Capitalist Economies Overproduce Food

By Robert R. Raymond, Truthout. -

The unprecedented pandemic, and the recession it has caused, has led to a sharp increase in food insecurity in the United States. The problem isn’t that there isn’t enough food to go around, but [...]

“Cheap And Exploitable Labor”: New Report Shows Food Companies Use Cultural Exchange Program To Recruit Foreign Workers

By H. Claire Brown, -

Imagine you’re a foreign student entering the United States on a summer work visa. You’ve been promised an ice cream-drenched summer filled with opportunities for travel, plus a job that pays [...]

Beyond GMOs And Fast Food Nation: Regenerating Public Health

By Ronnie Cummins, -

After decades of chemical-intensive agriculture, factory farms and genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in our food, and an ongoing war against natural systems and traditional knowledge, [...]

Burger King Loves Net Neutrality (?!) And Other Whoppers

By Craig Aaron, -

Some buzz-killers are complaining that Burger King doesn’t really care about Net Neutrality and is just trying to exploit a hot-button topic. To them, I say: I know! Isn’t it great?! Net [...]

Iowa Fast-Food, Hospital Workers Protest Gov. Reynolds

Gov. Reynolds and Republican state lawmakers have waged a string of attacks on workers’ unions in recent years. Last February, then-Gov. Terry Branstad signed into law a bill endorsed by then-Lt. [...]

Dairy Queen Tells Racist Franchisee His Store Is Closed Forever

By Clint Rainey, -

By Clint Rainey for Grub Street - Despite him using the word “freely to describe black people,” police told Ford it wasn’t a criminal act, so there wasn’t much they could do. Ford took to [...]

Appeals Board Upholds Minimum Wage Hike To $15

By Matthew Hamilton, -

By Matthew Hamilton for Times Union - The state Industrial Board of Appeals has upheld the planned increase to a $15 minimum wage for the state’s fast food workers. “No one who works hard should [...]

$15 An Hour NOW – Not 5 To 7 Years From Now

By C. Robert Gibson, -

By C. Robert Gibson in Occupy - So, to be clear, $15 an hour now is neither an unreasonable nor irrational demand. By contrast, the default argument against increasing the minimum wage is the [...]

Year After Seattle Raises Minimum Wage, No Economic Disaster

By Working Washington, -

By Working Washington - In the year between the first Seattle fast food strikes and the passage Seattle’s landmark $15 minimum wage law, we heard all kinds of of sky-is-falling predictions from [...]

Chipotle Under Attack For Going GMO Free

By Ronnie Cummins, -

The biotech industry has a long history of discrediting scientists who challenge the safety of GMOs. That intimidation campaign worked well until consumers connected the dots between GMO foods [...]

McDonald’s Announces Corporate Shake-Up, Workers Vow To Rise Up

By Deirdre Fulton, -

On the same day that McDonald's CEO Steve Easterbrook announced sweeping changes aimed at "returning excitement" to the behemoth—and struggling—fast-food chain, thousands of McDonald's cooks and [...]

Protests Hit McDonald’s In Los Angeles, Nationwide

By Tiffany Hsu, -

Labor organizers displeased with McDonald’s Corp.’s decision to raise wages only for workers at company-owned stores, leaving out employees at franchises, held protests across the nation [...]

USDA Approves ‘Untested, Inherently Risky’ GMO Apple

By Katherine Paul, -

On Friday, February 13, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) approved the first genetically engineered apple, despite hundreds of thousands of petitions asking the USDA to reject it. In [...]

How 13 Complaints Against McDonald’s Could Help Millions Unionize

By David Moberg, -

The law is catching up with Ronald McDonald. On Friday, the National Labor Relations Board issued 13 complaints involving 78 charges by workers that McDonald’s USA, LLC, and many of its [...]

McDonald’s Just Got Hit With Multiple Labor Law Violations

By Michael Wasser, -

Today, the National Labor Relations Board’s chief prosecutor, General Counsel Richard Griffin, jointly charged McDonald’s and several of its franchisees with multiple violations of federal labor [...]

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