Tag Archives: Foodopoly

Reaping What We Sow – Food Politics & Policy in America

Off Topic #14: Reaping What We Sow – Food Politics & Policy in America By Craig Richardson and Jake Brownell Whether we’re talking about banning extra large sodas a la Michael Bloomberg, eradicating high fructose corn syrup from our diets, … Continue reading

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It’s Called Stealing – What Big Retailers and Meat Packers are Doing to Cattlemen

Fifteen years ago, in responding to the question of why producers were receiving so little for their livestock, Dr. John Helmuth (economist, meat industry expert, and longtime critic of meat industry consolidation) said, “There is an economic term to describe … Continue reading

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The Ethics of Eating: Why Eating is a Moral Act – 2013 Catholic Media Conference Presentation

Eating is a moral act because it is a human act, and human acts can be morally evaluated. As we produce less of our own food in our communities, we have become disconnected from our food supply – a food … Continue reading

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Country Vet Producer Meeting – Bendigo Australia, Summer 2013

Australian Livestock producers are suffering the same devastating effects of corporate concentration, consolidation, and loss of fair, open and competitive markets that have driven families from the land in the US.

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Performance Enhancing Drugs Really Work!

…but, should they be used to produce the meat we eat? Feedlots fatten cattle using a grain-based diet until the animals are just under two years old or weigh around twelve hundred pounds. Feedlots increase rates of gain by the … Continue reading

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