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Animal Feedlots And Oil Operations Leave An Impact You Can See From Space

The Huffington Post | Katherine Boehrer | Posted 12.14.2014 | Green

These photos have a strange beauty, yet they're a strong reminder of the constant but often hidden impacts humans have on the world around us. Bri...

Defending Beef: Nicolette Hahn Niman's Call for a Third Way

Kurt Michael Friese | Posted 11.02.2014 | Green
Kurt Michael Friese

Contrary to the dogma of many environmental and human health advocates, beef is not inherently bad for either the earth or our personal well-being. Like so many things in our modern world, though, the over-production and over-consumption of it can be.

Grandma Knows About Confinement: In the Wake of Losing Her Mobility, She Speaks out Against Animal Cruelty

Jasmin Singer | Posted 10.15.2013 | Green
Jasmin Singer

Who are my tears for? Are they for these animals, brutally confined, heartlessly mutilated, never experiencing the tiniest kindness, solely for the fleeting "pleasure" of a chicken salad sandwich? Or are they for my grandma, also brutally confined -- by fate -- but loved so much by so many?

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?

The Chesapeake's Manure Problem

Karen Steuer | Posted 11.04.2012 | Green
Karen Steuer

What do 2,700 plant species, 525 species of fin and shell-fish and more than 17 million people have in common? They are all residents of the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

Bigger Isn't Better

Karen Steuer | Posted 08.05.2012 | Green
Karen Steuer

Over time, farming has become more centralized, and scaled-up operations are so large that they could scarcely be termed "farms" any longer.

5 Ethical Reasons To Add Grass-Fed Beef To Your Diet

Menuism | Posted 07.29.2012 | Home
Menuism

Some consider meat eating unethical for various reasons. Here are the top five reasons why you should go ahead and enjoy real, grass-finished beef.

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).

Occupy Iowa Caucus: A Democrat "Uncommitted" in 2012 or Why I Won't Caucus for Obama a Second Time

Dave Murphy | Posted 03.04.2012 | Politics
Dave Murphy

The question now for Iowa Democrats is, will they blindly stand by their man or will they express their dissatisfaction with Obama's complete failure to follow through on what he promised us during his first tour through the Iowa countryside?

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.

Drug-Resistant Bacteria in Half Your Meat? Time for Congress to Act

David Kirby | Posted 06.15.2011 | Home
David Kirby

Maybe now the average American consumer will finally take note, and demand that Congress do something. Candidate Obama ran in support of an antibiotic ban in 2008, but has done little to advance the cause since then.

Florida: Could Photo of Pigpen Get You 30 Years in the State Pen?

Scott Edwards | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Scott Edwards

Senator Norman's misguided bill is yet another attempt to keep a tight, dark lid on the many, many wrongs being committed today by the factory farming industry.

The Factory Farm Environmental Degradation and Animal Cruelty Protection Act

Kurt Michael Friese | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kurt Michael Friese

Had this bill been in force a few years ago, it might well have been used to put all the people behind the famous documentary Food, Inc. in prison.

Iowa Governor 2010: Who Will Be the Worst Environmental Governor of the 21st Century?

Dave Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dave Murphy

Iowans can no longer afford to have a governor, or any elected official, partying like it's 1999 on the environment.

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.

PHOTOS: True Halloween Horrors -- Scary Toxic Lagoons

The Huffington Post | Alden Wicker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Hold your nose and run for cover! Many people think that waste from mining, nuclear power, and even sewage is out of sight, out of mind. Not so much...

PHOTOS: Almond, Hemp, Rice, Raw And More: Your Guide To Milk

Huffington Post | Alden Wicker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

For something so traditional, so normal, so American, milk has spurred a huge battle among the food conscious. Choosing your milk has become a stateme...

Factory vs. Sustainable Pork Production: Two Videos, One Case for Transparency

Leslie Hatfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Leslie Hatfield

If I'm going to eat something -- especially an animal product -- I want to know as much as I can about where it came from, what it ate, and how it was treated.

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.

For Americans on a Budget, Meats Are the New Carbs

David Kirby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
David Kirby

When I was in my 20's, my friends and I knew that the cheapest food available was made of carbs, and we survived on mounds of mac-n-cheese and home fries for lunch, and ramen, rice and beer for dinner. But animal factory farming has changed all that.

Food Safety in the US: We're on Red Alert

Andrew Kimbrell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Andrew Kimbrell

Illnesses caused by contaminated foods, which could be prevented with proper government oversight, are instead causing massive hospitalization and the deaths of thousands of Americans.

Who Will Foot The Bill When The Crap-Bubble Bursts?

David Kirby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Kirby

This is not a story about junk bonds or shady hedge fund schemes. It's a story about industrial-scale cow-poop and the potentially deadly, explosive methane gas it produces.

Chicken Farmers Describe a System of Extortion and Economic Slavery

Regina Weiss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Regina Weiss

At the May 21st hearing, attorney General Eric Holder was urged to enforce federal antitrust laws on behalf of contract poultry growers who raise flo...

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.

Obama Keeps Two Factory Farm Promises - Will Hold "National Rural Summit"

David Kirby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Kirby

I learned on Friday that the administration will soon rein in Big Ag and announce a "National Rural Summit," something that candidate Obama had promised but failed to accomplish in his first 100 days.