Opinion: Kraft-Heinz branded latest market manipulator – and it won’t be the last

Yes it's true, that once in a while a company or individual does something so outrageously stupid that the government wakes up out of a slumber and recognizes a manipulation for what it is.

But when it comes to commodity manipulation the government has been over-matched.

For the purpose of this blog we're going to look at just two major, major commodity manipulations that share a common thread.

Opinion: American farmers catching on to gaslighting gasbag

As Dave Dickey writes, gaslighting has become a White House weapon of choice in trying to convince individual American farmers all is well while they financially are suffering from the POTUS agricultural policy choices.

Opinion: Time for Tyson to be up front in chicken marketing

Lawsuits filed by the Organic Consumers Association and Food and Water Watch do not seek monetary damages. Instead, the non-profits want Tyson to cease pulling the wool over the public's eye when it comes to marketing chickens.

Opinion: EPA chooses chemical companies over children’s health

The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in August 2018 already ruled chilorpyrifos unsafe and ordered EPA to revoke food tolerances and take the pesticide off the market.

But that ruling was vacated in February after EPA requested a rehearing which ultimately ordered EPA in a writ of  mandamus to issue within 90 days a full and fair decision on the petitioner's objections.

I fully expect the justices over at the Ninth Circuit will leave little tolerance for EPA's decision to continue to allow Corteva to market chlorpyrifos.

Opinion: Is DOJ throwing Big Poultry on the rotisserie?

About two years ago Maplevale Farms, Inc filed a civil lawsuit against the nation's largest chicken processors – Tyson Foods, Pilgrim's Pride, Perdue Farms, Koch Foods and Sanderson Farms are all plaintiffs – alleging the companies conspired together between 2008 and 2016 to fix poultry prices.

But as Dave Dickey writes, billions of dollars are at stake here. And things are not always as they seem.

Opinion: Big ag searching for constitutional-proof ag gag law

Spearheaded by big ag lobbyists and enabled by big-ag friendly state legislatures, numerous laws have made it illegal to use deception to secretly videotape treatment of animals at private livestock and meatpacking facilities.