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Nicolette Hahn Niman
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Why is our Food Making us Fat?

(10) Comments | Posted April 7, 2011 | 4:42 PM

As a rancher and environmental lawyer, when I write or speak about America's food system, usually it's related to impacts on natural resources -- air, water, and soils. But these last few years I've also become increasingly interested in how what we eat, and the way we eat, affects our...

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Contaminated Feed: You are What THEY Eat

(5) Comments | Posted October 18, 2010 | 5:36 PM

BOLINAS, CALIFORNIA - A recent recall of 500 million eggs for potential salmonella contamination brought to light the crowded, filthy, and utterly unappetizing living conditions of most egg laying hens in the United States. What was not as widely reported was the likely cause of the outbreak: contaminated chicken feed....

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Avoiding Factory Farm Foods: An Eater's Guide

(239) Comments | Posted November 11, 2009 | 8:18 AM

Most people share at least the following traits: they want to be healthy; they like animals; and they value clean air and water. Yet relatively few Americans connect those concerns with their food. As more people start making the link (especially if they've seen graphic video footage of industrial animal...

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Reaping What We Sow: How Industrial Animal Farming is Contributing to the Risk of a Swine Flu Pandemic

(6) Comments | Posted June 15, 2009 | 3:15 PM

Last Thursday the World Health Organization declared the first flu pandemic in 41 years, after swine flu (H1N1) was found in 74 countries, infecting nearly 29,000 people so far. Even with the use of modern antiviral drugs where they are available, such a pandemic could kill over 100 million people....

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