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Poultry Workers to USDA: “#Pardon ME”

In years past, racial justice advocates have called attention to the plight of workers in meatpacking and poultry processing plants, particularly during the holiday season. In a similar vein, this week the Northwest Arkansas Workers’ Justice Center asked supporters to … Continued

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Food Safety Compromised by Poor Regulation and Working Conditions

Metal fragments in your Frosted Mini Wheats?  Salmonella in your organic peanut butter?  That’s just par for the course in modern day food production.  In the past two weeks alone, the FDA has recalled 44 foods for not meeting safety … Continued

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Mass Killing Demonstrates Need to Address War’s Toll on Troops

On Sunday a US soldier murdered 16 Afghani civilians, mostly women and children, after leaving his base early in the morning.  The BBC reported that, “The White House voiced ‘deep concern’ and Nato-led forces in Afghanistan promised a rapid inquiry.” … Continued

Health Action Center Opening in Milan, Missouri

(Español mas abajo) As we all know,  there are currently thousands of Americans who have no access to health care, and this quandary is compounded for those living in rural areas. But for immigrants living in these areas, the situation … Continued

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Slow Down the Line: Safer Food, Safer Workers

Over the years cases of contaminated food being sold to consumers have been frighteningly frequent. As is the case of the recent outbreak of Turkey meat contaminated with salmonella, which at the time of writing has already claimed one life.

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Refugee Struggles in Minnesota’s Meat-Packing Plants

Over the last two decades the trend of Somali refugees moving from their war torn homeland to America, so often finding work in small meat packing plants, has had a profound impact in small towns across the Midwest and the … Continued

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Fear and Loathing on the Killing Room Floor

Where animals are slaughtered and processed, where the meat is portioned and packaged, several dangerous elements exist. Processing plants in this country dispense with over 400 head of cattle per hour, which from living animal to fully processed meat is … Continued

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Blame a Poisoned, Inhumane Food System . . . Not Sprouts

Health officials and news pundits are blaming bean sprouts for the latest outbreak of E.coli in Europe, which has killed at least 22 and sickened over 2000. But the real culprit is a diseased and dysfunctional food system where the … Continued