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6 Baby Steps Toward a More Sustainable Animal Diet

David Kirby | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Kirby

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.

Should Animals Be Genetically Engineered So They Don't Feel Pain?

Huffington Post | Katherine Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The New York Times had a very interesting Op-Ed Friday, which took an unusual approach to the concern that factory farms are inhumane. Adam Shriver, a...

Got Ethics? Dirty Dairy Exposed

Sarah Newman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sarah Newman

You don't have to give up dairy, but you can start buying dairy from local farms that treat their animals humanely.

Is Obama Ready to Take on Factory Farming?

David Kirby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Kirby

Are animal factories here to stay? Whatever the Obama team decides to do -- or not do -- could have a huge impact on the way we raise food animals in America for decades to come.

On Farmers, Activists and Scary Food Issues

Leslie Hatfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Leslie Hatfield

Originally published on The Green Fork. I must confess that before I traveled to Iowa earlier this month, I had rubbed elbows with quite a few farmer...

Nicolette Hahn Niman: A Vegetarian Ranchers Explains How to Raise Animals the Right Way

Tara Lohan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Tara Lohan

Part personal narrative and part investigative journalism, her Righteous Porkchop is a much-needed addition to the conversation about what should be on our plates these days.

Oklahoma Attorney General Takes on Big Poultry, Highlighting Unsustainability of Industrial Agriculture

Paula Crossfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Paula Crossfield

I needn't remind you that Oklahoma is a stronghold for climate change deniers like Republican Sen. Jim Inhofe. But Oklahoma could be poised to redeem itself, taking on the unsustainability of industrial agriculture.

Reclaiming America, Bite by Bite

Isabel Cowles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Isabel Cowles

The food industry has shifted from a broad network of producers and consumers towards a handful of corporate giants that control food culture not only in the grocery store, but also on the farm and on Capitol Hill.

Step One, Hone the Ask: Why We Should Better Regulate CAFOs

Paula Crossfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Paula Crossfield

We've been blaming consumers for their desire to eat lots of meat as an excuse for the unsafe and inhumane practices at CAFOs, which contribute to environmental degradation, our healthcare crisis and impact the safety of our food.

It Stinks to High Heaven

Javier Sierra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Javier Sierra

The Mexican meat industry generates 130 million tons of fecal and urine matter each year, which often ends up in rivers and on coasts causing terrible environmental damage.

Swine Flu Transferrable Through Raw Pork

Grist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

"Meat from sick pigs or pigs found dead should not be processed or used for human consumption under any circumstances," Jorgen Schlundt, director of W...

Not Swine Flu, Not H1N1 Virus -- Introducing Factory Farm Flu 1

John DeCock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
John DeCock

The name Factory Farm Flu 1 is less than accurate; many diseases have been transmitted from animals to humans by Confined Animal Feeding Operations. But we have to start somewhere.

Mexican Lawmaker: Factory Farms Are "Breeding Grounds" of Swine Flu Pandemic

David Kirby | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Kirby

We do know that Mexican pigs with swine flu are being destroyed. And we know that Mexican lawmakers think that confined animal feeding operations are making people sick.