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'Green News Report' - April 26, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.26.2012 | 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: Just a fl...

Teaching Our Children The Ethics Of Eating Meat

Rabbi Edward Bernstein | Posted 06.25.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Edward Bernstein

During dinner with our children, we asked them, all enthusiastic carnivores, why they thought it was OK to eat meat. Their varying responses inspired us to frame this discussion in terms of the Passover Haggadah's description of the Four Children.

Earth Day 2012: Harder to See, Harder to Catch

Peter Hanlon | Posted 06.20.2012 | Green
Peter Hanlon

It's perversely easy to wax nostalgic for the bad old days, and not just because the images are so captivating. Environmental problems were so much more apparent back then.

Three Ideas for the Food Movement (Small, Medium and Large)

Jedediah Purdy | Posted 06.16.2012 | Green
Jedediah Purdy

Around the country, farming states are passing "ag-gag" laws that punish activists who record and share horrific scenes from inside confined feeding operations and slaughterhouses. The reason is clear: when people get a good look at these scenes, they don't like them.

Kreider Battery-Cage Egg Investigation Highlights Need for Federal Bill

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 06.16.2012 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

Our undercover investigator worked at Kreider's nine-barn facility for six weeks and documented appalling and extreme overcrowding of hens, dead birds in cages and barn floors covered with flies.

PETA Bringing 3D Meat Industry Experience to Campuses

Ryan Huling | Posted 06.05.2012 | College
Ryan Huling

Starting this fall, peta2 -- the student division of PETA -- will be launching peta2's Glass Walls Exhibit: 3D, the world's first traveling 3D factory...

Superbug Suit: Antibiotics Victory Will Preserve Medicines for Sick People, Not Healthy Livestock

Peter Lehner | Posted 05.26.2012 | Green
Peter Lehner

While conscientious doctors do their best to limit the use of unnecessary antibiotics, the livestock industry continued its indiscriminate use of these powerful medicines.

'Green News Report' - March 22, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.22.2012 | 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: Zombie Key...

Ag-Gag Bills Threaten Our Children, Our Freedom and Our Animals

Ed Sayres | Posted 05.22.2012 | Impact
Ed Sayres

It's ironic when you think about it. The individuals targeted by Ag-Gag laws are not the criminals who are beating or stabbing animals (as seen on some undercover videos).

'Green News Report' - March 20, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.20.2012 | 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: Obama moc...

Don't Turn the Clock Back on Animal Welfare Enforcement

Michael Markarian | Posted 05.20.2012 | Impact
Michael Markarian

Whether an animal welfare law will be effective often turns on whether it gets adequately funded. Having legislators seek that funding is crucial, especially when there are as many strong competing budget pressures as there are now.

'Green News Report' - March 8, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.08.2012 | 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: Obama fir...

'Green News Report' - March 6, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.06.2012 | 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: Iran war ...

Bill in Iowa Threatens Animal Welfare, Human Health, and Civil Liberties (VIDEO)

Ari Solomon | Posted 05.02.2012 | Green
Ari Solomon

The state with the weakest animal protection laws in the nation has just passed House File 589, a bill that would criminalize undercover investigations of misconduct at factory farms.

'Green News Report' - February 28, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 04.29.2012 | 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: Fox 'News...

Why We Must Occupy Our Food Supply

Willie Nelson | Posted 04.25.2012 | Home
Willie Nelson

When our food is at risk we are all at risk. Over the last thirty years, we have witnessed a massive consolidation of our food system, leading to the loss of millions of family farmers, the destruction of soil fertility, the pollution of our water, and health epidemics.

Are You Eating Antibiotics Without Knowing It? Probably!

Martha Rosenberg | Posted 04.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Martha Rosenberg

So far, 2012 is bringing bad news for people who don't want "free antibiotics" in their food. Antibiotics are routinely given to livestock on factory farms to make them gain weight with less feed and keep them from getting sick in confinement conditions.

Eating Locally, Slowly But Surely

Susie Middleton | Posted 04.14.2012 | Home
Susie Middleton

Good things take time, I've finally learned. Looking back now, I realize that the road to eating locally and sustainably is a slow, deliberate one -- something you grow into, rather than rush into.

HSUS Documents Animal Abuse at Major Pork Producers

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 04.02.2012 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

Living inside a cage barely larger than your body isn't humane and it is not right. Yet this is precisely how the majority of pigs used for breeding by the U.S. pork industry are kept.

Does Eating Meat Make You a Bully?

Ari Solomon | Posted 03.31.2012 | Home
Ari Solomon

Here is the definition of the word bully: "A person who uses strength or power to harm or intimidate those who are weaker." Many of us know firsthand ...

A Lesson Congress Should Learn

Joe Trippi | Posted 03.28.2012 | Home
Joe Trippi

Two longtime adversaries are leading an all-too-rare effort at compromise and cooperation: the United Egg Producers and the Humane Society of the United States.

Despite New Rule on Livestock Antibiotics, Infection Risks Still Plague Workers, Communities

Michelle Chen | Posted 03.12.2012 | Green
Michelle Chen

Massive amounts of medicine continue to circulate through our food system. The issue of antibiotic resistance isn't about medicines or animals, but about the relationship between people and what we eat.

Lynne Peeples

Antibiotic Use In Farm Animals Still Broadly Unaddressed Despite 'Fanfare' For FDA Move

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 01.09.2012 | Green

The Food and Drug Administration's latest move concerning the use of antibiotics in farm animals garnered a good deal of praise last week, but public ...

Occupy Iowa Caucus: A Democrat "Uncommitted" in 2012 or Why I Won't Caucus for Obama a Second Time

Dave Murphy | Posted 03.04.2012 | Politics
Dave Murphy

The question now for Iowa Democrats is, will they blindly stand by their man or will they express their dissatisfaction with Obama's complete failure to follow through on what he promised us during his first tour through the Iowa countryside?

Blessed Meat

Ali Berlow | Posted 02.26.2012 | Religion
Ali Berlow

It was truly blessed meat. Over every animal held in arms and slaughtered, a prayer was said as the swift, sharp deed of taking life in sacrifice was made.