE WELFARE http://www.globalpossibilities.org/greg-kaufman-americas-poor-are-demonized-to-justify-huge-cuts-in-govt-prgrams/

 

CSRWire, December 12, 2013
 ▶ AMID DEBATE OVER MINIMUM WAGE, NEW REPORT SHOWS TAXPAYERS SUBSIDIZE CORPORATE PAY http://www.csrwire.com/blog/posts/1144-amid-debate-over-minimum-wage-new-report-shows-taxpayers-subsidize-corporate-pay

 

The Des Moines Register, July 11, 2014
 ▶ AG INTERESTS IN SOME STATES SEEK TO MAKING FARMING A RIGHT. Powerful big industrial corporate ag interests in some states want to declare farming a right to fight back against animal-welfare activists and opponents of genetically modified crops. http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/money/agriculture/2014/07/11/agriculture-interests-farming-right-amendment/12511223/

 

  Global Research

- ▶ GIANT FOOD CORPORATIONS WORK HAND-IN-GLOVE WITH GOVERNMENT AGENCIES TO DISH UP CHEAP, UNHEALTHY FOOD http://www.globalresearch.ca/giant-food-corporations-work-hand-in-glove-with-corrupt-government-agencies-to-dish-up-cheap-unhealthy-food/5324525

 

 Truthout, January 26, 2014
- ▶ "OUR FOOD IS DISHONESTLY PRICED" : MICHAEL POLLAN ON THE FOOD MOVEMENT'S NEXT GOAL OF JUSTICE FOR FOOD WORKERS http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/21403-our-food-is-dishonestly-priced-michael-pollan-on-the-food-movements-next-goal-of-justice-for-food-workers

 

                                             --- WATCH ---

                               Bill Moyers - Moyers & Company
                               FIGHTING FOR FARMWORKERS

http://billmoyers.com/segment/baldemar-velasquez-on-fighting-for-farmworkers/

 


 

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                                 LOW WAGES - MEGA PROFITS

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Vice News, May 15, 2014
- ▶ THE BIGGEST FAST FOOD STRIKE IN WORLD HISTORY HAS STARTED https://news.vice.com/article/its-on-the-biggest-fast-food-strike-in-world-history-has-started

 

Nation of Change, May 17, 2014
- ▶ IN DENMARK, I'M MAKING $21 AN HOUR AT McDONALD'S.  WHY AREN'T YOU http://www.nationofchange.org/i-m-making-21-hour-mcdonald-s-why-aren-t-you-1400336743

 

Eurasia Review, May 17, 2014
- ▶ SWITZERLAND VOTES TO SET MINIMUM WAGE AT $25/HR . Swiss workers could soon be making the highest minimum wage in the world. Among the developed countries, the USA is at the bottom with a minimum wage of $7.25/hr, Canada and England are at $7.90, France is at $10.60/hr whereas Germany’s minimum wage is at $15/hr.http://www.eurasiareview.com/17052014-switzerland-votes-set-minimum-wage-25hr/


August 10, 2013 Guardian

- ▶ U.S. FAST-FOOD WORKERS IN VANGUARD OF GROWING PROTESTS AT 'STARVATION' WAGES http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/aug/10/us-fast-food-protests-wages?utm_content=buffer2f0ca&utm_source=buffer&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Buffer

 

 July 28, 2013 Alternet
- ▶ APPLE, WALMART, McDONALD'S: WHO'S THE BIGGEST WAGE STIFFER OF ALL? http://www.alternet.org/labor/apple-walmart-mcdonalds-whos-biggest-wage-stiffer

 

Common Dream, November 29, 2013

- ▶ BLACK FRIDAY ARRESTS AS PROTESTS TARGET WALMART POVERTY WAGES http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/11/29-7

 

Salon, November 29, 2013
- ▶ SENATORS BLAST WAL-MART "TRAMPLING" WORKERS' RIGHTS AS DOZENS OF ACTIVISTS ARE ARRESTED ON BLACK FRIDAY http://www.salon.com/2013/11/29/senators_blast_wal_mart_trampling_workers_rights_as_dozens_of_activists_are_arrested_on_black_friday/

 

                                                          VIDEO
              WHY WE, AS WALMART WORKERS, ARE STANDING UP
                   http://www.commondreams.org/video/2013/11/29

 

 Foreign Policy In Focus, December 13, 2013
 -▶  NAFTA AT 20:  NAFTA HAS DISPLACED WORKERS ON BOTH SIDES OF THE U.S.-MEXICO BORDER, DEPRESSED WAGES, AND WEAKENED UNIONS http://fpif.org/nafta-20-state-north-american-worker/

 

                                           PASSING THE BUCK:

MORE THAN HALF OF U.S. FAST FOOD WORKERS ON PUBLIC AID, REPORT SAYS  http://sco.lt/6njYXJ

 

 

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THE COMMERCIAL PROCESSED FOOD MARKET TOPPED SEVEN TRILLION DOLLARS AT END OF 2009,  OVERTAKING EVEN THE MAMMOTH ENERGY SECTOR

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- ▶ PROCESSED GMO FOODS MAKE UP 70 PERCENT OF THE US DIET- WITH ABOUT 5,000 DIFFERENT CHEMICAL ADDITIVES http://sco.lt/7FPtxZ

 

                                                  WATCH

                     THE FUTURE OF FOOD - PART 2 Vandana Shiva

http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/951852556/the-future-of-food-part-2-vandana-shiva

 

 

- ▶ FROM GROWING PROFIT TO GROWING FOOD: CHALLENGING CORPORATE MONOPOLY http://sco.lt/5LyAe9

 

Human Rights Watch
- ▶ WITHOUT RULES: A FAILED APPROACH TO CORPORATE ACCOUNTABILITY http://www.hrw.org/world-report/2013/essays/112459

 

                                                  WATCH

                         Democracy Now, November 27, 2013
▶  BANGLADESHI LABOR ACTIVIST FIND BURNED CLOTHES WITH WAL-MART LABELS AT SITE OF DEADLY FACTORY FIRE http://www.democracynow.org/2012/11/27/bangladeshi_labor_activist_finds_burned_clothes

 

                                                    --  WATCH --

                                                 DOCUMENTARY:
    MADE IN BANGLADESH" - THE TRAGIC GARMENT FACTORY FIRE
For many western retailers, whose clothes are made in Bangladesh, it’s business as usual. Fault Lines travels there to investigate why... http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/made-bangladesh/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TopDocumentaryFilms+%28Top+Documentary+Films+-+Watch+Free+Documentaries+Online%29

 

                                                        VIDEO

                                            Moyers & Company
RICHARD WOLFF ON FIGHTING FOR ECONOMIC JUSTICE AND FAIR WAGES http://billmoyers.com/segment/richard-wolff-on-fighting-for-economic-justice-and-fair-wages/

 

May 21, 2013 Jeffrey Hollender

- ▶ THE POVERTY CREATION INDUSTRY http://www.jeffreyhollender.com/?p=2799

 

                                                 --- WATCH ---

                                     Bill Moyers and Company
                              TAMING CAPITALISM RUN WILD

http://billmoyers.com/episode/encore-taming-capitalism-run-wild/

 

A VIP READ:

- ▶ THE ECONOMICS OF CURBING SPECULATION IN FOOD, WATER AND VITAL RESOURCES  http://sco.lt/8q751t

 

Nation of Change, November 3, 2013

THE RETIREMENT DEFICIT http://www.nationofchange.org/retirement-deficit-1385823987

 

 September 12, 2013 Breast Cancer Fund
- ▶ WALMART WILL NO LONGER SELL COSMETICS, CLEANERS, MADE WITH TARGETED LIST OF TOXIC CHEMICALS http://www.breastcancerfund.org/media/press-releases/walmart-decision.html

 

Huffington Post Business, Stacy Malkan, September 219, 2013
- ▶ TOP 3 LESSONS FROM WALMART'S BOLD NEW CHEMICAL POLICY http://www.huffingtonpost.com/stacy-malkan/top-3-lessons-from-walmar_b_3937863.html


 

- ▶ HOW CORPORATE CONTROL SQUEEZES OUT SMALL FARMS, LEADING TO HIGHER PRICES  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2204939020/how-corporate-control-squeezes-out-small-farms-leading-to-higher-prices

 

 July 19, 2013 Global Possibilities

- ▶ SHOULD YOU BE ABLE TO BUY FOOD DIRECTLY FROM FARMERS? U.S. REGULATORS DON'T THINK SO http://www.globalpossibilities.org/should-you-be-able-to-buy-food-directly-from-farmers-regulators-dont-think-so/

 

 

 

 -▶ HEY, ADVERTISERS, LEAVE OUR DEFENSELESS KIDS ALONE.  THE GLOBAL CORPORATE CAPTURE OF YOUNG MINDS http://sco.lt/6fhlU9

 

- ▶ "FOODOPOLY" = EXPOSING THE HANDFUL OF CORPORATIONS THAT CONTROL OUR FOOD SYSTEM FROM SEED TO DINNER PLATE http://sco.lt/7YSrYX

 

- ▶ STARVED OF DEMOCRACY AND THE FIGHT AGAINST CORPORATE 'FOODOPOLY'  http://sco.lt/8WdPUH

 

- ▶ WORLD'S LARGEST FOOD COMPANIES CREATING LEGACY OF DESTRUCTION http://sco.lt/6sSzK5

 

 - ▶ MORE, BIGGER, FASTER : WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT FACTORY FARMING YOUR ANIMAL FOOD: ANTI-WHISTLE BLOWER AG GAG LAWS  http://sco.lt/5n7fqD

 

- ▶ WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT OBAMA'S SECRETIVE CORPORATE "TRADE" PACTS WIPING AWAY OUR SOVEREIGNTY RIGHTS #TPP http://sco.lt/74uPth

 

 

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                                     FAST FOOD, SLOW DEATH

             THE $500 BILLION GLOBAL CORPORATE FOOD MONOPOLY

                                          http://sco.lt/6D31xx

 

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                                          VIDEO REPORT

                                          NewsHour PBS

AMERICAN JUNK FOOD CREATING CHAOS WITH HISPANIC HEALTH, CHILDREN AND CULTURAL NORMS http://sco.lt/79H7HV

 

 

 - ▶ WHAT ARE WE EATING? http://sco.lt/7RN917

 

- ▶ SALT, SUGAR, FAT : HOW THE FOOD GIANTS HOOKED US http://sco.lt/5edsnZ

 

- ▶ ARE WE EATING STRESS? - INDUSTRIAL FOOD PRODUCTION PUTS EXTREME STRESS ON PLANTS AND ANIMALS WE EAT http://sco.lt/5aqLTd

 

- ▶ THE DRUG STORE IN AMERICAN MEAT  http://sco.lt/6nyxoP

 

- ▶  WAKE UP AND SMELL THE GMOs - A MOTHER'S VOICE http://sco.lt/9Dv6VF

 

- ▶ GENE GIANTS SEEK "PHILANTHROGOPOLY" - SIX MULTINATIONAL GENE GIANTS CONTROL THE DIRECTION OF WORLD AGRICULTURE WITH SEED PATENT MONOPOLY http://sco.lt/6h3lzt

 

- ▶ GENETICALLY MODIFIED CROPS NOT THE SOLUTION FOR "FEEDING THE WORLD" http://sco.lt/77BuML

 

                                       

                                                 VIDEO

- ▶ ***"MONSANTO FOOD WARS: GMO SEEDS AND ANIMALS" http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3997411054/watch-monsanto-food-wars-gmo-seeds-and-animals

 

                                THE ULTIMATE KILLING MACHINE

           NEW CHARGES AGAINST MONSANTO'S PESTICIDE "ROUNDUP

                                    (NEEDED FOR GMO CROPS)

                                              http://sco.lt/5bdPhx

Michael Pollan: "Don't miss this VIDEO, about the next wave of herbicide-tolerant crops from Monsanto-- will make Round-Up look benign"

 

The Rambling Epicure's curator insight, July 22, 2013 6:03 AM

A great guide to important articles about the GMO debate.

Scooped by pdjmoo
Scoop.it!

Moms Across America Say "Label GMOs ... NOW"

Moms Across America Say "Label GMOs ... NOW" | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

Alternet, October 23, 2013
 -▶ JUNK FOOD LOBBY FORCED TO DISCLOSE SECRET DONORS IN CAMPAIGN TO TOP GMO LABELING http://www.alternet.org/food/junk-food-lobby-forced-disclose-secret-donors-campaign-stop-gmo-labeling

 

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HASHTAGS FOR WASHINGTON STATE INITIATIVE TO LABEL GMOs

                                       November 5, 2013

                              #YesOn522 #I522 #labelsmatter

                  YES ON 522 WEBSITE: http://yeson522.com/

 

 
                                                        VIDEO

Moms Across America, December 4, 2013
-▶ OUR SICK CHILDREN ARE COLLATERAL DAMAGE IN WAR FOR POWER http://www.momsacrossamerica.com/our_sick_children_are_collateral_damage_in_war_for_power?utm_campaign=security&utm_medium=email&utm_source=yesmaam

 

-▶ ONCE AGAIN THE CORPORATE MONEY SEEMS TO BUY I-522, LABEL GMOs, AND THE BIOTECH INDUSTRY IS FALLING ON ITS OWN WEIGHT http://www.seattleorganicrestaurants.com/vegan-whole-food/biotech-chemical-corporations-spent-millions-to-defeat-Washington-GMO-labeling-initiative.php#biotech

 

TruthOut, October 30, 2013
 -▶ BIG FOOD COMPANIES AND MONSANTO SPEND MILLIONS IN ATTEMPT TO DEFEAT WASHINGTON GMO LABELING INITIATIVE http://truth-out.org/news/item/19698-revealed-big-processed-food-companies-spend-millions-to-defeat-washington-gmo-labeling-initiative

 

 -▶ THE GROCERY MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION JUST BECAME THE LARGEST FUNDER TO OPPOSE GMO LABELING IN WASHINGTON STATE #YesOn522 #I522 #labelsmatter http://yeson522.com/

 

  -▶ LIST OF CORPORATE FUNDERS TRYING TO BLOCK LABELING INITIATIVE http://www.pdc.wa.gov/MvcQuerySystem/CommitteeData/contributions?param=Tk81MjIgIDUwNw====&year=2013&type=initiative

 

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-▶PROCESSED AND GMO FOODS MAKE UP 70 PERCENT OF THE US DIET- WITH ABOUT 5,000 DIFFERENT CHEMICAL ADDITIVES http://sco.lt/7FPtxZ

 

 -▶ WORLD'S LARGEST FOOD COMPANIES CREATING LEGACY OF DESTRUCTION http://sco.lt/6sSzK5

 

Op Ed, October 31, 2013
 -▶ HOW MONSANTO AND FRIENDS PUT THE FRANKENSTEIN IN FRANKENFOODS http://www.opednews.com/articles/How-Monsanto-and-Friends-P-by-John-Moffett-Corn_Food_Genetically-Modified-Food-GMO_Glyphosate-131031-344.html

 

 

May 29, 2014 RealFarmacy

  -▶ PRINTABLE LIST OF MONSANTO "FOOD" PRODUCERS USING GMO PRODUCTS  http://www.realfarmacy.com/printable-list-of-monsanto-owned-food-producers/

 

                                                     Video

               -▶+++"GENETIC ROULETTE" The Gamble of Our Lives

                  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXEEiznjkMM

 

-▶THE TRUE COSTS OF INDUSTRIALIZED FOOD http://sco.lt/5H5CXR

 

 

                                       WHY THE UPRISING?

 

-▶ -▶WHY THE UPRISING?  GLOBAL MARCH CHALLENGES MONSANTO AND THE GLOBAL BIOTECH CARTEL'S DOMINANCE OF OUR FOOD   http://sco.lt/61eQjZ

 

 -▶ FROM GROWING PROFIT TO GROWING FOOD: CHALLENGING CORPORATE MONOPOLY http://sco.lt/96Cmaf

 

-▶ TOP US HEALTHCARE GIANT, KAISER PERMANENTE ISSUES WARNING ON GENETICALLY ENGINEERED FOOD http://sco.lt/5ZOBZR

 

 

  -▶+++ MOMS ACROSS AMERICA SLAM GMOs WORLDWIDE : Exclusive Video Blog http://sustainablepulse.com/2013/04/07/moms-across-america-slam-gmos-worldwide-exclusive-video-blog/#.UWHo-Rk0ORQ

 

  -▶ WAKE UP AND SMELL THE GMOs - A MOTHER'S VOICE http://sco.lt/9Dv6VF

 

 -▶AMERICAN MOMS WHO WANT GMOs LABELED ...NOW !!! ... BECAUSE WE SAID SO ... http://www.momsacrossamerica.com/

 

 

                                               "FOODOPOLY" 

-▶EXPOSING THE HANDFUL OF CORPORATION THAT CONTROL OUR FOOD SYSTEM FROM SEED TO DINNER PLATE

                                       http://sco.lt/7YSrYX

 

The Top Information Post, May 28, 2013
RUSSIA WARNS OBAMA:  MONSANTO http://topinfopost.com/2013/05/28/russia-warns-obama-monsanto

 

 -▶ IS YOUR PET TOO FAT? WHY MANY MILLIONS OF ANIMALS, LIKE PEOPLE, ARE NOW OVERWEIGHT - CHEMICALS, PESTICIDES IN YOUR FOOD http://sco.lt/5MB0TJ


US National Institute of Health
 -▶ CHEMICAL TOXINS: A RESEARCH PAPER TO EXPLAIN THE GLOBAL OBESITY EPIDEMIC http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12006126

 

 

-▶CONTEMPORARY AGRICULTURE IS BURNING UP OUR PLANET http://sco.lt/6xIJJx

                                       ;

-▶GENETICALLY MODIFIED CROPS NOT THE SOLUTION FOR "FEEDING THE WORLD" http://sco.lt/77BuML

 

                                                 WATCH

                                              "FOOD, INC"

                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkL2Q_kCRms

 

                        -▶MONSANTO: A CORPORATE PROFILE -▶

      From Saccharin to GE Seed - Chemicals for Food, Agriculture, War

                                         http://sco.lt/5TGVDl

                                             

                                                   WATCH

-▶THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MONSANTO  (FULL LENGTH) The Leader of the Biotech Cartel http://sco.lt/7CoHSb

 

                                                   WATCH

Video

-▶HELLO EVERYONE! FROM MOMS ACROSS AMERICA FOUNDERS  - YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hfPFiTfjHsI&amp;

 

May 18, 2013

-▶MOMS SAY STOP SPRAYING GLYPHOSATE  http://www.momsacrossamerica.com/moms_say_stop_spraying_glyphosate?recruiter_id=2

 

-▶POISONED FOR PROFIT - HOW TOXINS ARE MAKING OUR CHILDREN CHRONICALLY ILL http://www.poisonedforprofit.net/

 

-▶THINK THOSE CHEMICALS AND PESTICIDES IN YOUR FOOD HAVE BEEN TESTED? http://sco.lt/7QxMob

 

May 2, 2013 Ecowatch

-▶THOUSANDS OF CHILDREN'S PRODUCT CONTAIN TOXIC CHEMICALS LINKED TO CANCER http://ecowatch.com/2013/5000-childrens-products-contain-toxic-chemicals-linked-cancer/feature=youtu.be

 

29 November 2012

-▶TOP U.S. HEALTH GIANT, KAISER PERMANENTE, SAYS BUY ORGANIC FOR PROPER HEALTH: AVOID GMOs http://readersupportednews.org/news-section2/318-66/14767-focus-top-us-healthcare-giant-gmos-are-devastating-health

 

-▶GO TO: ALLERGY KIDS http://www.allergykids.com/

 

                                                      WATCH

*** Video

-▶SUPERB EXPLANATION BY GENETICIST, DAVID SUZUKI: GENETICALLY ENGINEERING OUR FOOD - WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW http://sco.lt/7804v3

 

**** TED Video

-▶FORMER WALL STREET FOOD INDUSTRY ANALYST TURNED 'REAL FOOD' MOM EVANGELIST - ROBYN O'BRIEN http://sco.lt/5zL0fR

 

Video

-▶THE WISDOM OF GRANDMOTHERS

**** VIDEO Vandana Shiva on Knowledge, Biodiversity & Sustainable Living — Fight Child Trafficking | End Child Hunger - Gandhi For Children http://www.gandhiforchildren.org/vandana-shiva-knowledge-biodiversity-sustainable/

 

 

-▶ GMO BABY FOOD SHOCK  http://www.acbio.org.za/index.php/media/64-media-releases/427-nestle-baby-food-shuns-gmos-purity-gm-baby-food-shock

 

May 21, 2012 International Business Times
  -▶ GMO LABELING LAWS MOVE TO FOREFRONT IN USA BATTLE OVER FOOD POLICY http://www.ibtimes.com/gmo-labeling-laws-move-forefront-battle-over-food-policy-1270825#

 

  -▶ FOODS THAT ARE GMO http://www.organiclifestylemagazine.com/foods-that-are-gmo/

 

May 22, 2013 Mom Across America

  -▶ GMO FREE SCHOOL LUNCH OPTIONS http://www.momsacrossamerica.com/gmo_free_school_lunch_options

