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Business

Tyson Foods Cartel Hurts Rural America

MUNCIE, Indiana NEWS– Everybody likes some form of chicken – wings, thighs, or breasts. Some folks like it fried, baked, grilled, or barbecued. Kids love nuggets, even though it’s not really chicken. Most Americans could care less how or where the chicken is produced, as long as the grocery store or fast food restaurant has […]

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Government

Local Groups Urge EPA to Protect Watershed from CAFO’s

Regional Groups Urge U.S. EPA to address CAFO-related impacts to the Western Lake Erie Watershed Today, a coalition of 30 environmental, farm, grass-roots and other organizations sent the attached letter to U.S. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy asking her to initiate urgent protective actions for Lake Erie, including declaring the western basin an impaired watershed. These […]

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Business Culture Government Wellness

Hoosiers Are Sick: The Failure of Industrial Agriculture

MUNCIE, Indiana BLOG – There has been plenty of news coming from Indianapolis which has placed Indiana in a negative light. Unfortunately, all the negative news provided a smoke screen for another year of poor wellness rankings in Gallup-Healthways Wellbeing Index and County Health Rankings. Hoosiers lost out because they didn’t learn about our poor […]

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Government Wellness

Conservative Hoosier Physician Calls Out Polluters/Politicians

photo courtesy of indianawater.com MUNCIE, Indiana – After a long weekend under a slow news environment, I got very excited when I read an opinion piece about Infant Mortality Rates. It should be noted, I get very little excitement from the conservative newspapers dominating the Indiana landscape – most of them owned by Gannett, but […]

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Press Releases

CAFO Alert: HEC Hosting Workshop for Residents of Blackford, Jay & Randolph

Hoosier Environmental Council to Host Feb. 22nd Workshop to Help Residents Address CAFO Air and Water Concerns in Blackford, Jay, and Randolph Counties Hartford City, IN – There are a number of confined feeding operations (CAFOs/CFOs) in eastern Indiana, especially within Jay, Randolph, and Blackford counties.  These confined feeding operations are raising serious concerns for […]

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Government Press Releases

Hoosier Lawmakers Bringing Back Controversial Ag Gag Bill

Indiana General Assembly to Start 2014 with Disappointing Return of Ag Gag Bill INDIANAPOLIS, IN – The Indiana Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee will start its 2014 hearing schedule with a bill that faced wide opposition last year and now includes even more harmful language to prosecute environmental and animal rights watchdogs who expose […]

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Government

Ag-Gag Bill 373 Passes Indiana’s Senate

Indiana’s Ag-Gag Bill 373 passed the Senate with Muncie area Senator Tim Lanane (D) voting against the Bill, while his vote was cancelled out by the corporate backed tea party Senator from Yorktown, Doug Eckerty (R) voting for the Bill. SB 373 represents corporate owned government at its worst. If our state lawmakers pass this […]

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Business

Indiana Legislation Favors CAFO’s

Over the past year, Muncie Voice has printed several stories about the abusive practices of CAFO’s and how Indiana legislators seemingly partner with Big Ag by silently bringing these entities into our state, providing them with financial incentives funded by taxpayers, and then protecting them with legislation written by elected officials who either own CAFO’s […]

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Culture

Factory Farms (CAFO’s) Need a Second Look

Attending the recent CAFO Watch conference in Chesterfield, Indiana, was a second-generation farmer & livestock producer from Missouri named Terry Spence. Mr. Spence is co-founder and president of Family Farms for the Future and CLEAN (Citizens Legal Environmental Action Network). Terry is also an independent consultant for the Socially Responsible Agricultural Project which focuses on […]