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Investigation Exposes Abuse at Nation's Top Egg Producers

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

The top egg producers in the nation are treating animals in ways that are unconscionable. But there is an alternative. Many consumers, supermarkets, restaurants, and food service providers demand that egg producers convert to cage-free systems.

Egg Industry Scrambles the Truth on Salmonella and Cages

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Wayne Pacelle

In a detailed story on Sunday, Columbus Dispatch reporter Alan Johnson previewed one of the flashpoints in the debate over confining laying hens in ba...

A Visit to My Kitchen: Cheryl Forberg from The Biggest Loser

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Maria Rodale

Cheryl Forberg is hanging out in my kitchen today, chatting about her good old Midwest food favorites, and why she's jumping on the backyard chickens ...

Ritualistic Mass Chicken Decapitation Found At North Pole Coop

Anchorage Daily News | JAMES HALPIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Twenty-six chickens were mysteriously beheaded at a North Pole chicken coop this week. Then things got weird. Troopers say they were called to a hom...

Chicken Costumes

August J. Pollak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
August J. Pollak

Nevada updates its election laws. 33% true. To see more of August J. Pollak's cartoon "Some Guy With a Website," check out the archive....

Chicken Farmers Decry Monopolization Of Industry, "Indentured Servitude," In Gov't Hearing

AP | CHRISTOPHER LEONARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food

NORMAL, Ala. — Alabama chicken farmer Garry Staples told federal officials Friday that there's no open market in the poultry industry. The 57-y...

Time to Dig Deep for the Animals

Gene Baur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Gene Baur

Seven U.S. states have now enacted legislation to reform inhumane factory farming systems. But agribusiness officials in Ohio and their legislative cronies have vehemently opposed basic humane reforms.

A Prologue to the (Non)Challenge of Eating In

Stacy Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Stacy Miller

In an official capacity, I should be waxing poetic about farmers markets here. Indeed, there is an unexpected bounty of winter fare to be found among ...

Cockfighting Bust: Over 600 Chickens Seized In Raid

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

YUCAIPA, Calif. — Sheriff's deputies have seized more than 600 chickens that authorities believe were being trained for cockfighting from a Sout...

Skewered Perfection

Big Girls, Small Kitchen | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Big Girls, Small Kitchen

For these BBQ Chicken Satays, we built the sauce right into the skewered protein.

America's Chickens Come Home to Roost

Dr. John Salerno | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dr. John Salerno

Russia, like the European Union, has issued a ban on birds raised using standard American practices. As a result their chicken is more flavorful, more healthy but also more expensive.

Eating Animals: Jonathan Safran Foer's New Book Asks Why Don't We Eat Pets?

Rabbi David Wolpe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Rabbi David Wolpe

Jonathan Safran Foer's Eating Animals is a triple marvel: the research is serious and far reaching, the writing clear, clever, accessible and in a few instances graphically ingenious, and the cause is genuinely important.

Bill Maher: Why Does IHOP Refuse To Use Cage-Free Eggs? (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Bill Maher and The Humane Society have banded together to create this video urging IHOP to follow the lead of other fast food chains by switching to c...

Top 10 (Recent) Developments On Factory Farming And Vegetarianism

Kathy Freston | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kathy Freston

One of the joys for which I am giving thanks is all of the recent attention on a topic that is near and dear to my heart -- the cruelty and environmental harm involved in raising animals for food.

Why I Go Slow, or Why Kids Should Care About Food

Jerusha Klemperer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jerusha Klemperer

Is it possible to get someone to care about food? To put time into learning how to cook? And are the reasons a kid should care about food any different from why an adult should care about food?

Community Coup: Chickens Are the New Dog

Zem Joaquin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Zem Joaquin

We got our hens after we had to give up our dog due to my son's allergies. I decided that if I was getting a new pet, it was going to reciprocate and have some positive environmental claw-print.

Urban Chickens: The Latest Trend In New York City (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Katherine Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

HuffPost Green is based in New York, and we've heard plenty about the chicken-raising trend in our fair city from organizations like Just Food. Howeve...

Video Shows Chicks Ground Up Alive

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

(AP) WASHINGTON — An undercover video shot by an animal rights group at an Iowa egg hatchery shows workers discarding unwanted chicks by sending...

Killing Chickens At Home: Would You Do It? (PHOTOS)

Chelsea Green | Makenna Goodman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Guest post by Makenna Goodman, Chelsea Green Publishing Last night, we had fourteen people over for dinner. And they wanted chicken. Good thing we h...

Meet Happy Chickens

Sarah Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sarah Newman

I had the pleasure of interviewing 12-year old Orren Fox of Newburyport, MA who happens to keep 25 backyard chickens.

During Recession, Some Raise Their Own Nest Eggs

nytimes.com | WILLIAM NEUMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

As Americans struggle through a dismal recession, many are trying to safeguard themselves from what they fear will be even worse times ahead. They eat...

That's It, I'm Not Paying for Salt Water Anymore

James Boyce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
James Boyce

I didn't know I had been buying salt water until my company, which does online cause-related marketing and messaging, was asked to help raise awareness about the practice of "plumping" chickens.

Poultry Industry Still Fighting Passed Animal Cruelty Initiative

AP | TRACIE CONE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

FRESNO, Calif. — By one of the biggest margins in California's rich initiative history, voters decreed last year that egg-laying hens must be ab...

Beyond Organic: Animals Raised Organic Can Be Mistreated and Caged, in the Guise of Good

Makenna Goodman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Makenna Goodman

Organic may, in fact, be little more than a sweet notion and marketing campaign that rests easy the hearts of the eco-conscious consumer. Organic, in other words, is not always the right choice.

Oprah Gives Out Free KFC in Most Hypocritical Move Yet

Paula Crossfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Paula Crossfield

Oprah has decided to bolster one of America's worst offenders when it comes to support for factory farming, KFC, by giving away two pieces of chicken to every human in America.