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Cheap Nature/Cheap Labor

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On May 3, 2022
There’s a concept pushed in recent years by environmental scholars that what capitalism does is create “cheap nature,” or the push to commodify the natural world in a way that rips through resources at unsustainable rates by creating systems that make them both inexpensive and completely disposable. This also applies to labor systems. The geographer […]

Chicken Shortage

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On May 1, 2021

I find is absolutely astounding that for the utterly insane number of chickens this country raises for meat, to the point that the conditions for them are an utter atrocity, we now eat so much chicken

On September 3, 1991, a chicken factory in Hamlet, North Carolina caught of fire thanks to nonexistent safety procedures, killing 25 workers and injuring another 55. This was the largest workplace disaster in North Carolina history. This entirely avoidable accident was reminiscent of workplace disasters of the past, with open employer contempt for safety regulations […]

The Pull of Pollo

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On February 8, 2016

I don’t listen to a lot of podcasts, but one that I do like is Gravy, the podcast of the Southern Foodways Alliance. This podcast on how the chicken industry has utterly transformed Springdale,

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