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When It Comes To Eggs, What Do 'Cage-Free' And 'Free-Range' Actually Mean?

Gay Browne | Posted 09.08.2016 | Green
Gay Browne

Cage-free and free-range might sound like the hens are free to roam but that is not necessarily so.

Returning Farm Animals to Pasture: The Deconstruction of the US Egg Industry

Dena Jones | Posted 05.25.2016 | Green
Dena Jones

There was a time when a shopper seeking pastured eggs needed to drive across town to a farmers market or -- heaven forbid -- drive out of town to visit an actual farm. No longer. Eggs from hens raised on pasture are increasingly available at major supermarkets across the country.

6 Reasons Why You Should Start Eating Healthier, Tastier Pasture-Raised Eggs

Jane Seo | Posted 10.14.2016 | Taste
Jane Seo

Whether you like them scrambled with cheese and vegetables, fried sunny side up atop a juicy burger, or mixed into a batter for those ooey-gooey chocolate chip cookies, eggs are one of the most versatile and beloved ingredients that you can eat for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or dessert.

Do You Believe Everything Is Healthful in a Health Food Market?

Linda Larrowe Bergersen | Posted 05.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Linda Larrowe Bergersen

I was shopping in a major health food store this week, and it occurred to me just how much of the food provided in that store was really NOT healthful...

Food! Fabulous Food!

Jessica Donovan | Posted 02.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Jessica Donovan

To develop a healthy relationship with food is to feel great, both inside and out. It is your choice what you fuel your body with! It is entirely up to you!

How You Can Help Start A Farm

Posted 08.20.2013 | Taste

This Kickstarter is making waves in pastured farming.

Grazin's Grassfed Burgers: A Small Diner Aims to Make The Cleanest Burger You'll Ever Eat

Liza de Guia | Posted 08.02.2013 | Taste
Liza de Guia

Grazin' is the world's FIRST farm-to-table direct, 100 percent Animal Welfare Approved grassfed and finished burger joint.

Would You Like Extra Ractopamine With Your Pork, Sir?

Andrew Gunther | Posted 02.04.2013 | Home
Andrew Gunther

If you haven't heard of the drug ractopamine before, you're probably not alone. But if you've eaten intensively reared pork, beef or turkey, then you will almost certainly have consumed meat from an animal that's been fed the drug -- and probably eaten ractopamine yourself.

Eggs That Elevate Health, Conscience, and More?

Pooja R. Mottl | Posted 01.06.2013 | Green
Pooja R. Mottl

"Lucky" hens and their eggs live the way mother nature wants them to, on pastures! Their environments are free of pesticides, herbicides and other chemicals, and they're never administered hormones or drugs.

Will Yours Be a Sustainable Super Bowl Sunday?

Andrew Gunther | Posted 04.04.2012 | Home
Andrew Gunther

No one takes health and fitness more seriously than today's top football players. So isn't it kind of absurd that as we watch Sunday's game we will all be bombarded by advertisements for some of the unhealthiest junk food imaginable?

Twelve-Year-Old Farmer Is an Inspiration to Us All

Andrew Gunther | Posted 03.26.2012 | Home
Andrew Gunther

Shelby Grebenc of Broomfield, CO is founder of "Shelby's Happy Chapped Chicken Butt Farm," located 20 miles outside of Denver. At just 12 years-old, she is also the youngest Animal Welfare Approved farmer to date.

Eco Etiquette: What's The Greenest Thanksgiving Turkey?

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 01.01.2012 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

Send all your eco-inquiries to Jennifer Grayson at Questions may be edited for length and clarity. I'm about to order my Tha...

Pasture-Raised Dairy -- And Why It Makes Sense

Daniel Klein | Posted 07.20.2011 | Home
Daniel Klein

Earlier this week we posted the first in a series of short documentaries from around the country. Along with our weekly videos, we will be posting so...

The First Stop On The Perennial Plate Real Food Road Trip

Daniel Klein | Posted 07.16.2011 | Home
Daniel Klein

Last year we created 52 episodes about sustainable and adventurous food in Minnesota. For the final episode of this past season, we announced our pla...

The Good Slaughter: A Proud Meat Cutter Shows His Processing Floor

Liza de Guia | Posted 06.08.2011 | Home
Liza de Guia

"My hope is that my children will have the same passion for this as I do..." Meet Larry Althiser, the owner and head meat cutter for Larry's Custom M...

Building Artisan Slaughterhouses to Feed the Demand for Grass-fed Meat (Part 1)

Liza de Guia | Posted 06.08.2011 | Home
Liza de Guia

Meet Chris Harmon, the Executive Director of CADE, The Center for Agricultural Development & Entrepreneurship in New York State. CADE is a non-profit ...

Beware the Myths of Feedlot Marketeers

Andrew Gunther | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Andrew Gunther

Industrialized animal agriculture has a lot to answer for when it comes to its impact on animal welfare, the environment, and the livelihood of family farms.

The Nutritional Superiority of Pasture Raised Animals

David Kirby | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Kirby

You are what you eat - and the same goes for the animals whose meat, milk and eggs you put in your mouth. We should not only be concerned about what we eat, but what our food eats as well.