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"...in September of 2007 after eating a tainted hamburger traced to Cargill. Her infection led to hemolytic uremic syndrome, causing kidney failure. She suffered from seizures and spent three months in a medically induced coma."
"ConAgra was found guilty of health code violations and bacterial contaminations at its food processing facilities, which have endangered consumers and in some cases been linked to deaths."
"In May 2002, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) filed a lawsuit against Gold Kist for contaminating and then abandoning a factory location, which was likely producing haz- ardous pesticides."
"Tell Hormel to end the egregious acts of blatant cruelty to animals—such as the beating, kicking, and sexual abuse of pigs—that PETA documented on a Hormel supplier's farm."
"National Beef Packing Co. and JBS SA (JBSAY, JBSS3.BR) said Monday they would not change their cattle-buying practices after rival Tyson Foods Inc. (TSN) announced last week it would stop processing animals fed with a widely used animal supplement."
"The Humane Society of the United States filed a class action lawsuit Monday in New Jersey against Maryland-based Purdue Farms, accusing the nation’s third-largest poultry producer of falsely advertising its chickens as 'humanely raised.'"
"If you’re not already anti-factory-farming, this will do it: The Humane Society just released an undercover investigation into the obscene abuses of female breeding pigs and piglets by Smithfield Foods..."
"...the irony is that Tyson Foods may well have inadvertently shot itself in the foot by publicly admitting that the overuse of certain antibiotics in industrial farming really is a threat to human health."
Walmart supplies its pork from factories that still use gestation crates.
"Since 2001, Chipotle has sourced 100 percent of its pork from gestation-crate-free producers as part of the company’s 'Food With Integrity' campaign."
"We strive to offer as many locally grown or produced fruits, vegetables, grocery products, and household items as possible and are committed to supporting our local farmers and artisans."
"Major organic and natural foods grocery chain Whole Foods, rolled out a new animal welfare rating program. Under the program, every store will have signs that 'tell customers exactly how animals were raised'."