 

 

                                             -▶ NEW APPS   -▶

 

**** "BUYCOTT" APP

May 15, 2013 Nation Of Change

-▶MONSANTO, GMOs IN YOUR FOOD? Monsanto, GMOs in your food : The guessing game is over. No longer will consumers wonder what companies are behind the millions of products that fill supermarket shelves because there’s an app for that.

http://www.nationofchange.org/buycott-koch-brothers-monsanto-and-other-industries-products-lining-supermarket-shelves-1368628289

 

July 17, 2013 NxtNutrio A Food App

-▶I***IDENTIFIES NON-GMO FOODS BY SCANNING THE BAR CODES OF FOOD RPODUCTS http://www.nextnutrio.com/?p=924

 

 

                                          -▶ -HEALTH ISSUES   -▶

 

June 13, 2013 Mom Across America
-▶PROOF OF GMO HARM http://www.momsacrossamerica.com/proof_of_gmo_harm

 

-▶NEW CHARGES AGAINST MONSANTO'S "PESTICIDE" ROUNDUP (NEEDED FOR GMO CROPS) - THE ULTIMATE KILLING MACHINE http://sco.lt/5bdPhx

Michael Pollan: "Don't miss this VIDEO, about the next wave of herbicide-tolerant crops from Monsanto-- will make Round-Up look benign"

 

                                                      WATCH

Video

-▶DANGERS OF DICAMBA http://www.fixfood.org/features/276/dangers-of-dicamba

 

-▶NEW MIT STUDY QUESTIONS MONSANTO SAFETY CLAIMS FOR PESTICIDE ROUNDUP “GLYPHOSATE" IN OUR FOOD AND WATER
This effect, accord­ing to the researchers, can con­tribute to caus­ing or wors­en­ing “the dis­eases and con­di­tions asso­ci­ated with a Western diet which include gas­troin­testi­nal dis­or­ders, obe­sity, dia­betes, heart dis­ease, depres­sion, autism, infer­til­ity, can­cer and Alzheimer’s disease.”... http://organicconnectmag.com/wp/mit-study-questions-monsantos-safety-claims-for-roundup/#.Uc_BGevpiRQ

 

May 22, 2013 Nation Of Chnge

-▶ARE GMO CROPS PRODUCING HEALTH-COMPROMISING, FAKE HORMONES IN YOUR BODY? http://www.nationofchange.org/are-gmo-crops-producing-health-compromising-fake-hormones-your-body-1369236908

 

                                                     WATCH

 

Video

-▶+++ MONSANTO FOOD WARS: GMO SEEDS AND ANIMALS http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3997411054/watch-monsanto-food-wars-gmo-seeds-and-animals

 Video:

-▶+++ MONSANTO A DOCUMENTARY ON GMO A MUST WATCH  YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omtYlsG1P5U

 

 

                                 -▶ PESTICIDES ARE POISON   -▶

 

ARGENTINA: VIDEO Goldman Prize

-▶+++ CHILDREN DYING FROM GMO AGRO-CHEMICAL SPRAYING - A MOTHER TURNS ACTIVIST http://sco.lt/7AxIgr

 

-▶PESTICIDE LOBBY SPENDS MILLIONS TO DEFEND CHEMICALS TIED TO BEE DEATHS AND HUMAN HEALTH http://sco.lt/8nhcsT

 

June 8, 2013 Maine Sunday Telegram

-▶USA: MAINE TOWN CONSIDERS BAN ON CHEMICAL PESTICIDES, HERBICIDES AND CHEMICAL FERTILIZERS

http://www.pressherald.com/news/ogunquit-considers-ban-on-chemical-pesticides-herbicides-and-fertilizers_2013-06-08.html

 

May 21, 2013

-▶MONSANTO DECLARES A SNEAKY SOCIAL MEDIA WAR AGAINST PROTESTERS  http://www.theorganicprepper.ca/monsanto-declares-social-media-war-against-protesters-05212013

 

                                            -▶ RESEARCH   -▶

                                                     WATCH

Video

May 13, 2013 Moyers and Company - Full Show:

-▶***  "THE WAR ON SCIENCE AND TOXIC DIS-INFORMATION http://billmoyers.com/episode/full-show-the-toxic-politics-of-science/

 

-▶CORPORATE-SPONSORED RESEARCH: ARE UNIVERSITIES RESTRICTING SCIENTISTS' STUDY OF GENETICALLY MODIFIED SEEDS? http://sco.lt/6OJrVJ

 

April 3, 2013 - IFEX
-▶HOW THE BIOTECH INDUSTRY IS GAGGING THE SCIENCE AROUND GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOOD http://www.ifex.org/international/2013/04/04/seeds_of_dissent/

 

May 20, 2013 Independent Science News:
-▶THE GOODMAN AFFAIR: MONSANTO TARGETS THE HEART OF SCIENCE http://independentsciencenews.org/science-media/the-goodman-affair-monsanto-targets-the-heart-of-science/

 

May 22, 2013 Natural New
-▶OVER 800 WORLD SCIENTISTS AGREE: GM CROPS ARE NOTHING SHORT OF A BIO-WAR ON OUR FOOD http://www.naturalnews.com/040447_GMO_biowar_food.html

 

May 31,2013 Global Possibilities
-▶JAPAN AND OTHER NATIONS SAY NO TO U.S. WHEAT, WORRIES ABOUT GMOs http://www.globalpossibilities.org/japan-and-other-nations-say-no-to-u-s-wheat-worried-about-gmos/

 

 

May 30, 2013 Nation of Change

-▶THE RUSSIANS PROVE SMALL ORGANIC CAN FEED THE WORLD http://www.nationofchange.org/russians-prove-small-scale-organic-can-feed-world-1369923601

 

May 23, 2013 Independent Science News
-▶*** HOW AGRICULTURE CAN PROVIDE FOOD SECURITY WITHOUT DESTROYING BIODIVERSITY WITH GMO AND LASHINGS OF PESTICIDES, CHEMICALS http://independentsciencenews.org/news/agriculture-can-provide-food-security-with-biodiversity/

 

-▶WHAT EVERY PARENT SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ANIMAL CONDITIONS ON FACTORY FARMS AND THE AG-GAG BILL http://sco.lt/8oIGZt

 

-▶HEY, ADVERTISERS, LEAVE OUR DEFENSELESS KIDS ALONE http://sco.lt/8KxNiL

 

 

            -▶ MARCH AGAINST MONSANTO - WORLDWIDE -▶

                                       OCTOBER 12, 2013

http://occupy-monsanto.com/march-against-monsanto-worldwide-october-12-2013/

 

 

   

 

 

 

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65 BILLION Animals Raised in Corporate Concentration Pens - Drugs, GMO Feed and 'Ag-gag' laws to impact beyond USA

65 BILLION Animals Raised in Corporate Concentration Pens - Drugs, GMO Feed and  'Ag-gag' laws to impact beyond USA | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

 

++++ GOOGLE Images Say A Thousand Words ++++

FACTORY FARMING http://ow.ly/k2pgD

FEEDLOT CATTLE http://ow.ly/mEGS1

GESTATION CRATES  http://ow.ly/lPLtf

ANIMAL ABUSE FACTORY FARMING http://ow.ly/mHXkT

 

 

  - ▶  65 BILLION CONFINED FARM ANIMALS - CAFOs (Confined Animal Feed Operations). Today, nearly 65 BILLION animals worldwide, including cows, chickens and pigs, are crammed into CAFOs (Confined Animal Feed Lots). These animals are literally imprisoned and tortured in unhealthy, unsanitary and unconscionably cruel conditions.

Sickness is the norm for animals who are confined rather than pastured, and who eat GMO corn and soybeans, rather than grass and forage as nature intended.

To prevent the inevitable spread of disease from stress, overcrowding and lack of vitamin D, animals are fed a steady diet of antibiotics. Those antibiotics pose a direct threat to the environment when they run off into our lakes, rivers, aquifers and drinking water.

 

   The vast majority of consumers don’t realize that nearly 95% of the meat, dairy and eggs sold in the U.S. come from CAFOs. Nor do most people realize that CAFOs represent a corporate-controlled system characterized by large-scale, centralized, low profit-margin production, processing and distribution systems....

.... CLIMATE-FRIENDLY FOOD DEMANDS ANIMAL-FRIENDLY FARMING. Why we need labels on all factory-farmed food

Ronnie Cummins via Common Dreams 

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/01/17-5

 

GRAIN, March 03, 2020

BUILDING A FACTORY FARM FUTURE, ONE PANDEMIC AT A TIME

A new approach to livestock diseases is urgently needed that protects small farmers, consumers and animals by dismantling the main source and vector of lethal pathogens-- Big Meat's factory farms and global supply chains.

https://grain.org/e/6418#.XmUma1mzue0.twitter

 

Reuters, October 30, 2019
NO COUNTRY IMMUNE TO RISK OF AFRICAN SWINE FEVER SPREADING: 
The disease, which has hit the world’s top pork producer China hard, originated in Africa before spreading to Europe and Asia. It has been found in 50 countries, killing hundreds of million pigs, while reshaping global meat and feed markets.
 

Guardian, June 05, 2019

'NO WAY TO STOP IT': Hundreds of Millions of Pigs 'Culled' Across Asia As Swine Fever Spreads.

South-east Asia is battling to contain the spread of highly contagious African swine fever, known as “pig Ebola”, which has already led to the culling of millions of pigs in China and Vietnam.

Experts say region is losing the battle to stop the biggest animal disease outbreak the planet has ever faced.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jun/06/millions-of-pigs-culled-across-asia-african-swine-fever-spreads-thailand-

 
VIDEO:
Pigs Burned Alive in China: How Meat Farms are Killing Pigs in China
Burning and burying pigs alive is standard practice for killing pigs whenever there is a fear of virus infection in China. Such infections are common in crowded and filthy animal factories around the world. In this specific case, the pigs carried the African swine fever virus (ASFV), so the farm burned them alive prior to burying them
VIDEO
Burying Pigs Alive
 
VIDEO:
Swine fever pigs buried alive in China - Farmers Weekly https://www.fwi.co.uk/livestock/video-swine-fever-pigs-buried-alive-in-china
 

Food Safety News, January 19, 2015

- ▶ 2.5 MILLION POUNDS OF MEAT, POULTRY RECALLED FOR PATHOGEN CONTAMINATION IN 2014 -- HOW MANY ANIMALS DIED UNNECESSARILY FOR THAT? http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2015/01/fsis-releases-summary-of-2014-recalls/

 

VIDEOS:

MISERY AND SLOW DEATH FOR PIGS CRATED IN FILTHY FACTORY FARMS IN CANADA

https://headlines.peta.org/pigs-british-columbia/

 

 

 

FERN, January 26, 2020

A CALL TO ARMS TO END FACTORY FARMS AND CAFOs

Across the country, a call grows for moratoriums on huge livestock farms

https://thefern.org/ag_insider/across-the-country-a-call-grows-for-moratoriums-on-huge-livestock-farms/

 

Medium, July 11, 2019

WHILE WE'RE BICKERING OVER COW FARTS, THE HORROR OF EXPANDING FACTORY FARMS MARCHES MERRILY ON.

https://medium.com/@mdvmatteo/a-call-to-arms-to-fight-factory-farms-8bbcf92607b8

 

- ▶ INDUSTRIAL FARMING IS ONE OF THE WORST CRIMES IN HISTORY.

The fate of industrially farmed animals is one of the most pressing ethical questions of our time. Tens of billions of sentient beings, each with complex sensations and emotions, live and die on a production line

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/sep/25/industrial-farming-one-worst-crimes-history-ethical-question  

 

The New Food Economy, December 17, 2019

The Farm System Reform Act of 2019 calls for an immediate and permanent moratorium on the construction and expansion of all large CAFOs and outlines a plan to close all existing large CAFOs by 2040.
https://newfoodeconomy.org/two-new-bills-booker-cafo-factory-farms-environment/

 

Quillette, October 20, 2018 

- ▶ WHY IT'S TIME TO END FACTORY FARMING

Many years from now, our descendants will look back on the use of animals for food—particularly the intense animal suffering in factory farms—as a moral atrocity.

There are over 100 billion farmed animals alive at this moment—more than ten times the number of humans.

Over 90 percent (over 99 percent in the US) of these animals live on industrial, large-scale factory farms enduring atrocious cruelty such as intense confinement in tiny cages, brutal mutilation and slaughter methods, and rampant health issues from artificial breeding.

https://quillette.com/2018/10/20/why-its-time-to-end-factory-farming/

 

The Guardian 

- ▶ WHY FACTORY FARMING IS NOT JUST CRUEL -- BUT ALSO A THREAT TO ALL LIFE ON THE PLANET.

It’s time the world woke up to the real impact of modern, industrial farming, says Philip Lymbery, author of Farmageddon and the Deadzone

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/oct/04/factory-farming-destructive-wasteful-cruel-says-philip-lymbery-farmageddon-author

 

Mercy For Animals (@MercyForAnimals)

This is why it's called factory farming.  pic.twitter.com/XnrP8nYf3O

 

- ▶ LIFE IN THE SHADOW OF THE FACTORY FARM:

https://www.greenpeace.org/international/story/22587/factory-farm/

 

 - ▶ FOOTAGE REVEALS CHICKENS IN "HORRIFYING CONDITIONS AT BIG UK PRODUCER  

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jun/25/footage-chickens-big-uk-producer?CMP=share_btn_tw

 

 - ▶ SLAUGHTERHOUSES IN USA EXPOSED: #CHICKENS slowly freezing to death, being boiled alive, drowned or suffocating under piles of other birds among hundreds of shocking welfare incidents recorded at U.S.A. #Slaughterhouses —previously unpublished reports

 

 The Dodo 06 May 2015
▶ ARE CHICKENS LIVES BETTER ON 'CAGE-FREE FARMS? (GRAPHIC CONTENT) https://www.thedodo.com/humane-hoax-video-1125854618.html

 

▶ Here's proof that the meat industry treats CHICKENS like objects. pic.twitter.com/gTZCA5dMvy

Did you know? pic.twitter.com/3uExINUKCi

 

 

▶ OUR FOOD ANIMALS ARE NOT INANIMATE OBJECTS

'Horrific' Undercover Investigation Reveals FISH Being Crushed & Gutted Alive. The terrible suffering of billions of fish in vast underwater #FactoryFarms across the UK/Europe https://www.plantbasednews.org/post/horrific-investigation-fish-crushed-gutted-alive?utm_source=sumome&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=sumome_shares

 

November 24, 2010 OurWorld 2.0
- ▶ THE SHAME OF CONCENTRATED ANIMAL BEEF FEEDLOTS http://ourworld.unu.edu/en/the-shame-of-concentrated-animal-feedlots/

 

HuffPostGreen, March24, 2015
 ▶ A MENACING MIX IN ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE: HERBICIDES, HEAVY METALS AND FACTORY FARMS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/03/24/antibiotic-resistance-herbicides-heavy-metals_n_6935626.html?m=true

 

 

PIGS

 

Civil Eats, October 01, 2018

- ▶ WHY ARE SOWS IN FACTORY FARMS DYING IN SURPRISING NUMBERS?

Today's sows are being bred to produce more babies faster. They're also dying early and unexpectedly in many large-scale farming operations.

https://civileats.com/2018/10/01/why-are-sows-in-factory-farms-dying-in-record-numbers/

 

Their Turn, October 28, 2014
  - ▶ "ESTHER" THE PIG HAS A MESSAGE FOR NEW JERSEY GOVERNOR:  BAN PIG GESTATION CRATES http://theirturn.net/gestation-crates-new-jersey/

  

#Fact: The pork industry kills piglets who aren’t growing fast enough by slamming them head first onto concrete floors. pic.twitter.com/KpZJ9TQpm8

 

New York Times, February 19, 2014
  -▶ TURNING PIGS INTO CANNIBALS 

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/20/opinion/kristof-is-that-sausage-worth-this.html

 VIDEO, taken secretly by an undercover worker  https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2014/02/21/iron-maiden-hog-farm_n_4832104.html pulls back the curtain on the banal brutality of a huge hog operation in Kentucky called Iron Maiden Farms. The video shows barns filled with hogs jammed so tightly into tiny individual pens that they can’t move, chewing forlornly on the bars that restrain them. It also shows workers gutting dead piglets and turning their intestines into a purée that is then fed back to the mother pigs, or sows.

 

 - ▶ OUR FARM ANIMALS ARE NOT LABS -

MORE, BIGGER, FASTER:  NEW SOW PRODUCT 'MAXIMISES' COLOSTRUM IMPACT FOR PIGLETS

Maximising piglet potential for producers across the globe-now seeing larger, lighter litters. This extra weight increases piglet viability by 5% or half a pig per sow (Poor Sows)

http://www.agriland.ie/farming-news/new-sow-product-maximises-colostrum-impact-for-piglets/

 

  - ▶ MALE PIGLETS are castrated with a blade or scalpel and no painkillers. Farmers rip out the testicles with their hands. pic.twitter.com/sQ4C0Ym8kl

 

May 6, 2013 Earth Justice

- ▶  CONSERVATION GROUPS NOTIFY USDA OF 6,500-PIG SWINE FACILITY VIOLATIONS http://earthjustice.org/news/press/2013/conservation-groups-notify-usda-of-esa-violations-related-to-arkansas-swine-facility

 

 National Geographic, May 01, 2014
  -▶  VIRUS KILLS SEVEN MILLION AMERICAN PIGS PUSHING UP PORK PRICES: END MEGA FACTORY FARM NOW http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/05/140501-pigs-virus-meat-prices-food-science-health/#close-modal

 

New York Times, August 4, 2013

- ▶  MEGA U.S. HOG FARMS BATTLING TO CONTAIN DEADLY VIRUS... http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/05/us/hog-producers-battling-to-contain-virus-that-has-killed-piglets-by-the-thousands.html

 

 

  - ▶ CAFO DAIRY IS SCARY.  THE PUBLIC ARE WAKING UP TO THE DARKEST PART OF FARMING.

The photo of calves (VEAL) in cramped pens will shock many, and with so many non-dairy alternatives now, consumers have a choice

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/mar/30/dairy-scary-public-farming-calves-pens-alternatives

 

                                                    

 

AG GAG LAWS

 

September 28, 2013 - Grist

- ▶  HOW BIG AG LOBBYISTS USE FEDERAL DOLLARS TO PROTECT FACTORY FARMS http://grist.org/food/the-other-white-meat/

 

Mother Jones July/August Issue
- ▶ GAGGED BY BIG AG - HORRIFIC ABUSE. RAMPANT CONTAMINATION. AND THE CRIME IS ... EXPOSING IT?

http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2013/06/ag-gag-laws-mowmar-farms

 

Sydney Morning Herald, June 15, 2014
- ▶ ANIMAL CRUELTY ACTIVISTS TARGETED BY TOUGH NEW BIOSECURITY MEASURES
http://www.smh.com.au/environment/animals/animal-cruelty-activists-targeted-by-tough-new-biosecurity-measures-20140615-zs8jt.html

 

Treehugger

- ▶ NEED TO KNOW: U.S. AG GAG LAWS ARE GROWING THREAT TO FREE SPEECH AND FOOD SAFETY  http://www.treehugger.com/corporate-responsibility/ag-gag-laws-are-growing-threat-free-speech-and-food-safety.html

 

 

                                               VIDEO (6:00)

A WELL-SHOT WINDOW INTO THE INDUSTRIAL FOOD SYSTEM, WHICH WE DON'T THINK ABOUT ENOUGH http://www.upworthy.com/this-video-makes-grocery-shopping-feel-like-a-scene-in-a-horror-film-3

 

WATCH

6 April 2013 - New York Times
VIDEO TAPING OF FARM CRUELTY IS NOW A CRIME  http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/07/us/taping-of-farm-cruelty-is-becoming-the-crime.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&_r=0

 

 

RE-ENGINEERING ANIMALS IN LUST FOR PROFITS

... and into our environment, food and bodies -

No Regulation, No Oversight, No Labeling

http://sco.lt/9M4CRd

  

 

 SHOCKING VIDEOS

- ▶ MercyForAnimals investigation is first to expose sickening animal cruelty at pig farms across Mexico. Watch the video and learn more at http://InsidePigFarms.com 

- ▶ Mercy For Animals pic.twitter.com/dG37fuiBMk

- ▶ This is the very definition of insanity pic.twitter.com/YgaHkJUpk3

 - ▶ Mercy For Animals @MercyForAnimals 

Stop treating animals like objects. pic.twitter.com/Ub4gE4auPu

 - ▶ Mercy For Animal @MercyForAnimals 

The Mexican Government owns slaughterhouses. We eat their beef... and they're way worse than you'd think. pic.twitter.com/ev46uyDljh

 
 
 - ▶ WE COULD END FACTORY FARMING THIS CENTURY

Jacy Reese thinks that someday, we’ll look back on factory farming as one of the greatest moral mistakes in history. In his new book, The End of Animal Farming, he lays out a road map to get us to that point 

https://www.vox.com/future-perfect/2018/11/15/18088776/end-animal-farming-vegetarian-vegan-meat-alternatives-jacy-reese

 

▶ STOP TREATING ANIMALS LIKE OBJECTS

 pic.twitter.com/MXky2D26yZ

 

 Huffington Post Taste, October 27, 2014
  - ▶ WHAT EXACTLY DOES 'HUMANELY RAISED' MEAN? 

