The meat industry, like much else in U.S. agriculture, has consolidated rapidly over the last half-century. Four giant companies produced 83.5 percent of U.S. beef as of 2007. It is in this context that the mobile slaughterhouse makes local slaughter available and affordable to small farmers.
Last Monday, February 27, we observed Occupy Our Food Supply, day of action against corporate food. Some of us observed it more than others. That same day, the class action suit of Organic Seed Grows and Trade Association vs. Monsanto was dismissed. Industrial Food - 1, organic farmers - 0.
There's a nagging question for me. Should a national leader in anti-hunger programs have a partnerhip with a fast food chain that sells mostly anti-nutritional foods that should be served to families with a side of Lipitor?