industrial agriculture

Ethanol, Biogas & Carbon Banking: Three False Solutions Vilsack Brings to Biden-Harris Climate Policy

“And, of course, it didn’t work. U.S. dairy emissions weren’t cut. They increased, because Vilsack’s waste-to-energy subsidies created what McKenzie calls “perverse incentives for more and bigger factory farms.” Ethanol, Biogas & Carbon Banking: Three False Solutions Vilsack Brings to Biden-Harris Climate Policy February 2, 2021Organic Consumers Association by Alexis Baden-Mayer “President Biden, Please Don’t …

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10 Reasons to Oppose ‘Right to Farm’ Amendments

“Right to farm amendments are but the latest and boldest tactics of corporate, industrial agriculture to protect itself from growing public concerns about the overall integrity of the American food system……..There is no economic justification for exempting industrial agriculture from the environmental and public health regulations……” 10 Reasons to Oppose ‘Right to Farm’ Amendments:Civil Eats …

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A ‘Commitment to Reclaim Our Lands and Our Future’: 100+ Groups Mark ‘Day of the Landless’

“The neoliberal restructuring of agriculture,” added the coalition, has contributed to a situation in which the vast majority of the world’s agricultural land is in the hands of a wealthy few—despite the fact the vast majority of farms are held by small holders. It is these small farmers “who actually till and enrich the lands …

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Why are America’s farmers killing themselves?

WWW loves our family farmers. In the US, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-8255. This article was corrected 11 December 2018, following the release of revised data from the Centers for Disease Control. An earlier version cited the CDC study’s original findings that people working in agriculture – including farmers, farm laborers, ranchers, fishers …

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In Iowa, Sanders Addresses ‘Rural Community Issues We Almost Never Hear About’: Factory Farms and Big Ag

Corporate welfare…. Bernie Sanders: “The top 10{5fc40a96f14c4a6aa4c2a32569b0a57dcc67c0b31eb04c341474283f11b6cdd2} of farms currently get 77{5fc40a96f14c4a6aa4c2a32569b0a57dcc67c0b31eb04c341474283f11b6cdd2} of all subsidies. The time is long overdue for the US government to stand and protect rural American”  “Mega-mergers in the pork packing industry have fueled the rise of factory farms. Between 1982 and 2007, the number of hog farms in Iowa plunged …

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Agribusiness’s Secretive Plans to Unravel Food Safety and Worker Protections

As Congress and the public debate the pros and cons of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), or New NAFTA, behind the scenes and in the shadows transnational corporations are doubling down on their plans to weaken and eliminate public protections through a related entity, the secretive Regulatory Cooperation Council (RCC). This little-known council has the …

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