Animals value their lives. There is no such thing as humane meat. pic.twitter.com/rXybLXvhMa

 

 

 - ▶ Excuses don't save animals. pic.twitter.com/ajZN9Wj75T

 

CLONING PIGS ON AN 'INDUSTRIAL SCALE'

http://sco.lt/5kcJLl

 

 

  - ▶ Animals are NOT things. pic.twitter.com/smrAK8gdnN

 

 

 

===========================

 

AG-GAG LAWS

Restricting Public's Right To Know

Animal Cruelty in Factory Farms, or CAFOs

 

 

 RT USA, March 06, 2015
 - ▶ 'AG GAG' LAW CRIMINALIZING DOCUMENTATION OF FARMING ABUSES PASSED IN WYOMING http://rt.com/usa/238525-wyoming-ag-gag-trespass/

 

 

April 4, 2013 - Grist

- ▶  WHITE HOUSE GUTS THE NEW SAFETY RULES IN FAVOR OF CORPORATIONS

http://grist.org/food/oh-rot-the-white-house-just-gutted-the-new-food-safety-rules/

 

                                                 

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INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE

 

March 20, 2013 - Tom Philpott - Mother Jones

- ▶  FLIES, MAGGOTS, RATS, AND LOTS OF POOP - WHAT BIG AG AND FACTORY FARMS DON'T WANT YOU TO SEE http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2013/03/ag-ag-illegal-undercover-film-livestock

 

Alternet, January 20, 2015
- ▶ THE SHOCKINGLY GORY EXPERIMENTS CONDUCTED ON ANIMALS SO AMERICANS CAN HAVE CHEAP, TASTY MEAT. http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/shockingly-gory-experiments-conducted-animals-so-americans-can-have-cheap-tasty

 

                                                      VIDEO

Organization for Competitive Markets, August 06, 2013
ONE OF THE GREATEST EXAMPLES OF ANIMAL DIS-ASSOCIATION IS INDUSTRIALIZED AGRICULTURE http://www.competitivemarkets.com/one-of-the-greatest-examples-of-animal-disassociation-is-industrialized-agriculture/

 

                                       REPORT - INFOGRAPHIC
                                 Food Tank, November 18, 2014
                  RETHINKING INDUSTRIAL ANIMAL PRODUCTION

A quick guide, “Rethinking Industrial Animal Production,” detailing the significant and far reaching consequences of a food system dominated by industrial animal production http://www.scribd.com/doc/247019882/Rethinking-Industrial-Animal-Production

 

 

The Guardian, November 29, 2014
  - ▶ THE UNCOUNTED DEAD : ALARM OVER 40 MILLION LIVESTOCK DEATHS ON UK FARMS BEFORE SLAUGHTER

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/nov/29/animal-rights-group-sounds-alarm-over-40m-farm-deaths

 

Guardian, July 25,  2014
  - ▶ BRITAINS' INCREASING TASTE FOR WHITE MEAT IS A DISASTER FOR ANIMALS AND FOR US. As much as 92% of all chicken is contaminated with faecal matter, while intensive livestock production crams 30,000 birds living in their own excrement into a single shed  http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jul/25/britain-white-meat-disaster-animals-chicken-contaminated

  

 

MAKING FARM ANIMAL WELFARE A CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY

http://sco.lt/6JzLRh

 

 

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                                               INDUSTRIAL PORK

                                     ==========================

 

 

#DidYouKnow the pork industry kills piglets who aren’t growing fast enough by slamming them headfirst onto concrete floors. pic.twitter.com/VG01H6StNB

  

 

 Mother Jones July/August Issue
- ▶  YOU WON'T BELIEVE WHAT PORK PRODUCERS DO TO PREGNANT PIGS?  http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2013/06/pregnant-sows-gestation-crates-abuse


                                                     VIDEO

                           February 1, 2012 - Tom Philpott

- ▶ WHAT HAPPENS TO PIGLETS ON FACTORY FARMS?  http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2012/01/piglets-factory-farm-video

 

                               An Image Says A Thousand Words

                                         GESTATION CRATES

                                           http://ow.ly/lPLtf

 

 

26 March 2013 - Tom Philpott - Mother Jones

- ▶  HOGWASH: BIG AG'S BAN ON CAGING PREGNANT PIGS IS JUST FOR SHOW

http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2013/03/pork-industry-flack-gestation-crate-ban-show

 

Forbes, October 30, 2013
- ▶  U.S. PORK WALLOWS IN DANGEROUS ANTIBIOTICS, POLLUTION, WELFARE VIOLATIONS http://www.forbes.com/sites/jamesmcwilliams/2013/10/30/u-s-pork-wallows-in-dangerous-antibiotics-pollution-welfare-violations/

 

NPR, November 4, 2014
- ▶  WHY ARE PIG FARMERS STILL USING GROWTH-PROMOTING DRUG? http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013/11/04/241603861/why-are-pig-farmers-still-using-growth-promoting-drugs

 

 

 

- ▶  CHINA BUYS BIGGEST USA CAFO HOG FACTORY FARM "SMITHFIELD" : CHINA'S RIVER OF DEAD PIGS - 17,000 OF THEM  http://sco.lt/5XuHZp

 

CHINESE ENTER

USA CHICKEN AND HOG FACTORY FARM MARKET

UNLABELLED, UNREGULATED 

http://sco.lt/9HKT33

 

                                                      WATCH

                                              "A RIVER OF WASTE"

The Massive Pollution and History of Factory Farms - CAFOs (Confined Animal Feed Operations  http://sco.lt/6PQUk5

 

 

Huffington Post, December 19, 2014
  -  EAT THE ENEMY: 
A MORE SUSTAINABLE ALTERNATIVE TO YOUR PORK CHOPS. 

More than 100 million pigs are killed every year in the U.S. and the pork industry produced over 23 billion pounds of meat in 2012.

The massive industrial operations needed to supply America's pork hunger also have a significant environmental impact. Agriculture, including animal feeding operations, is the most common pollutant of U.S. rivers and streams, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. The enormous, toxic waste lagoons attached to some animal feedlots can even be seen from satellites.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/12/19/eating-wild-boar-feral-pigs_n_6348486.html

 

                     

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ANTIBIOTICS IN YOUR FOOD ANIMALS

                                     ==========================

 

 FOUR-FIFTHS OF ALL BIG PHARMA ANTIBIOTICS

CONSUMED BY MEAT AND POULTRY INDUSTRY 

http://sco.lt/69MzOT

 

                                                     VIDEO

THE DRUG STORE IN AMERICAN MEAT: CAFOs FACTORY FARMING http://sco.lt/5pYaYr

 

 

 

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                                               POULTRY

                               =========================

 

Mother Jones, December 05, 2013
- ▶  THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION'S MEATY GIFT TO BIG CHICKEN- SPED UP KILL LINES AND CHEMICAL SPRAYS

http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2013/12/usda-big-chicken-kill-lines

 

                                                       WATCH

SO YOU WANT TO EAT INDUSTRIAL FACTORY FARMED EGGS?

California Egg Farm Investigation | Mercy For Animals

                                              http://ow.ly/kXbz1

 

 -▶  WHAT EVERY PARENT SHOULD KNOW ABOUT BLIND, FOOTLESS CHICKENS, FACTORY FARMS AND THE AG-GAG BILL http://sco.lt/71PvtJ

 

 

 

                                        ====================

                              OUR INDUSTRIAL MEAT, DAIRY

                                        ====================

  

 

                                                    VIDEO

                                  August 15, 2013 Treehugger

          THE MECHANIZATION OF OUR MEAT, FOOD SUPPLY
Without any words, the film makes a statement about the production of meat, its mechanization and the people and animals involved in that process.

http://www.treehugger.com/green-food/wordless-comment-overconsumption.html

 

WHAT NEXT? OUR ANIMALS ARE NOT INANIMATE OBJECTS

                                          Grist, January 29, 2014
  -▶  POOR COWS:  WE CAN HARVEST METHANE FROM PUNCTURING COW'S STOMACHS, BUT SHOULD WE? Argentinian scientists are punching holes in the sides of cattle and passing pipes through to their stomachs. The other end of the pipe goes into a bag fitted on the cow’s back. The captured gas, which is basically the same natural gas that frackers and other drillers mine out of the ground, can be burned to produce energy. That releases carbon dioxide into the atmosphere instead of the methane, which is a far more potent greenhouse gas.

http://grist.org/news/we-can-harvest-methane-from-cow-guts-should-we/

 

                                                 HIGH STEAKS

                                             http://sco.lt/5G3rBB

 

                              ========================

 

                                      CAFO DAIRY FARMS

 

                                             -- WATCH --

        THE INDUSTRIAL DAIRY INDUSTRY IN 60 SECONDS FLAT

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZcUrWAK-8Q#at=47

 

- ▶  EXCLUSIVE: UNDERCOVER INSIDE THE U.S. DAIRY INDUSTRY http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1918256069/exclusive-undercover-inside-the-us-dairy-industry

 

April 22, 2013 - Humanosphere
- ▶  STATE DEREGULATION OF INDUSTRIAL DAIRY FARMS - ENVIRONMENTAL COALITION RESPONDS http://www.riverkeeper.org/news-events/news/preserve-river-ecology/environmental-coalition-responds-to-state-deregulation-of-industrial-dairy-farms/

 

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                                     FEEDLOTS - CATTLE/BEEF

                         

                             An Image Says A Thousand Words                  

                         FEED LOT CATTLE http://ow.ly/mEGS1

 

 

- ▶ NEW BILL H.R. 5961, SEEKS TO PREVENT EPA FROM FLYING OVER LARGE-SCALE LIVESTOCK OPERATIONS  as part of their effort to enforce the Clean Water Act against the biggest polluters of waterways in the country. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/scott-edwards/keeping-secrets-down-on-t_b_1736929.html

 

 Globe and Mail, October05, 2012
- ▶ UK. CAN MEAT FACTORIES BE SAFE SLAUGHTERING 4,000 COWS A DAY, 3,000 STEAKS A MINUTE? http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/can-meat-factories-be-safe-at-4000-cows-a-day-3000-steaks-a-minute/article4593690/

 

 Huffington Post Green, December 04, 2013
- ▶  HUMANS GROWING MORE CARNIVOROUS, GLOBAL FOOD STUDY SHOWS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/03/humans-carnivorous_n_4377206.html


- ▶ COULD EATING LESS MEAT HELP SAVE THE PLANET AND AVOID AN ECOLOGICAL DISASTER?  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3304266960/could-eating-less-meat-help-save-the-planet-and-avoid-an-ecological-disaster

 

 

-▶ SO YOU WANT TO EAT MEAT? FEEDLOTS vs PASTURES http://sco.lt/4qkbib

 

                                                MEATONOMICS

                       THE DIRTY TRUTH ABOUT CHEAP MEAT

                                               http://sco.lt/5MiErp

 

- ▶  BEEF'S RAW EDGES: OUR INDUSTRIALIZED FOOD SYSTEM, PART 1 http://sco.lt/5gZpWT

 

 

 

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                                          SLAUGHTER HOUSES

                                     =======================

 

You have the power to stop this. pic.twitter.com/4Zn4dpQNPo

 

 June 6, 2013 Huffington Post Green
- ▶  USDA INSPECTOR GENERAL: FOOD SAFETY AND HUMANE SLAUGHTER LAWS IGNORED WITH IMPUNITY http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bruce-friedrich/usda-inspector-general-fo_b_3333853.html

 

                                                 VIDEO

                            by PAUL McCARTNEY  (Former "Beatle")

THE WEBSITE THE MEAT INDUSTRY DOESN'T WANT YOU TO SEE  http://www.meat.org/

 

                                               VIP WATCH

              Investigation by Australian ABC TV Four Corners

               "A BLOODY BUSINESS" - LIVE ANIMAL EXPORTS

                                           http://sco.lt/7cFyuf

 

                    

                                 =========================

FEEDING ANIMALS

GENETICALLY ENGINEERED FOOD

                                 =========================

 

 

▶  INTRODUCING GENETICALLY ENGINEERED ANIMALS INTO OUR ENVIRONMENT AND BODIES http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2241145898/introducing-genetically-engineered-animals-into-our-environment-and-bodiesl

 

The Ecologist, November 28, 2013

-▶  DEFORMITIES, SICKNESS AND LIVESTOCK DEATHS: THE REAL COST OF GENETICALLY MODIFIED ANIMAL FEED http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2176082/deformities_sickness_and_livestock_deaths_the_real_cost_of_gm_animal_feed.html

 

 August 8, 2013 Organic Consumers Association
- ▶  TORTURING ANIMALS WITH MONSANTO'S GENETICALLY ENGINEERED FEED http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_28062.cfm

 

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                                                     WATCH

                     "DEATH ON A USA FACTORY FARM" "[HBO Special]

When Animals Become Inanimate Objects On A Balance Sheet

 http://sco.lt/7WUGp7

 

 March 19, 2013 - Huffington Post

- ▶  WHY EVERYONE SHOULD BE ANGRY ABOUT CORPORATE FACTORY FARMING http://sco.lt/7kUpVp

 

 - ▶  WHAT EVERY PARENT SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ANIMAL CONDITIONS ON FACTORY FARMS AND THE AG-GAG BILL http://sco.lt/5p824n

 

                                      MORE, BIGGER, FASTER :

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT FACTORY FARMING YOUR ANIMAL FOOD: Anti-Whistle-blower Ag-Gag Laws http://sco.lt/8usxzV

 

- ▶  LAST CHANCE FOR ANIMALS - FACTORY FARMING http://www.lcanimal.org/index.php/campaigns/other-issues/factory-farming

 

Huffington Post, March 17, 2014
  -▶ 9 FACTS ABOUT FACTORY FARMING THAT WILL BREAK YOUR HEART  (GRAPHIC PHOTOS) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/17/factory-farming-facts_n_4063892.html

 

 

 

pdjmoo's insight:

EcoWatch, November 26, 2013

- ▶  HOW TO AVOID FACTORY FARMED FOODS http://ecowatch.com/2013/11/26/avoid-factory-farmed-foods/?utm_source=feedly

 

                                                      VIDEO

                                              DailyMail Online
THE BARBARIC COST OF YOUR WINTER COAT AND COMFORTER AND FOIE GRAS Down Feathers ripped from bird's backs and gaping wounds sewn up with no pain relief http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2240096/Feathers-ripped-birds-backs-gaping-wounds-sewn-pain-relief-The-barbaric-cost-winter-coat.html

 

                                                         VIDEO

DOWN PRODUCTION:  BIRDS HORRENDOUSLY ABUSED FOR THEIR FEATHERS  http://www.peta.org/features/down-investigation/

 

- ▶  ANTI-WHISTLE BLOWER AG-GAG LAWS AIMED AT KEEPING YOU IN THE DARK ABOUT YOUR FACTORY FARMED FOOD - PIGS, CHICKENS, VEAL, DAIRY, TURKEY, DUCKS http://sco.lt/7aFBUv

 

  - ▶  EATING WITH OUR EYES CLOSED - LEGALIZING CORPORATE FARMING ANIMAL ABUSE AND PRACTICES http://sco.lt/8IZrqD

 

                                      -▶  FARM-AGEDDON:

No birds. No bees. Our countryside laid waste. And billions of animals that never see a blade of grass http://sco.lt/7ztQbB

Rescooped by pdjmoo from YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood
Scoop.it!

BIG CHICKEN: What Every Parent Should Know About Factory Farms; Blind, Footless GMO Chickens and the Ag-Gag Bill

BIG CHICKEN: What Every Parent Should Know About  Factory Farms; Blind, Footless GMO  Chickens and the Ag-Gag Bill | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

                              A Picture Says A Thousand Words

                             BATTERY FACTORY FARMED HENS

                                         http://ow.ly/mCAJf


The Dodo - 05 May 2015
- ▶ NEW UNDERCOVER FOOTAGE REVEALS VICIOUS CHICKEN ABUSE AT A SLAUGHTER HOUSE https://www.thedodo.com/undercover-footage-mountaire-farms-chickens-1127155255.html


The Dodo, March 31, 2015
- ▶ EVERY YEAR, BILLIONS OF NEWBORN CHICKS AROUND THE GLOBE ARE KILLED WHEN THEY'RE JUST MINUTES OLD https://www.thedodo.com/germany-stop-culling-male-chicks-1068701850.html


                                   Animals Australia, April 01, 2015
                                               SHORT VIDEO
               The disturbing ‘waste product’ of the worldwide egg industry
GERMANY SAYS 'NO MORE CHICK SHREDDING' Germany has become the FIRST country in the world to decide it no longer wants to grind up millions of live baby chicks —.
http://www.animalsaustralia.org/features/germany-stops-shredding-chicks.php


TakePart, July 01, 2014

- ▶ WERE BABY CHICKS KILLED TO MAKE YOUR MAYO?

http://www.takepart.com/video/2014/07/01/mayo-chickens


The Dodo, March 18, 2015
- ▶ SCALDING LIVE CHICKENS IS AN ACCEPTED BRUTAL BUSINESS MODEL https://www.thedodo.com/community/MarcBekoff/new-york-times-chicken-slaughter-scalding-1048137798.html


                                                       VIDEO

                                    The Dodo, March 16, 2015
- ▶ THE WAY CHICKENS ARE KILLED IS HELL ON EARTH...AND LEGAL https://www.thedodo.com/chickens-video-legal-slaughter-gordon-1043872702.html


                                                 VIDEO (18:57)

                           Huffington Post Green, March 09, 2014
         THE CHICKENS YOU EAT ARE PROBABLY PRETTY DARN DIRTY
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/03/09/dirty-birds-factory-farming_n_6833256.html


- ▶ BLIND, FOOTLESS CHICKENS FOR FUTURE CAFO FACTORY FARMS http://farmwars.info/?p=789


One Green Planet, April, 23, 2015
- ▶ 10 STUNNING CHICKENS WHO PROVE THEY ARE ARE TOO DYNAMIC TO BE CONSIDERED 'NUGGETS' http://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/chickens-too-dynamic-to-be-nuggets/


 Alternet, December 10, 2013
- ▶ HOW BIG AGRIBUSINESS IS TRYING TO MUZZLE THE TRUTH BEHIND CORPORATE FACTORY FARMS http://www.alternet.org/food/big-agribusiness-trying-muzzle-animal-rights-activists-who-infiltrate-their-factory-farms


Reuters, April 23, 2015
- ▶ MINNESOTA DECLARES STATE OF EMERGENCY OVER BIRD FLU OUTBREAK IN POULTRY http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/04/23/us-health-birdflu-usa-idUSKBN0NE2F720150423


CNBC, April 20, 2015
- ▶ US POULTRY EXPORTS PLUNGE WITH AVIAN FLU SCARE - MILLIONS OF BIRDS TO BE DESTROYED. The avian flu outbreak that has spread in 12 states is taking its toll on more than just the millions of birds that will be destroyed. http://www.cnbc.com/id/102606828


Web MD
- ▶BIRD FLU (AVIAN FLU): SYMPTOMS, HOW YOU CATCH IT, TREATMENTS, AND MORE http://www.webmd.com/cold-and-flu/what-know-about-bird-flu


                                               VIDEO (4:59)
                       CHICKEN FACTORY FARMER SPEAKS OUT
                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YE9l94b3x9U


TreeHugger, March 05, 2015

- ▶ BATTLE CONTINUES TO RAGE BETWEEN CHICKEN FARMER AND BIG CHICKEN PRODUCER/EMPLOYER PERDUE  http://www.treehugger.com/green-food/battle-continues-between-chicken-farmer-and-employer-perdue.html

VICE, February 23, 2015
 - WHY A NORTH CAROLINA CHICKEN FARMER EXPOSED THE DEPRESSING CONDITIONS ON HIS OWN FARM  http://www.vice.com/read/the-whistle-blower-crows-at-dawn-0000570-v22n2

 WIRED, February 23, 2015
 - THE POULTRY INDUSTRY RESPONDS TO AN ACTIVIST FARMER

http://www.wired.com/2015/02/watts-response/


June 27, 2013
▶  THE FUTURE OF BIG CHICKEN
More than a BILLION chickens are raised and slaughtered each year IN GEORGIA ALONE, the poultry capital of the world... http://clatl.com/atlanta/the-future-of-big-chicken/Content?oid=8528249


One Green Planet March 24, 2014
- ▶ IS THERE REALLY SUCH A THING AS AN ETHICAL EGG? THE HIDDEN CRUELTY INVOLVED IN ALL EGG PRODUCTION

http://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/is-there-really-such-a-thing-as-an-ethical-egg/


                                                     VIDEO (8:00)

       SO YOU WANT TO EAT INDUSTRIAL FACTORY FARMED EGGS?

