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Industrial Agriculture

A Conversation with Anna Lappe on Climate Change, Problems, and Solutions (VIDEO)

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rebecca Gerendasy

The first thing one notices about Anna Lappe, author of the new book, Diet for a Hot Planet: The Climate Crisis at the End of Your Fork and What You ...

Green News Report -- May 18, 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: Oil, Oil, Tar...

Green News Report -- March 18, 2010 (Audio)

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

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport Now available via Stitcher Radio's way cool app! Listen on your iPhone, Android, Palm Pre and BlackBerry! IN TODAY'S RADIO...

Nicolette Hahn Niman Speaks to Our Broken Food System (VIDEO)

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rebecca Gerendasy

CUpS caught up with Nicolette Hahn Niman, author of the new book, Righteous Porkchop: Finding a Life and Good Food Beyond Factory Farms during her vis...

Five Million Pounds of Bad Meat

Mark Morford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Mark Morford

I happened to read a charming, albeit nauseating little news item that tried to skulk by unnoticed recently, wherein it was announced that the Hunting...

Still Another Critic of Real Food - This Time in the NYT

Kurt Michael Friese | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kurt Michael Friese

We are not idiots and none of us expects to see the brick-by-brick dismantling of McDonald's worldwide. But we live in a world with a billion people starving and another billion overweight. There must be a better way.

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...

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...

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...

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.