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Grazin's Grassfed Burgers: A Small Diner Aims to Make The Cleanest Burger You'll Ever Eat

Liza de Guia | Posted 08.02.2013 | Taste
Liza de Guia

Grazin' is the world's FIRST farm-to-table direct, 100 percent Animal Welfare Approved grassfed and finished burger joint.

What's Hiding Behind Our Food Labels? Deceit.

Zester Daily | Posted 03.04.2013 | Home
Zester Daily

Pick up a pack of beef or a carton of eggs in any supermarket and the chances are the label will proudly display a bucolic farm scene and one of a range of positive sounding claims -- usually implying that the food is produced with animal welfare or the environment in mind.

Polluting our Backyard to Feed China

Maria Rodale | Posted 12.17.2012 | Green
Maria Rodale

By guest blogger Andrew Gunther, program director of Animal Welfare Approved As our domestic demand for intensively produced meat continues to drop...

WATCH: The Life Of Happy, Grass-Fed Sheep

Liza de Guia | Posted 11.12.2012 | Taste
Liza de Guia

Meet Anna Hodson, the young and gentle, sheep loving shepherd at Kinderhook Farm in Ghent, NY. The farm is dedicated to producing great tasting meat as well as the care and concern of each and every animal.

The Conscientious Consumer's Quandary

Andrew Gunther | Posted 06.16.2012 | Home
Andrew Gunther

If you aren't able to make regular visits to every farm your food dollar touches, and if you really want to have confidence in the farms you are supporting, you need to look for a credible third-party certification.

Calling BLBT Ground Beef Amounts to 'Fraudulent Mislabeling'

Andrew Gunther | Posted 05.18.2012 | Home
Andrew Gunther

Even the fast food companies McDonald's, Burger King and Taco Bell stopped using meat that was treated with ammonia last year.

Organic Milk: Are You Getting What You Pay for?

Andrew Gunther | Posted 05.13.2012 | Home
Andrew Gunther

At a time when consumers are turning their backs on industrialized farming systems -- and genetically modified (GM) farming in particular -- the new report raises real questions about exactly what people are paying for when they buy organic milk.

Ag Gag Bill on the Governor's Desk!

Andrew Gunther | Posted 05.07.2012 | Home
Andrew Gunther

The "Ag Gag" bill was promoted on the basis that it would help to improve animal welfare and protect family farms. But the stark reality is that this law has absolutely nothing to do with animal welfare.

Will Yours Be a Sustainable Super Bowl Sunday?

Andrew Gunther | Posted 04.04.2012 | Home
Andrew Gunther

No one takes health and fitness more seriously than today's top football players. So isn't it kind of absurd that as we watch Sunday's game we will all be bombarded by advertisements for some of the unhealthiest junk food imaginable?

Grassfed Meat: Making the Right Choices

Andrew Gunther | Posted 02.12.2012 | Home
Andrew Gunther

We hope to explain the problems with feedlot farming systems, but also the significant solutions that real grassfed farming can offer, and why it is important to choose a "grassfed" label that really means what it says.

First Restaurant Certified 'Animal Welfare Approved'

Posted 12.23.2011 | Green

A restaurant in upstate New York has become the first ever in the U.S. to be certified Animal Welfare Approved (AWA). Grazin', a 1950's-style diner in...

Pesticides and Babies Don't Mix

Andrew Gunther | Posted 07.19.2011 | Healthy Living
Andrew Gunther

Three independent scientific papers have provided some of the strongest evidence yet of the link between exposure to organophosphate (OP) pesticides and lower IQ levels among children.

It's Time to Stand Up for Our Farmers' Markets

Andrew Gunther | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Andrew Gunther

Without clear definition and effective regulation, the farmers' market might become yet another victim of the cynical "big retailers." It's time to get behind it.

Stossel and Fox in the Sustainable Henhouse

Andrew Gunther | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrew Gunther

Any report which states that grassfed meat is less environmentally friendly than grainfed meat has ignored the environmental costs of all the inputs needed for the system.

Beware the Myths of Feedlot Marketeers

Andrew Gunther | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Andrew Gunther

Industrialized animal agriculture has a lot to answer for when it comes to its impact on animal welfare, the environment, and the livelihood of family farms.

Meatless Monday: Cracking the Egg Label Code

Ellen Kanner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ellen Kanner

An age-old symbol of life and renewal, the egg has taken on considerable baggage in recent years. Forget the happy farm, the downy chicks, the clucki...