Tag Archive: Wenonah Hauter

Nov 24 2013

This year, have a big-poultry-free holiday season

Chicken and turkey are among the most popular and versatile foods Americans eat, but they also bring health risks to your plate. Most factory-farmed poultry is raised with antibiotics — which leads to antibiotic resistance in humans. Now, the USDA wants to cut the budget for poultry inspections and allow big chicken companies to police …

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Jun 18 2013

A rotten bacon behemoth: If a Chinese company’s bid to acquire Smithfield goes through, consumers and farmers will suffer.

American consumers may not even notice the change if a newly proposed takeover by China’s largest meat processor of our nation’s leading pork company goes through. But the $4.7 billion transaction would certainly show up on our plates: in the form of farmer exploitation, more factory farms, and a more complicated supply chain that increases …

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Feb 04 2013

Don’t Put a Fork In It

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Despite consumer opposition, the FDA is one step away from approving genetically engineered salmon. While most Americans were enjoying the holiday sea-son or stressing out over the nation’s imminent leap off the so-called fiscal cliff, the Food and Drug Administration delivered some big news as quietly as possible. On December 21, the agency announced that …

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Feb 28 2012

Soaking the customer

Private companies are aggressively trying to expand their share of the water service market, and too often we’re getting a raw deal. By Wenonah Hauter Ruby Williams, a 78-year-old Aqua Pennsylvania customer, got stuck with a $40,000 water bill because of a serious leak in the pipes under her home in Bristol Township, Pennsylvania. After her …

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Nov 01 2011

The skinny on farm subsidies and obesity

To make real, lasting improvements in our food system, we have to get to the root of the problem. By Wenonah Hauter and Carmen Rita Nevarez Obesity has reached epic proportions in the United States and its price tag is soaring. With one-third of adults and more than 12 million children and adolescents obese, the …

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