                         CALIFORNIA EGG FARM INVESTIGATION 

                     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hY0syP5haE


                                                       WATCH

                                6 April 2013 - New York Times
             VIDEO TAPING OF FARM CRUELTY IS NOW A CRIME  http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/07/us/taping-of-farm-cruelty-is-becoming-the-crime.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&_r=0


                                                        VIDEO
                                      New Scientist, January 19, 2015
SEE CHICKEN DEVELOP ON DRUGS THROUGH A CRACKED EGGSHELL

 http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn26817-see-chicken-develop-on-drugs-through-a-cracked-eggshell.html

 

  YOUR CHICKENS ARE RAISED ON A STEADY DIET OF PRESCRIPTION, OVER-THE-COUNTER, AND EVEN BANNED DRUGS: CAFOs http://www.rodalenews.com/healthy-chicken


George Monbiot, December 17, 2014
- OVERGROWTH:  What can you say about a society whose food production must be hidden from public view? In which the factory farms and slaughterhouses supplying much of our diet must be guarded like arsenals to prevent us from seeing what happens there?
The growth rate of broiler chickens has quadrupled in 50 years: they are now killed at seven weeks(2). By then they are often crippled by their weight. Animals selected for obesity cause obesity. Bred to bulge, scarcely able to move, overfed, factory farmed chickens now contain almost three times as much fat as chickens did in 1970, and just two thirds of the protein(3). Stalled pigs and feedlot cattle have undergone a similar transformation. Meat production? No, this is fat production.

http://www.monbiot.com/2014/12/16/overgrowth/

 

                                          INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

                                                    WATCH 53:41)
                                      Frontline PBS, October 14, 2014
                                 THE TROUBLE WITH ANTIBIOTICS

                REDUCING GROWTH HORMONES USE IN FOOD ANIMALS
Up to 70 percent of all antibiotics sold in the U.S. are used in food animals. For years, farmers and ranchers have used antibiotics to help food animals grow faster on less feed. This practice, known as “growth promotion,” http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/trouble-with-antibiotics/


April 17, 2013 Seed Daily

- ▶  CHICKEN WITH BIGGER GIZZARDS ARE MORE "EFFICIENT" - MORE, BIGGER, FASTER FOR PROFITS THAT IS http://www.seeddaily.com/reports/Chickens_with_bigger_gizzards_are_more_efficient_999.html


GreenBiz, March 04, 2015
- McDONALD'S TO CUT "ANTIBIOTICS" FOR CHICKEN SOLD IN U.S.  http://www.greenbiz.com/article/exclusive-mcdonalds-cuts-chicken-antibiotics-mcnuggets


The Atlantic Wire, October 4, 2013
- ▶ THE AUTOPSY OF CHICKEN NUGGETS READS "CHICKEN LITTLE" http://www.theatlanticwire.com/entertainment/2013/10/three-grossest-sentences-youll-read-about-chicken-nuggets-today/70195/

-- American Journal Of Medicine Abstract http://www.amjmed.com/article/S0002-9343%2813%2900396-3/abstract


George Monbiot, December 16, 2014
- IF YOU MUST EAT MEAT, SAVE IT FOR CHRISTMAS : We are in perputual denial about our food : From chickens pumped with antibiotics to the environmental devastation caused by production, we need to realise we are not fed with happy farm animals http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/dec/16/perpetual-denial-food-meat-production-environmental-devastation

                                                     VIDEO
                                Global Possibilities, June 27, 2014
SHOCKING UNDERCOVER INVESTIGATION EXPOSES BURIED-ALIVE CHICKENS AT NATION'S SECOND-LARGEST PRODUCER (We "produce" chickens now, not "raise" them) http://www.globalpossibilities.org/video-shocking-undercover-investigation-exposes-buried-alive-chickens-at-nations-second-largest-producer/


Modern Farmer, February 24, 2014
- ▶  CHICKEN FACTORY FARMING AND ITS DISCONTENTS http://modernfarmer.com/2014/02/chicken-farming-discontents/


Al Jazeera America, April 18, 2014

- ▶ HOW BIG CHICKEN TOOK OVER AMERICA http://america.aljazeera.com/opinions/2014/4/industrialized-chickenfarmingmeatracketfoodsafetyantitrust.html


September 2, 2013 Mother Jones

- ▶ HAS THE WORLD REACHED PEAK CHICKEN? You won't believe how many chickens live on this planet. .. http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2013/08/peak-chicken

 

 Organic Lifestyle Magazine, July 08, 2014
- ▶ FACTORY FARMED CHICKENS:  THE HIDDEN COST OF CHEAP CHICKEN http://www.organiclifestylemagazine.com/factory-farmed-chickens-the-hidden-cost-of-cheap-chicken/

 

Huffington Post, March 17, 2014
  -▶ 9 FACTS ABOUT FACTORY FARMING THAT WILL BREAK YOUR HEART  (GRAPHIC PHOTOS) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/17/factory-farming-facts_n_4063892.html


The Dodo, March 06, 2014
- ▶ NO ONE WANTS TO DO THIS JOB THAT KILLS 6,000 CHICKS PER DAY. Within the world of poultry farming, both in the U.S. and abroad, large-scale laying operations have no need for male chicks in egg production, so the males — often just minutes old — are immediately killed. Some in a gas chamber. Others are killed in a macerator, a blender-like machine that grinds them up alive.   https://www.thedodo.com/chicks-factory-farming-culling-1027688867.htm

 

OpEd News, August 02, 2014

- ▶ HOW IS THIS LEGAL?  65,000 HENS BURNED TO DEATH IN CAFO FACTORY FARM IN INDIANA http://www.opednews.com/articles/How-is-this-legal-Cage-fr-by-Merritt-Clifton-Animals_Chickens_Chickens_Eggs-140802-428.html

 

 NPR, February 19, 2014

- ▶ IS TYSON FOODS CHICKEN EMPIRE A MEAT RACKET? http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2014/02/19/276981085/is-tyson-foods-chicken-empire-a-meat-racket

 

 - ▶ 80,000 CHICKENS PER FACTORY FARM (CAFO) PROJECT HAS ORGANIC FARMER WORRIED http://www.eveningsun.com/news/ci_21451945/chicken-farm-project-has-organic-farmer-worried

     

                                                VIDEO (4:53)
                             FOOD INC: CHICKEN FARM PART 11
               https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9Tda7MqhNs

 

                                                VIDEO (7:58)
              LIVE FAST DIE YOUNG : THE LIFE OF A MEAT CHICKEN
                   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpbtBgLfl90


Truthout, December 23, 2013

- ▶ IT DOESN'T TASTE LIKE CHICKEN:  "The cheap chicken will have minimal flavor, thanks to its short life span, lack of sunlight and a monotonous diet of corn and soy http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/20713-it-doesnt-taste-like-chicken

 

                                               VIDEO (12:00)
               45 DAYS: THE LIFE AND DEATH OF A BROILER CHICKEN
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xubyea_45-days-the-life-and-death-of-a-broiler-chicken_animals


Reuters, July 09, 2014

- ▶ ROOSTERS FERTILITY PROBLEM HITS U.S. CHICKEN SUPPLY, LIFTS PRICES:  GMO Corn Feed and Inbreeding http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/09/us-chicken-supply-genetics-exclusive-idUSKBN0FE0C820140709


                                UNDERCOVER INVESTIGATION

                                    The Dodo, January 05, 2015

                 HORROR AT BUTTERFIELD HEN SLAUGHTERHOUSE

The life of an egg-laying chicken in the U.S., or one of 301 million others like her, normally lasts 12 to 18 months, during which she produces up to 450 eggs. But what happens after that, when she's no longer considered profitable by the egg industry? According to a new investigation, the life of a "spent" bird — the industry's term for a hen who's no longer used for her eggs — is short and not so sweet.

                                      Warning: Disturbing Content

                                                      VIDEO

https://www.thedodo.com/egg-laying-hen-slaughter-914943443.html


June 17, 2013 Treehugger

- AG GAG LAWS ARE GROWING THREAT TO FREE SPEECH AND FOOD SAFETY http://www.treehugger.com/corporate-responsibility/ag-gag-laws-are-growing-threat-free-speech-and-food-safety.html

 

Green Is The New Red: FEBRUARY 28, 2014

  -▶ IDAHO GOVERNOR SIGNS AG-GAG LAW MAKING IT ILLEGAL TO EXPOSE ANIMAL CRUELTY ON FACTORY FARMS - FURTHER PROTECTING CORPORATE FARMING http://www.greenisthenewred.com/blog/breaking-idaho-governor-signs-ag-gag-law-making-it-illegal-to-expose-animal-cruelty/7658/

 

Mother Jones July/August Issue

- ▶ GAGGED BY BIG AG http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2013/06/ag-gag-laws-mowmar-farms

 

CNN, June 26, 2014

- ▶ AG-GAG LAWS: EXPOSING ANIMAL CRUELTY IS "NOT" A CRIME http://www.cnn.com/2014/06/26/opinion/potter-ag-gag-laws-animals/index.html


THE RAW TRUTH OF FACTORY FARMING http://www.raw.info/


                                  VIDEO CLIP FROM FOOD, INC:

                          INDUSTRIAL CHICKEN FARMERS

             http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enwU5jIXSlU


                                             INVESTIGATION

                                     The Guardian, July 23, 2014
REVEALED:  THE DIRTY SECRET OF THE UK'S (AND USA) POULTRY INDUSTRY http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/23/-sp-revealed-dirty-secret-uk-poultry-industry-chicken-campylobacter#comments


Alternet, September 18, 2013
- ▶ HOW CHICKEN IS KILLING THE PLANET - Processed chicken is already bad for the environment, workers and consumers -- and it's about to get a lot worse .http://www.alternet.org/how-chicken-killing-planet?akid=10951.237541.xhkbuI&rd=1&src=newsletter898439&t=9


                             CHINESE ENTERS US FOOD MARKET

       CHICKENS BOUND FOR USA -- UNLABELLED, UNREGULATED

                                            http://sco.lt/7MuubR

 

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                                                 FOOD SAFETY

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 - ▶ FOUR-FIFTHS OF ALL BIG PHARMA ANTIBIOTICS CONSUMED BY MEAT AND POULTRY INDUSTRY (What Are You Eating?) http://sco.lt/5u5Gyn

                                                       VIDEO
                                      Food and Water Watch
                IS FACTORY FARM CHICKEN SAFE TO EAT? (1:48)

      Tell the USDA not to allow the privatization of poultry inspections.

http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/food/foodsafety/meat-inspection/factory-farm-chicken/


                                         Center for Food Safety
                                      ABOUT FACTORY FARMS

        http://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/search/factory-farms


 Common Dreams, December 19, 2013
- ▶ IS YOUR CHICKEN DINNER MAKING YOU SICK? Two new reports highlight public health risks. For its report "The High Cost of Cheap Chicken," Consumer Reports tested over 300 raw chicken breasts, including some labeled as organic and antibiotic free, at national retailers. The study found that nearly all (97 percent) had potentially harmful bacteria, and roughly half (49.7 percent) the chicken sampled contained at least one multidrug-­resistant bacterium... http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/12/19-3

 

 June 6, 2013 Huffington Post Green
- ▶ USDA INSPECTOR GENERAL: FOOD SAFETY AND HUMANE SLAUGHTER LAWS IGNORED WITH IMPUNITY http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bruce-friedrich/usda-inspector-general-fo_b_3333853.html


Guardian, July 23, 2014
- ▶ REPORT: THE POULTRY AND FOOD POISONING SCANDAL:  HOW INDUSTRIAL CHICKEN SPREADS CAMPYLOBACTER AND WHY WE NEED TO REVISIT LARGE FACTORY FARM "PRODUCTION" OF OUR FOOD ANIMALS http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/jul/23/-sp-food-poisoning-scandal-how-chicken-spreads-campylobacter

 

 New York Times, February 20, 2015
- ABSOLUTELY NEEDED: OBAMA PROPOSES SINGLE AGENCY FOR FOOD SAFETY AND REGULATION http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/21/us/obama-proposes-single-overseer-for-food-safety.html


Food and Water Watch
- WHO'S INSPECTING OUR CHICKEN NOW?
Weigh In: Tell the USDA to Revoke the Filthy Chicken Rule!
http://act.foodandwaterwatch.org/site/MessageViewer?dlv_id=46901&em_id=39442.0

 

EcoWatch, July 31, 2014

- ▶ USDA TO REPLACE  FACTORY FARM POULTRY INSPECTIONS WITH "SELF-POLICING" BY THE COMPANIES THEMSELVES http://ecowatch.com/2014/07/31/usda-final-rule-privatize-poultry-inspection/

 

The Guardian, July 28, 2014
- ▶ OBAMA IS LETTING THE POULTRY INDUSTRY RUN WILD. YOUR CHICKEN IS ABOUT TO GET MORE FULL OF FECES: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jul/28/chicken-regulations-obama-poultry-industry


September 4, 2013 Reuters
- ▶ USDA CRITICIZED FOR WORK ON POULTRY PLANT FOOD SAFETY PROJECT http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/09/04/us-usa-usda-poultry-report-idUSBRE98314420130904


Food Safety News, February 26, 2014

- ▶  POULTRY PROCESSING LINE SPEEDS:  HOW FAST IS TOO FAST? http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2014/02/poultry-processing-line-speeds-how-fast-is-too-fast/#.Uw5lJF5kJK4


Washington Post, October 31, 2013

- ▶ WHY A CHICKEN ISN'T AN ANIMAL: USDA PLANS TO SUPER SPEED UP POULTRY-PROCESSING LINES INCREASING RISK OF BIRD ABUSE. Nearly 1 million chickens and turkeys are unintentionally boiled alive each year in U.S. slaughterhouses, often because fast-moving lines fail to kill the birds before they are dropped into scalding water, Agriculture Department records show. http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/usda-plan-to-speed-up-poultry-processing-lines-could-increase-risk-of-bird-abuse/2013/10/29/aeeffe1e-3b2e-11e3-b6a9-da62c264f40e_story.html


Mother Jones, December 05, 2013

- ▶ THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION'S MEATY GIFT TO BIG CHICKEN http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2013/12/usda-big-chicken-kill-lines


April 24, 2013 Mother Jones Tom Philpott
- ▶ OBAMA ADMIN. ON VERGE OF DRAMATICALLY SCALING BACK OVERSIGHT OF U.S. LARGEST CHICKEN & TURKEY SLAUGHTERHOUSES http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2013/04/usda-inspectors-poultry-kill-lines-chicken

 

PBS Newshour, October 26, 2014

- MORE THAN 31,000 POUNDS OF U.S. CHICKEN PRODUCTS RECALLED. HOW MANY WASTED SLAUGHTERED CHICKENS IS THAT?   http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/chicken-recall/

 

 Reuters, July 09, 2014
- ▶ FOSTER FARMS BATTLES INSURERS OVER DEFINITION OF "RECALL" Foster Farms is one of the largest chicken producers in the United States http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/09/us-usa-fosterfarms-lawsuit-idUSKBN0FE28S20140709

 

August 9, 2013 Mother Jones
- ▶ DO CHICKEN PLANT CHEMICALS MASK SALMONELLA? http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2013/08/your-chicken-swims-chemical-cocktail


France24, May 05, 2014
IS U.S. CHLORINATED CHICKEN AND GMO FOOD HEADED TO THE EU? THE CONTROVERSIAL EU-US TRADE AGREEMENT #TAFTA .Chicken washed in chlorine, meat treated with artificial beef hormones and a host of genetically modified crops – all of these could be making their way into European supermarkets under a free trade agreement being negotiated between the US and EU.. http://www.france24.com/en/20140514-usa-chlorinated-chicken-gm-food-heading-eu-trade-deal-tafta-ttip-france


HuffingtonPost Green, July 14, 2014
GERMANY SAYS NEIN DANKE TO U.S. 'CHLORINE CHICKEN'

 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/14/chlorine-chicken-chlorhuehnchen_n_5583419.html?utm_hp_ref=green


Guardian, July 25,  2014
 - BRITAINS' INCREASING TASTE FOR WHITE MEAT IS A DISASTER FOR ANIMALS AND FOR US. As much as 92% of all chicken is contaminated with faecal matter, while intensive livestock production crams 30,000 birds living in their own excrement into a single shed  http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jul/25/britain-white-meat-disaster-animals-chicken-contaminated


May 15, 2013 Nation Of Change

- ▶ FACTORY FARMED CHICKEN FOUND TO CONTAIN CONCERNING LEVELS OF ARSENIC DUE TO ANTIBIOTICS http://www.nationofchange.org/conventional-chicken-found-contain-concerning-levels-arsenic-due-antibiotics-1368632553

 

April 25, 2013 - Washington Post
- ▶ AT CHICKEN PLANTS, CHEMICALS BLAMED FOR HEALTH AILMENT ARE POISED TO PROLIFERATE http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/at-chicken-plants-chemicals-blamed-for-health-ailments-are-poised-to-proliferate/2013/04/25/d2a65ec8-97b1-11e2-97cd-3d8c1afe4f0f_story.html

WSBTV, April 24, 2014

- ▶ CHICKEN PLANT WORKERS SAY CHEMICALS SPRAYED ON CARCASSES ARE MAKING THEM SICK http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/chicken-plant-workers-say-chemicals-sprayed-carcas/nfg73/

March 21, 2013 - MyFDL

- ▶ HOW THE POULTRY INDUSTRY IS GRINDING UP WORKERS' HEALTH AND RIGHTS http://my.firedoglake.com/meeshellchen/2013/03/21/how-the-poultry-industry-is-grinding-up-workers-health-and-rights/

 April 30, 2013 Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
- ▶ WORK IN A POULTRY PLANT?  THE GOOD NEWS IS YOU STILL HAVE A JOB, THE BAD NEWS IS IT MAY BE KILLING YOU http://www.iatp.org/blog/201304/work-in-a-poultry-plant-the-good-news-is-you-still-have-a-job-the-bad-news-is-it-may-be-

 

  - ▶ GUT BOMB: THAT TURKEY BURGER COULD KILL YOU, AND HERE'S WHY http://grist.org/food/gut-bomb-that-turkey-burger-could-kill-you-and-heres-why/


                                      RE-ENGINEERING OUR FOOD

                                        The Guardian, May 19, 2014
- WANTED:  A BREED OF CHICKEN THAT CAN SURVIVE CRIPPLING HEATWAVES IN CONFINED CAFOs: TO MAINTAIN MEGA FACTORY FARM PROFITS http://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/may/25/chicken-to-beat-killer-heatwaves

 

                 BIO RE-ENGINEERING ANIMALS IN LUST FOR PROFITS

                        ... and into our environment, food and bodies

                               No Regulation, No Oversight, No labels...

