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One Big Win in 2013

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On December 27, 2013
The defeat of the ag-gag bills in every state where agribusiness had them introduced was a major victory in 2013. Even if you don’t care about animal rights, where animals are abused, usually so are workers. Many of these big agribusiness operations have long sought out the most exploitable labor, even using undocumented workers and […]

Clueless

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On September 26, 2013
Not only does Megan McArdle not understand how agricultural subsidies work, she creates a myth about giving money to people for working being better than giving money to people for just living that she would never apply to people who were not consistent Republican voters. I’m sure once this inconsistency is pointed out to her, […]

Ag-Gag Bills Defeated

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On July 31, 2013
In just about the only good thing for progressives in this year’s horror film of state legislation, all 11 ag-gag bills were defeated. Attempts by agribusiness to criminalize anyone taking footage of their operations went down to defeat. However, I am extremely pessimistic that we will repeat such a record in 2014. After all, North […]
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Tom Philpott reports on a new job safety hazard developing in agriculture. The enormous manure piles on today’s gargantuan hog farms are gurgling up explosive foam. This never really happened before 2009, but it is an increasingly common occurrence on industrial-scale hog farms. The problem is menacing: As manure breaks down, it emits toxic gases […]

Ag-Gag

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On May 14, 2013

Pretty big environmental and agricultural news out of Tennessee. Governor Bill Haslam, who is generally terrible on everything, has vetoed a so-called “ag-gag” bill, which would have crimi

Bees

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On March 29, 2013

Turns out that if you industrialize an animal and then expose them to tremendous amounts of chemical pesticides, terrible things can happen. I know that the Green Revolution and our faith in technolog

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