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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...

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?

Humane Society Exposes Pig Breeding Horrors -- But It Doesn't Have to Be This Way

David Kirby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Kirby

Pork shoulder at my local supermarket costs 99 cents a pound, but zucchini cost $1.99 a pound. Why? Because American factory farms mass produce swine with such efficiency that the cash value of a pig's life has dwindled downward.

A Story of Almosts

Scott Edwards | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Scott Edwards

Chesapeake Bay is almost dead. And for that we have, in part, Perdue to thank.

Factory Farm v. Historic Preservation

Regina Weiss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Regina Weiss

Idaho judge ignores a centennial affront to the descendants of Japanese farmers Traveling to a WWII internment camp Maureen Dowd's New York Times co...

Meathead To Go Meatless: Call Me Potatohead

Meathead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Meathead

Will I change the world? No chance. But this meatlover's voice is one more in a growing chorus and perhaps together we can change farming in the US.

A Winning Issue for Obama in 2010: Factory Farm Reform

David Kirby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Kirby

If President Obama really wants to champion a bipartisan issue, he should consider tackling the worst excesses of industrial animal agriculture, better known as factory farming.

Right Wing Paper Praises Factory Farm Book

David Kirby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
David Kirby

If a conservative newspaper can write warmly in favor of factory farm reform - something that Barack Obama promised on the 2008 trail - maybe it can emerge as a truly bipartisan issue.

Meat Or No Meat: Tell Us What You Think And Why

Meathead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Meathead

There are books on both sides of the issue, but we would like to see point and counterpoint side by side. We would also like to debunk some myths.

Biography of a Pork Chop: David Kirby's Animal Factory, and the Not-So-Hidden Costs of Cheap Food

Kurt Michael Friese | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kurt Michael Friese

Here in Iowa we have an event called RAGBRAI - The Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa - the oldest, largest and longest non-competitive...

Drugs, Poisons and Metals in Our Meat -- USDA Needs A Major Overhaul

David Kirby | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Kirby

Washington dumped some more bad news Friday afternoon when the USDA's Office of Inspector General issued a damning and unsettling report on the department's "National Residue Program for Cattle."

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.

The Cruelty of Industrial Egg-riculture

Kurt Michael Friese | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kurt Michael Friese

There are nearly 20 times as many hens here in Iowa as there are people, producing a shade over 14 billion eggs a year. As one might expect, their living conditions are less than ideal.

Gratifying Reviews for Animal Factory

David Kirby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
David Kirby

When you work hard for three long years, researching and writing a non-fiction book and hoping that it might be well-received, if not a financial wind...

A Conversation with Anna Lappe on Climate Change, Problems, and Solutions (VIDEO)

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rebecca Gerendasy

The first thing one notices about Anna Lappe, author of the new book, Diet for a Hot Planet: The Climate Crisis at the End of Your Fork and What You ...

This Just In: Indiana to Pop Giant Crap Bubbles on Thursday

David Kirby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Kirby

The Indiana Dept. of Environmental Mgmt. will dispatch a team to Winchester to excise the explosive, deadly methane gas that has been trapped under the lining of a mega-dairy.

The Nutritional Superiority of Pasture Raised Animals

David Kirby | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Kirby

You are what you eat - and the same goes for the animals whose meat, milk and eggs you put in your mouth. We should not only be concerned about what we eat, but what our food eats as well.

Obama's Factory Farm Policy: Not As Bad As You Think

David Kirby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Kirby

Candidate Obama won the all-important Iowa caucuses largely due to his aggressive posture on confined animal feeding operations (CAFOs), or factory farms.

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.

Humane Society of the US: New Factory Farm Book is "Groundbreaking... A Dramatic Expose"

David Kirby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
David Kirby

Here's an interview I recently gave on my work behind writing Animal Factory: The Looming Threat of Industrial Pig, Dairy and Poultry Farms to Humans and the Envrironment.

Animal Factory Book Excerpt - Is Manure a Hazardous Substance? Blanche Lincoln Says "No"

David Kirby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Kirby

Pro-Agribusiness members of Congress are working to make sure spilled animal waste from industrial farms is exempted from federal Superfund clean-up rules.

6 Baby Steps Toward a More Sustainable Animal Diet

David Kirby | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Kirby

Most people I speak with inherently sense that their meat and dairy should be raised as "humanely and sustainably" as possible, but don't really know what those terms mean.

Got Ethics? Dirty Dairy Exposed

Sarah Newman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sarah Newman

You don't have to give up dairy, but you can start buying dairy from local farms that treat their animals humanely.

The Obama Administration and Food, Year One

Paula Crossfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Paula Crossfield

A year after Obama's election, advocates hoping for deep improvements in our food system can point to only a few successes, while other policies that could lead to food insecurity are brewing in back rooms.

Jonathan Safran Foer Argues Modern Pork Production Created H1N1

nytimes.com | Leora Broydo Vestel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

During his chat with Ms. DeGeneres, who is an advocate of veganism, Mr. Safran Foer said factory farming created swine flu....