This week’s news will make you cry, make you sigh, and make you smile. Some of it may even help you avoid diabetes, cancer, and kidney failure! New health research indicts meat and soft drinks, but encourages healthy eaters to go nuts. Animal factories continually find new ways to turn the stomachs of anyone who glimpses their work — and then they file charges against those who dare to see (and record) it. USDA proposes new anti-poop policies targeting organic farmers; but announces new projects supporting local food in public schools. Hawaii knocks the GMO-regulation ball right out of the park! In other breaking news, I suddenly want to move to Norway. Read on, for all the week’s top food news!
What Smithfield is awarding itself for is basically following the rules. This would be like giving myself an award for not shoplifting for the whole year. Awards are normally for going above and beyond, and from an animal rights perspective, Smithfield and Murphy Brown have a ways to go.
The largest pork company in the world, Smithfield Foods, has broken their commitment to end the use gestation crates for pigs by 2017. Sign the petition for McDonald’s to end using such pork products to increase the pressure on Smithfield.