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Humane Society Exposes Pig Breeding Horrors -- But It Doesn't Have to Be This Way

David Kirby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Kirby

Pork shoulder at my local supermarket costs 99 cents a pound, but zucchini cost $1.99 a pound. Why? Because American factory farms mass produce swine with such efficiency that the cash value of a pig's life has dwindled downward.

HSUS Video Shows Why Smithfield Must Recommit to Crate Phase-Out Timeline

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

Getting rid of gestation crates is the most important reform the pork industry could implement at this time.

Dead Cow Walking: National Hamburger Day Is a Celebration That Shouldn't Happen

Marc Bekoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Marc Bekoff

Who we eat is a serious moral question. When you're eating meat you're eating misery. And, most likely, you're also eating filth and disease.

Where's the Beef? Cancun Climate Conference Should Take Animal Agriculture Seriously

Mia MacDonald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mia MacDonald

Continuing to marginalize animal agriculture in international debates over climate policy means forfeiting a crucial opportunity to reduce global greenhouse gasses.

Hijacking Humane

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

Would you consider animals to be "humanely raised" if they were forced to spend their lives suffering from chronic leg problems and crippling lameness only to be later dipped into an electrified vat of water?

More Than Pardons: A Thanksgiving Wish for Turkeys

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

Today's industrially produced birds have been selectively bred for enormous body mass. Many of them cannot stand or walk after a few months of life. They are not healthy animals, and they suffer chronic pain.

Weekly Mulch: What's in Your Water? Nuclear Waste, Coal Slurries and Industrial Estrogen

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger It won't be long before the world has to confront its diminishing supply of clean water. "We've had the sa...

If You Care About Farm Animals: Eat Them.

Jenna Woginrich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jenna Woginrich

I was a vegetarian for nearly a decade, something I decided to do in college when I became aware of the mistreatment and cruelty in industrial agricu...

Wealthy Ag Lobbies Cry Poor

Donald Carr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Donald Carr

The idea that agribusiness lobbyists don't have the funds to properly "defend" their continuing cornucopia of taxpayer dollars does not even come close to passing the smell test.

Iowa Governor 2010: Who Will Be the Worst Environmental Governor of the 21st Century?

Dave Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dave Murphy

Iowans can no longer afford to have a governor, or any elected official, partying like it's 1999 on the environment.

Green News Report: October 7, 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: Hungarian ...

Green News Report: September 30, 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: Koala Chla...

Cruelties Destined for Condemnation

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Wayne Pacelle

None of us should be bystanders as animal cruelty persists. By joining in the fight, we can hasten its demise.

Will The Food Safety Bill Make Food Safe?

Alison Rose Levy | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alison Rose Levy

The FDA enforcement pattern has been to ignore, placate or make a deal with the giants, and then turn around and pick on the growers it can outsize and intimidate -- the medium and small ones.

Factory Farm v. Historic Preservation

Regina Weiss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Regina Weiss

Idaho judge ignores a centennial affront to the descendants of Japanese farmers Traveling to a WWII internment camp Maureen Dowd's New York Times co...

Green News Report: September 23, 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: Look out 19...

Impact of Factory Farming, Food Choices Again In Focus

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Wayne Pacelle

Today, the House Energy and Commerce Committee conducted a hearing on this summer's massive egg recall, and witnesses included the owners of the facto...

Green News Report: September 14, 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: They found...

Green News Report: September 9, 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: New electri...

PHOTOS: Almond, Hemp, Rice, Raw And More: Your Guide To Milk

Huffington Post | Alden Wicker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

For something so traditional, so normal, so American, milk has spurred a huge battle among the food conscious. Choosing your milk has become a stateme...

Green News Report: September 7, 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: We're back...

Half a Billion Eggs, DeCoster, Factory Farms and Consolidation: The View From Iowa

Dave Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dave Murphy

As massive food safety outbreaks become more common, everyday Americans are starting to take a closer look at what they eat and how it's made.

New York Times Writers Speak up for Chickens, Chimps

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

Today, the New York Times covers two of the pitched debates in our society about animals -- the controversy over the use of chimpanzees in biomedical research and the industrial confinement of laying hens in cages for egg production.

Weekly Pulse: DIY Abortions on the Border, Pawlenty Screws MN on Sex Ed

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

Weekly Pulse: DIY Abortions on the Border, Pawlenty Screws MN on SexEd by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Women on along U.S.-Mexico bord...

What The Egg Recall Tells Us About The Horrors Of Industrial Food

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

There's nothing like a good salmonella outbreak to inspire FDA inspectors to deliver blunt, graphic reports from inside the industrial food system. Wh...