Posted by bgtvmediaonline on 2015-05-18
San Diego-based food manufacturer Bumble Bee and two of the company’s managers were charged with violating safety regulations after a worker was cooked to death in a pressure cooker in 2012.
Jose Melena, aged 62, was doing maintenance work in a 35 foot long pressure cooker at Bumble Bee Foods’ Santa Fe Springs plant before dawn on October 11, 2012.
Assuming Melena was in the bathroom, another worker turned on the cooker after filling it with 12,000 pounds of tuna. The temperature reached 270 degrees.
After realizing Melena was missing, a supervisor asked workers to look for Melena through an intercom announcement. Workers also searched the parking lot.
Melena’s body was found in the cooker after it was turned off.
Bumble Bee Foods is facing a minimum6 fine of $1.5 million. If convicted of all charges, the two managers could receive maximum sentences of three years in prison.
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Posted by bgtvmediaonline on 2015-04-26
VICE heads to Newcastle to go inside one of the busiest food banks in Britain, where food is being distributed for free to more than 1,000 people a week. We meet the dedicated volunteers and the locals for whom poverty has become a part of everyday life after decades of industrial decline and years of austerity cuts. Inevitably, in such a situation, the system will occasionally falter.
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Posted by bgtvmediaonline on 2015-04-06
As California’s record drought continues, Gov. Jerry Brown has ordered residents and non-agricultural businesses to cut water use by 25 percent in the first mandatory statewide reduction in the state’s history. One group not facing restrictions under the new rules is big agriculture, which uses about 80 percent of California’s water. The group Food & Water Watch California has criticized Brown for not capping water usage by oil extraction industries and corporate farms, which grow water-intensive crops such as almonds and pistachios, most of which are exported out of state and overseas. Studies show the current drought, which has intensified over the past four years, is the worst California has seen in at least 120 years. Some suggest it is the region’s worst drought in more than a thousand years. This comes after California witnessed the warmest winter on record. We speak with environmental reporter Mark Hertsgaard, author of the book, “Hot: Living Through the Next Fifty Years on Earth.” Democracy Now!
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Posted by bgtvmediaonline on 2014-11-19
Published on Nov 19, 2014
One Indian farmer commits suicide every thirty minutes. Human-rights groups cite a number of reasons for the high rate of suicide – including droughts, the government’s economic policies and lack of support for farmers. A more controversial reason that’s been put forward, is the advent of GMO crops in India.
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Posted by bgtvmediaonline on 2014-11-18
Published on Oct 29, 2014
Catalyst: Energy Drinks – The lethal potential of the energy drinks that line the shelves of our supermarkets.
When school friends Sara and Stephanie were out celebrating the end of their exams, neither of them had imagined that the perfectly legal beverages they were drinking could kill them. But not long after drinking a few cans of pre-mixed energy drinks, Sara tragically died. How can a drink capable of killing a teenager be readily marketed and sold in stores around the world? Anja Taylor investigates what the potentially lethal ingredients in energy drinks really are, and checks out what consumers should know before taking a sip.
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Posted by bgtvmediaonline on 2014-09-22
Economists have been busy recently with raising the alarm over the sanction tit-for-tat. They claim the west and Russia will lose millions of dollars. Russian producers have something other to say.
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Posted by bgtvmediaonline on 2014-09-10
An Italian pizza-maker has defended his shop by throwing plates at armed robbers despite having a gun pointed at his head. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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Posted by bgtvmediaonline on 2014-09-04
The heat is on in America’s fast food kitchens with workers from McDonald’s, Burger King and other chains planning their biggest strike yet. RT’s Marina Portnaya reports.
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