Staff / TruthdigFeb 12, 2016
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. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Donald Kaufman / TruthdigOct 22, 2014
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 . Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
By Ralph NaderAug 2, 2013
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. Dig deeper ( 4 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigAug 17, 2011
Earlier this month, Howard Buffett -- the philanthropist son of the "Sage of Omaha" -- penned a Huffington Post article defending a project within the U.N.’s World Food Program called "Purchase for Progress" and offered his vision of an ideal future for farmers in the global south. (more) Dig deeper ( 2 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigApr 29, 2011
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). Dig deeper ( 2 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigDec 28, 2010
The overuse of antibiotics can lead to drug-resistant superbugs, so it's cause for concern to the folks at Johns Hopkins' Center for a Livable Future that the vast majority of bug-killing drugs aren't even consumed by sick humans. Dig deeper ( 2 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigSep 16, 2010
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. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigFeb 29, 2008
What has the power to unite progressive Democrats and conservative Republicans? According to a compelling article in the San Francisco Chronicle, agribusiness is having its way in Congress, even getting Democrats to cut food stamps to make room for subsidies. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
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