|The food crisis is not about a shortage of food|
Common Dreams - 9/18/2010.By Jim Goodman – The food crisis of 2008 never really ended, it was ignored and forgotten. The rich and powerful are well fed; they had no food crisis, no shortage, so in the West, it was little more than a short lived sound bite, tragic but forgettable. To the poor in the developing world, whose ability to afford food is no better now than in 2008, the hunger continues.
|It’s official: Jack DeCoster rules the U.S. Egg roost|
Grist - 9/18/2010.By Tom Philpott – In a post earlier this week, I showed that a man with a 15-year history of labor, environmental, food-safety, and animal-welfare violations stands at the nexus of several tightly linked companies that, together, produce more eggs than any other U.S. firm. Now I can say it outright: Austin "Jack" DeCoster, who was once called by the state of Iowa a "habitual violator" for flouting its environmental codes, controls the largest U.S. egg conglomerate.
|From a waste pile to your garden|
Bangor Daily News - 9/18/2010.By Sharon Kiley Mack – The enormous dark piles of sweet compost stand ready for market deep in the Maine woods at Marion Township, a remote area north of Machias. Their rich dark color and earthy smell belie their origins.
|FDA/USDA gotta grow some backbone|
Grist - 9/17/2010.By Tom Philpott – In the wake of the massive egg recall, the Senate's long-awaited food-safety bill is being held back by a GOP senator on specious fiscal concerns.