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Factory Farming

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

David Kirby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Kirby

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.

Moby Talks Gristle

Tabby Biddle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tabby Biddle

While many of us know Moby as a great musician, singer-songwriter and social activist, we can now add "editor" to his repertoire of how he is making a positive difference in the world.

Stop telling me what to eat!

Ari Solomon | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ari Solomon

A few years ago, I learned of the terrible conditions animals endure in factory farms, and the devastating impact these operations have on our health ...

Time to Dig Deep for the Animals

Gene Baur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Gene Baur

Seven U.S. states have now enacted legislation to reform inhumane factory farming systems. But agribusiness officials in Ohio and their legislative cronies have vehemently opposed basic humane reforms.

NPR Compares Animal Factory to Sinclair and Schlosser

David Kirby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
David Kirby

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.

I'm Going To A Sheep Butchering Party

Jenna Woginrich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jenna Woginrich

This weekend I'll be attending a Greenhorns event in upstate New York called the Hogget Cook Off. It's the first of a two-day event that centers aroun...

Stephanie Smith, Cargill Settle E. Coli Case After New York Times Story About Tainted Meat

AP | STEVE KARNOWSKI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

MINNEAPOLIS — A Minnesota woman who became severely ill with an E. coli infection from a tainted hamburger has reached a settlement with the mea...

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.

Force for Change Against Factory Farming

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

Old ways of viewing animals as commodities and objects are stubborn, and so are many of the people who defend the status quo.

CBS Highlights Agribusiness' Abuse of Antibiotics

Gene Baur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gene Baur

A two-part series investigating the use of antbiotics in agribusinesses showed that drug-resistant bacteria -- which killed more than 70,000 Americans last year -- flourish in factory farms.

MOOmilk Organic Milk: Maine Dairy Farmers Might Have Business Model To Emulate

AP | CLARKE CANFIELD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

PORTLAND, Maine — Maine dairy farmers hope their new organic milk, called MOOMilk, becomes as popular among natural-food buffs as Maine lobster ...

Green News Report -- February 16, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport IN TODAY'S AUDIO REPORT: Buh-bye, Evan Bayh; Supertrains for China, not so much for the U.S.; Freeways cause heart attacks...

Eco-Food Buzz Words: What Do They Mean? (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Gazelle Emami | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Local. Organic. Cage Free. Free Range. What does it all mean? It's easy to get overwhelmed by the sheer number of labels out there for your food, a...

The Truth Behind So-Called "Humane" Food Labels

Gene Baur | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gene Baur

Increasingly, large scale, industrialized animal farms are promoting themselves as humane and sustainable, and misleading consumers.

The Moral Ferocity of Eating Animals

Dr. Andrew Weil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Dr. Andrew Weil

If you eat meat from factories you have not absorbed the reality of factory farms. If you truly understood what happens inside these windowless animal jails and abattoirs, you simply would not eat this meat.

Eating Animals: Foer Gets The Facts On Factory Farms

Kerry Trueman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kerry Trueman

Eating Animals, the searing indictment of factory farming by Jonathan Safran Foer, has got the champions of cheap chuck denouncing the celebrated novelist's latest work as just another piece of fiction.

Jonathan Safran Foer's Eating Animals Turned Me Vegan

Natalie Portman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Natalie Portman

Jonathan Safran Foer's book Eating Animals changed me from a twenty-year vegetarian to a vegan activist.

Eating Animals: Jonathan Safran Foer Talks To Ellen About His New Book (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Jonathan Safran Foer spoke with Ellen Degeneres today about his new book, Eating Animals, which uncovers the horrible world of factory farming. (Check...

Jonathan Safran Foer's Controversial New Book, Eating Animals

Aaron Gross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Aaron Gross

Over the next weeks Huffington Post will feature a diverse range of responses to Jonathan Safran Foer's controversial new work of non-fiction, Eating Animals.

Animal All-Star

Michael Markarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Markarian

14-year-old Ben Byrom has volunteered for groups like Animal Acres and the Animal Protection and Rescue League, and has contacted local politicians to help the seal pups and their mothers of La Jolla.

The Week's Top Animal Causes! (SLIDESHOW, POLL)

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

We all love animals, but how much time is there to devote to all of their causes? Between saving whales, pigs, chickens, dolphins, rhesus monkeys, wea...

International House of Pain for Egg-Laying Hens

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

Animal welfare should be part of the Corporate Social Responsibility portfolio for any major corporation, and increasingly, companies are heeding the call.

107 and Counting

Michael Markarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Markarian

The Pennsylvania bill to prohibit large-scale puppy mill operators from crudely performing certain surgeries on dogs without anesthesia was the 107th new animal protection law passed by state legislatures in 2009.

If Pets Are Protected From Animal Abuse, Why Not Farm Animals?

The Atlantic Food Channel | By Bill Niman and Nicolette Hahn Niman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Most people know NFL quarterback Michael Vick jeopardized his career and went to prison for violating animal cruelty laws. What they likely don't real...

Nick Kristof: Our Food Has No Soul

nytimes.com | NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

On a summer visit back to the farm here where I grew up, I think I figured out the central problem with modern industrial agriculture. It's not just t...