Huge Disservice to the Organic Industry

Chuck Zimmerman Ag Group, Organic, USFRA, Wackos

I like to use images and especially video to help tell a story. In this case, however, there is just no need to do so. The folks at the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance brought to my attention the rather disgusting work of the Clif Bar Family Foundation demonstrated by their Seed Matters initiative that features a profanity spewing animated …

Ag Group, Organic, USFRA, Wackos

Whistleblower Speaks Out Against HSUS

Chuck Zimmerman Animal Activists, Animal Agriculture, Video, Wackos

It looks like the tables have been turned on animal liberation group Humane Society of the United States. A former undercover investigator for the extremist group is featured in a just released video by HumaneWatch.org discussing gestation stalls or also called individual maternity pens (IMPs) which are used to house pregnant pigs. You can watch the video below. IMPs provide …

Animal Activists, Animal Agriculture, Video, Wackos

Bloggers Bite Back at Chipotle

Cindy Zimmerman Food, Wackos

We really have tried to ignore the ignorant Chipotle “TV series” aimed at making farmers and ranchers out to be bad guys, since they simply thrive on the displeasure they cause the traditional agriculture industry. But it is nice to see the on-line ag community biting back. Corn Commentary bloggess Cathryn Wojcicki has done a couple of posts about how …

Food, Wackos

HumaneWatch Cat Says WTF HSUS

Chuck Zimmerman Animal Activists, Wackos

Talk about some great publicity exposing the “real” Humane Society of the United States. HumaneWatch has done it again. Remember to give to your local animal shelter! As part of its ongoing campaign to expose the deceptive fundraising practices of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), yesterday HumaneWatch.org, a project of the Center for Consumer Freedom, launched a …

Animal Activists, Wackos

Surviving an Undercover Video

Chuck Zimmerman Agribusiness, Animal Activists, Food, Wackos

We live in a world of anarchists/activists and they’ll stop at nothing to create mayhem. Farmers are not exempt. These wackos are really nothing more than criminals but unfortunately their shenanigans can have devastating impacts on a business. The Center for Food Integrity is conducting a webinar to present ideas for how to deal with the situation from some recent …

Agribusiness, Animal Activists, Food, Wackos

Panera Bread’s Lazy Response to Offensive Promotional Campaign

Chuck Zimmerman Animal Activists, Food, Wackos

It looks like Panera Bread has heard from the countryside. However, to date, their response has been lazy at best. Earlier this week Carrie Mess brought to our attention the Panera Bread campaign all about the EZChicken which implies that farmers raising chickens and using antibiotics are lazy. It has launched a grassroots campaign on Facebook and Twitter. Just follow …

Animal Activists, Food, Wackos

Panera Portraying Farmers as Lazy?

Chuck Zimmerman Farming, Food, Wackos

I’m echoing Dairy Carrie’s comment that Panera Bread has lost another customer. She explains things much better than I can. This is the story of another company thinking they must portray their product as healthy while at the same time insinuating that other products are not. I have no doubt that there are Panera customers who want products like antibiotic …

Farming, Food, Wackos