In this episode of teleSUR's "Days of Revolt," Truthdig columnist and series host Chris Hedges talks with two figures from the American agribusiness center of Salinas, Calif., about the corporate takeover of the city's political system, its impact on local workers and the similarities between Salinas and Detroit.
Over the past two months, the Brazilian Amazon has registered a sharp spike in deforestation.Over the past two months, the Brazilian Amazon has registered a sharp spike in deforestation .
Edward R. Murrow titled his 1960 CBS documentary "Harvest of Shame" on the merciless exploitation of the migrant farmworkers by the large growers and their local government allies. More than 50 years later, it is still the harvest of shame for nearly 2 million migrant farmworkers who follow the seasons to harvest our fruits and vegetables.
Several states, including Minnesota, Iowa and Florida, are considering legislation that would make it a felony for activists and journalists to carry out undercover investigations of agribusiness operations (more).
Now that high fructose corn syrup has officially been smeared by everyone from foodie guru Michael Pollan to political prankster Stephen Colbert, the business brass behind the maligned sweetener has gone into identity crisis mode and emerged with a bold new rebranding campaign.