Monday, June 16, 2003

agribusiness
Maryland Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. announced yesterday that the state would abandon rules that hold such poultry giants as Tyson Foods and Perdue Farms Inc. accountable for pollution caused by chicken waste flushing into the Chesapeake Bay.
[Post above; Atlanta Journal-Constitution below; both via ABE]
The 1997 union drive sparked violent retaliation from Smithfield management, according to testimony from workers who said they were beaten and arrested for supporting a union.
[SCLM alert: note how the reporter elides the "reaction of the management" with arrested workers: last I checked, the cops take care of that. Move along people, nothing to see here. We're just using your tax dollars to pay police overtime for beating the shit out of illegal immigrants.]

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