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Babe, Lettuce, and Tomato: You Want a What?

Marc Bekoff | Posted 12.11.2011 | Denver
Marc Bekoff

Few people really know about the horrific treatment of the food they casually put in their mouth. I'm sure if you asked a youngster if they'd like a Babe, lettuce, and tomato sandwich it would stimulate a lot of discussion.

No Justice for Animals

Mikko Alanne | Posted 11.22.2011 | Green
Mikko Alanne

Instead of charging a single pig factory farmer with cruelty to animals, Finnish authorities are prosecuting the two activists who made the undercover videos, which were exposed to the public.

Farm Dog Nurses Piglets

AP | Posted 11.04.2011 | Weird News

CAMAGUEY, Cuba -- Yeti the dog already had a litter of pups to care for when the piglets adopted her as a second mom. Ever since then, the Cuban fa...

Pigs Swarm Woman's Car

AP | Posted 10.05.2011 | Weird News

BERLIN -- Police in northern Germany say they rescued a woman and her 2-year-old child whose car was swarmed – by a herd of pigs. Police said t...

Roseanne's Nuts Is Downright Delicious

Greg Archer | Posted 09.14.2011 | Entertainment
Greg Archer

If anybody can (and could and should) get away with spawning another reality outing, it's Roseanne Barr. Roseanne's Nut chronicles her never-boring life running a 40-acre macadamia nut farm on the Big Island.

New Undercover Footage Of Gruesome Pig Abuse

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 08.29.2011 | Home

Animal rights group Mercy For Animals has released ghastly undercover footage of pig abuse at Iowa Select, an industrial farm that supplies pork to Kr...

Behind The Scenes Of The Spam Factory

Posted 08.28.2011 | Home

Ted Genoways of Mother Jones recently scribed a behemoth piece on some shady occurrences at Quality Pork Processors Inc., better known as the processi...

PIGS Don't Get to Burn Oil

Jeffrey Rubin | Posted 07.04.2011 | Business
Jeffrey Rubin

China doesn't have to build a blue water navy or engage in an arms race to take a big slice of the U.S.'s energy pie. All it has to do is stop showing up at the U.S. Treasury auction.

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 ...

The Real Food Stories Of Lucan, Minnesota

Daniel Klein | Posted 06.07.2011 | Home
Daniel Klein

This episode tells the story of several different farmers in and around Lucan, MN. Located 150 miles south-west of the Twin Cities, you would never t...

Michael McAuliff

Severed Pig's Foot Mailed To Rep. Pete King | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.04.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) learned Monday that someone had mailed him a bloody, severed pig's foot, a person close to the Congressman said...

Pig Liver Creme Caramel

Josh Ozersky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Josh Ozersky


Resistance to Factory Pig Farming Gathers Steam

Tracy Worcester | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Tracy Worcester

Between 2005 and 2009, I made Pig Business by tracking US pork giant Smithfield Foods, Inc. as it swept into Poland and took advantage of cheap labor, poorly enforced environmental laws, and a government fragile in its post-communist years.

The Low-Down on Downers and the USDA

Gene Baur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Gene Baur

Now is our chance to let the USDA know that we demand that action is taken to prevent downed animals from being abused and slaughtered for human food.

Lip Smackin' Pigskin Cracklins

Meathead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

No matter what you call these cousins of bacon, only chocolate is more decadent and crack more addictive than homemade cracklins, and there is a big difference between store-bought and this recipe.

Pig Born With Wings

Mark C. Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Mark C. Miller

We've all heard or even used the old saying to describe something impossible, "If pigs had wings, they'd fly." Now, thanks to genetic modification, pigs can fly.

In South Korea: Blood Runs From Taps

Laura Beck | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Laura Beck

To date, four million animals have been buried alive in South Korea because humans are too lazy and too cheap to properly vaccinate them.

Buddhist Monks Pray For Slaughtered Foot And Mouth Animals

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Hundreds of South Korean Buddhist monks and believers offered prayers Wednesday for more than 1.93 million cows, pigs and ot...

Recommended Continental Breakfast: Eggs Over Easy, Hold the Dioxin

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

The FDA doesn't recommend avoiding any particular food to limit dioxin exposure other than its generally recommended diet. Of course there's the option of going vegan, the diet found to have the lowest exposure to dioxins.

Leading Pork Producer Caught Severely Abusing Pigs

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

RICHMOND, Va. — The Humane Society of the United States said Wednesday that an undercover worker at a farm owned by the world's largest pork pro...

HSUS Video Shows Why Smithfield Must Recommit to Crate Phase-Out Timeline

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

Getting rid of gestation crates is the most important reform the pork industry could implement at this time.

Weekly Mulch: Would You Eat Bugs to Fight Climate Change?

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger Maybe it's time for environmentalists prioritize do-it-yourself climate fixes instead of looking to politic...

'Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat'

AP | MICHAEL HILL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

"Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat: Why It's So Hard to Think Straight About Animals" (HarperCollins, $25.99), by Hal Herzog: Consider the cockf...

Factory vs. Sustainable Pork Production: Two Videos, One Case for Transparency

Leslie Hatfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Leslie Hatfield

If I'm going to eat something -- especially an animal product -- I want to know as much as I can about where it came from, what it ate, and how it was treated.