At national conference of state legislators. Question of the hour: Does giving a sow the ability to turn around as opposed to being immobilized in a crate for her whole life improve her welfare? The Industry sponsored scientist says no. This is my shocked face. (at big money big money )

At national conference of state legislators. Question of the hour: Does giving a sow the ability to turn around as opposed to being immobilized in a crate for her whole life improve her welfare? The Industry sponsored scientist says no. This is my shocked face. (at big money big money )

In Germany…a remarkably widespread and staunch opposition to one specific and little-known processing technique: the use of chlorine to wash chickens after slaughter. The process has even engendered its own vocabulary, and Das Chlorhünchen – chlorine chicken – is now a household word… Der Spiegel less subtly headlined the whole affair ‘Chlorhünchen im Shitstorm;’ no translation required.
The food movement — led by celebrity chefs, advocacy journalists, students and NGOs — is missing, ironically, the perspective of the people doing the actual work of growing food. Their platform has been largely based on how to provide good, healthy food, while it has ignored the core economic inequities and contradictions embedded in our food system.
Absolutely stunning facts in a new report by Michelle Simon of Eat Drink Politics on the dairy industry’s cozy, gross relationship with government. If they could find a way to put cheese on a fruit salad, these manipulative betches would. Also, “Process cheese is made from natural cheese” is making my head hurt it’s so empty and meaningless.

…many federal checkoff-funded dairy organizations make dubious health claims to market their dressed up junk foods. Would you believe that:
“Cheese can fit into almost any eating plan”;
“Process cheese is made from natural cheese”;
“Cheese contributes essential nutrients for good health”;
“Chocolate milk is the perfect balance of vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates and protein—a combination that can’t be found in any other beverage”.
At a time when our nation is suffering from an epidemic of diet-related health problems, we cannot allow the decades of whitewashing by the dairy industry to continue. The assumption that eating dairy is essential to the diet has obstructed our ability to criticize federal government support for unhealthy forms of dairy.
It’s time to stop dancing around the federal checkoff programs by pretending they are privately-funded. As this report demonstrates, federal government administers, oversees, and approves almost every aspect of the dairy checkoff program. These funds are directly used to promote junk foods, which are contributing to the diseases our federal government is allegedly trying to prevent.

Absolutely stunning facts in a new report by Michelle Simon of Eat Drink Politics on the dairy industry’s cozy, gross relationship with government. If they could find a way to put cheese on a fruit salad, these manipulative betches would. Also, “Process cheese is made from natural cheese” is making my head hurt it’s so empty and meaningless.

…many federal checkoff-funded dairy organizations make dubious health claims to market their dressed up junk foods. Would you believe that:

  • “Cheese can fit into almost any eating plan”;
  • “Process cheese is made from natural cheese”;
  • “Cheese contributes essential nutrients for good health”;
  • “Chocolate milk is the perfect balance of vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates and protein—a combination that can’t be found in any other beverage”.

At a time when our nation is suffering from an epidemic of diet-related health problems, we cannot allow the decades of whitewashing by the dairy industry to continue. The assumption that eating dairy is essential to the diet has obstructed our ability to criticize federal government support for unhealthy forms of dairy.

It’s time to stop dancing around the federal checkoff programs by pretending they are privately-funded. As this report demonstrates, federal government administers, oversees, and approves almost every aspect of the dairy checkoff program. These funds are directly used to promote junk foods, which are contributing to the diseases our federal government is allegedly trying to prevent.

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It’s up!

Love this TED talk from Will Potter. Watch and share. Because it’s what The Man doesn’t want you to do.