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Fact Sheets: Food

Fact Sheets Count: 81
June 12, 2014

Monsanto’s Seed Company Subsidiaries

The rise of genetic engineering has not only diminished the ability for farmers to practice their own methods of seed selection, but also turned another sector of agriculture into a business monopolized by a few corporations.

May 23, 2014

Grain Reserves: Common-Sense Farm Policy

Farming is a tough job. Farmers deal with unstable weather patterns and have just a few buyers for most crops. This leads to boom-and-bust swings between bumper crops and dire shortages. Income isn’t guaranteed, and farmers are required to put a lot on the line to get their crop into the ground.

April 3, 2014
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Industry Profile: Grocery Manufacturers Association

The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) represents more than 300 of the United States’ biggest food and beverage companies.

January 14, 2014

Fast Tracking Corporate Power: Investor-State Resolution and the TPP

The TPP’s contentious “investor-state dispute resolution” allows a corporation to sue federal, state and local governments if it believes that a law or regulation will negatively affect its bottom line.

September 23, 2013

The World Food Prize: Recognizing Heroes or Promoting Agribusiness Interests?

Behind the World Food Prize are millions of dollars from agribusiness and prize recipients whose contributions have done little to reduce hunger.

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Ending Big Chicken’s Free Ride

Elected officials and policymakers have passed the Chesapeake Bay clean-up costs to residents and refuse to make the chicken industry, a main polluter of the Bay, pay its fair share for the waste from its thousands of chicken factory farms.

September 9, 2013

Save Antibiotics for Medicine, Not Factory Farms

Antibiotics are critical tools for human medicine, yet far more antibiotics are given to food animals than to sick people, and this practice is putting all of us at risk. Agriculture accounts for 80 percent of antibiotics sold in the United States, using drugs from every major class of antibiotics used in human medicine. The way that most antibiotics are used on livestock, such as chickens, pigs and cattle, has been linked to the rise of antibiotic-resistant (AR) bacteria. This means that the bacteria can survive exposure to antibiotic drugs that had previously been effective in killing them.

May 28, 2013
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How Much do Labels Really Tell You?

This fact sheet is designed to go behind the scenes of the food industry to explain what labels really tell you (or don’t tell you).

April 23, 2013

Ractopamine

Using ractopamine, a drug that makes livestock grow lean meat faster, may pose human health risks and can compromise animal health and welfare.

April 8, 2013

Monsanto: A Corporate Profile

Roundup herbicide. Agent Orange. PCBs. Genetically engineered seeds. These may not seem related, but they all have something in common: Monsanto.

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