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How America’s food giants swallowed the family farms

March 9, 2019 – By Chris McGreal, The Guardian – Across the midwest, the rise of factory farming is destroying rural communities. And the massive corporations behind this devastation are now eyeing a post-Brexit UK market.

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Roadmap for regulating cell-based meat

March 8, 2019 – By Liz Crampton, Politico – The joint USDA-FDA agreement over regulation of cell-based meat has landed, and it’s getting positive reviews from both livestock groups and startups working to get the emerging products to market. The agencies still need to decide lingering issues, such as labeling.

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US regulators clear path for genetically modified salmon

March 8, 2019 – By Candice Choi, AP – U.S. regulators on Friday gave the green light to salmon genetically modified to grow about twice as fast as normal, but the company behind it may face legal challenges before the fish can be sold domestically.

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How Farm Policy and Big Ag Impact Farmers in the U.S. and Abroad

March 7, 2019 – By Eva Perroni, Civil Eats – From remote villages in Malawi, Mexico, and India to ethanol refineries and industrial hog factories in the American heartland, Tim Wise has spent great deal of the last several years thinking about the big picture of food and farming.

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