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Roy Graber

Roy Graber

Roy Graber is a senior reporter at WATT Global Media. Contact Graber via email at


Pilgrim's Q1 2016

Imagine the poultry industry in a post-COVID world

Dr. Paul Aho offers his projections on what the poultry industry will be like once we emerge from pandemic
Poultry industry economist Dr. Paul Aho said we are now living in the portal to the post-COVID-19 world, and once we pass through that portal, the global poultry industry could be very different.
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Tyson: US will lead global food sustainability movement

Chief sustainability officer of Tyson Foods says businesses have invested heavily in recent years to address challenges to the worldwide food system
John R. Tyson, chief sustainability officer of Tyson Foods, predicts that United States businesses will be leading the way in developing a more sustainable global food system.
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Former Allen Harim complex sold in parcels

Former complex in Seaford, Delaware, has been repurposed for homes, early education center, church and motorcycle parts distribution
The former Allen Harim Foods complex and corporate headquarters in Seaford, Delaware, has been sold in its entirety.
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Senator’s comments cause problems for Perdue Farms

Poultry company takes to Twitter to assure consumers Sen. David Perdue is not affiliated, despite the same name
Perdue Farms was put in a position to where it had to defend itself after a U.S. senator, also named Perdue, made comments that were disrespectful to fellow senator and vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris.
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Cage-free egg bill under consideration in New York

If legislation is approved, eggs produced and sold in the state must be from cage-free production systems within 24 months of bill being signed into law
Legislation has been proposed in the state of New York that would require all eggs produced and sold in the state to be raised in cage-free laying systems.
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Groups appeal dismissal of suit against Sanderson Farms

Center for Food Safety and Friends of the Earth maintain that Sanderson Farms’ claims of raising “100% natural” chicken were misleading and caused harm to organizations
Two non-governmental organizations that filed a lawsuit in 2017 that alleged Sanderson Farms’ claims of producing chicken products that are “100% natural” were misleading appeared in court on October 13, seeking to have the lawsuit revived.
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Bacon-scented masks? Color me curious

Hormel Foods launches Black Label Breathable Bacon masks and drawing to win them
Hormel Foods, parent company of Black Label Bacon, has found a way to make donning a mask not only a health-conscious thing to do as the COVID-19 pandemic continues, but also something that can be pleasing to the senses.
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JBS parent company pleads guilty in bribery cases

Agreements reached with U.S. Department of Justice, Securities and Exchange Commission yield fines in excess of $283 million
J&F Investimentos, parent company of JBS, agreed to pay a criminal monetary penalty of $256,497,026 to resolve the investigation into bribery charges. At the same time, J&F and JBS reached an agreement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to pay nearly $27 million to resolve similar charges.
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Pilgrim’s Pride enters plea deal in antitrust case

Company agrees to pay a fine in excess of $110.5 million for restraint of competition
Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation entered into a plea agreement with the United States Department of Justice Antitrust Division in respect to the federal agency’s investigation into allegations that Pilgrim’s and other top poultry companies conspired to fix prices and rig bids for broiler chicken products.
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Cooper Farms honored by Ohio EPA

Turkey, egg and pork producer recognized for its efforts in waste reduction, recycling and composting
Cooper Farms was recently honored by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency through the agency’s Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) stewardship awards program.
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