Author Archives: Mike Callicrate

Better Meat Requires Building Connections With New Food Partners

Comparing Local/Regional Meatpacking Infrastructure to Large Centralized Slaughter Plants Nearly 500 30-head-a-day multi-species slaughter plants, with a combined single shift capacity of 14,000, could be built for the cost of the proposed Sustainable Beef/Walmart plant in North Platte, Nebraska. Additional … Continue reading

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Meatpacking Infrastructure of the Future

Will new meatpacking investment serve people or corporations? Walmart announced this week that they were buying a minority interest in the proposed North Platte, Nebraska slaughter plant, Sustainable Beef. The $325 million dollar project with the support of Walmart, and … Continue reading

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The Masters of the Food Universe are Happy to See Us Starve.

The names may have changed over the years, but psychopathic business leaders continue to consolidate power around the world’s food supply and means of production. “These technologies have made it possible for a small number of multinational corporations to have … Continue reading

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How Farmers Are Getting Shafted By Monopolies – Robert Reich

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Let’s Say Goodbye to Smithfield and the Big Food Cartel

The true efficiency of the current industrialized food system … The news about the Vernon, California Smithfield pork plant closing should be met with celebration, not panic. The departure of the Chinese owned pork giant from the state, along with … Continue reading

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