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Mad Cow California: Stop Feeding Cows Chicken Manure

Michael Greger, M.D. | Posted 06.26.2012 | Home
Michael Greger, M.D.

Cattle remains are still fed to chickens and the poultry litter is fed back to cows. In this way, prions -- the infectious proteins that cause mad cow disease -- may continue to cycle back into cattle feed and complete the cow "cannibalism" circuit blamed for the spread of the disease.

Mad Cow California: Stop Weaning Calves on Cattle Blood

Michael Greger, M.D. | Posted 06.25.2012 | Home
Michael Greger, M.D.

Let's hope that the newly reported case of mad cow disease in a California dairy cow will renew interest in closing the loopholes in feed regulations that continue to allow the feeding of slaughterhouse waste, blood and manure to farm animals in the United States.

8 Food Frauds To Look Out For At The Grocery Store

SmartMoney | Kelli B. Grant | Posted 04.20.2012 | Money

This article originally appeared on SmartMoney.com Most consumers know to ignore emails alerting them to foreign lottery winnings and to steer clea...

The Best Chilled Soups For Spring

Small Kitchen College | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste
Small Kitchen College

So your body may not have been in top-notch condition for spring break, but there's still time to get that bikini bod by summertime! 

The 7 Most Common Food Frauds

Posted 04.06.2012 | Home

The April issue of the Journal of Food Science analyzes the most adulterated ingredients -- in other words, the most common instances of food fraud. F...

The 'Real Milk' Campaign Hopes To Make Real Suckers Out Of Us

Ingrid Newkirk | Posted 06.01.2012 | Green
Ingrid Newkirk

It seems that more and more Americans are becoming aware of the negative health and animal welfare implications of drinking cow's milk and are switching to soy, almond, and rice milks to enjoy with their cookies and cereal.

Rising Number of Farm Animals Poses Environmental and Public Health Risks

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 05.28.2012 | Green
Danielle Nierenberg

Farm-animal production provides a safety net for millions of the world's most vulnerable people, but given the industry's rapid and often poorly regulated growth, the biggest challenge will be to produce meat in environmentally and socially sustainable ways.

The 5 Best Ways To Eat Cereal, Without Milk

Small Kitchen College | Posted 05.21.2012 | Taste
Small Kitchen College

Well-known food writer Erma Bombeck once said, "Like religion, politics and family planning, cereal is not a topic to be brought up in public. It's too controversial." How right she is!

High-Profile App Shuttered After Only 3 Months

The Next Web | Posted 05.14.2012 | Technology

After just over three months, Oink, the first app from Digg founder Kevin Rose’s new company Milk, will close its doors. The app was described as a ...

Organic Milk: Are You Getting What You Pay for?

Andrew Gunther | Posted 05.13.2012 | Home
Andrew Gunther

At a time when consumers are turning their backs on industrialized farming systems -- and genetically modified (GM) farming in particular -- the new report raises real questions about exactly what people are paying for when they buy organic milk.

Dustin Lance Black Takes to YouTube for Historic Prop 8 Play (VIDEO)

Shira Lazar | Posted 05.08.2012 | Impact
Shira Lazar

Academy Award Winner Dustin Lance Black stopped by the What's Trending studio to talk about his new play, 8, that premiered live on YouTube and his su...

Spice Up Your Coffee

Small Kitchen College | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste
Small Kitchen College

I must admit, my coffee routine has gotten a bit boring. Every morning since high school, the first thing I do when I wake up is brew a cup of coffee.

Cheese Graders: Experts Name Their Favorite Green Cheeses

Avital Andrews | Posted 04.23.2012 | Home
Avital Andrews

No matter how you slice it, mainstream cheese is inefficient fare: Almost 10 pounds of milk are needed to make a typical 1-pound wheel. But you need not forsake your favorite Gouda. Just choose a brand that takes sustainability into account. I asked five experts to name their favorites.

Organic Milk Demand Surges, Straining Farmers

AP | MICHAEL HILL | Posted 04.17.2012 | Home

WESTVILLE, N.Y. -- "Got milk?" is getting to be a difficult question when it comes to organic. Because even as more consumers are willing to pay prem...

Raw Milk Sickens 35

AP | MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 04.04.2012 | Home

WASHINGTON — An outbreak of bacterial infections on the East Coast illustrates the popularity of raw, unpasteurized milk despite strong warnings...

Mildewed Feed Behind Cancer-Causing Toxin In Milk

AP | Posted 12.27.2011 | Home

BEIJING -- Mildewed feed given to cows caused the high levels of a cancer-causing toxin found in milk from China's biggest dairy company and a smaller...

Milk With Cancer-Causing Toxin Destroyed

AP | Posted 02.25.2012 | Home

BEIJING — China's biggest milk producer destroyed a batch found to have excessive levels of a cancer-causing toxin, in another safety scare for ...

Farmer Gets Death Penalty For Poisoning Rival's Milk

AP | Posted 12.09.2011 | Home

BEIJING -- A Chinese dairy farmer has been sentenced to death for lacing her rival's milk supply with industrial salt, causing the deaths of three you...

The 5 Best Foods to Take to Class

Small Kitchen College | Posted 01.18.2012 | College
Small Kitchen College

For the best foods to bring into the classroom, just take a nostalgic look into your childhood lunchbox for some inspiration. The results are delicious, scholastic and timeless.

Class-Action Dairy Lawsuit Gets Bigger

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 11.17.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- A class-action lawsuit filed against dairy industry groups for macabre practices that may violate federal antitrust laws is getting bigg...

Milk Does A Body Good, Even When Worn

AP | By MELISSA EDDY | Posted 11.15.2011 | Home

HANNOVER, Germany -- Wear Milk? Anke Domaske says why not. The 28-year-old German is the designer of an award-winning new textile made entirely from ...

Republican Congressman Can't Prove Regulations He's Against

La Mesa Patch | Ken Stonr | Posted 11.14.2011 | Politics

Rep. Duncan D. Hunter on Monday called for deregulation, saying it’s “impossible” to keep up with rules on the city, state and federal levels....

Farm-to-Fork Across America: Bring It Home

Julie Ann Fineman | Posted 01.10.2012 | Home
Julie Ann Fineman

First Stop? The Rodale experimental farm in Kutztown, PA. They are celebrating their 30-year study comparing the difference between organic and conventional crop yields and the impact on soil conditions.

The Other One Percent

Ted McCagg | Posted 01.04.2012 | Comedy
Ted McCagg

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Homogenized Shomogenized?

Carolyn Ossorio | Posted 12.11.2011 | Parents
Carolyn Ossorio

"Wait a second. Pasteurization and homogenization are not the same thing?" Larry shook his head. "Homogenization is a process which alters milk's natural state by forcing it through small openings at high pressure.