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Pork Producers Call For More Humane Treatment

AP | By JUSTIN JUOZAPAVICIUS | Posted 03.12.2014 | Green

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The yearslong call by animal rights groups to improve conditions on American hog farms advanced considerably this week when two ...

6 Crimes Against Nature in Factory Farming (Pt. 1)

Martha Rosenberg | Posted 02.25.2014 | Green
Martha Rosenberg

While many procedures on factory farms are cruel, some practices like breeding animals into mutant-like parodies of their original species and violating mother/offspring bonds are truly crimes against nature.

Contaminated Chicken for Christmas Dinner?

Martha Burk | Posted 02.19.2014 | Home
Martha Burk

Just in time for Christmas dinner, Consumer Reports published a report highlighting the danger posed by the high rate of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in U.S. poultry aisles.

WATCH: Neil deGrasse Tyson Talks Killer Asteroids

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.25.2013 | Science

Somewhere out there in the cosmos, odds are there's a big asteroid with our name on it—one that threatens not just to give Earth a close shave but a...

Greenwashing or Real Progress for Animals?

Stephen Wells | Posted 08.26.2013 | Impact
Stephen Wells

Chief among our concerns is Tyson's long history of saying one thing and doing another. From its use of claustrophobic, constantly dim-lit "broiler houses" for chickens and "gestation crates" for pregnant sows, Tyson's track record on animal welfare is far from exemplary.

Dave Jamieson

Poultry Giant Settles Suit Over Toxic Gas | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.05.2013 | Business

Meat processor Tyson Foods has reached a settlement with the U.S. Justice Department over allegations that the company violated safety regulations at ...

Tyson, Holyfield Meet Again

AP | ANDREW SELIGMAN | Posted 02.17.2013 | Sports

CHICAGO -- Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield stood toe to toe again, only this time there were hugs and smiles – and no bites to the ear. The il...

Mike Tyson To Take A Bite Out Of Broadway

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 08.18.2012 | Sports

NEW YORK — Mike Tyson wants his next knockout to be on Broadway. The former boxer announced Monday that he will team up with director Spike Lee...

Mobile Slaughterhouses Help Meat Go Local

Katherine Gustafson | Posted 07.14.2012 | Home
Katherine Gustafson

The meat industry, like much else in U.S. agriculture, has consolidated rapidly over the last half-century. Four giant companies produced 83.5 percent of U.S. beef as of 2007. It is in this context that the mobile slaughterhouse makes local slaughter available and affordable to small farmers.

Meatless Monday: The Low-Goliath Diet

Ellen Kanner | Posted 05.05.2012 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Last Monday, February 27, we observed Occupy Our Food Supply, day of action against corporate food. Some of us observed it more than others. That same day, the class action suit of Organic Seed Grows and Trade Association vs. Monsanto was dismissed. Industrial Food - 1, organic farmers - 0.

New Trial Ordered In Tyson Foods Sexual Discrimination Lawsuit

AP | Posted 12.30.2011 | Home

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- A new trial has been ordered in a sexual discrimination lawsuit against Tyson Foods Inc. The ruling, published Wednesday, by th...

Who's Behind Arby's $2M Gift to 'No Kid Hungry," Santa or the Grinch?

Joe Waters | Posted 02.18.2012 | Home
Joe Waters

There's a nagging question for me. Should a national leader in anti-hunger programs have a partnerhip with a fast food chain that sells mostly anti-nutritional foods that should be served to families with a side of Lipitor?

Occupy Your Kitchen!

Kurt Michael Friese | Posted 12.27.2011 | Home
Kurt Michael Friese

What we have is not just a food problem in this country, but a cooking problem. Food marketers have been working for decades to convince people that cooking is a chore.

Tyson Recalls Ground Beef

AP | DAN SEWELL | Posted 11.28.2011 | Home

CINCINNATI — Tyson Fresh Meats Inc. is recalling about 131,300 pounds of ground beef because a family in Ohio fell ill after eating meat produce...

Tyson Settles Sex Discrimination Cases

AP | x | Posted 11.21.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON -- Tyson Fresh Meats Inc. is paying $2.25 million to settle federal allegations of sex discrimination. The Labor Department says Tyson wil...

Tyson Bribery Case Reveals Weakness in Meat Inspection Policy

Posted 08.27.2011 | Home

Tyson Foods made headlines in February when it was fined millions for allegedly bribing meat inspectors in Mexico in 2004. But a new report from the N...

Iron Mike Tyson's Road To The Hall Of Fame

Posted 08.12.2011 | Sports

The road isn't very far, about 140 mostly freeway miles from Catskill to Canastota in New York. It took Mike Tyson a lot of years and more than jus...

No Special FX: Don't Let The 'Lights' Go Out

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Well, that makes it two years in a row. Last year, FX chucked Damages, the striking Glenn Close suspense drama that was well received but never scored...

WATCH: Mike Tyson's Oscar Picks Include 'Avatar,' The 'Friendster' Movie

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

In his second Funny Or Die appearance to date, Mike Tyson offers his Oscar picks. Because why not? Tyson is joined by noted film critic Leonard Mal...

Supreme Court Rejects Farmer Who Tangled With Tyson

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday turned down an appeal from a former Tennessee poultry farmer who sued Tyson Farms after losing his cont...

UPDATED: Sarah Palin Wants the Government to Help Make Your Kids Fat

Kurt Michael Friese | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kurt Michael Friese

Mrs. Palin, you should know that the government is already telling us what to eat, and most of it is crap.

Will Big Ag Continue its Pointless Crusade Against Real Food on PBS?

Kurt Michael Friese | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kurt Michael Friese

As food issues come out of the foodie fringe and into the mainstream, moneyed special interests are beginning to fear for their bottom lines just a little bit.

Tyson Chicken to pay workers for time donning safety gear

AP | SAM HANANEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON — Tyson Foods Inc. on Thursday settled a decade-long dispute with the Labor Department by agreeing to pay workers at poultry plants f...

Phoebe Russell: Six-Year-Old Inspires Movement, Feeds 120,000 People (VIDEO)

Toan Lam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Toan Lam

Though I've had some amazing teachers in my life, I can truly say that six-year-old Phoebe Russell is the best teacher I've ever had, when it comes to the true meaning of "service."

Movie Review: More Than a Game

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Though it tells the story of the rise of basketball's already legendary LeBron James, it frames it as part of a larger story about friendship and teamwork.