America's good food movement

Thursday, November 24, 2011   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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What better day than Thanksgiving to celebrate our country’s food rebels!

I’m talking about the growing movement of small farmers, food artisans, local retailers, co-ops, community organizers, restaurateurs, environmentalists, consumers,... [read more]

A VICTORY FOR TRUTH-IN-LABELING

Friday, December 17, 2010   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Question: what do biotech corporations, national milk processors, and the Ohio state government have in common? Answer: defeat!

Such biotech powerhouses as Monsanto and Eli Lilly are the profiteers behind an... [read more]

WHAT'S BEHIND THE EGG RECALL?

Tuesday, September 7, 2010   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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To make an omelet, you've gotta break some eggs – and half a billion eggs would make a mighty big omelet!

That's how many the Food and Drug Administration has recalled... [read more]

FIGHTING THE SUPERBUGS OF ARGRIBUSINESS

Thursday, July 22, 2010   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Not so long ago, the "miracle cure" of antibiotics prompted doctors to prescribe them for illnesses as minor as colds and upset tummies. But, then, people began to die. In droves.

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AGRIBUSINESS PROFITS, MUTANT GERMS... AND US

Thursday, April 8, 2010   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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America is under assault. From coast to coast, we are being invaded by horrific, body-consuming mutants that are already destroying 65,000 American lives a year. As a Duke University scientist puts it, "This is a... [read more]

AGRIBUSINESS PROFITS, MUTANT GERMS... AND US

Wednesday, February 3, 2010   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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America is under assault. From coast to coast, we are being invaded by horrific, body-consuming mutants that are already destroying 65,000 American lives a year. As a Duke University scientist puts it, "This is a... [read more]

GETTING SMART ABOUT THE "SMART CHOICES" LABEL

Thursday, October 29, 2009   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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How can you tell when a consumer product might be one you should avoid? Easy. Whenever a corporate spokesperson declares that the product in question "complies with all U.S. laws and regulations" – run away... [read more]

CORPORATE CONTROL OF FOOD SAFETY INSPECTIONS

Thursday, July 9, 2009   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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E. coli 0157: H7 sounds like a character in an international spy thriller. And, in fact, 0157: H7 is an assassin, a deadly serial killer that takes out over sixty Americans every year.

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DEATH BY PIE

Monday, June 29, 2009   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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How's this for a tombstone? "Here lies a guy/ Killed by a pie."

More accurately, the killer is corporate globalization and greed. Food conglomerates scavenge the globe in a constant search... [read more]

DEATH BY PIE

Wednesday, May 27, 2009   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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How's this for a tombstone? "Here lies a guy/ Killed by a pie."

More accurately, the killer is corporate globalization and greed. Food conglomerates scavenge the globe in a constant search... [read more]

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