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Chicken Conditions

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On July 3, 2016
It’s a positive that Perdue is improving the welfare of the chickens on the farms it contracts with. It’s creating new standards that include exposure to sunlight and exercise to make chickens’ lives less terrible. Of course, the treatment of farm animals is a national shame but efficiency and profit has gotten in the way […]

The TPP and Big Ag

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On June 14, 2016

As I have stated many times, I don’t really care about GMOs in terms of thinking of them as any sort of health threat and I think concerns on that end are much closer to chemtrails than a legiti

Cage-Free Eggs

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On April 14, 2016

Walmart has announced it will transition to all cage-free eggs by 2025. What does this mean? Is it a good thing? Is it more ethical to eat eggs now? If you’re picturing happy flocks of chickens scra

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Agriculture is a significant driver of climate change, both through the use of fossil fuels and the production of methane from cattle, yet it receives very little public attention when we think about fighting it. So I’m glad to see California start taking the lead on this issue, channeling money to new ways to limit […]

Ag-Gag

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On January 20, 2016

One of the most pernicious right-wing goals, and I know the competition for this title is really stiff, are the so-called ag-gag bills agribusiness are pushing in the states. These bills would make it

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Water Politics

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On January 13, 2016
This is a really outstanding investigation into how California and thus federal water politics work. That agribusiness would create a Latino front group with the message that not delivering more water to the Central Valley would kill Latino jobs is the height of hypocrisy given the horrendous conditions in which those farmers work and live […]
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