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Ninety Years On - Will the Feds Finally Break Up the Meat Monopoly?

Regina Weiss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Regina Weiss

In 1919 the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) reported to President Woodrow Wilson on a months-long investigation that produced seven volumes of evide...

Cowboys Versus Packers This Week -- And We're Not Talking Football

Mabel Dobbs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Mabel Dobbs

A tiny handful of giant meatpackers and processors have been underpaying and unfairly treating livestock producers for decades. These packers control the livestock markets.

History Repeated

Mike Callicrate | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Mike Callicrate

Although The Jungle was published in 1906, we have no less of a Jungle today, and no less of a "Beef Trust,"from the way farmers and ranchers are denied a fair income, to the exploitation of workers, to our deplorable lack of food safety.