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Entries by David Kirby from 03/2010

6 Baby Steps Toward a More Sustainable Animal Diet

| Posted 03.02.2010 | Healthy Living

Most people I speak with inherently sense that their meat and dairy should be raised as "humanely and sustainably" as possible, but don't really know what those terms mean.

Animal Factory Book Excerpt - Is Manure a Hazardous Substance? Blanche Lincoln Says "No"

| Posted 03.06.2010 | Green

Pro-Agribusiness members of Congress are working to make sure spilled animal waste from industrial farms is exempted from federal Superfund clean-up rules.

Humane Society of the US: New Factory Farm Book is "Groundbreaking... A Dramatic Expose"

| Posted 03.11.2010 | Books

Here's an interview I recently gave on my work behind writing Animal Factory: The Looming Threat of Industrial Pig, Dairy and Poultry Farms to Humans and the Envrironment.

Obama Keeps Two Factory Farm Promises - Will Hold "National Rural Summit"

| Posted 03.14.2010 | Green

I learned on Friday that the administration will soon rein in Big Ag and announce a "National Rural Summit," something that candidate Obama had promised but failed to accomplish in his first 100 days.

NPR Compares Animal Factory to Sinclair and Schlosser

| Posted 03.20.2010 | Books

Ignorance is not bliss. Ignorance is ignorant. We should not ignore the potential for animal factory farming to one day come back and bite us all in our collective, blissful behinds.

Who Will Foot The Bill When The Crap-Bubble Bursts?

| Posted 03.26.2010 | Green

This is not a story about junk bonds or shady hedge fund schemes. It's a story about industrial-scale cow-poop and the potentially deadly, explosive methane gas it produces.

Obama's Factory Farm Policy: Not As Bad As You Think

| Posted 03.28.2010 | Politics

Candidate Obama won the all-important Iowa caucuses largely due to his aggressive posture on confined animal feeding operations (CAFOs), or factory farms.

The Nutritional Superiority of Pasture Raised Animals

| Posted 03.29.2010 | Healthy Living

You are what you eat - and the same goes for the animals whose meat, milk and eggs you put in your mouth. We should not only be concerned about what we eat, but what our food eats as well.

This Just In: Indiana to Pop Giant Crap Bubbles on Thursday

| Posted 03.31.2010 | Green

The Indiana Dept. of Environmental Mgmt. will dispatch a team to Winchester to excise the explosive, deadly methane gas that has been trapped under the lining of a mega-dairy.