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

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

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport IN TODAY'S AUDIO REPORT: 'Snowpocalypse' in Washington, D.C., but snow-less in Vancouver for the Winter Olympics; Toyota...

Are You Eating In The Matrix?

Darya Pino, Ph.D | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Darya Pino, Ph.D

Unplugging from the industrial food Matrix does not need to happen all at once, but you can extract yourself from it eventually. The first step is starting to see it clearly.

Schwarzenegger Saves Cow Tails, Bans "Tail Docking"

AP | TRACIE CONE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

FRESNO, Calif. — California cows are the first in the nation with the legal right to swat flies as nature intended now that Gov. Arnold Schwarze...

Sustainable Agriculture: The Unrecognized Key to Reversing Climate Change

Andrew Kimbrell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrew Kimbrell

Even though research concludes that industrial agriculture is one of the major contributors to global warming, neither international nor U.S. domestic policies are adequately addressing this sector.

Eating Animals: Foer Gets The Facts On Factory Farms

Kerry Trueman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kerry Trueman

Eating Animals, the searing indictment of factory farming by Jonathan Safran Foer, has got the champions of cheap chuck denouncing the celebrated novelist's latest work as just another piece of fiction.

What Can Danish Hogs Teach Us About Antibiotics?

Laura Rogers | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Laura Rogers

Denmark's ban on the routine use of antibiotics on food animal farms is a success. The United States has an effective model to draw upon when it comes to protecting public health.

No Impact Food Day Q&A With Colin Beavan

Kerry Trueman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kerry Trueman

The No Impact Project week's in full swing, and those of us who've signed on are taking a closer look at our carbon "foodprint." I asked Colin to tell us more about his adventure in ecological eating.

It's Election Day: May I Take Your Order?

Kerry Trueman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kerry Trueman

Think of your ballot as a list of menu options. Would you like your burger with, or without, deadly pathogens?

Can Organic Feed The World? Michael Pollan Answers

Grist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

In response to a question about whether we can really feed the world without industrialized ag (ah yes, a perennial), Pollan pointed out that we're no...

Reflections On The Industrial Agriculture Legacy Of Norman Borlaug

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Guest post by Tom Philpott From In the early 1940s, Mexico was a fraught region for U.S. geopolitical strategists. Not so long before--1939...

Pollan says health-care reform will fail unless we change the way we eat

Grist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

First in The New York Times last week and then on NPR this weekend, Michael Pollan made that point that if we want to fix our health-care system, we h...

Supergreen Me?

Linda Buzzell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Linda Buzzell

Trick question: if Monsanto or a coal company put up a few solar panels on the roof of their corporate headquarters, would that get them certified as "green"?

Do Corporate Giants Own Your Favorite Organic Label?

DivineCaroline | Brie Cadman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

As the market for organic and natural foods has dramatically increased over the past few decades, and large megastores like Walmart and Costco have go...

Thirsting for Truth: No "Safe" Level of Atrazine

Timothy LaSalle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Timothy LaSalle

Even atrazine's advocates do not deny the toxicity of the chemical outright -- it is, in fact, a substance created to kill. The legal pollution in our water has unacceptable human consequences.

Green News Report - August 27, 2009 (Audio)

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

IN TODAY'S AUDIO REPORT: Happy Anniversaries -- sort of; The Politics of "Fracking"; How about some weed-killer in your drinking water?... PLUS: Another sad loss for the environment... All that and more in today's Green News Report!

If Pets Are Protected From Animal Abuse, Why Not Farm Animals?

The Atlantic Food Channel | By Bill Niman and Nicolette Hahn Niman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Most people know NFL quarterback Michael Vick jeopardized his career and went to prison for violating animal cruelty laws. What they likely don't real...

Oklahoma Attorney General Takes on Big Poultry, Highlighting Unsustainability of Industrial Agriculture

Paula Crossfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Paula Crossfield

I needn't remind you that Oklahoma is a stronghold for climate change deniers like Republican Sen. Jim Inhofe. But Oklahoma could be poised to redeem itself, taking on the unsustainability of industrial agriculture.

Making Sure Our Antibiotics Work

Rep. Louise Slaughter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Louise Slaughter

We are losing the ability to treat human infections and diseases because we have misused one of the greatest scientific products ever created.

Closing the Farm to Plate Knowledge Gap

Rob Smart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rob Smart

Consumer advocates for sustainable, healthy food are fighting with farmers, not because either picked a fight with the other, but because the knowledge gap between them has grown so expansive.

Thinking Outside the Box on Health Care Reform

Barry Sears | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Barry Sears

With all the rhetoric about health care reform, no one seems to have asked the question, "Why are Americans so sick in the first place?"

It Stinks to High Heaven

Javier Sierra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Javier Sierra

The Mexican meat industry generates 130 million tons of fecal and urine matter each year, which often ends up in rivers and on coasts causing terrible environmental damage.

Doth Smithfield Protest Too Much? Swine Flu Brings Focus to Factory Farm Practices

Leslie Hatfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Leslie Hatfield

As I wrote earlier this week, the virus formerly known as the swine flu (although the CDC continues to say that indeed the H1N1 strain does, as initia...

The Politics of a Potential Pandemic: From Sebelius to Smithfield

Josh Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Nelson

GOP obstruction is literally interfering with the functioning of the Federal government during a time of crisis.

Young Agrarians: Digging The Future

Kerry Trueman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kerry Trueman

We need to make growing food a prestigious profession again, as it was when our country was founded.

It's Time to Take the Pharma Out of Farming

Steve Ells | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Steve Ells

Antibiotic use is not a prerequisite to life on the farm, but rather a threat to life itself. Let's preserve these drugs for the sick animals and humans who need them.