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How Cows Will Save the World... Kinda

David Loncle | Posted 07.17.2014 | Green
David Loncle

Picture Source: chefranden and Animal Photos! (Moo, am I right?) Cows, eh? Well, first let's begin with the underbelly that leads to this c...

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.

California Drought Forces Ranchers To Take Cattle East

Reuters | Posted 06.28.2014 | Green

By P.J. Huffstutter and Tom Polansek April 28 (Reuters) - For decades, ranchers from the east have brought their livestock to Californ...

Stupid Rises, Nation Declines

Craig Giesecke | Posted 06.15.2014 | Politics
Craig Giesecke

What's gotten us where we are is the rise of dumbassery. Basically, as voters, we've given our elected leaders pretty much an open road to Idiotville.

The Peterson Farm Bros' Beef With Chipotle (Part 3): The Definition Of A Humanely Raised Animal

Greg Peterson | Posted 06.08.2014 | Food
Greg Peterson

Any true livestock farmer will tell you that in order to make a profit in the livestock industry, you must treat your animals well. This is especially important in today's livestock economy, as higher buying costs and higher feed costs have allowed for a very thin margin of profit. If our animals are not treated with care, not kept healthy, and not kept comfortable, our slim, marginal chance of being a successful livestock farmer is absolutely destroyed.

Cows Are The Root Of All Evil, And We're Too Hungry To Care

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 11.14.2013 | Green

When put into perspective, it all makes sense: The rapid depletion of our resources, the assault on our bodily health, the bombardment of our olfactor...

Why It's Tough To Find Local Beef In Florida

AP | TAMARA LUSH | Posted 11.05.2013 | Miami

TRENTON, Fla. -- TRENTON, Fla. (AP) — Under the "Fresh From Florida" marketing campaign offered by the state's agriculture officials to stores and c...

Hole on the Range

Bill Reed | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Bill Reed

Raising grass-fed beef is easy. Cows love grass and grass loves cows. The hard part is bringing cattle to market weight on grass -- rather than fattening them in feedlots for the last six months of their lives -- because you need cowboys to do it.

Industry Assurances Over Drug Safety Found to Be Misleading?

Andrew Gunther | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Andrew Gunther

In the early 1980s, the European Union prohibited the use of such steroids in beef production on safety grounds, banning the import of hormone-treated beef in 1989 on safety grounds. The $64-million question is: How much of this allegedly inert material persists in our environment?

Holly Cow! Hairy Cows!

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 10.20.2013 | Green
Sidonie Sawyer

Young Holly let me pet her, reluctantly, but the others ran away in fear. Even the ones resting down in the shade abruptly stood up and decamped. I scared them.

Nelson Mandela, A Long Way From Home

Jim Calio | Posted 08.20.2013 | World
Jim Calio

The small village of Qunu where Mandela grew up is so far removed from the hustle and bustle of Johannesburg and even the idea of the international hero he has become. For Mandela, now ill and nearing the end, it will probably all end here, where it began.

Break the Link Between Deforestation & Commodities: New Opportunity for Obama to Act on Climate Change

Jake Schmidt | Posted 08.17.2013 | Green
Jake Schmidt

Deforestation accounts for around 15 percent of the world's global warming pollution - so any step to address this forest loss will go a long way in minimizing climate change.

A Warning About Our Food Supply

Fred Lundgren | Posted 06.08.2013 | Impact
Fred Lundgren

It serves no purpose to live in fear but there are common sense signs that suggests the weather is impacting our food supply.

A Day With a Traditional Old-Styled Butcher (VIDEO)

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 11.07.2012 | Food
Rebecca Gerendasy

As owner of Heritage Meats, an artisan butcher shop that specializes in organic, locally grown and sustainable meat products and services, Tracy Smaciarz can also tell a lot about a particular animal by visiting them at the farm.

WATCH: From Alligator Education To Tubing

Visit Florida | Posted 10.07.2012 | Travel
Visit Florida

The How to Do Florida video series explores quintessential Florida experiences such as lobstering in the Florida Keys and surfing off Cocoa Beach. K...

Protect Yourself, Protect the Planet: Eat Less Beef, Part II

Elliott Negin | Posted 09.12.2012 | Food
Elliott Negin

Most Americans are likely aware that eating beef poses potential health risks, but most are likely unaware of the connection between beef and global warming.

Farmer Blames Death Rays For Cows' Deaths

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 06.12.2012 | Weird News

A Canadian farmer has lost at least 250 cows in the past 10 years. While the government has charged him and says he failed to feed them, the farmer cl...

National Trust Releases 'What's Your Beef?' Report

Andrew Gunther | Posted 07.18.2012 | Food
Andrew Gunther

A recent report from the UK's highly respected National Trust has confirmed: Feeding cattle on grass throughout their life-cycle is the most environmentally sustainable way to raise beef.

Mad Cow Located At Hanford, Calif. Transfer Station

AP | Posted 04.24.2012 | Los Angeles

HANFORD, Calif. -- A senior manager with a California rendering company said Tuesday a cow at its Hanford, Calif., transfer station tested positive fo...

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...

'Not Your Typical Let's-Steal-A-Cow Kinda People'

AP | By JIM SUHR | Posted 12.24.2011 | Denver

ST. LOUIS -- Even with cattle theft rampant in much of the nation's midsection, Oklahoma rancher Ryan Payne wasn't worried about anyone messing with h...

WATCH: How One Farm Will Keep Going After Hurricane Irene

Liza de Guia | Posted 11.27.2011 | Food
Liza de Guia

"I didn't have time to think about being scared." On August 28th, hundreds of farms in upstate New York were destroyed by massive floods caused by Hu...

Eat Like A Pro Football Player

Andrew Gunther | Posted 10.19.2011 | Healthy Living
Andrew Gunther

Ever heard of the phrase "you are what you eat?" Well, no one takes this more seriously than today's top athletes.

North Dakota Monastery Puts Its Ranching Operation Out To Pasture

AP | Posted 09.28.2011 | Green

RICHARDTON, N.D. -- A Roman Catholic monastery in North Dakota is putting its ranching operation out to pasture because it lacks monks with cowboy ski...

The Good Slaughter: A Proud Meat Cutter Shows His Processing Floor

Liza de Guia | Posted 06.08.2011 | Food
Liza de Guia

"My hope is that my children will have the same passion for this as I do..." Meet Larry Althiser, the owner and head meat cutter for Larry's Custom M...