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New USDA Plan Could Increase Horrific Bird Abuse

The Washington Post | Posted 10.30.2013 | Green

Nearly 1 million chickens and turkeys are unintentionally boiled alive each year in U.S. slaughterhouses, often because fast-moving lines fail to kil...

One Bird, Nine Pieces, The Easy Way

Jeffrey de Picciotto | Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste
Jeffrey de Picciotto

Butchering a whole chicken is easy with a well-placed knife and proper tension.

Cook That Chicken Because You're on Your Own

Rena Steinzor | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Rena Steinzor

CDC investigators are a vital link in the chain of public protection because they are the people who "trace back" illness to its source. Obviously, knowing someone has salmonella poisoning is not enough: we also need to know which food from what company gave them the disease.

Would You Test Out Poultry Ownership With A Chicken Rental Service?

Posted 09.09.2013 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Matt Hickman: As I’ve previously reported, there’s currently an urban chicken abandonment epidemic sweeping our po...

Obama Deregulatory Proposal on Poultry Gets Slammed by GAO: Food Safety in Jeopardy and Workers Ignored

Rena Steinzor | Posted 11.06.2013 | Politics
Rena Steinzor

It's no surprise that the occupational safety and health analysis behind the rule is so bad. USDA failed to consult with OSHA before the proposal was rushed out the door last year.

For the USDA, Chicken Is Just Politics

Wenonah Hauter | Posted 11.05.2013 | Green
Wenonah Hauter

When you purchase chicken at the grocery store, you might have the perfectly reasonable expectation that the poultry you are buying was raised on an American farm, and that it was inspected by a government official. Well, lower your expectations.

Stovetop Crispy Chicken Skin

Jeffrey de Picciotto | Posted 10.01.2013 | Taste
Jeffrey de Picciotto

A non-stick pan is the perfect tool for achieving crispy chicken skin on your stovetop at home.

The Simple Way to Crispy Chicken Skin

Jeffrey de Picciotto | Posted 09.23.2013 | Taste
Jeffrey de Picciotto

Crispy skin is the holy grail of chicken roasting.

Why Safer Food Workers Mean Safer Food

Michelle Chen | Posted 08.15.2013 | Politics
Michelle Chen

Americans these days are nervous about what they eat, and they should be, what with outbreaks of foodborne illnesses, meat pumped with veterinary drug...

Dave Jamieson

Workers Pay A Steep Price For Your Cheap Chicken

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 06.06.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON -- A recent government study of workers at a poultry plant in South Carolina determined that four out of 10 showed signs of the painful han...

Farm Forward's BuyingPoultry.com Will Put Humane Eating in Consumers' Hands

Food Politic | Posted 07.24.2013 | Green
Food Politic

Farm Forward is developing an application called BuyingPoultry.com, which will be an answer for people who are willing to spend a little bit more for humanely raised products but are confused by the labels.

Chicken Mole: A Recipe for Cinco de Mayo

Laura Kumin | Posted 06.29.2013 | Taste
Laura Kumin

When you take chocolate in a spicy, instead of a sweet, direction, the result is delicious.

Risky Meat: Will Your Meal Send You To The Hospital?

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 06.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

We decided to analyze outbreak data to answer the question: What are the riskiest -- and the safest -- meat and poultry products? Which foods are most likely to make us sick and cause the most severe cases of illness?

Meeting My Meat

Jenna Goldring | Posted 02.02.2013 | Home
Jenna Goldring

One would think that having killed a chicken and seen it previously alive and kicking, that it would be difficult to actually eat it. Strangely, however, it had the opposite effect.

Presidential Turkey Pardon: It's Time for This Thanksgiving Tradition to Go

Ani Satz | Posted 01.21.2013 | Home
Ani Satz

Though played for laughs, the presidential turkey pardon makes a mockery of extreme animal suffering.

Thai Basil Chicken

Angie Tee | Posted 01.13.2013 | Taste
Angie Tee

Thai Basil Chicken is one of those amazing dish that is so easy and quick to whip up. Just make sure you have plenty of steamed rice ready, as this stir-fry chicken is slightly spicy, delicious and addictive!

Don't Be a Mushroom!

Andrew Gunther | Posted 12.26.2012 | Home
Andrew Gunther

Two separate but very much related events that could radically change the way America farms and feeds itself are big in the news right now. Both concern a matter dear to my heart: food labeling.

Buffalo Chicken Burger With Sweet And Tangy Coleslaw

Angie Tee | Posted 12.23.2012 | Taste
Angie Tee

These burgers are a healthy change from the usual beef burgers. Top them with some fresh and colorful coleslaw.

A Real Hero in the Chesapeake Bay

Wenonah Hauter | Posted 12.11.2012 | Green
Wenonah Hauter

Kathy Phillips is standing up to Perdue, a company responsible for a large percentage of the pollution pouring into the Chesapeake Bay and surrounding waterways.

Life, Death and the Survival of the Fittest

Patrizia Chen | Posted 12.01.2012 | Green
Patrizia Chen

I was fascinated by a big aquarium in my cousin's living room in Japan. Fish of every shape and color revolved inside the tank, swimming between fake palm trees and fluttering plastic leaves.

Thirty Days, Thirty Reasons, Thirty Ways: Go Vegetarian In October!

Kathy Stevens | Posted 11.28.2012 | Home
Kathy Stevens

So on Monday, October 1, is World Vegetarian Day--the kickoff for Vegetarian Awareness Month than runs throughout October. If you've been toying with the idea of going vegetarian, then let me be your cheerleader, and let the following lists inform and inspire! Good luck...and please share your journey!

An Insider’s Take On USDA’s Problematic New Poultry Rule

Food Integrity Campaign | Posted 11.26.2012 | Home
Food Integrity Campaign

Under the new inspection model, the jobs once done by inspectors will be taken over by plant workers themselves -- the quintessential fox guarding the hen house model.

Obama Administration Backwards On Food Safety

Wenonah Hauter | Posted 11.14.2012 | Home
Wenonah Hauter

The 56-page 2012 Democratic Party Platform included no mention of food safety or the President's monumental signing of the Food Safety Modernization Act.

Cock-A-Doodle Poo: What's Really In Our Chicken Meat

Kathy Freston | Posted 09.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Kathy Freston

I've known for a long time that chicken can be toxic, but an April article in the New York Times showed that almost half of the chicken in grocery stores is contaminated by E coli, which researchers say is an indicator of fecal contamination.

3 Reasons to Buy Antibiotic-free Meat and Poultry

Margie Kelly | Posted 09.09.2012 | Green
Margie Kelly

Here are three reasons to make the commitment to animals raised without antibiotics that you can share with family and friends.