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Why the USDA's Decision Could Be Bad for Our Kids' Health

Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz | Posted 03.12.2014 | Parents
Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz

We must protest the USDA decision to expand meat consumption in schools. It is in youth that one develops eating habits and we dare not set our children off on a path toward uninformed consumption, disease and worse.

BSE and Pink Slime: Lessons to Be Learned

Andrew Gunther | Posted 07.04.2012 | Food
Andrew Gunther

Both BSE and the "pink slime" fiasco are the indirect outcomes of the incessant drive to industrialize livestock farming and meat processing.

Market Scare Over Mad Cow Averted For Now

AP | DAVID PITT | Posted 06.26.2012 | Food

DES MOINES, Iowa — The announcement that mad cow disease was found in a California cow drew a rapid response this week from the beleaguered Amer...

Mad Cow California: Stop Feeding Cows Chicken Manure

Michael Greger, M.D. | Posted 06.26.2012 | Food
Michael Greger, M.D.

Cattle remains are still fed to chickens and the poultry litter is fed back to cows. In this way, prions -- the infectious proteins that cause mad cow disease -- may continue to cycle back into cattle feed and complete the cow "cannibalism" circuit blamed for the spread of the disease.

Mad Cow California: Stop Weaning Calves on Cattle Blood

Michael Greger, M.D. | Posted 06.25.2012 | Food
Michael Greger, M.D.

Let's hope that the newly reported case of mad cow disease in a California dairy cow will renew interest in closing the loopholes in feed regulations that continue to allow the feeding of slaughterhouse waste, blood and manure to farm animals in the United States.

Mad Cow Case Confirmed In California

Posted 06.24.2012 | Food

The USDA has confirmed that a case of mad cow disease was found in a California dairy cow. It is the fourth case of mad cow, or bovine spongiform en...

You Want Chicken Poop With That Steak? Why FDA Should Ban Feces From Feed

David Kirby | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Kirby

We feed chicken manure to cattle because it's cheap; and because we produce far too much of it to properly dispose of as fertilizer.

NPR Compares Animal Factory to Sinclair and Schlosser

David Kirby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
David Kirby

Ignorance is not bliss. Ignorance is ignorant. We should not ignore the potential for animal factory farming to one day come back and bite us all in our collective, blissful behinds.

Mad Cow Disease Case Hidden For Weeks By Canadian and U.S. Agencies

HuffPost Citizen Reporting | Nikki Zeichner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Produced by HuffPost's Citizen Reporting Team On February 25, 2010, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) confirmed a recent case of bovine spo...