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Green News Report: February 8, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Was the W...

Last Week's Amazon #1 Bestseller

Chris Elam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Chris Elam

Kathy Freston's new book, Veganist: Lose Weight, Get Healthy, Change the World, details the tremendous physical and environmental benefits of a vegan diet in shocking but ultimately affirming terms.

Green News Report: February 3, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Midwest d...

Green News Report: February 1, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: The unrea...

Where's the Protest at Home?

Robert Kuttner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

The next time I cross paths with a robust protest march, I'd like to see citizens protesting the wreckage of American prosperity by Wall Street and the too feeble response by our government.

USDA Officially Approves Genetifically Modified Alfalfa

Barry Estabrook at The Atlantic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

On Thursday, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the United State Department of Agriculture (USDA) had approved the unrestricted planting...

WATCH: Colbert Defends Taco Bell's 'Beefy' Honor

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Today Taco Bell launched a full-scale ad campaign in an effort to un-tarnish its beef's good name. But they needn't have bothered, as last night Step...

Green News Report: January 27, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: From the ...

USDA Accomplishments in Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

Sec. Tom Vilsack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sec. Tom Vilsack

Through investments in energy efficiency and renewable energy sources, farms and rural small businesses across the country can reduce their energy consumption and energy expenses.

Green News Report: January 25, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Getting "Gas"-y at the Oscars; Freakin' Frackin'; Natural disasters are expensive; Catastrophic flooding, drought around the world.

Blue Dog Congressman Sanford Bishop Knew About Pigford Fraud

Lee Stranahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lee Stranahan

A Georgia farmer has made a stunning allegation: he told Rep. Bishop about fraud in the Pigford settlement, and the congressman replied that an investigation into Pigford would "shut it down."

Obama's Team Includes Dangerous Biotech "Yes Men"

Jeffrey Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeffrey Smith

Instead of giving us change and hope, biotech "Yes Men" on Obama's team may prolong the hypnotic "group think" that has been institutionalized over three previous administrations.

Bush's Environmental Legacy on GMOs Is Irreversible

Jeffrey Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeffrey Smith

After all weather effects of 21st century climate change have disappeared from the earth's surface, two destructive impacts traceable to George Bush's policies will yet remain.

Green News Report: January 20, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Fox "News...

7 Things Learned About Food in 2010

Jerusha Klemperer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jerusha Klemperer

1. The intersection of food, culture and class is a conversation we might finally be ready to have...

Your Holiday Ham -- Raised on Suffering, Salmonella and Drugs?

David Kirby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
David Kirby

Pig producers who sell meat to Russia must wean their animals off antibiotics at least two weeks prior to slaughter. Japan requires a four-week flush-out period. This begs the question, what do the Russians and Japanese know about meat that we don't?

Slaughterhouses Must Euthanize Downer Cows, USDA Says

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

LOS ANGELES — The U.S Department of Agriculture is telling slaughterhouse veterinary inspectors to ensure cattle are euthanized when they are to...

USDA Continues to Lie About Pigford Fraud Despite Lawyer Statements

Lee Stranahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lee Stranahan

The fraud of Pigford is real. It's tens of millions of dollars, at least. The USDA knows about it. They aren't telling the truth and unfortunately, if we're going to get to the truth it's going to have to come from Republican-led hearings.

The Ag Hearings Are Over -- Is That All There Is?

Regina Weiss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Regina Weiss

All told, more than 15,000 farmers, advocacy groups, and businesses submitted written comments. Hundreds of people attended each of the five public hearings held around the country since March.

Green News Report: December 7, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Happy Bir...

Why Anderson Cooper Botched the Billion Dollar Pigford Story

Lee Stranahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Lee Stranahan

One of the worst things about the racist charge is that too often, it's a distraction. A sideshow. In constructing their hyped up news segments, the mainstream TV shows miss the actual story.

Hijacking Humane

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

Would you consider animals to be "humanely raised" if they were forced to spend their lives suffering from chronic leg problems and crippling lameness only to be later dipped into an electrified vat of water?

Ryan Grim

WATCH: GOP Lawmaker Calls Obama 'Very, Very Urban'

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Steve King, a Republican from Iowa, referred to President Obama as "very, very urban," while charging that as a senator he gave special favor to ...

USDA Asked To Approve Non-Browning GMO Apple

AP | SHANNON DININNY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

CASHMERE, Wash. — A Canadian biotechnology company has asked the U.S. to approve a genetically modified apple that won't brown soon after its sl...

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.