User: flenvcenter Topic: Food-Regional
Category: Food Production :: Industrial Agriculture
Last updated: Apr 11 2014 05:12 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Conservationists join animal rights groups to challenge Idaho ag gag law 28.3.2014 From the Blogs
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Hatcheries make for happy anglers, but at what cost to wild fish? 21.3.2014 High Country News Most Recent
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Oregon moves to help disappearing honeybees 15.3.2014 High Country News Most Recent
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Illegal marijuana cultivation is devastating California's public lands 6.3.2014 From the Blogs
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Unsanitary slaughterhouse that supplies school lunch shut down 19.2.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Hanford, Calif. • Federal inspectors shut down a central California slaughterhouse that supplies beef to the National School Lunch Program because of unsanitary conditions. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said in a statement Tuesday that the conditions prompted it to withdraw inspectors and suspend operations at Central Valley Meat Co. in Hanford, about 30 miles south of Fresno. “The plant’s suspension will be lifted once we receive adequate assurances of ...
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Justice Department asked to block Ardent Mills formation 19.2.2014 Denver Post: Business
Justice Department asked to block Ardent Mills formation
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Lawsuits could lead to changes at fish hatcheries 18.2.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Parkdale, Ore. • People on the West Coast have counted on fish hatcheries for more than a century to help rebuild populations of salmon and steelhead decimated by overfishing, logging, mining, agriculture and hydroelectric dams, and bring them to a level where government would no longer need to regulate fisheries. But hatcheries have thus far failed to resurrect wild fish runs. Evidence showing artificial breeding makes for weaker fish has mounted. And despite billions spent on significant habi...
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Dutch find more horse meat in beef products 29.1.2014 Denver Post: National News Headlines
AMSTERDAM—The Dutch Foods and Wares Authority says it has "preventatively" blocked all shipments from a Dutch slaughterhouse after investigators found horse meat in four shipments labeled as beef products.
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No fishing allowed at improved Lee Kay Hatchery 10.1.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
The “No Fishing” signs at the Lee Kay Hatchery have finally been backed up with fencing and netting around the open-air ponds holding the future of Utah’s tiger muskie program. For several weeks this past summer an angler, or anglers, depleted the number of brood stock muskie and northern pike in the warm water ponds in Salt Lake County. The mature muskie and pike are important because they were being used as part of Utah’s efforts to produce their own tiger muskie — a sterile hybrid between the...
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Appeals court allows horse slaughterhouses to open 14.12.2013 Denver Post: National News Headlines
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.—Companies in New Mexico and Missouri could begin slaughtering horses within a few weeks after a federal appeals court removed a temporary ban that was preventing domestic horse slaughter from resuming for the first time since 2007.
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Federal hatchery report threatens fishing in Utah 16.11.2013 Salt Lake Tribune
While no one from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service was wrapping chains around gates Friday, it appears that two federal hatcheries in northeastern Utah could be on the chopping block as the agency develops a National Fish Hatchery System that is “on a more sustainable financial footing”. The Strategic Hatchery and Workforce Planning Report, released Friday, said ongoing budget reductions due to sequestration and increasing costs for operations spurred the review of the 70 national hatcheries. ...
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The secret, dirty cost of Obama's green power push 12.11.2013 azcentral.com | business
CORYDON, Iowa -- The hills of southern Iowa bear the scars of America's push for green energy: The brown gashes where rain has washed away the soil. The polluted streams that dump fertilizer into the water supply. Even the cemetery that disappeared like an apparition into a cornfield.
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The secret, dirty cost of Obama's green power push 12.11.2013 Denver Post: National News Headlines
CORYDON, Iowa—The hills of southern Iowa bear the scars of America's push for green energy: The brown gashes where rain has washed away the soil.
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City: Odor from Sriracha chili plant a nuisance 30.10.2013 Denver Post: National News Headlines
IRWINDALE, Calif.—It looked like things were really starting to heat up for this little Southern California factory town when the maker of the Sriracha chili sauce known the world over decided to open a sprawling 650,000-square-foot factory within its borders.
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Debate over genetically modified food heats up 21.10.2013 Denver Post: National News Headlines
In the opening scenes of a dystopian YouTube video gone viral, a scarecrow takes a job in the big city at a processed-foods factory. All around him are signs that boast "All Natural" and "Farm Fresh," but as he goes about his work, he glimpses the machinery, chemicals and other scientific wizardry that go into creating the food.
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Argentines link health problems to agrochemicals 20.10.2013 Salt Lake Tribune
Basavilbaso, Argentina • Argentine farmworker Fabian Tomasi wasn’t trained to use protective gear as he pumped pesticides into crop dusters. Now at 47, he’s a living skeleton. Schoolteacher Andrea Druetta lives in a town where it’s illegal to spray agrochemicals within 500 meters (550 yards) of homes, and yet soy is planted just 30 meters (33 yards) from her back door. Recently, her boys were showered in chemicals while swimming in their backyard pool. Sofia Gatica’s search for answers after los...
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Senate seeks to reverse law on engineered crops 28.9.2013 Denver Post: National News Headlines
WASHINGTON—The Senate is seeking to reverse a controversial law that allows farmers to harvest genetically modified crops even when the crops are caught up in legal battles.
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ConAgra recalls cookie dough because of peanuts 26.8.2013 Denver Post: Business
ConAgra recalls cookie dough because of peanuts
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Sometimes those 4H animals really do go live on a nice farm 24.8.2013 Denver Post: National News Headlines
Escaping from urban slaughterhouses to the New York streets comes with a beautiful reward for those lucky enough to survive: a trip to an animal sanctuary in the wide open spaces north of the city where they can live out their days without fear of becoming someone's dinner.
NY sanctuaries take in animals escaping slaughter 23.8.2013 Denver Post: National News Headlines
NEW YORK—Winston escaped death to find a piglet's paradise. The little piggy found wandering this summer along a bustling Queens boulevard is among hundreds of animals—including cows, sheep, goats and chickens—that apparently managed to flee in recent years from New York City's growing number of urban slaughter markets.
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