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Viewpoints

Viewpoints features essays and interviews by the Center for a Livable Future’s staff, faculty, fellows and other affiliates. These opinions are opinions—not  representations of the Center’s priorities, activities or stances.

 

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Food Animal Production

The USDA Is Gonna Do What?

The outbreak of several Asian-origin Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza A (HPAI) viruses is still wreaking havoc for industrial egg and turkey integrators.

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Food Animal Production

Poultry Contracting and Tournament Pricing

The current system is built on the contract production relationship between the producer (farmer) and the large integrator (company).

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Remembering Brother Dave Andrews

Brother Dave’s concern about food equity and food justice had an international component and he was a regular at the United Nations’ conference on food and animal production.

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Diet, Health & Planetary Boundaries

Fed Up with Sugar

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Food Animal Production, Food Policy & Governance

What does trans-Atlantic trade have to do with antibiotic resistance?

ISDS gives corporations the right to sue a nation for passing laws that impinge on their profits, and it’s a key component of the trade agreement now being negotiated between the U.S. and the European Union.

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Food Policy & Governance, Diet, Health & Planetary Boundaries

Let’s All Calm Down about the Dietary Guidelines

What does it mean that the Feds are taking “sustainability” into account in this year’s process?

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Food Equity

Immigration Reform Requires Food System Reform

It has been estimated by Farmworker Justice that there are 4.5 million farm workers and family members in the United States, and that up to 75 percent of them are undocumented.

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Food Policy & Governance, Diet, Health & Planetary Boundaries

The Positive Change Created by New Supermarkets in Food Deserts

Changing perceptions and attitudes is part of the equation of long-term behavior change.

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Food Animal Production

Antibiotic Resistance: How Industrial Agriculture Lies With Statistics

The CDC released a landmark report estimating that antibiotic-resistant bacteria cause at least 2 million infections and kill at least 23,000 people in the US every year.

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Diet, Health & Planetary Boundaries

Gutless decisions can’t halt Meatless Monday’s momentum

The USDA retracted its promotion of Meatless Monday in a sustainability newsletter to employees after facing pressure from the National Cattleman’s Beef Association.

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