Editor’s note: This column is published here with the permission of the author, Leah Garcés

Over the past few months, news reports of China’s African swine fever problem, which is decimating the country’s pig population, has dominated agriculture and trade headlines. The disease outbreak has affected markets across
Continue Reading African swine fever’s lesson: Big animal ag is fragile and biohazard suits are not unusual

Death threats. Paying off journalists. Threatening letters. Are these tactics used by Don Corleone in “The Godfather”? Or is it our own government’s efforts, perhaps with agribusiness lobby interests pushing them along, confronting what they seem to think is a major threat: a food company called Hampton Creek. Let’s review
Continue Reading Is there a government conspiracy against Hampton Creek?

This week, the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, the National Chicken Council, and the National Turkey Federation, will host a U.S. Poultry Industry Sustainability Workshop on May 24-25 in Atlanta. Invited attendees included key poultry integrators, retailers, food service companies and restaurants. They have shut the doors, however, to any

Continue Reading Poultry industry sustainability workshop excludes everyone who matters to sustainability

“Eat like your ancestors.” The phrase brings about feelings of nostalgia for all that is good, simple and natural about food. Perdue’s Harvestland campaign slogan conjures up an image of farming ways of the past. Its website points consumers to chicken recipes from the turn of the century. At that
Continue Reading Is Perdue’s ‘Eat Like Your Ancestors’ Campaign Calling for Chicken Industry Reform?