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Uncommon Fare at Common Ground Fair

Liz Neumark | Posted 11.28.2011 | Home
Liz Neumark

The Common Ground Fair is a celebration of agriculture, organic methods, livestock, crafts, and old ways with an abiding respect for the earth and humanity.

Lynne Peeples

Superbugs Are Still Winning: Second Cargill Recall Underscores Concern, GAO Report Suggests Feds Aren't Doing Enough | Lynne Peeples | Posted 11.15.2011 | Green

Just days after Cargill announced its second major recall in the last two months of ground turkey linked to antibiotic-resistant salmonella, a new re...

Lynne Peeples

Farm-acology 101: Doctors Take Aim At Antibiotic Resistance From Factory Farms | Lynne Peeples | Posted 10.16.2011 | Green

"Here's the big secret that no one wants to talk about: We're not very good at keeping what's inside a cow's intestines out of the meat." The roomf...

Parched Cattle Drink Themselves To Death

AP | By BETSY BLANEY | Posted 09.13.2011 | Home

LUBBOCK, Texas -- The unrelenting Texas drought has produced a cruelly ironic twist: cattle dying from too much water. Agriculture officials in parch...

Veterinarian Poisons Wildlife, Brags About it on Facebook

Wendy Keefover-Ring | Posted 08.20.2011 | Green
Wendy Keefover-Ring

An incident wherein a Santa Fe veterinarian set out beef-basted rat poison to kill a coyote that ate an outdoor cat -- and bragged about it on Facebook -- raises issues about ethics, values, biology, and our ability to co-exist with coyotes.

Tea Party Leaders in House Resume Their Assault on Environmental Safeguards

Frances Beinecke | Posted 08.13.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

House Republican leaders and their Tea Party colleagues are working to block any effort to update the protections that keep our air and water clean.

Calling Bull On Mark Zuckerberg's Meat Challenge

Laurel Miller | Posted 08.01.2011 | Home
Laurel Miller

As one of the few remaining humans on the planet not on Facebook, I still like to give credit where it's due. I may loathe Mark Zuckerberg's time-suck...

Lawsuit Filed to Preserve Antibiotics for Sick People, Not Healthy Livestock

Peter Lehner | Posted 07.25.2011 | Green
Peter Lehner

We want the FDA to follow its own safety findings and withdraw approval for most non-therapeutic uses of penicillin and tetracyclines in animal feed.

Government Report: Less Than 1% of Cattle Killed by Native Carnivores and Domestic Dogs

Wendy Keefover-Ring | Posted 07.18.2011 | Denver
Wendy Keefover-Ring

Less than one percent of the American cattle inventory was lost to native carnivores in 2010. This calls into question the tens of millions per year taxpayers spend on lethal control of native carnivores.

Let the Buffalo Roam! America's Last Wild Herds Under Attack by US Government and Cattle Industry

Deborah Bassett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Deborah Bassett


Fishing Restrictions Hurt Louisiana's Meal and Oil Processors

Susan Buchanan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Boats searching for menhaden -- also called pogy -- were hampered by Gulf fishing closures this summer, reducing the year's catch of that lucrative meal-and-oil species.

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.

10 Tips for a Sustainable Thanksgiving

Sarah Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Sarah Newman

This year's holiday tips offer more ways to make your Thanksgiving meal an opportunity to support sustainable agriculture, reduce your water use and go on a low carb(on) diet.

Ag Department Proposal Threatens Animal Welfare

Temple Grandin, Ph.D | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Temple Grandin, Ph.D

As a scientist who has dedicated her life to improving livestock welfare, I am extremely alarmed that the USDA has paid so little attention to the animal welfare implications of their Humane Slaughter Act.

Will Colorado Legislators Help Us Fight for a Better Food System?

Sam Schabacker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Sam Schabacker

We've waited nearly 90 years since the original piece of legislation to prevent corporate control of our food was passed in 1921. It's time for the USDA to finally implement and enforce the legislation.

Meet Your Meat: Why We All Should Care Where Our Burger Comes From

Sam Schabacker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Sam Schabacker

As corporations increasingly own the animals on giant feedlots they control, they are able to suppress the price independent ranchers across the state can get for their livestock.

Cowboys Versus Packers This Week -- And We're Not Talking Football

Mabel Dobbs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Mabel Dobbs

A tiny handful of giant meatpackers and processors have been underpaying and unfairly treating livestock producers for decades. These packers control the livestock markets.

Lambing Season

Susan Gibbs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Susan Gibbs

Lambing season on a sheep farm is a wonderful and thoroughly exhausting time of year. Seeing new lambs being born is the closest thing I've ever seen to magic.

The Meat of Argentina Would Make a San Francisco Vegetarian's Head Explode

Harmon Leon | Posted 06.14.2012 | Home
Harmon Leon

One can't help but to fall in love with not only Buenos Aires, but also all the culinary delights that are concocted with their fine beef and meats. Ahoy meaty!

Livestock Keepers Rights -- Conserving Engendered Animal Genetic Resources in Africa

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Danielle Nierenberg

As climate change becomes more evident, it's increasingly hard to push livestock keepers' rights aside. Governments need to recognize that pastoralists are the best keepers of genetic diversity.

Conklin Dairy Video Shows Dairy Cows Being Violently Abused, Says Mercy For Animals (VIDEO)

AP / Huffington Post | By MEGHAN BARR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

CLEVELAND (AP/Huffington Post)-- An animal welfare group said Tuesday that a graphic video it secretly recorded shows workers at a dairy farm beating ...

For Poor Households in Rwanda, One Cow Makes A Difference

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Danielle Nierenberg

In the years following the genocide, the Gicumbi District is making a comeback thanks, in part, to Heifer International, and organization that works with farmers all over the world.

1,000 Words About Kenya

Bernard Pollack | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bernard Pollack

Our entry begins in Maralal, Kenya, a place mostly known for its wildlife.

Food, Inc.'s Carole Morison to Speak at DOJ Poultry Antitrust Workshop

Paula Crossfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Paula Crossfield

Originally published on Civil Eats Last week, the Department of Justice announced the panel for the second public workshop on regulation and competit...

Livestock Production To Double By 2050: The Implications

Mother Jones | — Beth Hawkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Global meat production has tripled in the past three decades and could double its present level by 2050. That's likely to have a significant impact on...