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Lynne Peeples

'Not What The Doctor Ordered'

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 07.25.2014 | Green

Public health advocates are fuming over a new court ruling that they say could hasten the coming of the next pandemic. In a 2-1 decision released T...

Climate Change This Week: Patriots Win the Fracking War, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 07.22.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, July 5, 2014 H...

Cargill Puts Gestation Crates One Big Step Closer to Extinction

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 06.09.2014 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

Yesterday, the long process of dialogue, which allowed our ideas to settle in and ultimately to seem eminently practical, produced a tremendous animal welfare outcome.

In the Field With CARE in Central America

Dan Glickman | Posted 07.01.2014 | Politics
Dan Glickman

Foreign assistance is much maligned in the US, especially in periods of fiscal constraint. It is a shame that foreign aid's detractors do not understand that it is clearly in the US national interest to improve economic conditions and reduce violence in countries like Guatemala and Honduras.

The Power of the Private Sector to Save Lives

Tom Frieden, MD, MPH | Posted 04.10.2014 | Impact
Tom Frieden, MD, MPH

Good news travels fast. This week's announcement by CVS Caremark that they will stop selling tobacco products by October 1 was front-page news and a topic of conversation everywhere. My first thought? What a great example of a company voluntarily doing the right thing.

Cargill To Change Beef Labeling In Wake Of 'Pink Slime' Furor

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

By P.J. Huffstutter CHICAGO, Nov 5 (Reuters) - Cargill Inc, one of the world's largest beef processors, will begin labeling when its ...

Building the Truvia Brand: The Sweet Taste of Success with a Woman's Touch

Dr. Sasha Galbraith | Posted 05.05.2013 | Business
Dr. Sasha Galbraith

How do you take a brand and turn it from nothing to number two in less than five years? Zanna McFerson did just that with Truvia.

Five Reasons Why Burger King's Horse Meat Scandal Could Happen Here

Vickery Eckhoff | Posted 04.06.2013 | Food
Vickery Eckhoff

Polish horse meat-contaminated beef patties produced in Ireland and consumed in the UK? Just the tip of the horseberg. The news that Burger King has been selling horsemeat-contaminated Whoppers in the UK comes just before Oklahoma debates making horse slaughter legal.

Shell Needs To Settle A Debt To Iran, So It's Thinking Barter Deal

Reuters | Posted 12.26.2012 | Business

By Richard Mably LONDON, Oct 26 (Reuters) - Oil major Royal Dutch/Shell is seeking to work around international sanctions by repayin...

Lynne Peeples

Is A Faulty Stanford Study Putting Kids At Risk?

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 09.13.2012 | Green

It offered all the ingredients for a highly clickable news story: an elite university, a reputable scientific journal, surprising results and a conclu...

Food Companies Say High Fructose Corn Syrup Being 'Unfairly Maligned' In Lawsuit

Reuters | Posted 11.06.2012 | Food

* Corn industry fires back at sugar industry * Accuses sugar industry of false advertising * Legal tussle dates back to ...

30,000 Pounds Of Ground Beef Recalled After Salmonella Outbreak

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 07.25.2012 | Food

UPDATE: Here's a list of supermarkets that received Cargill meat that is now being recalled: Hannaford, Stores in ME, MA, NH, NY and VT Country Ma...

Mobile Slaughterhouses Help Meat Go Local

Katherine Gustafson | Posted 07.14.2012 | Food
Katherine Gustafson

The meat industry, like much else in U.S. agriculture, has consolidated rapidly over the last half-century. Four giant companies produced 83.5 percent of U.S. beef as of 2007. It is in this context that the mobile slaughterhouse makes local slaughter available and affordable to small farmers.

Feeding the World Through Smarter Agriculture

Mark Tercek | Posted 06.30.2012 | Impact
Mark Tercek

How can we meet the world's increasing demands for food, water and energy without degrading the natural systems we depend on for survival?

Orangutan Emergency in Indonesia: The Edge of Extinction

Rebecca Tarbotton | Posted 06.19.2012 | Green
Rebecca Tarbotton

The extinction of the world's great apes, taking place in remote rainforests and seemingly out of our control, is much closer than you might imagine -- and the solution is nearer still.

Meatless Monday: The Low-Goliath Diet

Ellen Kanner | Posted 05.05.2012 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Last Monday, February 27, we observed Occupy Our Food Supply, day of action against corporate food. Some of us observed it more than others. That same day, the class action suit of Organic Seed Grows and Trade Association vs. Monsanto was dismissed. Industrial Food - 1, organic farmers - 0.

Why We Must Occupy Our Food Supply

Willie Nelson | Posted 04.25.2012 | Food
Willie Nelson

When our food is at risk we are all at risk. Over the last thirty years, we have witnessed a massive consolidation of our food system, leading to the loss of millions of family farmers, the destruction of soil fertility, the pollution of our water, and health epidemics.

50 Most Powerful People in Food? Whose Food?

Jerusha Klemperer | Posted 03.21.2012 | Food
Jerusha Klemperer

This duality of sustainable food advocates on one end and industrial food giants on the other shows the growing power of each of the poles of our food system.

Top Five Ways to Change the World in 2012

Rebecca Tarbotton | Posted 03.12.2012 | Green
Rebecca Tarbotton

As we head into 2012, I invite you to think about what you can do to shake things up, make your voice heard, and make 2012 another banner year for people power.

Cargill Resumes Ground Turkey Production After Salmonella Incidents

AP | Posted 12.20.2011 | Food

SPRINGDALE, Ark. -- An Arkansas meat processing plant that was linked to a salmonella outbreak this year is producing ground turkey again, meat Giant ...

Calling on the Food and Beverage Industry to Help Reduce Poverty

Jordan Dey | Posted 02.06.2012 | Impact
Jordan Dey

The sourcing decisions that major food and beverage companies make on a daily basis can help improve the lives of the world's smallest and poorest farmers in the developing world.

Agribusiness Giant To Lay Off 2,000 Employees Globally

Posted 12.04.2011 | Business

U.S. agribusiness giant Cargill Inc CARG.UL said it would let go of 2,000 of its employees globally, citing a continued weak global economy. Mi...

Major Meatpacker Allegedly Discriminated Against Women At Turkey Processing Plant

AP | JEANNIE NUSS | Posted 01.29.2012 | Business

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Labor officials have moved to cut off federal contracts held by one of the nation's largest meatpackers, saying it discrimin...

General Mills Shows that Exporting Knowledge Can Make a Difference

Tamar Abrams | Posted 01.22.2012 | Impact
Tamar Abrams

General Mills knows a thing or two about Zambia. It is one of four African countries where General Mills has been actively working to reduce malnutrition and insecurity.

McDonald's Drops Egg Producer After Seeing Shocking Undercover Video

Posted 11.18.2011 | Food

Mercy For Animals, known for exposing instances of animal cruelty across the country, has just released its newest undercover footage. The video, whic...