Leave it to THE YES MEN to produce this brutally honest report on Arthur Daniels Midland.
ADM Tries to Take Down Funny Video; Big Business Has No Solutions; Now What?
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NATIONWIDE - February 4 - A legal complaint from agribusiness giant ADM has resulted in the removal from Youtube of a fake video of ADM's CEO making over-honest pronouncements. (The video is still available here, here, and, for download and reposting, here.)
Last week, the filmmaking team behind The End of Poverty? partnered with the Yes Men to create a parallel, imaginary World Economic Forum in which world leaders came up with real solutions to poverty. The leaders seemed, in a series of videos, to be supporting a set of initiatives based on 10 Solutions to End Poverty, a petition for which the filmmakers are trying to get ten million signatures by the end of 2010.
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February 4, 2010
CONTACT: The Yes Men
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Monday, February 1, 2010
Ohioans for Humane Farms Petitions to Put Measure on November Ballot Protecting Animal Welfare, Food Safety, Family Farmers and the Environment
COLUMBUS, Ohio - February 1 - Ohioans for Humane Farms submitted a petition-including signatures from Ohio voters in 48 counties, demonstrating broad and regionally diverse support-to Ohio's Attorney General in support of placing an anti-cruelty measure on the statewide November ballot. The proposed measure would allow voters to require the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board to adopt certain minimum standards that will prevent the cruel and inhumane treatment of farm animals, enhance food safety, protect the environment and strengthen Ohio family farms.
Utilizing a large volunteer base, the group will seek to collect more than 600,000 signatures of registered Ohio voters upon approval of the petition forms by the Secretary of State. The ballot measure is backed by The Humane Society of the United States, Farm Sanctuary, Ohio SPCA, Toledo Area Humane Society, Geauga Humane Society, Ohio League of Humane Voters, Center for Food Safety, United Farm Workers, Consumer Federation of America, Center for Science in the Public Interest, and a growing list of organizations.
Full Text: http://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2010/02/01-12
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February 1, 2010
CONTACT: Farm Sanctuary
Erin Williams, The HSUS, 301-721-6446, firstname.lastname@example.org
Meredith Turner, Farm Sanctuary, 646-369-6212, email@example.com