Tag: The Food and Environment Reporting Network

Oxfam Gives Big Food Companies Bad Behavior Grades

Oxfam Gives Big Food Companies Bad Behavior Grades

| February 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

When it comes to protecting the environment and issues like worker well-being and women’s rights, 10 of the world’s biggest food producers get failing grades from Oxfam, an activist group for the poor.

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Why Russia Is Saying ‘Nyet’ To U.S. Meat Imports

Why Russia Is Saying ‘Nyet’ To U.S. Meat Imports

| February 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

Some U.S. meat producers add an obscure chemical called ractopamine to the feed that they give to their pigs, cattle or turkeys. But Russian safety officials haven’t approved it, and they’ve stopped U.S. meat imports – worth a half-billion-dollars a year – until those imports are ractopamine-free.

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