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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...

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...

Cow Burps, Farts: Controlling Their Methane Emissions (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Cows produce hundreds of liters of methane gas every day, from two bodily functions that are difficult to control-- burps and farts. But now, research...

Temple Grandin: The HBO Movie Starring Claire Danes

Chantal Sicile-Kira | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Chantal Sicile-Kira

Temple Grandin, a world-renowned designer of livestock handling facilities and a professor of animal science at Colorado State University, is arguably the world's most famous person with autism.

Eating Animals: Jonathan Safran Foer's New Book Asks Why Don't We Eat Pets?

Rabbi David Wolpe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Rabbi David Wolpe

Jonathan Safran Foer's Eating Animals is a triple marvel: the research is serious and far reaching, the writing clear, clever, accessible and in a few instances graphically ingenious, and the cause is genuinely important.

Rwanda: Healing with Livestock

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Danielle Nierenberg

Recovery is a word you hear a lot in Rwanda. Recovery -- and healing -- are also things I heard a lot about during my visit with Heifer International Rwanda. "Heifer is helping a recovery process."

In a Vegetarian World, What Happens to the Cows? | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A question to ponder during Vegetarian Awareness Month. A ridiculous question, you might say, yet it's one I get asked all the time. As if we're doing...

Tofu-Eaters Please Don't Gloat

Mother Nature Network | Karl Burkart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A New study claims meat is responsible for 50% of greenhouse gas emissions. But let's not forget, soy production is a leading cause of deforestation, ...

During Recession, Some Raise Their Own Nest Eggs | WILLIAM NEUMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

As Americans struggle through a dismal recession, many are trying to safeguard themselves from what they fear will be even worse times ahead. They eat...

How Do You Say "Gone"?

Avital Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Avital Andrews

Next time you travel somewhere exotic, don't be surprised if you see fewer kinds of animals and hear fewer dialects

Reaping What We Sow: How Industrial Animal Farming is Contributing to the Risk of a Swine Flu Pandemic

Nicolette Hahn Niman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Nicolette Hahn Niman

Intensive farming systems -- with crowded animals, ventilation systems, and huge collections of manure -- make industrial poultry and swine operations into breeding grounds for a host of perilous diseases.

Eat Green, Be Green

Sarah Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sarah Newman

trying to be extra green on this one-designated day is a nice way to raise awareness, but how about making every day Earth Day?

A Survival Guide to Eating Chicken you Can Feel Good About

Jerusha Klemperer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jerusha Klemperer

Without getting into the gory details, industrially produced chickens lead a (how do I say this nicely?) less than charmed life. I outline your various options for how/where to get chicken you can feel good about.

Armyworms Marching On East Texas

AP | LINDA STEWART BALL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

DALLAS — Texas farmers are once again battling armyworms and the voracious creatures are attacking fields and pastures in formidable numbers. "...

Quit Horsing Around on Slaughter and Transport

Michael Markarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Markarian

Eleven lucky horses got a new lease on life yesterday. Authorities still don't know who discarded the malnourished horses. The owner might not come forward since he/she could face criminal charges.

Giving Up Meat One Day A Week Could Help Climate

TIME | Bryan Walsh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Need another reason to feel guilty about feeding your children that Happy Meal -- aside from the fat, the calories and that voice in your head asking ...

Life Cycle: Greening the Other White Meat

Simran Sethi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Simran Sethi

Large, corporate pig farms are home to deep vats of untold tons of pig crap, called "lagoons," which regularly overflow or seep past inadequate lining into the earth.

The Forgotten Extinction: Heritage Livestock

Jenna Woginrich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jenna Woginrich

Due to the assembly line style of meat production, the animals we eat have dwindled to a small number of industrial-strength breeds.

Horsing Around

Jerry Zezima | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jerry Zezima

"You can get a good horse -- not a 2008 model, but reliable -- for $2,000 to $3,000." I was even more enthusiastic when he told me that it costs only $150 a month to feed. "I spend about $80 a week on gas," I said.