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Category: Food Systems :: Global Food System
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Ben & Jerry's ice cream contains traces of controversial herbicide 26.7.2017 TreeHugger
Ice cream lovers aren't happy to learn they're licking glyphosate on hot summer days.
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Moby, Russell Simmons and Others Speak Out on an Issue that Needs Our Immediate Attention 24.7.2017 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Featuring remarks from Gene Baur, Jenny Brown, Sylvia Earle, Jane Goodall, Bill Maher, Moby, Kathy Najimy, Ingrid Newkirk
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10 mega myths about farming to remember on your next grocery run 24.7.2017 Washington Post
10 mega myths about farming to remember on your next grocery run
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Journalism Is Dying and Content Marketing Is Taking Its Place (I Know Because I Do Both) 23.7.2017 Truthout - All Articles
As more and more journalists are forced to make a living as content producers for corporations creating "news" articles, infographics and videos, it's becoming harder to separate the spin from the real, especially when well-respected sites like WebMD carry an undifferentiated mix of both content and news. Spin is spin, even when it is written by journalists. (Image: scyther5 / iStock / Getty Images Plus) Stories like this can't be found in corporate media! Make a tax-deductible donation to Truthout by clicking here. I first started writing articles when I was a teenager, as one of the ways I could contribute to the movement to stop the war on Iraq, to free the refugees from detention in Australia and to stop a waste dump being built where I lived (one of the poorest parts of Sydney). I've been a journalist for 16 years now, writing from Bolivia, Mexico, Venezuela, Pakistan and other countries -- aiming to center the voices of those who aren't usually heard, and covering the other side of the story. But ...
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Corporate Agricultural Dumping: Growing the Wealth Gap 21.7.2017 Truthout - All Articles
The Trump administration is threatening to crack down on foreign steel producers who are allegedly dumping cheap steel into the US market. "Dumping," the practice of exporting goods at prices lower than in the country where the goods are produced, is widely considered an unfair way to gain foreign market share. But you're unlikely to hear Trump officials complain about dumping in agricultural trade because in this sector, it's the US exporters who are at fault. The Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) has used World Trade Organization formulas to document the systematic dumping of US grown agricultural commodities (specifically wheat, soybeans, corn, cotton, and rice) for two decades. They found that in the wake of the volatile commodity markets that dominated in the period from 2007 to 2013, export prices largely exceeded production costs. In recent years, however, US agricultural commodity dumping has started again. According to  IATP's calculations , in 2015 US wheat was exported at 32 ...
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Climate change threatens an ancient way of life in Ethiopia 18.7.2017 Washington Post
Climate change threatens an ancient way of life in Ethiopia
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Could Congress put horsemeat back on the menu in America? 18.7.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • It’s taboo to eat horse in America. Anyone who wants to kill horses for human consumption in the United States will face plenty of obstacles — one of the biggest being Congress’ ban on Department of Agriculture funding for horsemeat inspections. But that may soon change: A panel in the House of Representatives has voted to lift restrictions on horse slaughter for meat. The amendment that banned funding for horsemeat inspections, which was tacked on to the annual USDA funding bill, w... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Cargill Mulls Meat Deals as Portfolio Shifts 14.7.2017 Wall St. Journal: US Business
After revamping its sprawling food and agriculture portfolio, Cargill Inc. is considering acquisitions.
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Poverty Wages, Deportations, Wage Theft, Cockroaches: Farmworkers Demand Dignity From Ben & Jerry's 12.7.2017 Truthout.com
As monolithic ice cream producers like Ben & Jerry's impose ever-shrinking prices on their supply chains, the largely migrant dairy farmworkers at the receiving end of the poverty wages and unsanitary living conditions have organized behind several direct actions. Intimidation by immigration police has only created greater solidarity among workers. Enrique Balcazar leads hundreds of farmworkers and allies in marching on Ben & Jerry's factory. (Photo: Jonathan Leavitt) More than 200 farmworkers and allies marched on the Ben & Jerry's factory Saturday, June 17, to demand that the ice cream corporation with $600 million in annual revenue implement "Milk with Dignity." On their 13-mile march from Vermont's statehouse to the tourist-laden ice cream factory, farmworkers told of illegally withheld wages in the Ben & Jerry's supply chain, 40 percent of farmworkers not getting minimum wage, 40 percent not getting a day off a week, exhaustion from insufficient sleep, a lack of clean water and cockroach-infested ...
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Ask Brianna: How can I eat well and stay fit on a budget? 11.7.2017 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

