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Real Environmentalists Eat Meat

Isabel Cowles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Isabel Cowles

Although the meat industry's horrors are worth noting, the attempt to turn everyone into a vegetarian is creating a polarization that is not helping the effort to move away from factory farming.

Court Rejects Meat Industry Attempt to Thwart Regulation

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

In a third straight federal appellate court ruling against the meat industry, the Ninth Circuit ruled today that California is well within its authority to ban the sale, transport, or purchase of downer cows and pigs.

The Nutritional Superiority of Pasture Raised Animals

David Kirby | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Kirby

You are what you eat - and the same goes for the animals whose meat, milk and eggs you put in your mouth. We should not only be concerned about what we eat, but what our food eats as well.

EPA Vows Tougher Action On Factory Farms

The New York Times | SINDYA N. BHANOO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Bowing to pressure from advocacy groups, the Environmental Protection Agency will step up efforts to monitor the nation's thousands of factory farms....

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.

White House Will Not Say Where It Gets Its Meat (And I Don't Blame Them)

David Kirby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Kirby

Michelle Obama is on a laudable food crusade, promoting the health benefits of fresh and sustainably grown nutrition. But her office doesn't want you to know what the Obamas had for dinner last night.

UN To Examine Meat-Climate Link Amid Claims Of Exaggeration

BBC | Richard Black | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

UN specialists are to look again at the contribution of meat production to climate change, after claims that an earlier report exaggerated the link....

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.

Chicken Farmers Describe a System of Extortion and Economic Slavery

Regina Weiss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Regina Weiss

At the May 21st hearing, attorney General Eric Holder was urged to enforce federal antitrust laws on behalf of contract poultry growers who raise flo...

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.

ADHD: Agricultural Pesticides

AP | CARLA K. JOHNSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

CHICAGO — A new analysis of U.S. health data links children's attention-deficit disorder with exposure to common pesticides used on fruits and v...

Nicolette Hahn Niman Speaks to Our Broken Food System (VIDEO)

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rebecca Gerendasy

CUpS caught up with Nicolette Hahn Niman, author of the new book, Righteous Porkchop: Finding a Life and Good Food Beyond Factory Farms during her vis...

Humane Society of the US: New Factory Farm Book is "Groundbreaking... A Dramatic Expose"

David Kirby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
David Kirby

Here's an interview I recently gave on my work behind writing Animal Factory: The Looming Threat of Industrial Pig, Dairy and Poultry Farms to Humans and the Envrironment.

Jonathan Safran Foer On 'Ellen': Following Up With The 'Eating Animals' Author (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Jonathan Safran Foer followed up with Ellen Degeneres today about his recent book, "Eating Animals." He spoke with Ellen for the first time in Novembe...

Green News Report -- March 9, 2010 (Audio)

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

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport Now available via Stitcher Radio's way cool iPhone app! Now available via Stitcher Radio's way cool app! Listen on your iP...

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.

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...

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...

CBS Investigates Threat of Animal Ag's Antibiotic Abuse

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

CBS Evening News with Katie Couric took a revealing look at the dangerous U.S. agribusiness practice of feeding antibiotics to billions of farm animals virtually every day of their lives.

America's Chickens Come Home to Roost

Dr. John Salerno | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dr. John Salerno

Russia, like the European Union, has issued a ban on birds raised using standard American practices. As a result their chicken is more flavorful, more healthy but also more expensive.

The Future of Factory Farming: Barack Obama and the "Rural Agenda"

David Kirby | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Kirby

If elected, Obama promised, he would convene a major national summit on rural issues within 100 days of taking office. Across the country, rural activists held their breath.

Jonathan Safran Foer - America's #1 Terrorist?

Mikko Alanne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mikko Alanne

Foer's undercover reporting -- while clearly an important public service -- are actually illegal, and what's more, they constitute acts of domestic terrorism under the little-known Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act.

UK Climate Chief Lord Stern: Give Up Meat To Save The Planet

Times Online | Robin Pagnamenta, Energy Editor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

People will need to turn vegetarian if the world is to conquer climate change, according to a leading authority on global warming. In an interview ...

Top 10 (Recent) Developments On Factory Farming And Vegetarianism

Kathy Freston | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kathy Freston

One of the joys for which I am giving thanks is all of the recent attention on a topic that is near and dear to my heart -- the cruelty and environmental harm involved in raising animals for food.