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Cage-Free Hens Do NOT Have The Great Life You Think They Do

The Huffington Post | Julie R. Thomson | Posted 10.17.2016 | Taste

Buying eggs at the grocery store can be an anxiety-inducing task. There are a plethora of options, all touting one humane label or another. Cage-free,...

Free Range Kids

Rana Florida | Posted 09.09.2016 | Parents
Rana Florida

When I was growing up in suburban Detroit, my siblings, my friends, and I would ride our bikes around the neighborhood all day. Our parents didn't mon...

Returning Farm Animals to Pasture: The Deconstruction of the US Egg Industry

Dena Jones | Posted 05.25.2016 | Green
Dena Jones

There was a time when a shopper seeking pastured eggs needed to drive across town to a farmers market or -- heaven forbid -- drive out of town to visit an actual farm. No longer. Eggs from hens raised on pasture are increasingly available at major supermarkets across the country.

Are You Sure That Holiday Turkey Is 'Free Range'?

Dena Jones | Posted 12.23.2016 | Green
Dena Jones

It is understandable that producers may need to keep birds indoors under certain circumstances, but when this happens, the claim should not appear on the product -- and consumers should not be paying more for a benefit to animals that does not exist.

This Is What All Those Confusing Food Labels Really Mean

The Huffington Post | Julie R. Thomson | Posted 10.05.2015 | Taste

The grocery store aisles are littered with options these days, and those thousands of products are covered in food labels. Most of them feel pretty se...

All Those Confusing Egg Carton Labels, Explained In One Infographic

The Huffington Post | Julie R. Thomson | Posted 11.15.2015 | Taste

Picking up a dozen eggs at the store has never been more confusing, thanks to the ever-growing list of egg carton labels. Some of them mean nothing, s...

Let's Talk about Free-Range Parenting

Kathy Walsh | Posted 05.22.2016 | Parents
Kathy Walsh

Our neighborhood was a place for us to learn. We thought we were having fun, but through play, we were taking a life skills class taught by life itself.

7 Good Reasons to Shun Eggs During National Egg Month and All Other Times of the Year

Ingrid Newkirk | Posted 05.13.2016 | Green
Ingrid Newkirk

You can help chickens everywhere by refusing to buy any eggs and instead using egg-free options for your baking and cooking.

Free-Range Parenting Debate Misses a Critical Point

Jerome Schultz | Posted 03.29.2015 | Parents
Jerome Schultz

Kids have not been judiciously and purposefully inoculated against difficulty, and when they stare it in the face, they overestimate the size of the challenge and they turn and run or try to hide.

Food! Fabulous Food!

Jessica Donovan | Posted 02.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Jessica Donovan

To develop a healthy relationship with food is to feel great, both inside and out. It is your choice what you fuel your body with! It is entirely up to you!

David Greenwalt: High-Protein Diets, Conflicts of Interest and the Media's Hunger for High-Impact Headline

Red Room | Posted 05.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Red Room

By David Greenwalt Despite the popularity of bashing high-protein diets like Atkins and Paleo the totality of the research indicates it may be more p...

WATCH: What 'Cage-Free' And 'Free-Range' Actually Mean

Posted 03.14.2013 | Green

Cage-free eggs are pretty commonplace on supermarket shelves. But if you imagine they must come from a bunch of chickens roaming around the farmyard p...

Organic Meat May Have Higher Parasite Risk

Posted 06.08.2012 | Home

Organic meat may be more likely to carry the parasite Toxoplasma gondii, according to new research. Scientists with the Centers for Disease Control...

5 Food Labels That Mean Nothing

Organic | Posted 03.13.2012 | Home

While certain words and phrases such as "Low Sodium" or "Certified USDA Organic" are regulated and certified by government agencies, most are not -- and it's up to the consumer to read between the lines in order to find something healthy to eat.

Eco Etiquette: What's The Greenest Thanksgiving Turkey?

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 01.01.2012 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

Send all your eco-inquiries to Jennifer Grayson at Questions may be edited for length and clarity. I'm about to order my Tha...

Humane Meat Is the Solution to What, Again?

Nil Zacharias | Posted 08.21.2011 | Home
Nil Zacharias

No one can deny that it's better to be less cruel in the ways we confine and kill animals (if we are going to kill and eat them anyway), but if we're interested in long-term change, we can't look at killing with kindness or gratitude as a solution in itself.

Raise Your Own BBQ Wings: A Workshop in Backyard Chicken Harvesting

Jenna Woginrich | Posted 08.07.2011 | Green
Jenna Woginrich

I have now been eating my own meat birds for two seasons, and I was excited to do the slow-motion magic trick of turning a live chicken into a perfect roasting bird just like you'd see at the grocery store.

Meat, greet, eat

Ellen Snortland | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ellen Snortland

It helps to have a personal relationship with your next meal Sitting down to supper as a 4-year-old, I recall my sisters' ardent concerns about who w...

Organic Egg on Our Faces

Suzan Colón | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Suzan Colón

If you pay more for organic, cage-free eggs, guess what: The yolk's on you.

Avoiding Factory Farm Foods: An Eater's Guide

Nicolette Hahn Niman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Nicolette Hahn Niman

Eventually, I mostly gave up on supermarkets and began exploring new ways to get at the good food I was seeking. My goal was simple: I wanted all my food to come from places I would enjoy visiting.

Meat Labels: What Do They Really Mean?

The Stir | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Stir

You're strolling past the meat counter, wondering what to grill this weekend, and you see all of those labels: organic, free range, natural. Natural? ...

Leave Your Children at the Park and Your Paranoia at Bay

Darell Hammond | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Darell Hammond

The newly proclaimed "Take Your Children to the Park... and Leave Them There Day" (this Saturday, May 22) has a provocative name for a reason: to call...

Eco-Food Buzz Words: What Do They Mean? (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Gazelle Emami | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Local. Organic. Cage Free. Free Range. What does it all mean? It's easy to get overwhelmed by the sheer number of labels out there for your food, a...

Your "All Natural, Organic, Free-Range Turkey" Never Ate Its Natural Food Or Stepped Outdoors

Steven R. Gundry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Steven R. Gundry

A farmer can keep your turkey in a dark warehouse, open a door just once to a patch of grass and the "access to the outside" distinction for the USDA 'free-range' label has been met.

What's Next For Jonathan Safran Foer And Eating Animals?

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Beginning the week of October 26, 2009, we ran a series of reviews on HuffPost Books on Jonathan Safran Foer's new book, Eating Animals. It was a surp...