“Ask Brianna” is a column from NerdWallet for 20-somethings or anyone else starting out. I’m here to help you manage your money, find a job and pay off student loans — all the real-world stuff no one taught us how to do in college. Send your questions about postgrad life to askbrianna@nerdwallet.com. Q: I’m trying […]
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The Hatchery plans $30M food incubator for East Garfield Park 11.7.2017 Chicago Tribune: Business
The Hatchery, a food incubator on Chicago's Near Northwest Side, is expected to break ground this fall on a $30 million facility in East Garfield Park, possibly spurring an influx of jobs in an impoverished neighborhood if everything goes according to plan. The project marks an intriguing ...
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Things are so bad in Venezuela that people are rationing toothpaste 10.7.2017 Washington Post: World
The minimum wage is often increased, but the gain is quickly eaten away by inflation.
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When she interviewed for a dishwashing job, Lina Hu got a $40-million idea 7.7.2017 LA Times: Commentary
Lina Hu built a $40-million supplier business from one order for Burger King caps.
States join fight over EPA chief's decision not to ban pesticide that can harm children's brains 7.7.2017 LA Times: Business

Several states are seeking to join a legal challenge to a Trump administration decision to keep a widely used pesticide on the market despite studies showing it can harm children's brains.

Led by New York, the coalition filed a motion Wednesday to intervene in a legal fight over the continued spraying...

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States sue over EPA’s decision to keep pesticide on market 6.7.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • Several states are seeking to join a legal challenge to a Trump administration decision to keep a widely used pesticide on the market despite studies showing it can harm children’s brains. Led by New York, the coalition filed a motion Wednesday to intervene in a legal fight over the continued spraying of chlorpyrifos on food. Massachusetts, Maryland, Vermont, Washington, and the District of Columbia also joined the suit. The states claim that Environmental Protection Agency chief Sc... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Campesino Movements Say Climate Justice Is an Alternative to Devastating G20 Policies 5.7.2017 Truthout - All Articles
As our communities in the global South and North contend with the social and environmental impacts of market-oriented policies, the gathering of world leaders this week in Hamburg, Germany for the G20 does not raise many positive expectations. This is no surprise given that G20 countries currently dominate the world's economic governance -- together accounting for 85 percent of the global GDP, and their economic growth centered priorities have mostly translated to environmental destruction, social conflict and the exploitation of the poor majority. Because of this, grassroots social justice movements find it imperative to organize transnationally -- in addition to strategic work at the local level -- to bring the voice of rural communities from across the world to international forums. Doing so offers an alternative vision of life by linking the question of food production to those of power and democracy. With the revolutionary concept of Food Sovereignty on the forefront, the peasant women and men of La ...
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Investors cultivate more sustainable food supply chain 5.7.2017 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Agricultural companies are facing more pressure to address their exposure from poverty, water scarcity and resource depletion.
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New Rules Against Animal Cruelty Raise The Stake For India's Beef Wars 1.7.2017 NPR News
The rules ban cattle sale for slaughter at livestock markets and come at a time of escalating tensions between Hindu extremists and beef-eating minorities. They could also hurt India's beef exports.
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Documentary 'Food Evolution' turns to reason to discuss GMO controversy 30.6.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Calm, careful, potentially revolutionary, "Food Evolution" is an iconoclastic documentary on a hot-button topic. Persuasive rather than polemical, it's the unusual issue film that deals in counterintuitive reason rather than barely controlled hysteria.

As directed by Scott Hamilton Kennedy, "Food...

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Dear USDA: Stop squeezing the food industry with outdated subsidies 29.6.2017 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Food and farm facts to chew on.
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