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Building a Non-Industrial Food System – how can consumers help?

Thursday • May 24, 2012 KOPN 89.5 fm The Food Sleuth with Melinda Hemmelgarn, RD Melinda Hemmelgarn with guest Mike Callicrate, cattle rancher talks about Pink Slime: Dark Side of Industrial Food System Exposed, anti-trust abuses in the meat industry, … Continue reading

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Pink Slime: Dark Side of Industrial Food System Exposed

by Mike Callicrate “Changes will not simply happen…Changes will occur when consumers realize what they’ve been eating, get angry, and demand something different…It remains our responsibility, with every vote and every dollar spent on food, to start making it right.” … Continue reading

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Proving Anti-Competitive Conduct in the U.S.: The Plaintiff’s Argument in Pickett vs Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc.

Abstract Defining competition in a U.S. Courtroom involves the analytical and intellectual collision of the law’s pragmatic aspects with the academic realities of economics. Both disciplines depend heavily upon competition, and employ a rich dosage of competition language. However, “competition” … Continue reading

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Blue Ribbons/Red Faces: Packer control of NCBA

by Lee Pitts I did not attend this year’s NCBA Convention in Phoenix. I haven’t been to one since I quit the organization four years ago. I know that as a journalist I have a certain responsibility to report on … Continue reading

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Testimony of Mike Callicrate Concerning Competitive Livestock Markets, Price Discovery and Meat Labeling Nebraska Legislature Ag Committee Hearing February 2, 1999

Mr. Chairman, members of the Ag Committee, thank you for the opportunity to speak to you today. I have been involved in the cattle feeding business for twenty-five years. I have become increasingly concerned about the high levels of corporate … Continue reading

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