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Hebrew National lawsuit ends 19.12.2014 Twin Cities Daily Planet
Mordecai Specktor American Jewish World A lawsuit alleging that Hebrew National hot dogs were not made from “100% kosher beef” as advertised has come to an end. MORE » A lawsuit alleging that Hebrew National hot dogs were not made from “100% kosher beef” as advertised has come to an end. The plaintiffs in the suit, which was first filed in June 2012, have not appealed the Oct. 6 decision by the Dakota County District Court, which granted a motion to dismiss the lawsuit. “It would be unholy, indeed, for this or any other court to substitute its judgment on this purely religious question,” Judge Jerome B. Abrams wrote in the introduction to his 43-page ruling ( 10-10-14 AJW ). On July 31, Abrams heard arguments on a motion to dismiss the lawsuit brought by the defendant, ConAgra Foods , Inc., the parent company of Hebrew National. The 11 plaintiffs in the lawsuit (Melvin Wallace, et al. v ConAgra Foods) contested the motion. “No court in the land can pick a side, interpretation or point of view as to ...
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China gives thumbs up to Syngenta's biotech corn 19.12.2014 Star Tribune: Business
The country’s refusal led Cargill and others in the industry to sue the Swiss seed maker.
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Seeds of Truth: Vandana Shiva and The New Yorker 17.12.2014 Truthout - All Articles
Truthout can only survive through reader support - click here to make a tax-deductible donation and help publish journalism with real integrity and independence! (A response to the article " Seeds of Doubt" by Michael Specter in The New Yorker) I am glad that the future of food is being discussed, and thought about, on farms, in homes, on TV, online and in magazines, especially of The New Yorker’s caliber. The New Yorker has held its content and readership in high regard for so long. The challenge of feeding a growing population with the added obstacle of climate change is an important issue. Specter’s piece, however, is poor journalism. I wonder why a journalist who has been Bureau Chief in Moscow for The New York Times and Bureau Chief in New York for the Washington Post, and clearly is an experienced reporter, would submit such a misleading piece. Or why The New Yorker would allow it to be published as honest reporting, with so many fraudulent assertions and deliberate attempts to skew reality. ‘Seeds ...
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Orangutan's Horrific Death Underscores Need for Brands to Use Certified Palm Oil 15.12.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
The world's largest orangutan rescue organization, Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation (BOSF) reported the horrific killing of a female orangutan this month. She was found in a palm oil plantation that belonged to a subsidiary of the Makin Group of Indonesia. You can read the full story here but in short : The BOS Foundation in Nyaru Menteng found more than 40 shotgun pellets in the body of an adult female orangutan delivered by the Central Kalimantan Conservation of Natural Resources Authority (BKSDA) on Thursday morning. The team did not manage to save her life. The poor orangutan also suffered broken legs and arms although the press release did not specify whether these were a result of the violence inflicted upon her. This is not the first time that rescued orangutans were found with multiple shotgun pellets. A similar story in 2012 had a male orangutan shot sixty two times. The rapid expansion of palm oil plantations has been identified as a key threat to the survival of orangutans. Renowned ...
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From surf to the turf in land-locked America 14.12.2014 Durango Herald
OMAHA, Neb. – The latest of five generations who have worked the same ground in northeastern Nebraska, 52-year-old Scott Garwood, isn’t growing cattle or corn – it’s fish. Specifically, thousands of an Australian freshwater species called barramundi – often dubbed Asian sea bass because of its similar...
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Far from oceans, some US farmers turn to indoor fish farming to sate growing global demand 13.12.2014 Star Tribune: Health
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Fish farming finds its way to land-locked Midwest 13.12.2014 Yahoo: Top Stories
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The latest of five generations who have worked the same ground in northeastern Nebraska, 52-year-old Scott Garwood, isn't growing corn or cattle — it's ...
