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FDA: Contaminated Feed Could Affect Farms Nationwide
Business  (tags: contamination, diet, health, illness, risks, animal, birds, petfoodrecall, farming, farm animals, Farm Animals, agriculture, food, profit, consumer, china )

Heather
- 2641 days ago - cnn.com
Contaminated feed found in 38 Indiana chicken farms; more farms likely affected o Feed contains recalled pet food with tainted wheat gluten o No human illnesses have been reported related to tainted poultry feed o Reports of 4,150 dog and cat deaths
TAKE ACTION : Campaign Against Factory Farming in India - Sukanya Kadyan
Business  (tags: ethics, government, law, business, farming, economy, marketing, society, consumers, finance )

Naresh
- 1153 days ago - change.org
Please be a hero for hens - Abhishek Kadyan, Media Adviser to OIPA in India
Ask Your Two Senators and Your Representative to Co-Sponsor the Local Farms, Food, and Jobs Act! ACTION
Business  (tags: Sustainable Development, farming, consumers, jobs, americans )

Nancy
- 1001 days ago - salsa.wiredforchange.com
Local food systems not only hold potential for connecting consumers with where their food comes from, but also for boosting farm income, stimulating job creation and economic development, and meeting public health and nutrition goals.
Corn... Fuel... Fire! U.S. Corn Subsidies Promote Amazon Deforestation
Business  (tags: ecosystems, energy, environment, farming )

Cal
- 2390 days ago - enn.com
Amazon deforestation and fires are being aggravated by US farm subsidies, claims STRI's staff scientist William Laurance
Florida Farms For Fuel ~Hemp
Business  (tags: hemp, farmers, agriculture, business, empowerment, environment, farming, freedoms )

Barb
- 2654 days ago - wesh.com
An Orlando-based company is trying to convince Florida farmers that their key to energy independence can be found in a plant. The Jatropha plant, native to Malaysia, has seeds the size of grapes...
OUTRAGEOUS! Scandal of the 'Tomato Slaves' Harvesting Crop Exported to UK
Business  (tags: world, humanrights, scandal, social conditions, plight of European farm workers, economy, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!', politics, europe, ethics, crime, government, HumanRights, society, news, business, ethics, farming, economy, politics, news, world )

Cal
- 1050 days ago - theecologist.org
Across Italy an invisible army of migrant workers harvests tomatoes destined for our dinner plates. Paid poverty wages and living in squalor, medical charities have described conditions as 'hell'.
Sign Petition: Take Action on the Anniversary of Maria Isabel's Heat Death
Business  (tags: business, corporate, dishonesty, ethics, corruption, money, politics, farming, society, Maria, Isabel, Vasquez, Jimenez, heat, wave, farm, workers, abuse, humans, freedoms, culture, rights, children, sadness, safety, death, crime )

Tom
- 1896 days ago - ufwaction.org
We want to tell you a story. We wish we could say this story is fictional. It isn't. It's a story of agribusinesses greed and indifference. It's the story of a young girl whose life was lost before she even had a chance to start living it.
Two Contractors Fined for Heat Illness Last Summer ACTION
Business  (tags: United Farm Workers, business, ethics, farming, health, neglect )

Nancy
- 909 days ago - action.ufw.org
We want to share updates about two heat illness cases we reported to you last summer. These are cases where Cal-OSHA cited and fined farm labor contractors for violating California's heat regulation.
Creating Access to Resources for Beginning Farmers and Ranchers ACTION
Business  (tags: farmers, ranchers, business, farming )

Nancy
- 1058 days ago - org2.democracyinaction.org
The U.S. needs a national strategy and commitment to support beginning farmers and ranchers entering into agriculture. The Beginning Farmer and Rancher Opportunity Act of 2011 (http://sustainableagriculture.net/wp-content/uplo ads/2011/08/BRF-Bill-2-page
Ruby Ridge Continues Their Lawless Ways, Darigold Remains Silent ACTION
Business  (tags: United Farm Workers, business, ethics, farming )

Nancy
- 1034 days ago - action.ufw.org
In an initial victory on June 14, a court ordered the Ruby Ridge Dairy to pay five former Ruby Ridge workers $50,000. To date, the dairy hasn't paid a single dime. Nor have they made good on any of the other back wages that workers say they are owed.
Burger King /Tako Bell and McDonald's in Tomato Pickers' Wages Fight
Business  (tags: farming, ethics, americans, labor, unethical, society, corporate )

Mimi
- 2404 days ago - nytimes.com
In a colorful, often clamorous pressure campaign that has relied on support from college campuses and church groups, a group of farmworkers has persuaded McDonald's and Taco Bell to have their tomato suppliers pay their pickers more.But now...
Stop Suicide Seeds in Brazil ACTION
Business  (tags: Brazil, terminator, suicide seeds, farming, GM, GURTS, agriculture, sustainable, corporate, corruption )

Nancy
- 127 days ago - salsa3.salsalabs.com
Terminator has not yet been commercialized in the United States, but Brazil's recent moves aim to undermine farmers' right to save seed while streamlining the corporate takeover of the Brazilian countryside. For further information visit the ETC Group's-
Take Action: Ban the Use of Neonicotinoid Pesticides Before They Devastate Bee Populations in the USA
Business  (tags: americans, business, consumers, corporate, corruption, environment, ethics, farming, society, money, politics, usa )

JL
- 483 days ago - causes.com
Neonicotinoid, known as "neonics" for short, is a farm pesticide produced primarily by the German chemical giant Bayer, widely used in the U.S. to coat a massive 142 million acres of corn, wheat, soy and cotton seeds. They are also common ingredients in
Monsanto Lobbying On Pace To New Records In 2010
Business  (tags: abuse, business, corporate, corruption, dishonesty, ethics, farming, money, politics, Monsanto, GMO seeds )

Kathy
- 1421 days ago - gmo-journal.com
Monsanto Co. spent $4.64 million in the first two quarters of 2010 and it is on pace to set a new high for its lobbying expenditures. This has been fueled by lobbying on an increasing number of legal and legislative issues affecting the world's...
   

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