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Salmonella Is On The Rise: Stop Cuddling With Your Chickens

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Van Winkle's

Some people simply can't resist letting their pets sleep with them. But curling up with cats and dogs is one thing. Cuddling with chickens? That's a whole different one.

Tyson To Stop Giving Chickens Human-Used Antibiotics

Reuters | P.J. Huffstutter | Posted 06.27.2015 | Business

CHICAGO, April 28 (Reuters) - Tyson Foods Inc, the largest U.S. poultry producer, plans to eliminate the use of human antibiotics in its chicken flo...

USDA Reports Virulent Strain Of Avian Flu In Kansas Poultry

Reuters | Posted 03.14.2015 | Healthy Living

By Tom Polansek CHICAGO, March 14 (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture has identified the first infection of a virulent strain of avian f...

The Chickens You Eat Are Probably Pretty Darn Dirty

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 03.09.2015 | Green

You think you're ahead of the curve when it comes to buying meat. You choose the organic, free-range, vegetarian-fed, gluten-free chicken breasts at t...

The Year Of The Spatchcocked Turkey (And Why You Should Do It All The Time)

Epicurious | Posted 02.10.2015 | Taste
Epicurious

There's zero question that 2014 was The Year of the Spatchcocked Turkey.

Losing My Chickens -- Lessons Learned

Geri Spieler | Posted 02.06.2015 | HuffPost Home
Geri Spieler

I understand raccoons need to eat too, just not my chickens. I can't argue with nature, but I can keep my pets safe. Although their suburban yard is large, they have limited space to run and hid for cover. They are trapped.

Dave Jamieson

Major Poultry Processor Cited For Appalling Labor Practices

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.29.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON -- One of the nation's leading poultry processors exposed its line workers to painful musculoskeletal injuries and discouraged them from re...

Obama Administration Turns Its Back on Poultry Processing Workers

Rena Steinzor | Posted 10.07.2014 | Politics
Rena Steinzor

Only in Washington, D.C. is nothing portrayed as something. Out in the nation, not so much. And so it was late last week that the Obama Administration took a victory lap for not making life even more miserable for some of the most abused workers in America.

Cooking Off the Cuff: A Sweet-Tart Sauce For Duck, But With Beets

Edward Schneider | Posted 08.18.2014 | Taste
Edward Schneider

The plate looked gorgeous: dark brown duck skin; red duck flesh; redder beets and sauce.

Why It's Time To Dump The 'Filthy Chicken Rule'

J. David Cox Sr. | Posted 06.23.2014 | Green
J. David Cox Sr.

Do you think any human can adequately inspect three birds every second to ensure they are free of feathers, feces, lesions, bile and other contaminants?

Striking Photos Of What Your Bird Looks Like Before You Eat It

Posted 04.07.2014 | Taste

Whether it's a turkey sandwich or turkey on the Thanksgiving table, roast chicken for dinner or chicken wings at your Super Bowl party, poultry is a h...

USDA: Selling Out Organic to Protect Five Factory Farms

Bruce Friedrich | Posted 06.02.2014 | Green
Bruce Friedrich

The USDA's decision doesn't just violate our moral intuitions and the expectations of organic consumers; it also violates the Department's legal mandate in at least two distinct ways.

Dave Jamieson

White House's Gift To The Poultry Industry Under Fire From Congress

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It appears the Agriculture Department's controversial plan to create faster line speeds in poultry processing plants has hit another sna...

California Factory Farms Are No Chicken Shangri-La

Wenonah Hauter | Posted 05.05.2014 | Green
Wenonah Hauter

Poultry, dairy and eggs are produced in an industrialized system that values profit and "economic efficiency" over food safety, animal welfare or fairness for farmers.

USDA: Time to Stop the Chicken Industry From Boiling Birds Alive

Bruce Friedrich | Posted 05.03.2014 | Green
Bruce Friedrich

That's right: The agency charged with enforcing the Humane Slaughter Act refuses to enforce it for more than 98 percent of slaughtered animals.

WATCH: How Chicken Embryo Develops Inside Egg Is Incredible

The Huffington Post | Isaac Saul | Posted 01.27.2014 | Science

It takes 21 days for a chicken embryo to develop. Ever wonder what happens inside the egg between the day it's laid and the day the chick pecks its wa...

If a Chicken Exists Only to Become Chicken Nuggets, Does It Really Matter How She Lived? The Connection Between the Humane Treatment of Animals, Health and Food Safety

Elizabeth Kucinich | Posted 03.29.2014 | Home
Elizabeth Kucinich

The food you eat is the biggest socio-political decision you make each day. However, conditions and treatment of animals is not only a moral issue. Animal treatment has a direct impact on the health of American consumers.

What You Need To Eat More Of As You Age, From Ellie Krieger (VIDEO)

Posted 01.25.2014 | MarloThomas

Ellie Krieger, nutritionist and author of Weeknight Wonders had some great tips to share with us for important food groups to include as we age. "I...

A New Year's Resolution That Saves Money, Improves Health, and Reduces Global Warming Pollution

Elliott Negin | Posted 11.05.2014 | Green
Elliott Negin

The top five for 2014 include losing weight, saving money, and staying fit and healthy. There's a way to accomplish all those things and protect the planet, too: Eat less beef.

FDA Underwhelms With Response to Super-Resistant Infections Rise

David Wallinga, M.D. | Posted 03.01.2014 | Home
David Wallinga, M.D.

We're in deep doo-doo from the global threat of superbugs. The December announcement by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) puts that threat back in the news. But I'm underwhelmed by FDA's response, and here's why.

"This is for the orphans."

Melissa Kushner | Posted 02.18.2014 | Impact
Melissa Kushner

In 2013, goods for good launched nine community enterprises. Jobs are being created and the local economies are improving. As goods for good enters an unprecedented period of growth, we remain steadfast in our commitment to the children of Malawi.

There Shouldn't Be a Job Like This

Navina Khanna | Posted 01.27.2014 | Home
Navina Khanna

What haunts me most is not the countless studies that document the inhumane treatment of animals or the research by the Environmental Working Group that established that each ounce of turkey consumed has the carbon footprint of driving a mile in a car.

The Biggest Thanksgiving Mistake You Could Make

Posted 11.27.2013 | Healthy Living

The turkey is often viewed as the centerpiece of the Thanksgiving feast. But if the bird is filled with stuffing, the popular side dish could easily c...

What's for Thanksgiving? Hopefully Not More Crippling Pain for Poultry Workers

Rena Steinzor | Posted 01.26.2014 | Home
Rena Steinzor

Workers who suffer grave ergonomic injuries from the repetitive motions of hanging, cutting, and packing the birds would endure conditions that are two or three times worse than the status quo.

Two Reasons You Should Always Truss Your Turkey

Jeffrey de Picciotto | Posted 01.25.2014 | Taste
Jeffrey de Picciotto

Sure, it looks beautiful, but properly tying up your bird also helps promote even cooking by achieving uniform density.