                                           http://sco.lt/6n7JtB


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                                               AND YOUR EGGS

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Mother Jones, January 145, 2014
-▶  WAIT, WE INJECT ANTIBIOTICS INTO EGGS FOR ORGANIC CHICKEN??? http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2014/01/organic-chicken-and-egg-antibiotics-edition

 

NPR, December 23, 2014
- FARM FRESH? NATURAL? EGGS NOT ALWAYS WHAT THEY'RE CRACKED UP TO BE http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2014/12/23/370377902/farm-fresh-natural-eggs-not-always-what-they-re-cracked-up-to-be

                                               WATCH

▶  ***** EXTREME CRUELTY EXPOSED AT MAJOR EGG FACTORY http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=embnwQ7ohTc

   **** CHEAP EGGS Egg Farm Admits to 10 Counts of Animal Cruelty

http://www.mercyforanimals.org/maine-eggs/ 


Guardian, November 13, 2013

- ▶ ARE FREE-RANGE HENS HAPPIER IN CAGES? JUST LOOK AT THE HENS http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/nov/13/free-range-hens-happier-cages


July 25, 2013 NPR
- ▶ The FDA /USDA PLAY GAMES WITH "FREE RANGE ORGANIC EGG" LABELING  http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013/07/24/205230655/the-fda-doesnt-want-chickens-to-explore-the-great-outdoors

 

 Care2, February 07, 2014

-▶  WHY IS MISSOURI UPSET ABOUT GOOD NEWS FOR EGG-LAYING HENS IN CALIFORNIA http://www.care2.com/causes/why-is-missouri-upset-about-good-news-for-egg-laying-hens-in-california.html

 

Nation of Change, September 21, 2013

- ▶ CORPORATIONS/LOBBYISTS RULE: GOODBYE ORGANIC EGGS
PROPOSED FDA FOOD SAFETY RULES SUPPORT FACTORY FARM CONCENTRATION CAMPS AND THREATEN TRUE FAMILY FARMING - : http://www.nationofchange.org/proposed-fda-food-safety-rules-support-factory-farming-threaten-family-farms-1379774141

 

July 23, 2013 Cornucopia Institute
- ▶ FDA/USDA COLLUDE TO ELIMINATE TRUE ORGANIC EGG PRODUCTION, FAVORING INDUSTRIAL FACTORY FARMS http://www.cornucopia.org/2013/07/fdausda-collude-to-eliminate-true-organic-egg-production/

 

August 27, 2013 DW-Eco

- ▶ IT'S GLOBAL AND ENDEMIC: THE HIDDEN FACTS OF GERMAN EGG PRODUCTION  http://www.dw.de/the-hidden-facts-of-egg-production/a-17030868


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                     MORE ON INDUSTRIAL FARMED FOOD

                                     ============================


- ▶ CAUSING ANIMALS WE EAT TO SUFFER COARSENS US AND MAKES US LESS COMPASSIONATE http://www.care2.com/greenliving/farm-animals-are-friends-not-food.html

 

▶  WELL-TREATED ANIMALS ARE  VASTLY SUPERIOR NUTRITIONAL BENEFITS OVER FACTORY FARMED ANIMALS http://ecowatch.org/2012/well-treated-animals/

 

Der Spiegel English, October 16, 2013
- ▶ ETHICAL FARMING:  GERMANY PONDERS THE SUPER CHICKEN http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/lohmann-dual-breed-of-super-chicken-could-cut-down-on-chick-culling-a-927902.html

 

                                             65 BILLION ANIMALS

                     RAISED IN CORPORATE CONCENTRATION PENS

                             DRUGS, GMO FEED AND 'AG-GAG' LAWS

                                               http://sco.lt/6GRczB

 

Alternet, December 19, 2013

- ▶ 6 CRIMES AGAINST NATURE PERPETRATED BY THE FOOD INDUSTRY : THE HORRORS OF FACTORY FARMING ARE MULTIFOLD http://www.alternet.org/food/6-crimes-against-nature-perpetrated-food-industry

 

- ▶ EATING WITH OUR EYES CLOSED - LEGALIZING CORPORATE FARMING ANIMAL ABUSE AND PRACTICES http://sco.lt/8IZrqD

 

EcoWatch, November 26, 2013
- ▶ HOW TO AVOID FACTORY FARMED FOODS http://ecowatch.com/2013/11/26/avoid-factory-farmed-foods/?utm_source=feedly

 

                                            FARM TO FRIDGE

THE TRUTH BEHIND MEAT PRODUCTION : IT'S TIME TO STOP PRETENDING AND WAKE-UP TO INDUSTRIAL ANIMAL FARMING  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/994530827/farm-to-fridge-the-truth-behind-meat-production-it-s-time-to-stop-pretending-and-wake-up-to-industrial-farming-now


                                                      VIDEO

DOWN PRODUCTION:  BIRDS HORRENDOUSLY ABUSED FOR THEIR FEATHERS  http://www.peta.org/features/down-investigation/

 

                                                        VIDEO
                                             DUCKS DESPAIR:
UNDERCOVER FOOTAGE:  HOW DUCKLINGS ARE TREATED IN ONE OF AMERICA'S BIGGEST FACTORY FARMS  https://www.thedodo.com/duck-factory-farm-expose-780539441.html

 

- ▶ TURKEY TROUBLE: GENETICS GONE TOO FAR? http://science.kqed.org/quest/2012/11/19/turkey-trouble-genetics-gone-too-far/

 

 - ▶ SO YOU WANT TO EAT FOIE GRAS? Ducks Cruelly Force-Fed for Enlarged Livers - YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uW2uiw-p_js

                                                       VIDEO

                                              DailyMail Online
THE BARBARIC COST OF YOUR WINTER COAT AND COMFORTER AND FOIE GRAS Down Feathers ripped from bird's backs and gaping wounds sewn up with no pain relief http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2240096/Feathers-ripped-birds-backs-gaping-wounds-sewn-pain-relief-The-barbaric-cost-winter-coat.html

 

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New York Times, February 17, 2015
- AFRICA CAN GROW THEIR OWN CHICKENS: THE STRONG ARM AT HEART OF U.S.-SOUTH TRADE DISPUTE, A SERIOUS GAME OF INTERNATIONAL CHICKEN http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/18/us/at-heart-of-us-south-african-trade-dispute-a-serious-game-of-chicken.html?_r=0


                                       =====================

                                                 MASSIVE

         HUMAN AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH CONSEQUENCES

                                       =====================


Grist, January 4, 2014
▶  POULTRY MATTER:  WHAT DO DO WITH ALL THE CHICKEN SHIT?
Report from the Pew Charitable Trusts on the chicken industry. Nitrogen and phosphorous runoff from agricultural activity is a major source of water pollution in many parts of the country. In the Chesapeake Bay watershed, half of the phosphorous and 40 percent of the excess nitrogen result from agricultural runoff, leading to algae blooms and destructive conditions for the bay’s legendary fish, oysters, and crabs... http://grist.org/food/poultry-matter-what-to-do-with-all-that-chicken-shit/

                                              ORIGINAL REPORT

Pew Environmental Trust, December 20, 2013
▶  THE BUSINESS OF BROILERS: HIDDEN COSTS OF PUTTING A CHICKEN ON EVERY GRILL http://www.pewenvironment.org/news-room/reports/the-business-of-broilers-hidden-costs-of-putting-a-chicken-on-every-grill-85899528152


                                                     WATCH: 

                                          A RIVER OF WASTE

This documentary looks at the potential hazards caused by factory farms in the United States, particularly by waste disposal. Beginning with a history of the American food system, River of Waste shows its evolution to large-scale corporate farms where pollution and use of growth hormones threaten both individual health and the future of our planet http://sco.lt/5WwPVx

 

 EcoWatch, December 07, 2012

  GROUPS FILE MOTION TO STOP FACTORY FARMS FROM USING WATERWAYS AS DUMPING GROUNDS  http://ecowatch.org/2012/stop-factory-farms/


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                           FACTORY FARM PIG GESTATION CRATES

                                                          IMAGES

                                                 http://ow.ly/lPLtf

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Mother Jones July/August Issue
- ▶ YOU WON'T BELIEVE WHAT PORK PRODUCERS DO TO PREGNANT PIGS?  http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2013/06/pregnant-sows-gestation-crates-abuse

 

CARE2, November 22, 2013
- ▶ GUESS WHICH COMPANY WON'T DROP PORK SUPPLIER AFTER HORRIFIC VIDEO EXPOSES ABUSE? http://www.care2.com/causes/guess-which-company-wont-drop-pork-supplier-after-horrific-video-exposes-abuse.html

 

 June 6, 2013 Global Possibilities
- ▶ 6 HORRIFYING THINGS ABOUT PORK EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW http://www.globalpossibilities.org/6-horrifying-things-about-pork-everyone-should-know/

 

pdjmoo's insight:

                              AND IT HAPPENS WITH SEAFOOD TOO


                         TAMING THE BLUE FRONTIER.  SHOULD WE?

                                           WILD vs FARMED FISH

                                        The Terrible Price We Pay

                                            http://sco.lt/6jhIJd


                                           **** WATCH ****

                                               Lovely Video

                                          MAKE IT POSSIBLE

                    IMAGINE A WORLD WITHOUT FACTORY FARMING

                                            http://ow.ly/k2pnE


- ▶ MORE ON AG GAG LAWS AND FACTORY FARMS http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides?q=AG+GAG+LAWS#post_1716244040

Trevor Boyne's curator insight, September 24, 2013 6:32 PM

This article talked about many different things, one of the things it talked about was the new gag law. This law states that it is illegal to video tape animal farms without permission. It has been implemented in 5 states already. It also talked about the health of the animals. In the small cramped spaces the animals develop diseases, when they take antibiotics we also recieve these antibiotics. AS we keep consuming these drugs our body becomes immune so when its time for us to really need an antibiotic it might not work.

Zack Dafoe's curator insight, September 25, 2013 9:31 AM

Farmers are trying to do more to ensure animal safety in farms. Being honest about animal health is a big concern. If an animal has something wrong, the selling of the animal should contain all of the info about the animal. Honesty in the purchasing of animals is very critical. Many farms for breeding are grounds for disease. More antibiotics are being used to ensure animal safety. These animals are being consumed by humans so they are consuming the antibiotics as well so their bodies are becoming less immune to the antibiotic. Scientists suggest that antibiotic use should be limited on farms to ensure more human safety on farms.

Olivia Haltom's curator insight, December 18, 2013 9:11 AM

i think that if they didnt have anything to hide, then people would know more about what is going on.

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What Every Parent Should Know About Our Big Food Chemical Industry

What Every Parent Should Know About Our Big Food Chemical Industry | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

 

April 10, 2013 - RSN Godot

'Keeping our children from harm in today's chemically-saturated world is one of the great challenges of modern parenting.... http://readersupportednews.org/opinion2/448-farm-and-food-policy/16881-what-every-parent-should-know-about-monsanto

 

April 23, 2013 Science Daily
 - ▶ SCIENTIST URGE UN TO TAKE ACTION ON CHEMICALS IN CONSUMER PRODUCT AND PESTICIDES http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/04/130423090809.htm

 

                                                      WATCH

                                       Bill Moyer and Company

                                         HUNGER IN AMERICA

            Kids Going Hungry, Obesity Rising As Corporate Profits Soar

                                         http://sco.lt/8RymTR

 

 

 - ▶ WAKE UP AND SMELL THE GMOs - A MOTHER'S VOICE http://sco.lt/9Dv6VF

 

Wall Street Journal, January 2, 2014
 - ▶ GENERAL MILLS STARTS MAKING CHERIOS WITHOUT GMOs
General Mills Inc. GIS -0.28% has started producing Cheerios free of genetically modified content, making the 73-year-old breakfast cereal one of the highest-profile brands to change in the face of growing complaints over such ingredients from activist groups and some consumers.... http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303370904579297211874270146

 

 - ▶ GMO IN CONSUMER PROCESSED AND RAW FOODS:  TOP BREAKFAST CEREALS THAT CONTAIN MONSANTO'S GMO CORN http://www.seattleorganicrestaurants.com/vegan-whole-foods/breakfast-cereals-monsanto-gmo-corn/

 

 - ▶ TOP US HEALTHCARE GIANT, KAISER PERMANENTE, ISSUES WARNING ON GENETICALLY ENGINEERED FOOD http://sco.lt/5ZOBZ

 

Treehugger, November 19, 2013
- ▶ JUNK FOOD LOBBY WANTS FEDERAL BAN ON GMO LABELS http://www.treehugger.com/environmental-policy/no-surprise-here-junk-food-lobby-wants-federal-ban-gmo-labels.htm

 

 

FastCoDesign
 - ▶ WHAT GOOGLE'S CAFETERIAS CAN TEACH US ABOUT SCHOOL LUNCHES http://www.fastcodesign.com/1672319/what-google-s-cafeterias-can-teach-us-about-school-lunches?partner=newsletter

 

 - ▶ IS STRESS EDIBLE? http://sco.lt/8US8I5

 

 - ▶ WHAT ARE WE EATING? http://sco.lt/7RN917

 

                                              SALT, SUGAR, FAT

                               How The Food Giants Hooked Us

                                            http://sco.lt/8LqY65

 

 

April 13, 2013 New York Times
 - ▶ THINK THOSE CHEMICALS IN YOUR FOOD AND ENVIRONMENT HAVE BEEN TESTED? http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/14/sunday-review/think-those-chemicals-have-been-tested.html?_r=0

 

 - ▶ BOYS WITH BOOBS: HIDDEN CHEMICALS FED TO KIDS CAN IMPACT THEIR HEALTH http://www.huffingtonpost.com/beth-greer/bpa-health_b_2808888.html?ir=Green

 

 - ▶ 8 WAYS CORPORATIONS ARE POISONING OUR FOOD, WATER AND THE EARTH http://sco.lt/5bh1g9

 

 February 8, 2012 Food Integrity Campaign
 - ▶ DROWNING IN HERBICIDE: MONSANTO IGNORES HEALTH CONCERNS http://www.foodwhistleblower.org/blog/23-2012/286-drowning-in-herbicide-monsanto-ignores-health-concerns

 

 - ▶ PHARMACEUTICAL, ANTIBIOTIC, CHEMICAL, PESTICIDE POLLUTION IN OUR STREAMS, RIVERS AND DRINKING WATER http://sco.lt/5nn8dt

 

 

 - ▶ PROCESSED FOODS MAKE UP 70 PERCENT OF THE US DIET - WITH ABOUT 5,000 DIFFERENT CHEMICALS http://sco.lt/7FPtxZ

 

                                            OBESITY PLUS:

AMERICANS 'ARE SICKER AND DIE YOUNGER' THAN PEOPLE IN OTHER WEALTHY NATIONS http://sco.lt/7k5Iu1

 

 

 - ▶ HOW YOU BECAME A GUINEA PIG FOR THE CHEMICAL AND BIOTECH CORPORATIONS http://sco.lt/76tCpl

 

 

 

 - ▶ "FOODOPOLY" -  EXPOSING THE HANDFUL OF CORPORATIONS THAT CONTROL OUR FOOD SYSTEM FROM SEED TO DINNER PLATE http://sco.lt/7YSrYX

 

 - ▶ WORLD'S LARGEST FOOD CORPORATIONS CREATING LEGACY OF DESTRUCTION  http://sco.lt/6sSzK5

 

 - ▶ OBESITY, CANCER, DIABETES, PROCESSED FOODS, CHEMICALS, PESTICIDES - YOUR FOOD, YOUR HEALTH  With little or no independent peer reviewed research are we embarking on a dangerous human experiment that may alter the human genes for generations to come?
++++WATCH;

KITV HONOLULU, HAWAII INVESTIGATIVE VIDEO REPORT -

FOOD FOR THOUGHT - THE GMO DEBATE PART 3  http://news.msn.com/politics/video?videoid=db02dc7f-a5ba-4377-9853-d934d70a2eca&ap=true&OCID=MSNNWS

 

                                    FAST FOOD, SLOW DEATH

         "Food Deserts" and the $500 Billion Corporate Food Monopoly

                                        http://sco.lt/6YRaUr

 

 

  - ▶ WHY EVERY PARENT SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THE AG=GAG BILL AND HOW OUR MEAT IS RAISED ON FACTORY FARMS http://sco.lt/7w0l05

 

 - ▶ ANTI-WHISTLE BLOWER AG-GAG LAWS AIMED AT KEEPING YOU IN THE DARK ABOUT YOUR FACTORY FARMED FOOD - PIGS, CHICKENS, VEAL, DAIRY, TURKEY, DUCKS http://sco.lt/7aFBUv

 

 

April 10, 2013 Health Impact News
 - ▶ BIG AGRICULTURE TAKES CONTROL OF CONGRESS - GETS IMMUNITY FROM GMO LAWSUITS http://healthimpactnews.com/2013/big-agriculture-takes-control-of-congress-gets-immunity-from-gmo-lawsuits/

 

 - ▶ BIOTECH AGRICHEMICAL CARTEL BUYS USA CONGRESS, OBAMA AND THE GLOBAL FARM http://sco.lt/8edR3Z

 

 

 - ▶  MONSANTO: A CORPORATE PROFILE From Saccharin to GE Seed - Chemicals for Food, Agriculture, War http://sco.lt/9Akull

 

                                                     WATCH:

         "GENETIC ROULETTE - THE GAMBLE OF OUR LIVES" 1:24:59

                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NWyQKGnYes

 

 

 

Kandace Mangold's comment, May 7, 2013 10:07 PM
I had no clue that Monsanto was creating seeds, I know someone that works their and they act like the company they work for is the best thing since sliced cheese.
Belinda Garcia's comment, May 8, 2013 12:51 AM
wow, this was eye opening!
Kari Rose's comment, May 9, 2013 2:43 PM
I def couldn't agree with you more on this. HUGE eye opener!
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HIGH STEAKS

HIGH STEAKS | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

Friends of The Earth, October 31, 2014

  -▶ HIGH STEAKS: THE CASE FOR LESS AND BETTER MEAT. There’s a high price to pay for that juicy T-Bone from supermarkets. Most meat, poultry, eggs and dairy sold in restaurants and supermarkets in the U.S. comes from factory farms — where animals are often raised in cruel, cramped and unsanitary conditions. In order to prevent disease and promote faster growth, they are frequently pumped with doses of antibiotics. This practice has contributed to the rise of antibiotic-resistant diseases in human populations, which pose one of the greatest public health threats of our time. THE CASE FOR LESS AND BETTER MEAT ... READ ON   https://medium.com/friends-of-the-earth-newsmagazine/high-steaks-827023cb0456


Alternet, April 01, 2015
 ▶  AMERICA'S RED MEAT HORROR SHOW: WHY WE MUST GET RID OF FACTORY FARMS. FOUR MULTI-BILLION DOLLAR TRANSNATIONAL COMPANIESTyson JBS, Cargill and Smithfield—produce about 85 percent of the factory farm meat in the U.S., making it difficult for ranchers to sell their livestock to anyone but the Big Four. And of course these same Big Four companies, along with their front groups such as the North American Meat Institute, are lobbying the government to ditch the 2015 dietary guidelines to “eat less red and processed meat” recommendation because they understand what that recommendation will do to their bottom lines.

But what the Big Four fear even more is the thought of consumers waking up to the horrors of factory farms, and the filthy, contaminated meat that comes out of these animal prisons. http://www.alternet.org/food/americas-red-meat-horror-show-why-we-must-get-rid-factory-farms


                               SO YOU WANT TO EAT MEAT?

                                   FEEDLOTS vs PASTURES

                                         http://sco.lt/4qkbib


Mother Jones, March 24, 2015
 ▶  OUR MEAT OBSESSION MAY KILL US.  BUT NOT HOW YOU THINK http://www.motherjones.com/blue-marble/2015/03/were-going-feed-animals-67-percent-more-antibiotics-2030


HuffPostGreen, March24, 2015
 ▶ A MENACING MIX IN ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE: HERBICIDES, HEAVY METALS AND FACTORY FARMS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/03/24/antibiotic-resistance-herbicides-heavy-metals_n_6935626.html?m=true


The Atlantic, March 23, 2015
▶  THE ANTIBIOTICS PROBLEM IN MEAT A new study suggests that a consumer demand for chicken and pork in places like India, Russia, China, and Brazil will help drive a large increase in overuse of the drugs by 2030. Is there anything we can do about it?  http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2015/03/the-next-big-antibiotic-resistance-threat/388430/


▶  FOUR-FIFTHS OF ALL BIG PHARMA ANTIBIOTICS CONSUMED BY MEAT AND POULTRY INDUSTRY (What Are You Eating?) http://sco.lt/5u5Gyn


                                                 -- WATCH --
                                August 13, 2013 Reuters Exclusive:
LAME CATTLE STIRS NEW CONCERN OVER BEEF INDUSTRY GROWTH DRUGS  http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/08/13/us-usa-cattle-jbs-drugs-idUSBRE97C02M20130813


                                                    VIDEOS

                               TreeHugger, January 39, 2015
 ▶  MEATONOMICS EXPLORES THE BIZARRE ECONOMIC FORCES THAT DRIVE MEAT & DAIRY PRODUCTION  http://www.treehugger.com/green-food/meatonomics-bizarre-economic-forces-drive-meat-dairy-production.html


Alternet, March 24, 2015
 ▶  EXPOSING AMERICA'S BILLIONAIRE WELFARE RANCHERS. America's .01 percent like the Kochs and the Hiltons are collecting massive subsidies from the federal government http://www.alternet.org/economy/exposing-americas-billionaire-welfare-ranchers

 

The Dodo, March 10, 2015
 ▶  CAUGHT RED-HANDED, MAJOR DAIRY COMPANY VOWS TO STOP CRUEL PRACTICES https://www.thedodo.com/great-lakes-cheese-welfare-1032837896.html


                                                          WATCH

                                         SHORT, SILENT VIDEO:

- ▶ THE SADDEST, AND MOST BEAUTIFUL LOOK AT THE CYCLE OF FACTORY MEAT http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/21/samsara-documentary_n_3791510.html


Medical Xpress, March 11, 2015
 ▶  INFLUENCE GAME: MEAT INDUSTRY PUSHES BACK AGAINST NEW DIETARY PROPOSAL http://medicalxpress.com/news/2015-03-meat-industry-dietary.html


Inhabitat, December 20, 2014
  -▶ U.S. CONGRESS IS FORBIDDING DIETARY EXPERTS FROM TALKING ABOUT FOOD=RELATED ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS

  http://inhabitat.com/congress-is-forbidding-dietary-experts-from-talking-about-food-related-environmental-concerns/


TriplePundit, January 09, 2015
  -▶ BEEF INDUSTRY HAVING A COW OVER POTENTIAL USDA RECOMMENDATIONS. the U.S. beef industry has long been a beneficiary of government largess with its long history of receiving federal subsidies. Most of that largess is going to four large conglomerates while smaller independent ranchers are going bankrupt.  http://www.triplepundit.com/2015/01/beef-industry-cow-potential-usda-recommendations/


Summit County Citizens Voice, February 24, 2015
 ▶  ADVISORY PANEL EYES SHIFT TO MORE SUSTAINABLE DIET IN THE U.S. http://summitcountyvoice.com/2015/02/24/advisory-panel-eyes-shift-to-more-sustainable-diet-in-u-s/


                                                   VIDEO REPORT
                                        DW.DE February 27, 2015
                          ANIMAL FEED - ECOLOGICAL INSANITY?
          http://www.dw.de/animal-feed-ecological-insanity/av-18286017


