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Category: Food Production :: Industrial Agriculture
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British migrant rights activist faces Thai trial 2.9.2014 World
BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) — A British human rights activist who investigated alleged abuses at a Thai fruit processing factory went on trial Tuesday in the first in a series of criminal lawsuits filed against him by the company.
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State Fish and Wildlife latest ocean salmon catch figures 29.8.2014 Seattle Times: Top stories
Here are the latest ocean salmon catch figures from state Fish and Wildlife:
Seed makers unlikely to cut prices despite farm slump 29.8.2014 Twincities.com: Business

Major seed companies don't plan to cut prices for the next growing season, despite sliding corn and soybean prices that are expected to dent U.S. farmers' incomes.

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EU-US Trade Deal Lets Corporate Interests Steamroll Food Safety, Groups Warn 28.8.2014 CommonDreams.org Headlines
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Greenback cutthroat trout recovery gets stronger with Colorado project 28.8.2014 Denver Post: Local
Greenback cutthroat trout recovery gets stronger with Colorado project
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Defang Agriculture 28.8.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
At the end of book XXII of Homer's "Odyssey," we read that Odysseus fumigated his house with sulphur. This was sometimes in the 1200s BCE. More than three thousand years later, in the 1950s and 1960s, my father used sulphur to protect his grape vines from disease. Thus "pesticides" have a long history. But despite my vague knowledge of my father's rare use of sulphur in his small farm in Greece, I never thought about pesticides. They were things one used in emergencies. All this changed dramatically when I joined the US Environmental Protection Agency in 1979. My position was with the very organization that "regulates" pesticides in America, EPA's Office of Pesticide Programs. My colleagues made it easy for me to learn quickly. They explained what they did and gave me samples of their written work. Talking to my colleagues and reading their papers opened the secret world of pesticides to me. Many modern pesticides are chemicals from chlorine and petroleum. Pesticides received a tremendous boost from ...
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Siding with GMO Giants, Federal Judge Rejects Kauai Anti-GMO Law 27.8.2014 CommonDreams.org Headlines
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Burger King and Warren Buffett under fire for Tim Hortons deal 27.8.2014 LA Times: Business
Burger King's $11.4-billion deal for Canadian coffee-and-doughnut chain Tim Hortons Inc. — with a new headquarters in Canada — sparked calls for a boycott and criticism of billionaire Warren Buffett, who is helping to finance the merger.
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Burger King Fans Call For Boycott Over Tax Dodge 26.8.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
NEW YORK -- Burger King is getting whopped over its plan to avoid U.S. taxes by fleeing to Canada. People flooded the fast-food chain’s Facebook page on Monday with threats of a boycott after the company announced talks to merge with Canadian coffee and doughnut chain Tim Hortons. The combined company would be headquartered in Canada. Burger King is just the latest American company to attempt a so-called tax inversion -- where a bigger U.S. company buys a smaller foreign firm in a country with a lower tax rate, renounces its U.S. corporate citizenship and then reincorporates in the other nation. Politicians and pundits have said the moves amount to little more than unpatriotic ploys to avoid paying taxes. The corporate tax rate in the U.S. is 35 percent, the highest in the world. Canada's is about 15 percent. "Move to Canada to avoid paying taxes and I will never darken the door of a Burger King again," Mike Gee, of Magnolia, Arkansas, wrote in a comment. "Does corporate greed in this country ever ...
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Former slaughterhouse owner pleads guilty to selling diseased meat 26.8.2014 LA Times: Business
The co-owner of a Petaluma slaughterhouse tied to a massive meat recall pleaded guilty to charges of selling cows with eye cancer and agreed to cooperate with prosecutors in their case against three other defendants.
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U.S. court overturns law limiting biotech crops on Hawaiian island 26.8.2014 Health
A group of global biotech crop companies won a court victory on Monday that blocks enactment of a law passed last year limiting the planting of biotech crops and use of pesticides on the Hawaiian island of Kauai. District Court in Hawaii ruled that the law passed in November by local leaders on the island was invalid because it was pre-empted by Hawaii state law. The Kauai law required large agricultural companies to disclose pesticide use and genetically modified (GMO) crop plantings while establishing buffer zones around schools, homes and hospitals to protect people from exposure to pesticides used on the crops.
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ConAgra joins movement for deforestation-free palm oil 25.8.2014 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com

Large investors withdraw a shareowner resolution after the packaged food giant agrees to remove tree-cutting palm oil suppliers from its supply chain.

ConAgra joins movement for deforestation-free palm oil
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GMOs, Monsanto, and the Galileo Syndrome 24.8.2014 Commondreams.org Views
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Hot sauce plant's tour offers whiff of excitement 24.8.2014 AP National
IRWINDALE, Calif. (AP) -- A Southern California hot sauce plant that came under fire for its spicy odors is throwing open its doors to the public, offering a whiff of excitement and perhaps a breath of fresh air in its relations with its neighbors....
Sriracha plant's tour offers whiff of excitement 24.8.2014 Star Tribune: Latest
A Southern California hot sauce plant that came under fire for its spicy odors is throwing open its doors to the public, offering a whiff of excitement and perhaps a breath of fresh air in its relations with its neighbors.
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What's Holding Back the Organic Food and Farming Revolution 23.8.2014 Commondreams.org Views
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Cargill sues former executive 23.8.2014 Star Tribune: Business
The agribusiness giant says a top-ranking executive took trade secrets to JBS, a major competitor.
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Deere to lay off about 460 from Iowa tractor plant 22.8.2014 Twincities.com: Business
MOLINE, Ill. (AP) — Agricultural equipment maker Deere is laying off about 460 employees indefinitely from an Iowa tractor factory as it continues to adjust to market demand.
Deere to lay off about 460 employees from Iowa tractor plant as it adjusts to slumping demand 22.8.2014 Star Tribune: Business
Charges: Meat from cancerous cows 22.8.2014 CNN: Top Stories
A second former co-owner of the California slaughterhouse involved in a recall of nearly nine million pounds of meat was charged with knowingly processing and distributing meat from cancerous cows, court documents released this week say.
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