broken food system

FOOD or ALCOHOL? “Farms water crisis: “The plants are going to die”

San Francisco Chronicle has article today on food farmers planting minimum crops due to water shortage. “Farms water crisis: “The plants are going to die” by Tara Duggan.  See below link. Pulling out trees, trucking water for cows: California farmers take drastic measures in drought By the San Francisco Chronicle, 6/9/21 Normally, the biggest vegetable …

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Amplifying Food Supply Chain Concerns, 230+ Coronavirus Cases Close Down Top US Pork Producer

“One of the nation’s largest pork processing facilities is shutting down indefinitely after over 230 employees tested positive for COVID-19, bolstering concerns about food supply chain problems that have left farmers, food banks, grocery stores, and agricultural and food service workers scrambling to keep crops harvested, shelves stocked, and people fed during the coronavirus pandemic.” …

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EcoWatch: New Trump Admin Hog Slaughtering Rule ‘Will Result in the Fox Guarding the Henhouse’

Remember this? No wonder so many workers are infected with the coronavirus now……”The new rule will end limits on how fast slaughterhouses can kill pigs. It will also shift responsibility for removing defective meat during the slaughtering process from government inspectors to plant workers.” New Trump Admin Hog Slaughtering Rule ‘Will Result in the Fox …

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Superbugs to Kill More People than Cancer if Industrial Agriculture Doesn’t Ditch Antibiotics and Pesticides

“The pesticide industry says fungicides increase fruit and vegetable yields by 50 to 95 percent, allowing growers to gain $12.8 billion in profits. But the chemicals are showing up in U.S. waterways, and little is known about their environmental effects. One or more fungicides were found in 20 of 29 streams sampled in the U.S. …

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Glyphosate: “Monsanto’s Roundup Kills and Damages More Than Weeds.”

Monsanto’s Roundup Kills  And Damages More than Weeds By Shepherd Bliss (Sebastopol, California)  Protests against Monsanto’s Roundup, with its poisonous, weed-killing glyphosate, have spread around the globe. An arm of the World Health Organization (WHO) declared it a probable cause of cancer in 2015. California’s Environmental Protection Agency (CA EPA) recently decided to label it …

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