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Canada Blocks NAFTA Investigation Into British Columbia Fish Farm Impacts on Wild Salmon 13.12.2014 Commondreams.org Newswire
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Farmers and Eaters Lose, Corporate Money Wins in Budget Deal 13.12.2014 Commondreams.org Views
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GMO Labeling Activists Protest Bill to Preempt States’ Rights to Label GMOs 12.12.2014 Commondreams.org Views
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With Help From USDA, Factory Farms 'Masquerading' Products as Organic 12.12.2014 CommonDreams.org Headlines
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Investigation: “Factory Farms” Producing Massive Quantities of Organic Milk and Eggs 11.12.2014 Commondreams.org Newswire
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Farmers, Consumers Challenge Monsanto-Backed GMO Bill Designed to Keep Public in the 'DARK' 10.12.2014 CommonDreams.org Headlines
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GMO Contamination Denial: Controlling Science 9.12.2014 Truthout - All Articles
Scientists have been experiencing blatant suppression of GMO research. (Image via Shutterstock ) Did you ever think that investigation of the potential dangers of putting GMOs (genetically modified organisms) into food would be based on objective research? Or that unbiased reviews of research by academic journals would chart a steady march toward scientific truth? If so, you would be very wrong. Through all of its phases, scientific research is subject to repression, manipulation and more insidious forms of control that push it toward a profit-based consensus. Scientists have been experiencing blatant suppression of GMO research. (Image via Shutterstock ) Did you ever think that investigation of the potential dangers of putting GMOs (genetically modified organisms) into food would be based on objective research? Or that unbiased reviews of research by academic journals would chart a steady march toward scientific truth? If so, you would be very wrong. Through all of its phases, scientific research is ...
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Keys to saving our endangered bees may be just lying along the roadside 9.12.2014 MinnPost
In 1938, the entomologist Edith Patch predicted that by the beginning of this century, the federal government would find it necessary to protect bees and other pollinating insects by planting “insect gardens” across the country, and that “entomologists will be as much or more concerned with the conservation and preservation of beneficial insect life as they are now with the destruction of injurious insects.” —From a presentation by Eric Mӓder of the Xerces Society last Thursday at Hamline University, St. Paul. Last week I attended a highly interesting panel discussion on what can be done to create healthy habitat for Minnesota’s imperiled pollinators, and I came away with an unexpected but most welcome reaction, bordering on optimism. It turns out lots of things can be done, are already being done, and could readily be scaled up to much wider impact to help out not only the commercially managed honeybees but wild bees, butterflies and other pollinators as well. We aren’t talking here about planting a ...
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U.S. firms, consumers can't ignore abuses against Mexican farmworkers 9.12.2014 LA Times: Commentary
This week, an investigative series in The Times is describing the shocking conditions under which many seasonal farmworkers in Mexico live and work — barracked in squalid shacks far from their homes, underfed, trapped by debt or even held captive by their employers. The details of the...
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Animal Feedlots And Oil Operations Leave An Impact You Can See From Space 8.12.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
These photos have a strange beauty, yet they're a strong reminder of the constant but often hidden impacts humans have on the world around us. British artist Mishka Henner carefully stitched together satellite images to create these striking aerial photos of oil fields and feedlots in the United States. Huge pools of waste feature prominently in the photos of Texas cattle farms, while landscapes dotted with dozens of drill sites show just how much impact the oil and gas industry can leave. In Texas, there are around 11.3 million head of cattle and calves, making it the top cattle state in the country by a wide margin. Many cattle are fed in confined operations which create waste pools that pose a threat to air and water. The Natural Resources Defense Council says on its website that pollution from these feeding operations can contaminate drinking water, harm wildlife and threaten human health . But most of us don't live in an area where we can see the impact our hamburgers have. In one of the photos ...
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Palm Oil and Extreme Violence in Honduras: The Inexorable Rise and Dubious Reform of Grupo Dinant 8.12.2014 Truthout - All Articles
As one of the fastest growing global commodities, palm oil has recently earned a reputation as a major contributor to deforestation and, therefore, to climate change. Decades ago with Standard Fruit, Honduras was the archetype of the banana republic; today, with Dinant, it's an oil palm republic, characterized by land grabs and violence against peasants and indigenous people. A Corporation Dinant worker repairs an irrigation system for oil palms in the Bajo Aguan region of Honduras' northern coast, August 26, 2011. The violence over land titles in Bajo Aguan is the most volatile example of the social divide that burst into view a few years ago. (Photo: Edgard Garrido Carrera / The New York Times) As one of the fastest growing global commodities, palm oil has recently earned a reputation as a major contributor to tropical deforestation and, therefore, to climate change as well. About 50 million metric tons of palm oil is produced per year - more than double the amount produced a decade ago - and this ...
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Reversing Global Warming, Hunger and Poverty: Supercharging the Global Grassroots 5.12.2014 Commondreams.org Views
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Cargill recalls ground beef in Canada 2.12.2014 Star Tribune: Latest
The move involves 31,000 pounds of beef sold through Wal-Mart stores in four provinces.
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