Big Organic, Bad Organic

Stacy Mitchell at Grist recently described the ultimate ‘Trojan carrot,’ discussing WalMart’s plans to move into organic packaged foods since it’s done so well with organic produce. She looked at the issue in the context of WalMart’s attempt to dominate a growing percentage of the food supply, pointing to the fact that the company’s share […]

Ag Gag Laws: Violating Freedom of the Press and Limiting Consumer Access to Information

Multiple states have passed what are known as ‘ag gag’ laws, designed to penalise investigative reporters who explore conditions on industrial agriculture operations. Many of these laws focus specifically on livestock, in the wake of numerous exposes on the abuses of livestock in industrial agriculture. These laws are a significant threat to the freedom of […]