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Conversations with Colbie Caillat, Diane Schuur, Morgan James and Wendy Colonna

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.10.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Colbie Caillat: "I love vinyl. My parents raised us listening to that, with the importance of how music sounds, and the quality and everything. So yes, I have a record player and I love listening to it."

ReThink Review: 'Farmland' - Meet the Next Generation of Farmers

Jonathan Kim | Posted 07.02.2014 | Green
Jonathan Kim

In a country where over 60 percent of farmers are aged 55 or older, Farmland profiles six young farmers, portraying them as hardworking people attempting to navigate an industry fraught with risks, changing technologies and unknowns.

Problems Persist After Smithfield Sells Out to Shuanghui; Future Remains Uncertain

Marc Yaggi | Posted 03.23.2014 | Green
Marc Yaggi

Will Shuanghui stand up to the challenge and lead this industry into a clean future? Only time will tell - but the clock is ticking!

Johns Hopkins, Pew Commission Report: No Progress in Industrial Livestock Production

Chris Hunt | Posted 12.22.2013 | Green
Chris Hunt

While the Humane Society of the United States and others have worked with industry to secure voluntarily agreements to phase out some of the worst confinement systems, there is still no legislation or regulatory oversight. In fact, there are still no federal regulations protecting farm animal welfare.

The Nitrogen Cascade: The Next Big Pollution Problem

David Mager | Posted 08.23.2013 | Green
David Mager

I know that your head is still whirling around thinking about climate change and what to do about it. The earth has hit the 400 parts per million leve...

The Hypocrisy of a Cockroach Congress and CAFO Pollution Control

Scott Edwards | Posted 08.31.2013 | Green
Scott Edwards

Congressional support of the NSA action is widespread. Even liberals like Dianne Feinstein, the Democrat from California, defends the NSA information-gathering exercises as necessary for "protecting America" from terrorism. So what about "protecting America" from pollution?

FDA: Pull Back Big Pharma's Veil on Antibiotics Sold for Animal Feed

David Wallinga, M.D. | Posted 02.10.2013 | Healthy Living
David Wallinga, M.D.

So long as no one questions how and where antibiotics get used in food production, Big Pharma keeps profiting from selling more of these precious drugs than they ought to.

Better Bacon

Maria Rodale | Posted 12.25.2012 | Green
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Coach Mark Smallwood, Rodale Institute executive director We do love our bacon. When the rumor of an "unavoidable bacon shortage" ...

Lynne Peeples

Centuries-Old Poison Still Used In Poultry Feed, Pesticides

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 10.22.2012 | Green

Industrial food production has enlisted many innovative, albeit controversial, tools in recent years -- broad-spectrum pesticides and genetically modi...

Polluting our Backyard to Feed China

Maria Rodale | Posted 12.17.2012 | Green
Maria Rodale

By guest blogger Andrew Gunther, program director of Animal Welfare Approved As our domestic demand for intensively produced meat continues to drop...

Lack of Information on Livestock Facilities Spells Trouble in Illinois and Beyond

Karen Steuer | Posted 10.12.2012 | Green
Karen Steuer

Illinois is the fourth-largest hog-producing state in the country. But water quality problems have caused real concern about that state's regulation of the rapidly growing hog industry.

Keeping Secrets Down on the Factory Farm

Scott Edwards | Posted 10.08.2012 | Green
Scott Edwards

The "Farmer's Privacy Act of 2012," recently introduced by Rep. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W. Va.), seeks to prevent the EPA from flying over large-scale livestock operations as part of their effort to enforce the Clean Water Act against the biggest polluters of waterways in the country.

Ending FDA Paralysis on Antibiotics With Two Court Victories and a Push for Transparency

Peter Lehner | Posted 08.21.2012 | Green
Peter Lehner

It's time for FDA to step up and ensure that antibiotics are preserved for when we need them most: to heal sick people.

Obama Campaign Stop at Factory Farm Propaganda Site, Billed as 'Grassroots Event'

Dave Murphy | Posted 07.25.2012 | Green
Dave Murphy

By showing up at the Paul R. Knapp "Animal Learning Center," President Obama and his staff show that they are out of touch with the needs of rural Iowans and likely to continue to plow down their unsustainable path of supporting the industrial agribusiness lobby.

Where Have All the Farms Gone?

Karen Steuer | Posted 05.27.2012 | Green
Karen Steuer

Long gone are the iconic scenes of American landscapes dotted with family farms and red barns. Most of these have been replaced by industrialized facilities controlled by large corporations that rely on concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs).

Lynne Peeples

Going Hog Wild: Weaning Antibiotic-Resistant Bugs Out Of Pork

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 02.11.2012 | Green

After nearly succumbing to an antibiotic-resistant infection contracted from one of his hogs, Russ Kremer went cold turkey. He exterminated his diseas...

'Green News Report' - September 29, 2011

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.29.2011 | 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: Climate c...

Factory Farms: Is it Time To Put CAFOs Out to Pasture? (Video)

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 07.16.2011 | Green
Rebecca Gerendasy

The primary purpose of a Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation is to feed livestock and prepare them as quickly and inexpensively as possible for slaughter.

Does Factory Farming Have a Future?

Kerry Trueman | Posted 06.13.2011 | Food
Kerry Trueman

Most people like meat and want to eat it, and do so the minute they get enough money to buy it. I think a more realistic question is this: Can factory farming be done better?

Lindy & Grundy, Your Typical Neighborhood Butchers, Open Shop

Alexis C. Jolly | Posted 06.05.2011 | Food
Alexis C. Jolly

Dining on atypical cuts may seem to be solely the domain of foodies, snobs who use food as cultural capital. I've met people like that and, yes, they're assholes.

CAFO Debates Escalate

Slashfood | Clare Leschin | Posted 06.01.2011 | Food

It's a particularly tense debate being played out in rural communities across the country, but most recently at a heated meeting in Knox County, Misso...

How CAFOs Take Their Toll On Humans, Too

Wired | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food

When I talk about farming, I usually focus on antibiotic over-use and the way that it stimulates the emergence of drug-resistant organisms. That's par...

PHOTOS: Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations

Dan Imhoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Dan Imhoff

CAFOs are a perverse inversion of our idea of family farms with pigs rolling in the mud, cows grazing in pastures, roosters crowing from fence posts, and farmers interacting with the animals.

Court to Governor Martinez -- No One Is Above the Law

Regina Weiss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Regina Weiss

Emails and campaign contributions detail influence of dairy industry Proclaiming that "No one is above the law," New Mexico's Supreme Court reinstate...

New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez: Our Water's Polluted? Let Them Drink Milk!

Regina Weiss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Regina Weiss

Ending last year's pitched battle between industrial dairy's desire to avoid regulation and the public's right to clean, safe drinking water, New Mexi...