McDonald’s Canada says it does not buy eggs that are produced from two Alberta farms featured in a gruesome documentary showing chickens subject to what an animal rights group is calling “egregious animal cruelty.”
The food riots of 2008 that swept through the Global South returned with runaway food-price inflation in 2010–2011, this time sparking full-scale rebellions in Tunisia, Yemen, and Egypt. Unable to control price inflation or contain rebellion, the oligopolies of the corporate food regime are trapped in a classic crisis of capital accumulation.
By Annie-Rose Strasser
The Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded nearly two years ago to the day, beginning an oil spill that lasted three months and released some two hundred million gallonsof oil into the Gulf of Mexico. BP may have declared their mission accomplished, but the results of the spill are still trickling out.
By: Malcolm Moore
During a half-year investigation, Chinese police said they had uncovered more than 700 middlemen through which the pharmaceutical giant allegedly funnelled money to health officials and doctors in order to prescribe GSK drugs.
By Kathleen Chaykowski
Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Warren Buffett, right, stands next to Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates, as they participate in a newspaper toss prior to the start of the Berkshire shareholders meeting in Omaha, Nebraska, on May 4, 2013.
By RACHEL REILLY
The use of antidepressant medication in the UK has increased five-fold since 1991, new data reveals.
It also showed that the use of such drugs had increased by 20 per cent each year across Europe over a similar period.
Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete is an enthusiastic supporter of Monsanto, but now pressure is mounting on his government to reject GMO technologies as solutions to end hunger
BY NIZAR VISRAM
Normally Tanzanian lawmakers would ‘prove’ their radicalism by blasting rival parties, state authorities, public corporations or ministers for shoddy work done or millions that go missing. They would hardly ever take a swipe at a multinational corporation, much less an American one.
By Kevin Samson
The current Chairman and former CEO of Nestlé, the largest producer of food products in the world, believes that the answer to global water issues is privatization. This statement is on record from the wonderful company that has peddled junk food in the Amazon, has invested money to thwart the labeling of GMO-filled products, has a disturbing health and ethics record for its infant formula, and has deployed a cyber army to monitor Internet criticism and shape discussions in social media.
Enjoy, Coke. The soft drink maker has much to smile about on the advertising front: Coca-Cola was just named “the most effective brand in the world.”
By Lesley Docksey
Will the biotech companies ever give up on trying to sell Europe their genetically modified crops? Their latest PR man is the UK’s Minister for the Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), Owen Paterson.