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The Politics and Economics of Food – UCCS Fall 2014

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Special Report: The End of the Trail – How Government Destroyed Free Markets for Family Ranchers

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack’s inaction has led to the near-destruction of American family ranchers. Over 17,000 family ranches will disappear this year. Over 100,000 family ranchers have left the profession since 2009. It’s a tragedy as world-renowned American beef … Continue reading

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Meat That Tests Positive For E. Coli Is Cooked And Sold In Human And Pet Food

And this might not be such a bad thing. Meat That Tests Positive For E. Coli Is Cooked And Sold In Human And Pet Food posted on May 29, 2014, at 12:32 p.m. by Deena Shanker BuzzFeed Staff Pre-cooked meat, … Continue reading

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Chipotle: Selling Idealism – Delivering the opposite

The May 13th article, Soaring Earnings of Chipotle’s 2 Bosses Raise Investor Unease, inspired the following story of my experience with Chipotle: Years ago, when I first saw the Chipotle big burrito, “Food with integrity” bill board, I thought what … Continue reading

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The Politics & Economics of Food – A presentation at Lamar Community College March 2014

click to enlarge I studied Animal Science at Lamar Community College in 1972 and 1973 prior to completing my Animal Science degree at Colorado State University. A lot has changed in agriculture as Land Grant institutions have taught students that … Continue reading

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