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Dairy Farms Challenges Starbucks and Peet's Coffee to Use Organic Milk

Annie Spiegelman | Posted 04.23.2015 | Green
Annie Spiegelman

Scott Blankenship, founder and CEO of, a social activism startup based in Berkeley, California, is concerned about the health risks and antibiotic-laden milk.

Do Cows Moo 'Get Me The Hell Out of Here' on Factory Farms?

Marc Bekoff | Posted 02.22.2015 | Denver
Marc Bekoff

I hope this research will be used to learn just what cows and other animals are trying to tell us, as they are prepared, none too gently or humanely, for human meals.

Pasteurized vs. Homogenized Milk: What's The Difference?

The Huffington Post | Alison Spiegel | Posted 07.21.2015 | Taste

You've heard the terms before, but do you really know what "pasteurized" and "homogenized" mean when it comes to milk? The processes are critical to b...

WATCH: Emily Deschanel Wants You To Go Vegan For Mother's Day

Posted 05.12.2013 | Green

'Bones' star Emily Deschanel has joined with PETA to highlight controversial practices within the U.S. dairy industry. The ad was released in advan...

Governor Cuomo: Meet the Disturbing Reality of Dairy Farms

Jenny Brown | Posted 10.27.2012 | Green
Jenny Brown

Whether a dairy farm keeps fifty cows or five thousand, as long as animals are commodities, problems abound. To put a face on this, I'd like to introduce the governor to just one of the victims of a "small, local" dairy farm who now lives at our sanctuary.

Small Dairies Go Under As Milk Prices Sink Again

AP | LISA RATHKE | Posted 05.23.2012 | Home

PLAINFIELD, Vt. -- The MacLaren brothers are third-generation dairy farmers, but they will likely be the last in their family. After working all thei...

5 Reasons a 'Global Cattle Drive' to China Is a Bad Idea

Wenonah Hauter | Posted 06.30.2012 | Green
Wenonah Hauter

China is importing 100,000 heifers to boost domestic dairy production in the wake of scandals that have decimated China's relatively small dairy industry. There are so many problems with this scenario, but here are just five.

The 'Real Milk' Campaign Hopes To Make Real Suckers Out Of Us

Ingrid Newkirk | Posted 06.01.2012 | Green
Ingrid Newkirk

It seems that more and more Americans are becoming aware of the negative health and animal welfare implications of drinking cow's milk and are switching to soy, almond, and rice milks to enjoy with their cookies and cereal.

Butter Battle: Wisconsin Lawmakers Challenge Statewide Ban On Margarine

Posted 11.19.2011 | Chicago

The Dairy State's longstanding ban on distribution of its vegetable-derived rival in restaurants may soon melt right off Wisconsin's lawbooks. Elev...

A New Generation of Farmers

Leah Mayor | Posted 07.11.2011 | Green
Leah Mayor

At age 39, Kylie Spooner put her Ivy League education to unexpected use. She moved into the farmhouse where her father, Dean Spooner, was raised.

The Good Slaughter: A Proud Meat Cutter Shows His Processing Floor

Liza de Guia | Posted 06.08.2011 | Home
Liza de Guia

"My hope is that my children will have the same passion for this as I do..." Meet Larry Althiser, the owner and head meat cutter for Larry's Custom M...

Building Artisan Slaughterhouses to Feed the Demand for Grass-fed Meat (Part 1)

Liza de Guia | Posted 06.08.2011 | Home
Liza de Guia

Meet Chris Harmon, the Executive Director of CADE, The Center for Agricultural Development & Entrepreneurship in New York State. CADE is a non-profit ...

Major Milk Buyer To Pay $30 Million In Dairy Suit

AP | DAVE GRAM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

MONTPELIER, Vt. — A federal judge in Vermont is reviewing a proposed settlement of an antitrust lawsuit in which a major national milk processor...

Got (Safe) Milk?

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

There is no scientific evidence that raw milk is superior to pasteurized milk in any way. If you were to compare nutrition labels, the two are nearly identical.

Massive Gas Bubbles Sprout From Manure On Dairy Farms

The Wall Street Journal | LAUREN ETTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WINCHESTER, Ind.--Like many of his neighbors, farmer Tony Goltstein has to deal with the aftermath of the dairy bubble. But besides his mounting fi...

Name Your Cow, Get More Milk

David Becker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Becker

"Just as people respond better to the personal touch, cows also feel happier and more relaxed if they are given a bit more one-to-one attention," explains Dr. Douglas of Newcastle University.

PETA Video: Cows Suffer On Land O'Lakes-Supplying Farm (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

PETA representatives have released a video comprised of footage taken during an undercover investigation of a Pennsylvania dairy farm that contracts t...