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Mad Cow California: Stop Feeding Cows Chicken Manure

Michael Greger, M.D. | Posted 06.26.2012 | Home
Michael Greger, M.D.

Cattle remains are still fed to chickens and the poultry litter is fed back to cows. In this way, prions -- the infectious proteins that cause mad cow disease -- may continue to cycle back into cattle feed and complete the cow "cannibalism" circuit blamed for the spread of the disease.

Mad Cow California: Stop Weaning Calves on Cattle Blood

Michael Greger, M.D. | Posted 06.25.2012 | Home
Michael Greger, M.D.

Let's hope that the newly reported case of mad cow disease in a California dairy cow will renew interest in closing the loopholes in feed regulations that continue to allow the feeding of slaughterhouse waste, blood and manure to farm animals in the United States.

The Death of Economic Liberty and the Birth of Crony Capitalism

Trevor Burrus | Posted 06.19.2012 | Politics
Trevor Burrus

The history of crony capitalism didn't begin when big businesses and billionaires began spending fortunes on lobbying and campaign contributions. It began when the New Deal-era Supreme Court stopped protecting fundamental economic liberties guaranteed by the Constitution.

Mario Batali On How To Make Pasta

Food & Wine | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste
Food & Wine

The satisfaction derived from making something so delicious out of a pile of flour and eggs is incredible, and the difference between that and store-bought 'fresh' pasta is night and day.

Rising Number of Farm Animals Poses Environmental and Public Health Risks

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 05.28.2012 | Green
Danielle Nierenberg

Farm-animal production provides a safety net for millions of the world's most vulnerable people, but given the industry's rapid and often poorly regulated growth, the biggest challenge will be to produce meat in environmentally and socially sustainable ways.

Cheese Graders: Experts Name Their Favorite Green Cheeses

Avital Andrews | Posted 04.23.2012 | Home
Avital Andrews

No matter how you slice it, mainstream cheese is inefficient fare: Almost 10 pounds of milk are needed to make a typical 1-pound wheel. But you need not forsake your favorite Gouda. Just choose a brand that takes sustainability into account. I asked five experts to name their favorites.

The Moment You Missed at the Super Bowl

Linda Novick O'Keefe | Posted 04.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Linda Novick O'Keefe

An elementary schooler got to participate in the biggest sports event in America through Fuel Up to Play 60, a program that uses the star-power of NFL players to get kids excited about exercise.

How Long To Keep Food In The Fridge (INFOGRAPHIC)

Kitchen Daily | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste

Do you ever wonder how long you should keep food in your fridge before it goes bad? A package of deli meat, Chinese takeout, leftover dinner, a jar of...

Top Five New Year's Resolutions for Planet and Profit

Terry Tamminen | Posted 02.25.2012 | Green
Terry Tamminen

It's that time of year when someone at a holiday gathering inevitably asks about your resolutions for 2012. Feel free to plagiarize mine. 5. Grow mor...

Class-Action Dairy Lawsuit Gets Bigger

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 11.17.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- A class-action lawsuit filed against dairy industry groups for macabre practices that may violate federal antitrust laws is getting bigg...

Homogenized Shomogenized?

Carolyn Ossorio | Posted 12.11.2011 | Parents
Carolyn Ossorio

"Wait a second. Pasteurization and homogenization are not the same thing?" Larry shook his head. "Homogenization is a process which alters milk's natural state by forcing it through small openings at high pressure.

Does Christian Mean Organic?

Daniel Klein | Posted 12.11.2011 | Home
Daniel Klein

There are those who farm for food, others for money, some because it's what they have always done... and then there are the Stollers. This family in ...

Human Dairy: The Taste of Mother's Love

Toni Nagy | Posted 11.26.2011 | Comedy
Toni Nagy

Would you eat fudgesicles made from cat milk? Or yoghurt cultured straight from the teat of an armadillo?

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...

Illinois EPA Moves to Protect Apple River From Massive Sewage Lagoon

Jack Darin | Posted 11.12.2011 | Chicago
Jack Darin

Local residents, Sierra Club, and our allies working to protect a headwater stream in the beautiful Apple River watershed from being converted to a manure storage lagoon have won a major victory.

Ice Cream for a Cooler Planet

Avital Andrews | Posted 09.25.2011 | Home
Avital Andrews

We asked dessert experts to recommend their favorite eco-friendly ice cream, so you can cool your palate and the planet at the same time.

BUSTED: 5 Common Diet Myths

Health.com | Lia Huber | Posted 09.18.2011 | Healthy Living

Myth: Cutting carbohydrates helps you lose weight Scaling back carbs in the wrong way can also make you feel rotten and unhealthy. Carbs are to t...

Lynne Peeples

Beefing Up The Case Against Meat: Environment Group The Latest To Advise Eating Less Meat And Cheese

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 09.17.2011 | Green

Gidon Eschel, a professor of climate physics at Bard College in New York, spent much of his youth in Israel with cows — tending to a dairy farm as a...

A Plate From the USDA With a Tastier Way to See More Nutritious Eating

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 08.06.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture last week officially and finally scrapped its food pyramid -- an explanation for nutrition that could be as elusive to decipher as the riddle of the Sphinx.

Pasture-Raised Dairy -- And Why It Makes Sense

Daniel Klein | Posted 07.20.2011 | Home
Daniel Klein

Earlier this week we posted the first in a series of short documentaries from around the country. Along with our weekly videos, we will be posting so...

Want to Save the Economy? Change What You Eat

Kerry Trueman | Posted 07.17.2011 | Home
Kerry Trueman

Forks Over Knives successfully highlights the addled agricultural policies and industry meddling that keep our government agencies more focused on protecting corporate profits than promoting good health.

FDA Halts Imports Of Some Foods From Area Of Japan Affected By Radiation

AP | By MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON -- The Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday it will halt imports of dairy products and produce from the area of Japan where a nuclear ...

The Top 5 Meat & Potato Combos

Big Girls, Small Kitchen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Big Girls, Small Kitchen

Here at Big Girls, Small Kitchen we eat a pretty varied diet. On any given day our intake might range from the most healthful of whole grains to the e...

How 'The King of Ricotta' Gets Made, With Salvatore Bklyn

Liza de Guia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Liza de Guia

Meet Betsy Devine and Rachel Mark Devine, the co-founders, partners and cheesemakers behind Salvatore Bklyn, an artisan ricotta company in Brooklyn, N...

Vegetarian Valentine's Pot Pie

Big Girls, Small Kitchen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Big Girls, Small Kitchen

This pot pie, which doesn't necessarily have to be decorated with hearts, is both attractive in its presentation and wonderfully rich in its taste.