                                          STUNNING AERIAL PHOTOS

                                        EcoWatch, November 28, 2014

                             HOW FACTORY FARMS RAVAGE THE EARTH

http://ecowatch.com/2014/11/28/factory-farms-photos-mishka-henner/


MintPress, February 11, 2015
 ▶  YOUR DINNER Vs. THE PLANET : THE HIGH COST OF MEAT http://www.mintpressnews.com/MyMPN/dinner-vs-planet-high-cost-meat/


                                                MEATONOMICS

                              The Dirty Truth About Cheap Meat

                                              http://sco.lt/5MiErp


The Guardian, January 13, 2015
  -▶ THE BEEF WITH McDONALD'S SUSTAINABLE BEEF http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2015/jan/13/sustainable-beef-mcdonalds-meat-environment


                                                VIDEO (7:52)

                          The Center for Investigative Reporting
                                            August 02, 2013
                         THE HIDDEN COSTS OF HAMBURGERS
           http://cironline.org/reports/hidden-costs-hamburgers-3701


Washington Post, February 19, 2015
-▶  THINK OF EARTH, NOT JUST YOUR STOMACH, PANEL ADVISES

http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/think-of-earth-not-just-your-stomach-panel-advises/2015/02/19/b3aab734-b876-11e4-aa05-1ce812b3fdd2_story.html?tid=pm_business_pop

 

                                THE DRUG STORE IN AMERICAN MEAT

             CAFOs AND INDUSTRIAL FACTORY FARMING YOUR MEAT

                                             http://sco.lt/5pYaYr



August 18, 2013 Care2 Causes
-▶  NOW WE'RE TURNING ANIMALS INTO FACTORIES FOR OUR DRUGS?

http://www.care2.com/causes/now-were-turning-animals-into-factories-for-our-drugs.html


- ▶ UK - CAN MEAT FACTORIES BE SAFE, SLAUGHTERING 4,000 COWS, PER FACTORY, A DAY, 3,000 STEAKS A MINUTE? http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/can-meat-factories-be-safe-at-4000-cows-a-day-3000-steaks-a-minute/article4593690/

 

January 27, 2008 The New York Times, Mark Bittman

- ▶ RETHINKING THE MEAT-GUZZLER http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/27/weekinreview/27bittman.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0


HuffingtonPost India, January 25, 2015
- ▶MODI AND OBAMA:  STOP IGNORING THE COW IN THE ROOM http://www.huffingtonpost.in/poorva-joshipura/modi-and-obama-stop-ignor_b_6536562.html


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65 BILLION ANIMALS RAISED IN CORPORATE CONCENTRATION PENS:  DRUGS, GMO FEED AND 'AG-GAG' LAWS  http://sco.lt/6GRczB


                                                      VIDEO
                                          GLASS WALLS (8:17)
What happens to animals raised for meat, eggs and dairy products.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIzvFMmXCpw


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George Monbiot, December 16, 2014
- ▶ IF YOU MUST EAT MEAT, SAVE IT FOR CHRISTMAS : We are in perputual denial about our food : From chickens pumped with antibiotics to the environmental devastation caused by production, we need to realise we are not fed with happy farm animals http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/dec/16/perpetual-denial-food-meat-production-environmental-devastation


                                                         VIDEO
                                 INSIDE A SLAUGHTERHOUSE
                                        The Oprah Winfrey Show
Investigative reporter Lisa Ling goes behind the scenes of a slaughterhouse to see how meat is made.  
 http://www.oprah.com/oprahshow/Inside-a-Slaughterhouse-Video


- ▶ USDA LIVE STOCK SLAUGHTER 2013 SUMMARY 04/21/2014 - lsan0414.pdf http://www.usda.gov/nass/PUBS/TODAYRPT/lsan0414.pdf


                                              VIDEO 11:50
           FARM TO FRIDGE - THE TRUTH BEHIND MEAT PRODUCTION
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=THIODWTqx5E#!


FutureFood 2050 October 23, 2014
  -▶ BREEDING A HEALTHIER LIVESTOCK INDUSTRY. 

Improving animal welfare is crucial to long-term sustainability, says livestock expert Temple Grandin. http://futurefood2050.com/breeding-a-healthier-livestock-industry/


Stuff.co.nz , November 25, 2014
  -▶ EVERYTHING IS A COMMODITY NOW:  BIG JUMP IN BOBBY CALF KILL. Beef+Lamb economist Rob Davison said 2.07 million calves were culled in the year ended September, up 9.8 per cent on the comparable period last year... There seems to be no one reason for the significant rise in unwanted calves sent for "processing", as reported to Beef + Lamb NZ by the country's meat companies. http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/farming/beef/63489037/big-jump-in-bobby-calf-kill


Truthout, November 23, 2014
  -▶ IS THE GRASS-FED REALLY GREENER?  BEEF PRODUCTION IN THE AMERICAS http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/27609-is-the-grass-fed-really-greener-beef-production-in-the-americas


George Monbiot, December 17, 2014
  -▶OVERGROWTH: What can you say about a society whose food production must be hidden from public view? In which the factory farms and slaughterhouses supplying much of our diet must be guarded like arsenals to prevent us from seeing what happens there?
The growth rate of broiler chickens has quadrupled in 50 years: they are now killed at seven weeks(2). By then they are often crippled by their weight. Animals selected for obesity cause obesity. Bred to bulge, scarcely able to move, overfed, factory farmed chickens now contain almost three times as much fat as chickens did in 1970, and just two thirds of the protein(3). Stalled pigs and feedlot cattle have undergone a similar transformation. Meat production? No, this is fat production.
http://www.monbiot.com/2014/12/16/overgrowth/


                                                       WATCH:

                        "A BLOODY BUSINESS" - LIVE ANIMAL EXPORTS

                 Investigation by Australian TV  Four Corners Investigation

                                                 http://sco.lt/7cFyuf


DW News, November 22, 2014
  -▶ EU GREENS TO CONFRONT INDUSTRIALIZED FARM LOBBY. Germany's opposition Greens have set their sights on nutrition that avoids mass livestock farming. They have accused Chancellor Angela Merkel's government of giving agriculturalized industry an unrestrained free run.

http://www.dw.de/greens-to-confront-industrialized-farm-lobby/a-18080664



Wall Street Journal, December 15, 2014
  -▶  CHINA'S HARD LINE ON BIOTECH BURNS U.S. HAY : Traces of GMO Alfalfa, Unapproved by Beijing, Wreak Havoc With a Formerly Booming U.S. Crop http://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-hay-exports-to-china-shrivel-up-1418598477


Audubon Magazine, November-December
  -▶ FOOD FIGHT: REFORMING THE FARM http://mag.audubon.org/articles/climate/food-fight-reforming-farm


Future Food, November 18, 2014
-▶ GREENER PASTURES FOR CATTLE RANCHING. Colombian farming researcher Enrique Murgueitio advocates grazing animals on wooded land to boost sustainability and production.  http://futurefood2050.com/greener-pastures-for-cattle-ranching/


HuffingtonPostGreen, October 30, 2014
  -▶ MEAT HAS SEASONS, JUST LIKE PRODUCE.  AND HERE'S HOW FACTORY FARMING HAS MESSED WITH THAT

  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/30/seasonal-meat_n_6063340.html


                                APOCALYPSE OF THE "HAPPY MEAL"

                                  WORSHIPING THE GOLDEN CALF

                                                  http://sco.lt/9Ey17x


 

                                                     WATCH

                                                      "ALMA"

A journey into the soul of humanity - A powerful statement about deforestation and the global industrial economy.

-▶  "ALMA" explores the devastating impacts of the cattle industry on the Amazon and a powerful statement about the global industrial economy.

Beautifully shot, alternately joyful and horrifying, Alma captures the ecological, and even spiritual, cost of meat, dairy, and leather production in the Amazon.

A cinematic journey into the world's forests and the industries that are destroying them, this time heading to Brazil to explore the devastating impacts of the cattle industry. Here he creates a powerful statement about the global industrial economy and the speed with which virgin forests are being cleared for timber and new grazing land... http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=8uVOYQPobzo


August 26, 2013 Mongabay
-▶  85% OF BRAZILIAN LEATHER GOES TO MARKETS SENSITIVE TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0822-tcs-walker-brazil-cattle.html


Guardian, March 10, 2013

▶ LUXURY LEATHER AND THE AMAZON http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/mar/03/luxury-leather-and-amazon-deforestation


The Daily Climate, November 10, 2014
-▶  GLOBAL MEAT DEMAND PLOWS UP BRAZIL'S 'UNDERGROUND FOREST'  http://www.dailyclimate.org/tdc-newsroom/2014/11/brazil-meat-cerrado-deforestation


Mongabay, December 18, 2014
-▶  IMPACTS OF DEFORESTATION ON AMAZONIAN RIVER ECOSYSTEMS COULD BE FAR REACHING. Vast areas of the Amazon forest are being destroyed for agricultural uses, mainly industrial-scale soybean crops, and turned into pasture land for livestock.

http://news.mongabay.com/2014/1218-gfrn-tcs-gaworecki-riparian-deforestation-far-reaching.html

 

Rainforest Alliance
-▶  THE AMAZON'S FIRST SUSTAINABLE CATTLE RANCH: CATTLE THE RIGHT WAY  http://www.rainforest-alliance.org/stories/cattle-and-conservation


                                                   WATCH

                     "DEATH ON A USA FACTORY FARM" "[HBO Special]

         When Animals Become Inanimate Objects On A Balance Sheet     

                                          http://sco.lt/7WUGp7



 - ▶ WHAT EVERY PARENT SHOULD KNOW ABOUT BLIND, FOOTLESS GMO CHICKENS, FACTORY FARMS AND THE AG-GAG BILL http://sco.lt/961xVh


In These Times, December 01, 2014
 - ▶ THE ONE THING WORSE THAN BIG DAIRY'S ABUSE OF COWS THE ABUSE OF WORKERS http://inthesetimes.com/article/17348/big_dairy_work_an_udderly_bad_job


June 6, 2013 Huffington Post Green
- ▶  USDA INSPECTOR GENERAL: FOOD SAFETY AND HUMANE SLAUGHTER LAWS IGNORED WITH IMPUNITY http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bruce-friedrich/usda-inspector-general-fo_b_3333853.html

 

                                                 VIDEO

                            by PAUL McCARTNEY  (Former "Beatle")

          THE WEBSITE THE MEAT INDUSTRY DOESN'T WANT YOU TO SEE                                        http://www.meat.org/

 

April 29, 2013 Green Is The New Red
- ▶  FIRST "AG-GAG' ARRESTS: FOR FILMING SLAUGHTERHOUSE -- FROM THE STREET http://www.greenisthenewred.com/blog/first-ag-gag-arrest-utah-amy-meyer/6948/



▶  OUR INDUSTRIAL, WESTERN AGRICULTURAL FOOD SYSTEM IS DESTROYING THE EARTH AND OUR HEALTH  http://sco.lt/686Qi1



                                      MORE, BIGGER, FASTER

           What You Need To Know About Factory Farming Your Food

                                             http://sco.lt/8usxzV



-▶  AMAZON RAINFORESTS: DEFORESTATION, MINING RISES AGAIN IN BRAZIL'S AMAZON IMPACTING ECOSYSTEMS, CLIMATE, DEVASTATING INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES  http://sco.lt/9FG1Lt



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▶   OUR FOOD, OUR HEALTH http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides

Bradley Blocher's curator insight, January 10, 2017 1:03 PM

This article is related to our AP Human Geography Agriculture unit due to the fact cattle ranching is a form of agriculture found in many less inhabited areas around the world. When someone goes to the store to pay high prices for meat there such as a T-bone steak the meat should be in prime eating condition when high price is paid. Therefore, the supplier of the meat or the distributor should sterilize and keep their product (cows) clean and fed proper nutrients and water.

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Who’s behind the Chinese takeover of USA's world’s biggest pork producer? VIDEO REPORT

Who’s behind the Chinese takeover of USA's world’s biggest pork producer? VIDEO REPORT | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

                                               VIDEO REPORT

                               PBS Newshour, September 12, 2014

                                      "Processing 10,000 pigs per day"

USA Smithfield Foods, the world’s largest pork producer, was acquired by a Chinese firm in 2013 for nearly $5 billion -- more than the company’s market value. The surprising purchase caused some lawmakers to wonder if there might be a hidden player. As part of the series Food for 9 Billion, Nathan Halverson of the Center for Investigative Reporting examines how the Chinese government is involved. Continue reading →

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/whos-behind-chinese-takeover-worlds-biggest-pork-producer




Reveal, January 24, 2015
- ▶  HOW CHINA PURCHASED A PRIME CUT OF AMERICA'S PORK INDUSTRY http://www.revealnews.org/article/how-china-purchased-a-prime-cut-of-americas-pork-industry/


                                        VIDEO INVESTIGATION

                  June 6, 2013 Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy

- ▶  UNDERSTANDING SHUANGHUI'S ACQUISITION OF SMITHFIELD, USA's LARGEST CAFO PORK PRODUCER  http://www.iatp.org/blog/201306/%E2%80%9Ctwo-converging-rivers%E2%80%9D-understanding-shuanghui%E2%80%99s-acquisition-of-smithfield


The Economist, December 2, 2014
- ▶  SWINE IN CHINA:  EMPIRE OF THE PIG China’s insatiable appetite for pork is a symbol of the country’s rise. It is also a danger to the world. Some industrial facilities, often owned by the state or by multinationals, produce as many as 100,000 swine a year. These are born and live for ever on slatted metal beds; most never see direct sunlight; very few ever get to breed. The pigs themselves have changed physically, too. Three foreign breeds now account for 95% of them

http://www.economist.com/news/christmas-specials/21636507-chinas-insatiable-appetite-pork-symbol-countrys-rise-it-also


May 29, 2013 Reuters
- ▶  CHINA'S APPETITE FOR PORK SPURS $4.7 BILLION BUYOUT OF USA LARGEST PORK PRODUCER - SMITHFIELD http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/29/us-shuanghui-idUSBRE94S0K920130529


                                                        VIDEO:
                                      RT News, December 23, 2014
          SPY DRONES EXPOSE SMITHFIELD FOODS FACTORY FARMS
                 http://rt.com/usa/216571-pig-waste-pollution-drone/



USA GOVERNMENT HIDING BEHIND "NATIONAL SECURITY"...AGAIN. BEHIND CLOSED DOORS, US CONGRESS QUIETLY SELLING OUR MEAT, POULTRY AND MILK OUT FROM UNDER US TO CHINA.


September 6, 2013 Agri Pulse
- ▶  U.S. REGULATORS, BEHIND CLOSED DOORS, QUIETLY GIVES CHINA APPROVAL TO PURCHASE SMITHFIELD, AMERICA'S LARGEST FACTORY FARM HOG PRODUCER. The merger has drawn congressional scrutiny in regards to food safety, as well as concerns about drug safety.

Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., noted that because the CFIUS review includes issues of national security, it is done in secret with no public oversight or transparency. 

    “It remains unclear what factors the [CFIUS] took into account in making its decision,” Stabenow said. “We still do not know if the potential impact on American food security, the transfer of taxpayer funded innovation to a foreign competitor, or China's protectionist trade barriers were considered.”

http://www.agri-pulse.com/U.S.-federal-panel-gives-approval-to-Chinese-firms-purchase-of-Smithfield-09062013.asp


September 6, 2013 Agri Pulse

- ▶  THE RAPID AND QUIET APPROVAL BY USDA OF CHINA'S PURCHASE OF 1/4 OF USA FACTORY FARMED HOGS  -SMITHFIELD http://www.agri-pulse.com/U.S.-federal-panel-gives-approval-to-Chinese-firms-purchase-of-Smithfield-09062013.asp


June 5, 2013 Huffington Post Green

- ▶  WHAT'S THE CONNECTION TO CHINA, U.S. PIGS AND THE SMITHFIELD-SHANHUI DEAL? http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mia-macdonald/world-environment-day-2013_b_3387207.html


June 3, 2013 Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy

- ▶  CHINA'S SHANGHUI ACQUIRES USA SMITHFIELD CONFINED ANIMAL FOOD OPERATIONS : THE VIEW FROM CHINA PART ONE http://www.iatp.org/blog/201306/shuanghui-acquires-smithfield-the-view-from-china-part-one


Farm News: October 25, 2013
- ▶  OUTSIDE VIEW: CHINA'S OWNERSHIP OF AN ICONIC AMERICAN FOOD COMPANY: SMITHFIELD FOODS AND HOG FACTORIES http://www.seeddaily.com/reports/Outside_View_Chinas_ownership_of_an_iconic_American_food_company_999.html


May 31, 2013 Food and Environment Reporting
- ▶  BIG CHINESE PORK DEAL COMES AMID FRICTION OVER LIVESTOCK DRUG http://thefern.org/2013/05/big-pork-deal-comes-amid-friction-over-livestock-drug/


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                             CHINESE ENTERS US FOOD MARKET

       CHICKENS BOUND FOR USA -- UNLABELLED, UNREGULATED

                                            http://sco.lt/7MuubR


                               September 6, 2013 Elephant Journal

- ▶  CHINESE MEAT "IMPORT" QUIETLY APPROVED BY USDA: NO LABELING, NO REGULATIONS, NO OVERSIGHT : United States Department of Agriculture has agreed to allow four Chinese chicken processing plants to export their meat into our country. “There will be no US officials present at the Chinese processing plants and consumers won’t know where their food comes from because processed meat does not require a point of origin label.” http://www.elephantjournal.com/2013/09/dont-be-chicken-chinese-meat-import-now-usda-approved/


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                                    ARE YOU EATING CLONED PORK? 

                           IMPORTED, UNLABELED, UNREGULATED

                                              http://sco.lt/5Pfi1B



Guardian, March 03, 2014
- ▶ US-STYLE INTENSIVE FARMING ISN'T THE SOLUTION TO CHINA'S MEAT PROBLEM. Staggering growth means China now produces a third of the world’s meat, and it hopes to do more by replicating the US model of meat production http://www.theguardian.com/environment/blog/2014/mar/03/us-intensive-farming-chinas-meat-problem


New York Times, July 31, 2014
WEAK LINKS IN CHINA'S FOOD CHAIN 

WHEN CHINA TRIED TO COMPLETELY RECREATE THE U.S. FACTORY FARM POULTRY "PRODUCTION" SYSTEM 

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/01/business/international/weak-links-in-chinas-food-chain.html?_r=0


                      CHINA'S RIVER OF DEAD PIGS - 17,000 OF THEM

                                          http://sco.lt/6MagyX


                                   

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                  FACTORY FARMED USA MILK BOUND FOR CHINA

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                          VIDEO REPORT - USA MILK TO CHINA

                                   Newshour June 13, 2013

- ▶  CHINA NEEDS MILK:  SHOULD WE BE SHIPPING OUR PRECIOUS WATER AND CREATING AN ENVIRONMENTAL NIGHTMARE TO SUPPLY CHINA WITH MILK? http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/2013/06/food-for-9-billion-california.html


June 13, 2013 The Center for Investigative Reporting
- ▶  ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS SURFACE AS CALIFORNIA AIMS TO MILK CHINA'S DAIRY DEMAND  http://cironline.org/node/4726



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                                    USA FACTORY FARMING

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                                   FACTORY FARMING IMAGES

                                      http://ow.ly/k6dGP



- ▶ 65 BILLION ANIMALS RAISED IN CORPORATE CONCENTRATION PEN:  DRUGS, GMO FEED AND 'AG-GAG' LAWS http://sco.lt/6GRczB


Mother Jones, September 13, 2014
- ▶ HOW SUPERBUGS HITCH A RIDE FROM HOG FARMS INTO YOUR COMMUNITY  http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2014/09/think-antibiotic-resistant-bacteria-stop-factory-farm-door-think-again


- ▶ EATING WITH OUR EYES CLOSED:  LEGALIZING CORPORATE FACTORY FARMING ABUSE & PRACTICES http://sco.lt/6maFxB


OnEarth Magazine, February 2, 2014
-▶ HOG WILD:  U.S. FACTORY FARMS ARE POISONING IOWA'S DRINKING WATER -- ALL TO FEED CHINA http://www.onearth.org/articles/2014/02/factory-farms-are-poisoning-iowa-water


March 14, 2013 - Mother Jones

- ▶  CHINA'S DEAD HOG SCANDAL IS GROSS - BUT SO ARE THE HOG FECES IN THE US WATERWAYS http://sco.lt/5J0QEr


July 12, 2013 Scientific American
- ▶  DEFECATION NATION:  PIG WASTE LIKELY TO RISE IN U.S. FROM CHINA BUSINESS DEAL http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=smithfield-pig-waste


                                                     WATCH

                                         "A RIVER OF WASTE "

Beginning with a history of the American food system, River of Waste shows its evolution to large-scale corporate farms where pollution and use of growth hormones threaten both individual health and the future of our planet http://sco.lt/5WwPVx


March 14, 3013 - Mother Jones

- ▶  IOWA'S FACTORY LIVESTOCK FARMS CHURN OUT MORE UNTREATED WASTE THAN THE HUMAN SEWAGE OUTPUT OF THE ENTIRE UNITED STATES  http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2013/03/chinas-dead-hog-scandal-gross%E2%80%94-so-are-our-factories-farms


- ▶  STOP FACTORY FARMS FROM POLLUTING OUR WATERWAYS WITH DRUGS http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3643934709/groups-file-motion-to-stop-factory-farms-from-using-waterways-as-dumping-grounds


Mother Jones, September 13, 2014
- ▶ HOW SUPERBUGS HITCH A RIDE FROM HOG FARMS INTO YOUR COMMUNITY http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2014/09/think-antibiotic-resistant-bacteria-stop-factory-farm-door-think-again


Alternet, December 10, 2013
- ▶ HOW BIG AGRIBUSINESS IS TRYING TO MUZZLE THE TRUTH BEHIND FACTORY FARMS http://www.alternet.org/big-agribusiness-trying-muzzle-animal-rights-activists-who-infiltrate-their-factory-farms?akid=11256.237541.4BAflB&rd=1&src=newsletter934989&t=5


Mother Jones July/August Issue

- ▶ GAGGED BY BIG AG http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2013/06/ag-gag-laws-mowmar-farms


June 17, 2013 Treehugger NEED TO KNOW:

- ▶ AG GAG LAWS ARE GROWING THREAT TO FREE SPEECH AND FOOD SAFETY http://www.treehugger.com/corporate-responsibility/ag-gag-laws-are-growing-threat-free-speech-and-food-safety.html


Nation of Change, September 21, 2013
- ▶ CORPORATIONS/LOBBYISTS RULE: GOODBYE ORGANIC EGGS
 PROPOSED FDA FOOD SAFETY RULES SUPPORT FACTORY FARM CONCENTRATION CAMPS AND THREATEN TRUE FAMILY FARMING - : http://www.nationofchange.org/proposed-fda-food-safety-rules-support-factory-farming-threaten-family-farms-1379774141


                                                       VIDEO

                                            Organic News USA -
Find out more about factory farming & the state of the food industry - This powerful film changed the way millions of Americans eat. Find out why http://www.streamorganic.com/index.php/home-mainmenu-1/news-mainmenu-2/1-latest/4610-organic-news-usa-find-out-more-about-factory-farming-a-the-state-of-the-food-industry-this-powerful-film-changed-the-way-millions-of-.html

                                                     -- WATCH --

                                                    "FOOD, INC"

                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkL2Q_kCRms


                                                MEATONOMICS

The huge “externalized” costs the animal food system imposes on taxpayers, animals and the e..http://sco.lt/5zvTyT


                                           MORE, BIGGER, FASTER

           What You Need To Know About Factory Farming Your Food

                                            http://sco.lt/8usxzV



                           AND IT'S ALL JUST THE BEGINNING OF .....


