Food Crimes - "The Hunt For Illegal Seafood" Special Report: The war on big food. © Time Inc.
Workers all too often labor for employers who skirt the minimum wage laws or practice other forms of wage theft, work under unhealthy or dangerous conditions, or are made to live in grossly substandard housing. Employment abuses in agriculture are difficult to address because farm work is not covered by many important labor protections enjoyed by most other workers in this country. Nonetheless, farmworkers do rely on some of the provisions of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) and the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act (“AWPA”) to provide minimum levels of worker protections. These laws and their impact on the lives of farmworkers are described in some detail below. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) FLSA, originally enacted in 1938, guarantees most workers a minimum wage for each hour worked. Until 1966, the FLSA excluded farmworkers. Guess Who's Coming to Breakfast?
Is not available. Image: Sunny Forest /Shutterstock, plus Monsanto and Condé Nast logos Last week, Gawker uncovered a hapless tie-up between genetically modified seed/pesticide giant Monsanto and Condé Nast Media—publisher of The New Yorker, Bon Appetit, GQ, Self, Details, and other magazines—to produce "an exciting video series" on the "topics of food, food chains and sustainability.
" Marion Nestle was offered $5,000 to participate for a single afternoon. Outsourcing America: Sodexo Food Service Contractor Siphons Cash from Kids and Soldiers while Dishing Up Subprime Food. Butcher Sean Basey works behind a "no horsemeat" sign at Bates Butchers in Market Harborough, central England, February 20, 2013.
(Source: REUTERS/Darren Staples) Factory Farm Map. Www.huffingtonpost.com/john-w-boyd-jr/shame-on-the-new-york-times_b_3193625.html. Shame on The New York Times for the bias that was so evident in last week's front page story titled "Federal Spigot Flows as Farmers Claim Bias.
" It clearly implied that even meager restitution was underserved and we were unworthy plaintiffs, although we successfully proved racial discrimination in federal farm loan practices. The headline was an immediate giveaway, (no pun intended) that this story intended to make a case against legally won payments to offset generations of injustice in federal farm loan practices. Then, early in the story the reporter writes, "What is more, some protested, the template for the deal-the $50,000 payouts to black farmers-had proved a magnet for fraud. " “TRANSGENICOS: HABLEMOS CLARO”. CARTA ABIERTA AL PRESIDENTE DE LA REPÚBLICA.
Posted by lalineadefuego on marzo 7, 2013 · 10 comentarios Señor Presidente Rafael Correa Delgado: en los últimos meses, se ha reabierto un debate público acerca de la pertinencia o no de usar en el Ecuador cultivos y semillas transgénicas.
Usted ha manifestado en repetidas ocasiones su desacuerdo con el mandato constitucional que declara al Ecuador libre de semillas y cultivos OGM. Al respecto, múltiples organizaciones sociales, conjuntamente con centros de investigación y académicos de prestigio, presentamos las siguientes consideraciones: Nos satisface que una vez más se abra un debate nacional sobre este tema, tal como se hizo en la Constituyente de Montecristi (2008), y en la Comisión Legislativa del 2009 al aprobarse la Ley Orgánica del Régimen de Soberanía Alimentaria (LORSA).
HABLEMOS CLARO: Mitos y verdades sobre los transgénicos. Delicious Peace Grows in a Ugandan Coffee Bean. Food Fight: Debating Prop 37, California’s Landmark Initiative to Label GMO Food. This is a rush transcript.
Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: We’re at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California. Yes, we’re on the road in our 100-city tour. Here in the Golden State, a food fight has broken out—that is, a fight over a ballot initiative that would require the labeling of genetically engineered food. On Election Day, Californians will vote on Proposition 37, which would require food made from genetically altered plant or animal material to be labeled by the summer of 2014. In Californians vote yes on—if Californians vote yes on Proposition 37, the state will become the first in the country to require such a labeling system, possibly affecting industry labeling practices across the country. Greece's 'potato movement' grows in power - Features.
Athens, Greece - When an economy shrinks, prices are meant to go down in response to falling demand.
This has not happened in Greece - at least not yet. While the Greek economy shrank by an average of five per cent a year between 2009 and 2011, consumer prices rose by an average 3.7 per cent a year. The combination of falling revenues and rising prices has led to an explosive political mix. It is not politicians but grassroots activism that has come to address this issue.
In April, the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) reported a 24.6 per cent drop in potato prices from March 2011 - the largest ever one-year drop in any commodity. Files/pdfs/GMO_Myths_and_Truths/GMO_Myths_and_Truths_1.3.pdf. Hunger & Food Security. Playing God in the Garden. Amazing commercial you cannot stop watching. You don't have to go to the ends of the Earth to save the rainforest.
Just Follow the Frog! Shop for Rainforest Alliance Certified products here: Rainforest Alliance is a nonprofit conservation organization that holds Charity Navigator's highest rating of Four Stars: behind the green frog seal? Only farms that meet rigorous sustainability criteria earn the right to use the Rainforest Alliance Certified seal. These criteria address all of the three pillars of sustainability -- environmental protection, social equity and economic viability -- and farms are evaluated by independent, third-party auditors. Americans Consume Nearly 200 Pounds of GMOs Each Year.