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How the Food Movement Is Gaining Strength

Ocean Robbins | Posted 02.11.2013 | Green
Ocean Robbins

More and more people are realizing that our food chain is in crisis. Big agribusiness would probably like us all to continue munching on highly processed, genetically engineered, chemical-laden, pesticide-contaminated pseudo-foods. But the tide of history is turning.

Is Animal Cruelty Doomed?

Ocean Robbins | Posted 01.26.2013 | Green
Ocean Robbins

In a reality that does not please fans of Wilber or Babe, between 60 to 70 percent of the more than five million breeding pigs in the United States are kept in crates too small for them to so much as turn around.

Pardon the Turkey, Not Industrial Farms

Karen Steuer | Posted 01.20.2013 | Green
Karen Steuer

The White House turkey deserves a presidential pardon. Industrial animal agriculture does not.

Eggs That Elevate Health, Conscience, and More?

Pooja R. Mottl | Posted 01.06.2013 | Green
Pooja R. Mottl

"Lucky" hens and their eggs live the way mother nature wants them to, on pastures! Their environments are free of pesticides, herbicides and other chemicals, and they're never administered hormones or drugs.

Letter to Obama: About That Turkey Pardon

Megan Pincus Kajitani | Posted 10.25.2012 | Green
Megan Pincus Kajitani

We can all enjoy our Thanksgiving, with our loved ones, without putting turkeys on the chopping block. We can support American tradition without supporting the factory farm system that is causing suffering of our health, our planet and millions of animals.

Lynne Peeples

Centuries-Old Poison Still Used In Poultry Feed, Pesticides

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 10.22.2012 | Green

Industrial food production has enlisted many innovative, albeit controversial, tools in recent years -- broad-spectrum pesticides and genetically modi...

The Clean Water Act at 40: What's Your Wish?

Marc Yaggi | Posted 12.17.2012 | Green
Marc Yaggi

The Clean Water Act turns 40 today. As many know, a 40th birthday can be a momentous occasion for some, an "it's all downhill" moment for others, and just another year for the indifferent.

Lack of Information on Livestock Facilities Spells Trouble in Illinois and Beyond

Karen Steuer | Posted 10.12.2012 | Green
Karen Steuer

Illinois is the fourth-largest hog-producing state in the country. But water quality problems have caused real concern about that state's regulation of the rapidly growing hog industry.

A Real Hero in the Chesapeake Bay

Wenonah Hauter | Posted 12.11.2012 | Green
Wenonah Hauter

Kathy Phillips is standing up to Perdue, a company responsible for a large percentage of the pollution pouring into the Chesapeake Bay and surrounding waterways.

Who's To Blame For Factory Pork? Probably You

Tamar Haspel | Posted 12.01.2012 | Home
Tamar Haspel

It's easy to come down hard on pork producers, and I'm perfectly willing to do that, but I think we need to tackle this problem at its source: the demand for ever-cheaper pork.

Thirty Days, Thirty Reasons, Thirty Ways: Go Vegetarian In October!

Kathy Stevens | Posted 11.28.2012 | Home
Kathy Stevens

So on Monday, October 1, is World Vegetarian Day--the kickoff for Vegetarian Awareness Month than runs throughout October. If you've been toying with the idea of going vegetarian, then let me be your cheerleader, and let the following lists inform and inspire! Good luck...and please share your journey!

'Green News Report' - September 25, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.25.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY...

'Green News Report' - September 20, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.20.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. TWITTER:...

A Foul State of Affairs: The Hidden Harm of Factory Farms in North Carolina

Gene Baur | Posted 11.07.2012 | Home
Gene Baur

I recently had the opportunity to view firsthand the negative impact that factory farms have on the environment and their communities in eastern North Carolina.

The Chesapeake's Manure Problem

Karen Steuer | Posted 11.04.2012 | Green
Karen Steuer

What do 2,700 plant species, 525 species of fin and shell-fish and more than 17 million people have in common? They are all residents of the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

Animal Waste, Waterways, and Drinking Water

Karen Steuer | Posted 10.03.2012 | Green
Karen Steuer

A growing body of evidence indicates that concentrated animal feeding operations-generated contaminants are ending up in the waters that we depend on for commerce, recreation, and perhaps most importantly, drinking.

Here's a Recipe for Roast Chicken Everyone Should Find Objectionable

Ingrid Newkirk | Posted 09.22.2012 | Green
Ingrid Newkirk

Since we can't count on the meat, egg, and dairy industries to protect animals from the most egregious forms of cruelty, what can we, as consumers, do? Opting out of paying someone to allow animals to die in a barn fire or at the slaughterhouse seems pretty reasonable.

Will the Farm Bill Nullify Laws Against Animal Cruelty?

John Robbins | Posted 09.20.2012 | Green
John Robbins

Rep. Steve King's amendment to the Farm Bill is designed not only to block California's animal safety laws, but also to prevent any state from imposing its own animal welfare standards on producers from other states.

Kathleen Miles

Alleged Shocking Pig Abuse By Walmart Supplier

HuffingtonPost.com | Kathleen Miles | Posted 07.20.2012 | Los Angeles

A horrific video, taken by an investigator hired by Los Angeles-based Mercy for Animals, puts Walmart in the hot seat with claims that the company buy...

Standard Industry Practice?

AP | By STEVE KARNOWSKI | Posted 07.18.2012 | Green

MINNEAPOLIS -- Costco Wholesale Corp. on Tuesday joined a growing list of retailers and restaurants in asking suppliers to phase out the use of small ...

Invisible Food

Josh Tetrick | Posted 09.09.2012 | Impact
Josh Tetrick

Have a blueberry muffin with your latte this morning? Or sneak a chocolate chip cookie during your work break? Living inside all of these products is an ingredient that would cause us to hesitate before the next bite -- if we only knew its source.

Animal Welfare Supports Public Health: New Book Lays Out The Science

Kathy Freston | Posted 08.27.2012 | Green
Kathy Freston

Dr. Aysha Akhtar looks at the interlocking animal and human health issues involved in domestic violence, animal-fighting, animal attacks, the wildlife trade, factory farming, climate change, and drug development.

Ending FDA Paralysis on Antibiotics With Two Court Victories and a Push for Transparency

Peter Lehner | Posted 08.21.2012 | Green
Peter Lehner

It's time for FDA to step up and ensure that antibiotics are preserved for when we need them most: to heal sick people.

Lynne Peeples

Don't Call It 'Dirt': Why Healthy Soil Means Healthy People

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 05.18.2012 | Green

Jack Algiere has no qualms about letting his kids eat their veggies straight out of the ground from the fields and greenhouses he manages in Pocantico...

Lynne Peeples

The Worst Environmental Pollutant: Antibiotics?

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 05.10.2012 | Green

Waste from people, pets, pigs and even seagulls may be playing a significant role in the rise of antibiotic-resistant infections, including methicilli...