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Meat Industry Says New Antitrust Rule Will Raise Prices

AP | By CHRISTOPHER LEONARD | Posted 12.09.2011 | Home

ST. LOUIS -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture released a new but stripped-down antitrust rule Thursday regulating meat companies that's far less swe...

How The Meat Industry Turned Abuse Into A Business Model

Mother Jones | Tom Philpott | Posted 08.30.2011 | Home

As a long-time student of the meat industry, I read Ted Genoways' extraordinary article on conditions at the "head table" of a factory-scale pig-proce...

New England To Expand Local Beef Slaughtering Capabilities

AP | By STEPHEN SINGER | Posted 08.03.2011 | Home

HARTFORD, Conn. -- With few slaughterhouses in New England equipped to process beef on a large scale, Paul Miller ships cattle from his dairy farm in ...

Meat Industry Recruits College Students To Promote Eating Beef On Campus

AP | ALAN SCHER ZAGIER | Posted 07.18.2011 | College

COLUMBIA, Mo. — The national beef industry has enlisted college students across the country in its public relations fight for America's hearts, ...

Drug-Resistant Bacteria Found In Half Of U.S. Meat

Slashfood | Posted 06.15.2011 | Home

What's lurking in the meat you're buying for your family? Plenty of bacteria, according to a new study, published in the journal Clinical Infectious D...

Farming Bison To Bring Back A True American Breed

Liza de Guia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Liza de Guia

Right now, it's good to be a bison farmer. There's a growing demand for the meat, prices have doubled, and there's a lot more interest in the food community, something attributable to the changing American diet.

In Memory of Dr. Dean Wyatt: A Courageous Voice Against Cruelty

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

Most of us have had the fortunate experience of meeting individuals, at one point or another in our lives, who demonstrated integrity and commitment o...

Meat Industry Unhappy About Limits On Antibiotics

The Washington Post | Karen Dillon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

KANSAS CITY, MO. - For decades, factory farms have used antibiotics even in healthy animals to promote faster growth and prevent diseases that could s...

Less Demand For Beef Could Mean Lower Quality Meat

AP | CHRISTOPHER LEONARD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

AINSWORTH, Neb. — In this Great Plains ranching town, cowboys still lasso steers as part of their daily routine and cattle producers like Bob Se...

Ninety Years On - Will the Feds Finally Break Up the Meat Monopoly?

Regina Weiss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Regina Weiss

In 1919 the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) reported to President Woodrow Wilson on a months-long investigation that produced seven volumes of evide...

USDA Proposes Tougher Meat Industry Antitrust Rules

AP | CHRISTOPHER LEONARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

ST. LOUIS — The Obama administration on Friday proposed new antitrust rules for meat companies that reflect a willingness by the USDA to shift t...

Fighting the Big Lie of Mass Consumption

Natalia Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Natalia Rose

Keeping people employed is not a good enough reason to perpetuate the plunder of our precious resources. Convenience is not a good enough reason. Fear of change is not a good enough reason.

Nicolette Hahn Niman: A Vegetarian Ranchers Explains How to Raise Animals the Right Way

Tara Lohan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Tara Lohan

Part personal narrative and part investigative journalism, her Righteous Porkchop is a much-needed addition to the conversation about what should be on our plates these days.

Big Ag To Sway Ohio Voters On Treatment Of Farm Animals

Mother Jones | Kevin Drum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Ohio voters will hit the polls Tuesday to decide the fate of an agribusiness-backed proposal that would amend the state constitution and create a boar...

14 Sickened In Colorado With Antibiotic-Resistant Salmonella Burgers, With a Side of Flame Retardants

Grist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Here's the latest: In Colorado, 14 people have fallen ill from hamburger meat tainted with antibiotic-resistent salmonella, the Boulder newspaper Dail...

The Breathtaking Effects Of Cutting Back On Meat

Kathy Freston | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kathy Freston

Sometimes, solutions to the world's biggest problems are right in front of us. The following statistics are eye-opening, to say the least.

Your Diet has More Climate Change Impact than your Car

Penny Herscher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Penny Herscher

The meat industry produces more carbon emissions than the auto industry.

The Weekly Pulse: Good News and Bad News Healthcare NewsLadder

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

In one of today's more bizarre health stories, we find tobacco giant Philip Morris likening itself to the NAACP in order to get out of paying compensation to smokers.

PETA Offers $1 Million For Lab Meat

AP | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

LOS ANGELES — Animal rights activists are offering scientists a $1 million reward if they can produce commercially viable meat in a laboratory. ...