- ▶ NEW SECRETIVE CORPORATE TRANS PACIFIC TRADE DEAL WILL IMPACT US ALL AS OUR RIGHTS AND REGULATIONS ARE NEGOTIATED AWAY  http://sco.lt/62UixN



                                               FARM-AGEDDON

No birds. No bees. Our countryside laid waste. And billions of animals that never see a blade of grass http://sco.lt/7ztQbB




MORE ON FACTORY FARMS http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides?q=FACTORY+FARMS

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"Death On A Factory Farm" [HBO Special] When Animals Become Inanimate Objects On A Corporate Balance Sheet


 

                                                         WATCH

                                DEATH ON A FACTORY FARM (1:27:25)

                       And the subsequent trial results will surprise you

                                   First aired on HBO March 16th 2009

Directors Tom Simon and Sarah Teale (HBOs Dealing Dogs) tell the story of an animal rights investigator who goes undercover at hog farm in Ohio to explore a whistle blowers allegations. The evidence he gathers leads to a rare prosecution and trial for animal cruelty, and a verdict that surprises nearly everyone...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfiolWwzD94



Huffington Post Taste, October 27, 2014
  - ▶ WHAT EXACTLY DOES 'HUMANELY RAISED' MEAN? http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/24/humanely-raised_n_6041402.html


TakePart, September 03, 2014
INFOGRAPH: THE "USDA ORGANIC' SEAL: WHAT DOES 'HUMANE' MEAN ANYWAY? THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO MEAT LABELS

http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/09/03/consumer-reports-infographic


OpEd News, August 02, 2014

- ▶ HOW IS THIS LEGAL? 65,000 LIVE HENS BURNED ALIVE INDIANA FACTORY FARM  http://www.opednews.com/articles/How-is-this-legal-Cage-fr-by-Merritt-Clifton-Animals_Chickens_Chickens_Eggs-140802-428.html

 

  Alternet, December 10, 2013
- ▶ HOW BIG AGRIBUSINESS IS TRYING TO MUZZLE THE TRUTH BEHIND FACTORY FARMS http://www.alternet.org/food/big-agribusiness-trying-muzzle-animal-rights-activists-who-infiltrate-their-factory-farms

 

One Green Planet, July 03, 2014
- ▶ 'AG-GAG'  — WHEN ANIMAL LAWS PROTECT THE ABUSERS, NOT THE ABUSED  http://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/ag-gag-when-animal-laws-protect-the-abusers-not-the-abused/

 

- ▶ 65 BILLION ANIMALS RAISED IN CORPORATE CONCENTRATION PENS:  DRUGS, GMO FEED AND AG-GAG LAWS TO IMPACT US ALL  http://sco.lt/6GRczB

 

- ▶ WHAT EVERY PARENT SHOULD KNOW ABOUT BLIND, FOOTLESS GMO CHICKENS.  FACTORY FARMS AND THE AG-GAG BILL http://sco.lt/961xVh

 

                                               FULL REPORT

                                      INDUSTRIALIZED MEAT
                        Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
                   http://www.iatp.org/issue/industrialized-meat

 

 

One Green Planet, February 20, 2014

- ▶  SHOCKING NEW FACTORY FARM INVESTIGATION SHOW WHY WE MUST DEFEAT AG-GAG BILLS http://www.onegreenplanet.org/news/shocking-new-factory-farm-investigations-show-why-we-must-defeat-ag-gag-bills/



                               An Image Says A Thousand Words

                                         GESTATION CRATES

                                           http://ow.ly/lPLtf

 

Mother Jones July/August Issue

- ▶  YOU WON'T BELIEVE WHAT PORK PRODUCERS DO TO PREGNANT PIGS?  http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2013/06/pregnant-sows-gestation-crates-abuse


                                                     VIDEO

                           February 1, 2012 - Tom Philpott

              WHAT HAPPENS TO PIGLETS ON FACTORY FARMS?  http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2012/01/piglets-factory-farm-video

 

 June 6, 2013 Global Possibilities
- ▶  6 HORRIFYING THINGS ABOUT PORK EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW http://www.globalpossibilities.org/6-horrifying-things-about-pork-everyone-should-know/

 

26 March 2013 - Tom Philpott - Mother Jones

- ▶  HOGWASH: BIG AG'S BAN ON CAGING PREGNANT PIGS IS JUST FOR SHOW http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2013/03/pork-industry-flack-gestation-crate-ban-show

 

Alternet, January 26, 2013

- ▶ NEW AG-GAG LAW:  REPORTING CORPORATE FACTORY FARM ABUSES TO BE CONSIDERED "ACT OF TERRORISM" http://www.alternet.org/environment/shocking-reporting-factory-farm-abuses-be-considered-act-terrorism-if-new-laws-pass

 

                                                VIDEO - TedTalks
GREEN IS THE NEW RED:  THE PROBLEM OF TREATING ACTIVISTS AS TERRORISTS http://blog.ted.com/2014/01/31/will-potter-on-of-treating-environmentalists-like-terrorists/

 

                                        - ▶ MEATONOMICS:

                       THE DIRTY TRUTH ABOUT CHEAP MEAT

                                            http://sco.lt/5MiErp

 

 

Sydney Morning Herald, June 15, 2014

- ▶ ANIMAL CRUELTY ACTIVISTS TARGETED BY TOUGH NEW BIOSECURITY MEASURES http://www.smh.com.au/environment/animals/animal-cruelty-activists-targeted-by-tough-new-biosecurity-measures-20140615-zs8jt.html

 

 

                                      MORE, BIGGER, FASTER :

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT FACTORY FARMING YOUR ANIMAL FOOD: ANTI-WHISTLE BLOWER AG GAG LAWS  http://sco.lt/5n7fqD

 

 

  -▶ UNDERCOVER INVESTIGATIONS OF FACTORY FARMS AND SLAUGHTERHOUSES http://www.mercyforanimals.org/investigations.aspx

 

 CNN, June 26, 2014
- ▶ AG-GAG LAWS: IS EXPOSING ANIMAL CRUELTY A CRIME? http://www.cnn.com/2014/06/26/opinion/potter-ag-gag-laws-animals/index.html


                                                  WATCH

                                6 April 2013 - New York Times
             VIDEO TAPING OF FARM CRUELTY IS NOW A CRIME  http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/07/us/taping-of-farm-cruelty-is-becoming-the-crime.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&_r=0


The Atlantic, March 19, 2014
  -▶ THE LAW THAT MAKES IT ILLEGAL TO REPORT ON ANIMAL CRUELTY ON CORPORATE FACTORY FARMS. What makes Idaho's agricultural industry deserve special protection from journalists and activists?  http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2014/03/the-law-that-makes-it-illegal-to-report-on-animal-cruelty/284485/

 

                                                      VIDEO:
                                Global Possibilities, June 27, 2014

UNDERCOVER INVESTIGATION EXPOSES BURIED-ALIVE CHICKENS AT NATIONS SECOND LARGEST PRODUCER
 http://www.globalpossibilities.org/video-shocking-undercover-investigation-exposes-buried-alive-chickens-at-nations-second-largest-producer/

 


 International Business Times, June 12, 2014
- ▶  FIGHTING AG-GAG LAWS WITH DRONES? JOURNALIST EYES THE SKIES FOR FACTORY-FARM INVESTIGATIONS http://www.ibtimes.com/fighting-ag-gag-laws-drones-journalist-eyes-skies-factory-farm-investigations-1599912

 

                                                  NEW VIDEO
AT DIARY FARM EXPOSES HEARTBREAKING CRUELTY WHILE WORKERS LAUGH http://www.care2.com/causes/new-video-exposes-heartbreaking-cruelty-while-workers-laugh-at-canadas-largest-dairy-farm.html


Huffington Post, March 17, 2014

  -▶ 9 FACTS ABOUT FACTORY FARMING THAT WILL BREAK YOUR HEART  (GRAPHIC PHOTOS) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/17/factory-farming-facts_n_4063892.html

 

                                                       VIDEOS

                                                 OneGreenPlanet
- ▶  5 POWERFUL VIDEOS ON FACTORY FARMING - (WITHOUT THE GORE) http://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/5-powerful-videos-on-factory-farming-without-the-gore/

 

 March 20, 2013 - Tom Philpott - Mother Jones

- ▶  FLIES, MAGGOTS, RATS, AND LOTS OF POOP - WHAT BIG AG AND FACTORY FARMS DON'T WANT YOU TO SEE http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2013/03/ag-ag-illegal-undercover-film-livestock

 

Grist, January 29, 2014
  -▶  POOR COWS:  HARVESTING METHANE BY PUNCHING HOLES IN COWS STOMACHS: Argentinian scientists are punching holes in the sides of cattle and passing pipes through to their stomachs. The other end of the pipe goes into a bag fitted on the cow’s back. The captured gas, can be burned to produce energy. http://grist.org/news/we-can-harvest-methane-from-cow-guts-should-we/

 

  -▶ SO YOU WANT TO EAT MEAT?  FEEDLOTS vs PASTURES http://sco.lt/4qkbib


                                                        VIDEO
ELANCO IS BECOMING THE MONSANTO OF THE ANIMAL DRUG INDUSTRY http://www.opednews.com/articles/Watch-Elanco-is-Becoming-by-Martha-Rosenberg-Animal-Cruelty_Animal-Welfare_Animals_Animals-140817-818.html

 

 

                                             ============

                                               AG-GAG LAWS

                                             ============

 

 David Hogan, February 19, 2014
  -▶ THE AG-GAG REFLEX: THE ANIMAL ENTERPRISE TERRORISM ACT'S IMPACT ON US ALLOn November 27, 2006, after heavy lobbying by the pharmaceutical and agricultural industries, the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (AETA) was quietly signed into law. The AETA makes it a terrorist offense to engage in certain speech and activity that causes an “animal enterprise” the loss of real or personal property. (There is a dispute as to whether the term ‘loss of property’ means ‘loss of profits.’) ....http://davidhoganwriter.com/2014/02/19/the-ag-gag-reflex-the-animal-enterprise-terrorism-

 

The Atlantic, March 19, 2014

  -▶ THE LAW THAT MAKES IT ILLEGAL TO REPORT ON ANIMAL CRUELTY ON CORPORATE FACTORY FARMS. What makes Idaho's agricultural industry deserve special protection from journalists and activists?  http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2014/03/the-law-that-makes-it-illegal-to-report-on-animal-cruelty/284485/

 

 Salon, March 17, 2014
  -▶ IDAHO'S CONTROVERSIAL AG-GAG LAW CHALLENGED IN FEDERAL COURT http://www.salon.com/2014/03/17/idahos_controversial_ag_gag_law_challenged_in_federal_court/

 

                                                        VIDEO
                         Mercy For Animals, February 19, 2014
- ▶  IDAHO AG-GAG LAW:  MFA RELEASES SHOCKING NEW VIDEO OF DAIRY COW SEX ABUSE http://www.mfablog.org/2014/02/idaho-ag-gag-mfa-releases-shocking-new-video-of-dairy-cow-sex-abuse.html

 

 

Al Jazeera America, February 28, 2014
- ▶ IDAHO GOVERNOR SIGNS AG GAG BILL INTO LAW: ABUSE WILL NOW GO UNEXPOSED - FURTHER PROTECTING CORPORATE PROFITS http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/2/28/idaho-gov-signs-aggagbillintolaw.html

 Green Is the New Red, February 20, 2014
- ▶ IDAHO AG-GAG LAW WOULD MAKE IT ILLEGAL TO PHOTOGRAPH FACTORY FARM CRUELTY  http://www.greenisthenewred.com/blog/idaho-ag-gag-law/7635/

 Food Safety News, February 20, 2014
- ▶  IDAHO'S AG-GAG BILL CLEARS STATE SENATE, HEADS TO HOUSE ON FAST TRACK http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2014/02/idahos-senate-passed-ag-gag-bill-close-to-vote-in-house/#.Uwfdf15kJK4

 HuffPost Food For Thought, February 25, 2014

- ▶ IDAHO'S AG-GAG BILL IS A SHAMEFUL ATTEMPT TO HIDE ANIMAL CRUELTY ON CORPORATE FACTORY FARMS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/nathan-runkle/idahos-aggag-bill-shamefu_b_4848923.html

 

           

                                       DON'T LET THIS HAPPEN

                                 Businessweek, January 09, 2014
  -▶ INDUSTRIAL FARMING:  STATE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS MAY GIVE LEGAL SHIELD TO CORPORATIONS http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-01-09/industrial-farming-state-constitutional-amendments-may-give-legal-shield

 

  One Green Planet, May 15, 2014

  -▶ AG-GAG MOVEMENT SPREADS TO AUSTRALIA AS PUBLIC FIGURES CALL ACTIVISTS "TERRORISTS" http://www.onegreenplanet.org/news/ag-gag-movement-spreads-to-australia/

 

 WisconsinWatch.org, February 08, 2014

▶  A 6,200 COW INDUSTRIAL FARM: DISPUTED EXPANSION OF WISCONSIN MEGA DAIRY WATCHED FOR STATEWIDE IMPACT: Owners vow to protect water quality; neighbors want tighter DNR oversight

The Dept of Natural Resources is defending its approval of the Kinnard Farms permit, which will allow the farm to grow by 55 percent — from 5,627 to 8,710 animal units, or about 6,200 cattle. The farm, classified as a concentrated animal feeding operation, or CAFO, because of its large size, is in the town of Lincoln in Kewaunee County... http://www.wisconsinwatch.org/2014/02/08/disputed-expansion-of-dairy-watched-for-statewide-impact/

 

 LIKE AUTOS ON A PRODUCTION LINE:
July 21, 2013 Free From Harm
- ▶  FAIR OAKS FARMS, THE LATEST "AGRITOURISM" DESTINATION: USES 2,700 SOWS TO PRODUCE 75,000 PIGS ANNUALLY http://www.nwitimes.com/business/local/article_7c7063d3-e336-5d1c-b7da-cdf8852c5f5d.html#.Ue15bezytDw.twitter

 

Washington Post, January 27, 2014
 -▶ FDA HAS ALLOWED ANTIBIOTICS IN ANIMAL FEED DESPITE RISK TO HUMAN HEALTH - REPORT http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/fda-allows-antibiotics-in-animal-feed-despite-potential-risk-to-human-health-report-claims/2014/01/27/63a73a88-869e-11e3-916e-e01534b1e132_story.html

 

 NationofChange, June 17, 2014
▶ FARMERS SEE BETTER ANIMAL HEALTH WITH NON-GMO FEED, BUT SCARED TO SAY SO http://www.nationofchange.org/farmers-see-better-animal-health-non-gmo-feed-scared-say-so-1403019863

 

Huffington Post, January 03, 2014

- ▶ THE IMPORTANCE OF OUR EVOLUTION BEYOND KILLING FOR FOOD - A PIG FARMER SPEAKS OUT  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bob-comis/the-importance-of-our-evolution-beyond-killing-for-food_b_4518133.html?ir=Green&ref=topbar

 

 

Nation of Change, July 27, 2014
-▶  TOP AGRIBUSINESS FOOD COMPANIES DUMPING WASTE IN OUR WATERS. Companies like Tyson Foods, Cargill, Inc., and Perdue Farms Inc. dump their garbage—more than 206 million pounds of it—into our water almost every year and leave others to worry about the clean-up. Now, as the Environmental Protection Agency considers a rule to restore the Clean Water Act, these companies are pulling out all the stops to maintain their freedom to dump and pollute, regardless of the toxic outcomes. http://www.nationofchange.org/top-agribusiness-food-companies-dumping-waste-our-waters-1406476247

 

 

 

                                             FARM-AGEDDON:

No birds. No bees. Our countryside laid waste. And billions of animals that never see a blade of grass http://sco.lt/7ztQbB

 

 

  -▶ FIXING THE BROKEN BIG FOOD SYSTEM IN 2014 http://sco.lt/8YOYJV

 

                                                       WATCH:

                                     "A BLOODY BUSINESS" (60 minutes)

                 Investigation by Australian TV  Four Corners Investigation

                                             LIVE ANIMAL EXPORTS

                                                 http://sco.lt/7cFyuf

 

 

 Real News One, June 10, 2014
-▶ PUTTING THE ECONOMY BEFORE THE ENVIRONMENT IS ENVIRONMENTAL VANDALISM AND SUICIDAL http://realnewsone.com/2014/06/10/putting-the-economy-before-the-environment-is-environmental-vandalism/

 

                          AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD: 

               ONE ENVIRONMENT, ONE HUMANITY, ONE PLANET http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

 

Mongabay, June 06, 2014
-▶ NEW STUDY FINDS ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE GLOBALLY MAY COST MORE THAN U.S. GDP http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0606-morgan-ecosystem-services.html

 

 

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Wall Street, Corporations Gobbling Up American, Foreign Farmland, Threatening Future Agriculture and Global Food Security | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it


   -▶ WALL STREET INVESTORS TAKE AIM AT FARMLAND http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2014/03/land-grabs-not-just-africa-anymore


CNBC, January 21, 2016

-▶ A WAY TO MATCH BILLIONAIRES BUYING UP OUR FARMLAND

http://www.cnbc.com/2016/01/21/getting-your-plot-of-american-farmland-.html


Oakland Institute , February 18, 2014

DOWN ON THE FARM: The first years of the twenty-first century will be remembered for a global land rush of nearly unprecedented scale. An estimated 500 million acres, an area eight times the size of Britain, was reported bought or leased across the developing world between 2000 and 2011, often at the expense of local food security and land rights. When the price of food spiked in 2008, pushing the number of hungry people in the world to over one billion, the interest of investors spiked as well, and within a year foreign land deals in the developing world rose by a staggering 200 percent. Today, enthusiasm for agriculture borders on speculative mania. Driven by everything from rising food prices to growing demand for biofuel, the financial sector is taking an interest in farmland as never before. As the Oakland Institute reported in 2012, a new generation of institutional investors—including hedge funds, private equity, pension funds, and university endowments—is eager to capitalize on global farmland as a new and highly desirable asset class... http://www.oaklandinstitute.org/down-on-the-farm


June 8, 2011 BBC News Africa

- ▶ HEDGE FUNDS 'GRABBING LAND' IN AFRICA http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-13688683


Guardian, May 28, 2014
  ▶ CORPORATE STRANGLEHOLD OF FARMLAND A RISK TO WORLD FOOD SECURITY, STUDY SAYS. Small farmers are being squeezed out as mega-farms and plantations gobble up their land http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/may/28/farmland-food-security-small-farmers


