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Green News Report: July 27, 2010 (Audio)

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

a href="http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=324031097"> TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on y...

Green News Report: July 22, 2010 (Audio)

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

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: China, dro...

American Factory Farming: You Owe It to the Animals to Watch This (Video)

David Kirby | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Kirby

I want to remind the American people where most of our meat, milk and eggs come from, and of the inhumane treatment of so many animals who sustain so our lives with their lives.

Factory vs. Sustainable Pork Production: Two Videos, One Case for Transparency

Leslie Hatfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Leslie Hatfield

If I'm going to eat something -- especially an animal product -- I want to know as much as I can about where it came from, what it ate, and how it was treated.

Slaughter and the City

Ari Solomon | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ari Solomon

I've noticed a new trend among urbanites. It goes something like this: city types read Michael Pollan, see Food Inc., or simply get intrigued by words...

The Brutality of Factory Farms: An Inside Look (VIDEO)

John Robbins | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Robbins

Although genetically engineered bovine growth hormone is banned in many countries, including much of the European Union, it is today widely used in California's largest dairy operations.

Editorializing for Animal Protection, Agricultural Progress

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

The general answer for agriculture is that it cannot stand in place. It also cannot hope to gain the trust of consumers when it defends outright cruelty and abuse that the law should forbid.

Thoughts on Cheese, Chores, and Harvesting Pigs at the Fabulous Beekman Boys Farm

James Frey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
James Frey

Episode five in week four of The Fabulous Beekman Boys. We see Porgie and Bess, the Beekman Pigs and learn they will be slaughtered soon. I don't want the pigs to go.

Foie Gras Factory Farm Can't Duck HSUS Lawsuit

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

We have seen time and again that factory farmers' willful disregard for animal welfare often goes hand in hand with disregard for the environment, for workers' rights, and the rights of the unfortunate neighbors of these facilities.

Breaking: Gov. Schwarzenegger Signs Landmark Egg Bill

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Wayne Pacelle

With 40 million consumers in California, it would be hard to overestimate the potential of this bill to change the way laying hens are treated throughout the country.

Where is Your Food From? Not Even Restaurant Owners Know

Jonathan Daniel Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jonathan Daniel Harris

Restaurant owners must lead the way if we are to change the way we raise cattle and serve meat. I'd encourage restaurants to offer the genuine product and then advertise the hell out of it.

The Price of Cheap Meat: A Lake Dies in Ohio

David Kirby | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Kirby

Grand Lake St. Marys -- Ohio's largest inland body of water and a treasured recreational area -- is dying. And if you barbecued some supermarket pork over the holiday weekend, you helped contribute to this disaster.

Green News Report -- May 6, 2010 (Audio)

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

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: The latest on...

Investment Bankers with Wings: Making a Killing

Mia MacDonald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mia MacDonald

Just a year and a half ago, Goldman was kept afloat by billions of dollars in U.S. government funds. Does that mean U.S. taxpayer dollars subsidized cruel, polluting, climate-heating factory farms in China?

Morning Farmers! It's Another Beautiful Farmville Day!

Susan Yager | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Yager

Full disclosure: I'm a city girl with an imaginary farm in my head, and a fancy one at that. And so, I tip toed into Farmville. You? Have you ever taken a look at these storybook agricultural nirvanas?

Keeping Score: Big Ag 1, Democracy 0

Wenonah Hauter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Wenonah Hauter

The groundswell of support for changes to factory farming regulations must be redoubled. Now, more than ever, citizens need to be more fully engaged in the food policy.

Ohio Landmark: Behind the Animal Welfare Agreement

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

In an agreement forged Wednesday, we were able to come to an agreement where all three parties have committed to recommend the enactment of a series of eight landmark reforms on animal welfare.

Agreement Reached on Ohio Animal Welfare Reforms

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

I just stepped away from a press conference in the Cabinet Room of Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland where he, Ohio Farm Bureau official Jack Fisher and I announced a historic agreement on animal welfare in the state.

Remembering Robert Byrd, Lifelong Leader for Animals

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

Byrd made his mark on animal welfare, his love nourished by his relationships with his dogs. He worked to increase funding for animal protection laws and to reform industrialized agriculture.

Right Wing Paper Praises Factory Farm Book

David Kirby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
David Kirby

If a conservative newspaper can write warmly in favor of factory farm reform - something that Barack Obama promised on the 2008 trail - maybe it can emerge as a truly bipartisan issue.

Faith and Factory Farming

Jonathan Merritt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jonathan Merritt

The divine plan doesn't require vegetarianism or the abolition of meat, but factory farming isn't a good practice and our addiction to meat only complicates things.

The People -- and the Shame -- Behind Our Food

Gavin Newsom | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gavin Newsom

Our state's farm workers deserve every opportunity to participate in the California dream. We have the ability to stop the indignities, to end the suffering, to ease the fears -- and it is our moral imperative to do so.

Green News Report -- June 22, 2010 (Audio)

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

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Breaking: Mor...

Earth Day Actions to Help Animals and the Environment

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

If you care about animals, you should care about the environment. To live and be healthy, animals need a healthy environment. And that's one major rea...

Think Twice Before Beef's for Dinner

Jill Donenfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jill Donenfeld

Many restaurants across the country are jumping onto the sustainable bandwagon and are increasingly offering meat from responsible farmers.