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Ractopamine

Ractopamine: It's What's for Dinner

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 04.19.2015 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

The meat industry's fanatical devotion to a drug that boosts growth rates at the cost of all other concerns -- animal welfare, the environment, and perhaps even human health -- only makes sense when you consider the industry's mindset.

Why Is the U.S. So Fat? Katie Couric Documentary Fed Up Seeks to Explain

Martha Rosenberg | Posted 07.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Martha Rosenberg

The U.S. government plays both sides of the obesity street -- admonishing people to eat right while pushing the foods that make them fat -- because of the USDA's double mission of protecting the nation's health and protecting the health of the nation's farmers.

Big Ag's Gifts for 2012

Andrew Gunther | Posted 03.01.2013 | Green
Andrew Gunther

As the year comes to an end it's become a tradition of mine to write a note of gratitude to Big Ag for the many 'gifts' they've given us throughout the year that we didn't really want, need or -- in some cases -- didn't even know about. Here's my top 10 for 2012...

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.

Controversial Additive Kills More Livestock Than Any Other Drug

Paula Crossfield | Posted 03.26.2012 | Home
Paula Crossfield

A new report reveals that a drug given to livestock has become the focus of an international trade dispute concerning its potential effects on human health.