TripleCrisis, January 14, 2014
THE DANGER OF TRUSTING CORPORATIONS TO LEAD THE FIGHT AGAINST WORLD HUNGER http://triplecrisis.com/the-danger-of-entrusting-corporations-to-lead-the-fight-against-world-hunger/

 


                                            INVESTIGATION
                                  Foreign Policy, July 11, 2014
                       WHEN WALL STREET WENT TO AFRICA
                                           http://sco.lt/6jxBxZ


 Environmental Health News, February 12, 2014

  -▶ CORPORATIONS, INVESTORS GRABBING LAND AND WATER OVERSEAS. As a growing population stresses the world's food and water supplies, corporations and investors in wealthy countries are buying up foreign farmland and the freshwater perks that come with it. From Sudan to Indonesia, most of the land lies in poverty-stricken regions, so experts warn that this widespread purchasing could expand the gap between developed and developing countries. The “water grabbing” by corporations amounts to 454 billion cubic meters per year globally, according to a new study by environmental scientists. That’s about 5 percent of the water the world uses annually. For countries reliant on farming and already suffering from poverty, the potential impacts are huge, said Paolo D’Odorico, a University of Virginia professor. “In many of these countries, the sum of the water being grabbed would be enough to eliminate malnourishment,” he said. Some of the more active buyers in the United States, which leads the pack in number of deals, include multinational investors Nile Trading and Development, BHP Billiton, Unitech and media magnate Ted Turner, according to the researchers. Most purchasers are agricultural, biofuel and timber investors. http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/news/2013/land-grabbing


                                                  -- WATCH --

                                         "PLANET FOR SALE"

                   BIG AG BUYING UP WORLD'S FERTILE LAND

                                     May 3, 2011 FarmlandGrab

                          http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/18542


EcoNexus, October 2003

  -▶ HUNGRY CORPORATIONS: REPORT PDF DOWNLOAD

Transnational Biotech Companies Colonize the Food Chain

http://www.econexus.info/publication/hungry-corporations


Vox, February 02, 2015
WHY WALL STREET INVESTORS AND CHINESE FIRMS ARE BUYING FARMLAND ALL OVER THE WORLD  http://www.vox.com/2014/11/20/7254883/farmland-trade-land-grab


June 21, 2013 Seed Daily

- ▶ CHINESE BUYS UP CANADA FARMS, SQUEEZING OUT SMALL FARMERS: THE GLOBAL CORPORATE LAND GRAB http://www.seeddaily.com/reports/Chinese_buy_up_Canada_farms_is_Beijing_behind_it_999.html

 

 Pambazuka, February 12, 2014

BOOM TOWN: CHINESE INVESTMENT IN AFRICA AT AN UNPRECEDENTED LEVEL: LEAVING LOCAL BUSINESS IN THE DUST http://pambazuka.org/en/category/features/90523

 

 ▶ THE CORPORATE 'PHILANTHROCAPITALISTS' TAKEOVER OF AFRICAN AND GLOBAL FOOD SECURITY http://sco.lt/6CHP3R


                                                      WATCH

                                                 Vandana Shiva
                                 THE FUTURE OF FOOD AND SEED
                      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYwOTLopWIw


Common Dreams, March 21, 2014
  -▶ RADICAL UN REPORT PROMOTES DEMOCRATIC CONTROL OF FOOD AND AN END TO CORPORATE DOMINATION http://www.commondreams.org/view/2014/03/21-0


EcoWatch, February 22, 2014

  -▶ STOP FEEDING THE BEAST AND START FEEDING THE PEOPLEWe have a system of predatory agriculture in which corporations pursue private gain relentlessly regardless of the social consequences. Social consequences can be defined as anything from polluting our water, land and air to impacting the health of our families to making the business of farming economically unsustainable. http://ecowatch.com/2014/02/22/stop-feeding-beast-start-feeding-people/

 

                                               WATCH (6:29)
                   ANNA LAPPE AND FOOD MYTHBUSTERS
   DO WE NEED INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE TO FEED THE WORLD
              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uem2ceZMxYk

 

Food and Environment Reporting Network, April 02, 2014
  -▶ PLOWED UNDER. Across the Western Plains, native grassland is being turned into farmland at a rate not seen since the 1920s. The environmental consequences could be disastrous. - See more at http://thefern.org/2014/04/plowed-under/

 

 Civil Eats, March 04, 2014
  -▶ BETTING THE FARM:  WILL INVESTOR-LED LAND GRABS MEAN MORE CORPORATE AG? http://civileats.com/2014/03/04/betting-the-farm-will-investor-led-land-grabs-mean-more-corporate-ag/


 USDA report, February 20, 2014
  -▶ CORPORATE FARMING GROWS

The latest U.S. Census of Agriculture shows the average size of an Iowa farm operation continues to grow, while the number of farmers continues to shrink http://www.radioiowa.com/2014/02/20/usda-report-number-of-farms-on-the-decline-in-iowa/


Action Aid Report, May 23, 2014
  ▶ GLOBAL POLICIES ENCOURAGE LAND GRABBING AND WORSEN HUNGER AND POVERTY. “Allowing land to become vehicles for wealthy corporations and individuals to become richer while pushing vulnerable rural people into poverty and hunger is unjust, unwise and unethical,” it said in the report.  http://www.trust.org/item/20140523061928-bn12w/

 

                                                    WATCH

        CORPORATE CONTROL OF OUR AGRICULTURE AND FOOD

                           Dr Vandana Shiva "Rights of Nature"

                          2014 Tribunal President's Statement

                                           http://sco.lt/6qeJU1

 

Businessweek, January 09, 2014

  -▶ INDUSTRIAL FARMING:  STATE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS MAY GIVE LEGAL SHIELD TO CORPORATIONS http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-01-09/industrial-farming-state-constitutional-amendments-may-give-legal-shield

 

 Common Dreams, March 21, 2014
  -▶ RADICAL UN REPORT PROMOTES DEMOCRATIC CONTROL OF FOOD AND AN END TO CORPORATE DOMINATION http://www.commondreams.org/view/2014/03/21-0

 

-▶ MASSIVE LAND GRABBING BY MULTINATIONAL FIRMS PREVALENT IN UNDERDEVELOPED COUNTRIES AND WILL GET WORSE WITH TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP

At present, some 1.5 million hectares of land are primed for lease to foreign countries, and the Philippine government is set to open more agricultural lands to monopoly corporations of the United States, European Union, South Korea and Australia.
Lawmakers in the Philippines are pushing for amendments to the 1987 Constitution to allow 100 percent foreign ownership of land. This is reportedly a condition set on the Philippine government before being accepted to the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), a trade pact being organized by the US government.
- See more at: http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/22386#sthash.xl4kiTPB.dpuf

 

 ▶  FOOD, SLAVE LABOR AND THE WALMARTIZATION OF AGRICULTURE AND AMERICA http://sco.lt/8oSVBx


 

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-▶ OUR INDUSTRIAL, WESTERN AGRICULTURAL FOOD SYSTEM IS DESTROYING THE EARTH AND OUR HEALTH http://sco.lt/63qRl3

 

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 -▶  WE ALLOW MULTINATIONAL FOOD CORPORATIONS AND SPECULATORS TO DECIDE EVERYDAY WHO IS EATING AND LIVING, AND WHO IS STARVING AND DYING http://africasacountry.com/jean-ziegler-we-let-them-starve/


UKRAINE: THE MULTI-NATIONAL CORPORATE ANNEXATION: MONSANTO, THE IMF AND GMOs http://sco.lt/5JyvoH


Farmlandgrab, January 03, 2015
▶  BARBARIANS AT THE FARM GATE 
http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/24381



 

 BBC News, March 03, 2014
 -▶  FEWER CROPS NOW FEEDING THE WORLD: INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE THREATENS GLOBAL FOOD SECURITY: http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-26382067


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                                             LAND GRABS

HOW FOREIGN  "INVESTMENTS" ARE REDISTRIBUTING WEALTH, LAND AND WATER ACROSS THE GLOBE http://sco.lt/5YJpKb


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 Truthout, April 14, 2014
THE TRANSFORMATIVE POTENTIAL OF THE RIGHT TO FOOD http://truth-out.org/news/item/23086-the-transformative-potential-of-the-right-to-food

 

                                                     BIG FOOD

                                            Vox, April 23, 2014
MICHAEL POLLAN THINKS WALL STREET HAS WAY TOO MUCH INFLUENCE OVER WHAT WE EAT http://www.vox.com/2014/4/23/5627992/big-food-michael-pollan-thinks-wall-street-has-way-too-much-influence

 

▶  BUYING UP THE OPPOSITION: GIANT AGRI-FOOD CORPORATIONS GOBBLING UP NATION'S $63 BILLION YEARLY ORGANIC FOOD BUSINESS http://sco.lt/4oTOEr


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 EcoNexus, October 2003

  -▶ HUNGRY CORPORATIONS: REPORT PDF DOWNLOAD

Transnational Biotech Companies Colonize the Food Chain

http://www.econexus.info/publication/hungry-corporations

 

  -▶ THE TRILLION DOLLAR CORPORATE GIVEAWAY:  THE U.S. FARM BILL - WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW http://sco.lt/7Svsi9



                                                    WATCH (56:27)
                            STEALING AFRICA: WHY POVERTY?

                                   HOW MUCH PROFIT IS FAIR?
                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNYemuiAOfU

 

The Guardian, February 18, 2014
G8 NEW ALLIANCE CONDEMNED AS NEW WAVE OF COLONIALISM IN AFRICA. Critics say landmark initiative to boost agriculture and relieve poverty favours big business to the detriment of small farmers http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/feb/18/g8-new-alliance-condemned-new-colonialism

 

Guardian Global Development, February 18, 2014
THE G8 AND THE CORPORATE TAKE OVER OF AFRICAN FARMING. As part of the New Alliance, 10 African governments have signed up to change dozens of laws, policies and regulations to make their countries more attractive to the private sector. Collectively, they have made more than 200 commitments, including the overhaul of seed and tax laws and the setting aside of hundreds of thousands of hectares of land for commercial investors.   http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/interactive/2014/feb/18/g8-fight-future-african-farming-interactive

 

 

  -▶  AFRICA G8 - FOOD SECURITY FOR WHOM? CORPORATE PROFITS vs SMALL HOLDER FARMERS INTEREST http://sco.lt/8JKbIn


 ▶ THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM. DESTRUCTION OF PLANETARY LIFE IN THE NAME OF "GROWTH"  http://sco.lt/696Tlx

 

  -▶ WIKILEAKS: USA GOVERNMENT PUSHES MONSANTO, GMO CROPS GLOBALLY: STARTS 'TRADE WARS' WITH NATIONS OPPOSED http://sco.lt/6PzO9x

 

LOOTING THE VERY FOUNDATIONS OF LIFE: CORPORATE FINANCIALIZATION OF NATURE: A RECIPE FOR DISASTER http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/10/13

 

                                       ▶  FARM-AGEDDON    -▶

No birds. No bees. Our countryside laid waste. And billions of animals that never see a blade of grass http://sco.lt/7ztQbB

 

 

Green Is The New Red: February 28, 2014
  -▶ IDAHO GOVERNOR SIGNS AG-GAG LAW MAKING IT ILLEGAL TO EXPOSE ANIMAL CRUELTY ON CORPORATE FACTORY FARMS - FURTHER PROTECTING CORPORATE FARMING http://www.greenisthenewred.com/blog/breaking-idaho-governor-signs-ag-gag-law-making-it-illegal-to-expose-animal-cruelty/7658/

 

Guardian Sustainable Business, October 23, 2012
PLACING PROFITS ABOVE WELL BEING: CHALLENGING THE DESTRUCTIVE POWER OF THE AGRO-CHEMICAL INDUSTRY http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/blog/anna-lappe-activist-food-campaign

 

Guardian Sustainable Business

▶   NOCAMPAIGN CHALLENGES DESTRUCTIVE POWER OF AGRO-CHEMICAL INDUSTRY http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/blog/anna-lappe-activist-food-campaign

 

                                   INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

SOARING PESTICIDE USE AND POISONING LINKED TO GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CROP PRODUCTION AND MEGA-FARMS http://sco.lt/8iunRp

 

▶  THE CURSE OF INDUSTRIAL FARM FERTILIZERS AND RUNOFF - DESTROYING OUR WATERWAYS, GROUNDWATER, RIVERS AND SOIL http://sco.lt/5ZDrZh


The Week, October 8, 2013
PEAK SOIL:  WHY NUTRITION IS DISAPPEARING FROM OUR FOOD http://theweek.com/article/index/250753/peak-soil-why-nutrition-is-disappearing-from-our-food



The Guardian, March 12, 2014
-▶ THE TRUTH ABOUT LOBBYING:  10 WAYS BUSINESS CONTROLS GOVERNMENTS. Whether facing down a threat to profits from a corporate tax hike, or pushing for market opportunities – such as government privatisations – lobbying has become another way of making money. Here are the 10 key steps that lobbying businesses will follow to bend government to their will. http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/mar/12/lobbying-10-ways-corprations-influence-government


 

   -▶ HOW MEGA BANKS DROVE A MACK TRUCK THRU A LOOPHOLE TO DOMINATE AND CONTROL GLOBAL POLITICS, INDUSTRY AND SOCIETY http://sco.lt/4iZ2ED

 

 ▶  CONTEMPORARY CORPORATE AGRICULTURE IS BURNING UP OUR PLANET http://sco.lt/6xupV3

 

                                             MEATONOMICS

                   THE DIRTY TRUTH ABOUT CHEAP MEAT

                                            http://sco.lt/5MiErp

 

 Wired, February 21, 2014
▶  FROM BIRD FLU TO BIG FARMS:  THE RISE OF CHINA'S MEGA AGRICULTURE http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2014/02/iatp-china/

 

▶  ARE YOU EATING CLONED PIG?  CHINA ENTERS USA FOOD MARKET UNLABELED, UNREGULATED http://sco.lt/9IkFmr

 

 

                                                       VIDEO:

FOREIGN CORPORATIONS DESTROYING ECOSYSTEMS, INDIGENOUS LIVELIHOODS, NULLIFYING LAND RIGHTS, CREATING DEPENDENCY ON A GLOBAL SCALE http://sco.lt/4l725B


           --  A MUST WATCH ON GROWING CORPORATE ECOCIDE --
                                              VIDEO REPORT
                            September 15, 2013 The Real News
-▶ PHILIPPINE ACTIVISTS FIGHT BACK AGAINST CORPORATE AND MILITARY FORCES DESTROYING THEIR LAND, FORESTS AND LIVELIHOODS: Corporate agri-businesses like U.S.-based Dole, Del Monte, Monsanto, along with international and Philippine mines, are polluting waterways and destroying the surrounding farms. Chinese, European, Canadian, and Filipino mines are stripping away the mountains to get at what some estimate to be the largest iron deposit in the world. There also some of the most significant gold, nickel, and copper reserves in Asia. http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=10725

 

 

                                    CORPORATE GOVERNANCE?

NEW SECRETIVE GLOBAL TRADE PACTS WILL IMPACT US ALL AS SOVEREIGN RIGHTS NEGOTIATED AWAY http://sco.lt/6P14JF



                                       THE BIGGER PICTURE

"Monsanto Protection Act" the Trans Pacific Partnership and Corporate Governance http://sco.lt/8XeEyX


 Mail Online, March 14, 2014
 ▶  SCIENTISTS HIDDEN LINKS TO THE GM FOOD GIANTS http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2581387/Scientists-hidden-links-GM-food-giants-Disturbing-truth-official-report-said-UK-forge-Frankenfoods.html



                             BAN GMOs NOW - A Special ISIS Report
                                          http://sco.lt/5CPilt

 

 

 


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FARM-AGEDDON: No birds. No bees. Our countryside laid waste. And billions of animals that never see a blade of grass - The terrifying threat from today's mega-farms

FARM-AGEDDON: No birds. No bees. Our countryside laid waste. And billions of animals that never see a blade of grass - The terrifying threat from today's mega-farms | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

 

WATCH

UNDERCOVER INVESTIGATIONS

2017, 2018 

Behind closed doors, animals are suffering on factory farms

Shocking undercover footage taken at a JBS supplier reveals sickening animal cruelty, including pigs punched and kicked in the face; mother pigs confined to cages so small they are unable to even turn around; and piglets painfully mutilated, suffering from untreated injuries and illness, and killed by having their heads smashed against the ground.

https://mercyforanimals.org/investigations?_ga=2.240567107.19086133.1541224703-1486436995.1541224703

 

Mail Online January 24, 2014

 - ▶  FARM-AGEDDON: TODAY'S MEGA FARMS DESTROYING ENVIRONMENT AND HUMAN HEALTH Today, ‘mixed’ farming of animals and crops has all but disappeared, writes PHILIP LYMBERY, and has been replaced by farms specialising in one product only....

   Because without fuss or fanfare, and largely unnoticed by the public, our farm animals are being disconnected from the land, disappearing from fields and moved into cramped, airless hangars and barns, with concrete beneath their feet instead of grass.

   And now the pressure is growing to move to the next stage of intensive farming: mega-piggeries, mega-dairies and ‘battery’-reared beef, with the genetically engineered animals and crops already common in the United States and elsewhere.

   It is a pressure we in this country should resist with all our might. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2545647/Farm-ageddon-No-birds-No-bees-Our-countryside-laid-waste-And-billions-animals-never-blade-grass-book-warns-terrifying-threat-todays-gram-mega-farms.html 

 

September 08, 2018
- ▶ Hurricane Florence: 3.4 MILLION CHICKENS, 5,500 HOGS DROWN IN FLORENCE'S FLOODING - WITH NO ESCAPE FROM ENCLOSED CAFOs
 
- ▶ Thousands of pigs drown in their imprisoned confined quarters. When natural disasters like #flooding hit, animals are often victims, classified only as minor economic losses by the Meat Industry. 

 

 

Quillette, October 18, 2018

- ▶ WHY IT'S TIME TO END FACTORY FARMING

There are over 100 billion farmed animals alive at this moment—more than ten times the number of humans. Many years from now, our descendants will look back on the use of animals for food—particularly the intense animal suffering in factory farms—as a moral atrocity

https://quillette.com/2018/10/20/why-its-time-to-end-factory-farming/

 

 

 #Fact: VIDEO The pork industry kills piglets who aren’t growing fast enough by slamming them head first onto concrete floors. pic.twitter.com/KpZJ9TQpm8

 

 

- ▶ FEED LOTS:

THIS IS HOW YOUR BEEF IS RAISED: #CAFO Lots:  Are We Allowed to See How Our Food Is Raised?  A Husband and Wife Goes Out to Investigate: VIDEO 15:40  https://youtu.be/sFDpsUDE27A

 

CivilEats, October 01, 2018

- ▶ WHY ARE SOWS IN FACTORY FARMS DYING IN SURPRISING NUMBERS?

Today's sows are being bred to produce more babies faster. They're also dying early and unexpectedly in many large-scale farming operations.

In a closed farrowing system, the average sow produces around 23.5 piglets per year—or 10 per litter at an industry target rate of 2.35 litters annually. Across the country, some 33.2 million pigs enter the system per year. If the sows die before the piglets are weaned, the loss can also impact their health and rate of survival. After 2-4 litters, however, most sows tend to get replaced by younger gilts who can produce piglets at a higher rate. When this happens, the sows being replaced are typically culled and sold to sausage companies like Jimmy Dean.

https://civileats.com/2018/10/01/why-are-sows-in-factory-farms-dying-in-record-numbers/

 

If you think this is wrong, stop contributing to it.  pic.twitter.com/CPVsA7sjrT

 

 

CivilEats, September 27, 2018

- ▶ IOWANS UNITE TO STOP HOG FARMS FROM POLLUTING THEIR COMMUNITY

Families in the Hawkeye State are joining together to stop the spread of large-scale farms that they say are polluting the environment and destroying their way of life.

Between 1982 and 2012, the most recent U.S. Department of Agriculture census, total hog production in Iowa rose from 14.3 million a year to 20.5 million. During the same time period, the number of farmers producing hogs dropped from 45,768 to 6,266.

In Howard County, 427 hog farms existed in 1982 and just 54 in 2012, according to census data. Those 54 farmers are producing 197,113 hogs a year, or about 3,650 hogs a farmer

https://civileats.com/2018/09/27/iowans-unite-to-stop-hog-farms-from-polluting-their-community/

 

This is why it's called factory farming.  

pic.twitter.com/XnrP8nYf3O

 

- ▶ SHOCKING: Thousands of chicks tossed in the trash. Fully conscious. This is how the Egg Industry treats *millions* of male chicks every year pic.twitter.com/ZBnPvNjddD

 

One Green Planet
- ▶ 10 ALARMING FACTS ABOUT FACTORY FARMS

A deeper look into the lives of factory farmed animals reveals that we have created a huge prison system for animals where they are no longer considered sentient beings, capable of feelings, thoughts, and pain, but instead are treated as products on an assembly line from the moment they are born to the moment they are murdered

https://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/facts-about-the-lives-of-factory-farmed-animals/

 

 

The Atlantic, March 19, 2014
  -▶ THE LAW THAT MAKES IT ILLEGAL TO REPOR