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There’s probably no way to seriously take on climate change without significantly reducing beef consumption. Americans aren’t going to do that and it’s such a hot culture war topic that it is giving the beef industry major opportunities to shift blame by copying the coal industry’s lies and having lots of talk about minor shifts […]
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Lochnertastic

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On April 28, 2020
When I said the Republican Party was dedicated to killing workers, I wasn’t kidding. And of course, it’s when people’s access to endless meat is threatened that Republicans act to force people to work, rather than, say, massive mask or ventilator production efforts. BREAKING NEWS: Trump executive order will mandate various meat/egg processing plants stay […]
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What Could Go Wrong?

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On April 3, 2019
The least surprising thing ever is when you allow industries to regulate themselves and that leads to people dying. That this has just been in the news with the airline industry and the Boeing planes crashing means this is really perfect timing from the Trump administration. The Trump administration plans to shift much of the […]
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The 21st Century Jungle

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On January 5, 2018
Upton Sinclair wrote his 1906 famous book to expose the horrible lives of slaughterhouse workers. But, much to his disappointment, Americans focused upon the horrible meat they were ingesting and didn’t much care about the workers he described or the socialist politics he hoped to inspire. It’s not too different today. Eric Scholsser’s Fast Food […]

Poultry and Pampers

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On May 15, 2016

I talk all the time about horrible working conditions in the developing world. Many of those workers are producing goods for American companies, but usually through a supply chain. But American compan

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