The Factory-Farming Empire Strikes Back!
"We've Hit a Big Fat Big Ag Nerve!"
Date: 8/17/2011 3:25:36 AM ( 10 y ) ... viewed 11329 times
"US farming groups hit back at activists"
By Alan Rappeport in New York - from the Financial Times
"Big US farming groups are joining forces in a multimillion dollar marketing campaign to respond to attacks by activists and small farmers that accuse them of promoting unhealthy food and abusing animals.
The outreach comes at a time of growing tension between industrial agriculture groups and small farmers and activists who argue that 'factory farming' is inhumane to animals and produces food that leads to obesity and
The effort also coincides with the US food industry coming under pressure to contain a salmonella outbreak this month that has been linked to ground turkey processed by Cargill, the US meatpacker. The US Centers for Disease Control said more than 100 people have been affected by the outbreak, with one death. ..." More at:
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Related Update - April 20, 2012 -
"A recent letter from Joel Salatin of Polyface Farm to the NY Times:
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