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Dairy: 6 Reasons You Should Avoid It at All Costs or Why Following the USDA Food Pyramid Guidelines is Bad for Your Health (VIDEO)

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

After all, everyone knows that you need milk to be healthy. In fact, dairy is nature's perfect food -- but only if you're a calf.

A Perfect Summer Cake, Light and Fluffy

Big Girls, Small Kitchen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Big Girls, Small Kitchen

Lemon-Almond Cake is my favorite summer dessert. It has so few ingredients and such a fresh, clean taste, I can't help but want to make it for every dinner party, every box of treats, every day.

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 | Food
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...

California Dairy Farmers' Discontent A Cash Cow? Western States Think So

AP | MICHAEL J. CRUMB | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DES MOINES, Iowa — The number of dairies in California has plummeted by more than 500 in the past decade, with many moving to other states entic...

Making the Business Case for Dairy Farmer Civil Disobedience

David E. Gumpert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
David E. Gumpert

Wisconsin dairy owners ever more boldly challenging the agriculture regulators in America's traditional dairy state, who have been trying for more than a year to put a lid on the raw dairy market.

Hip Hip Hooray for Food Allergies!

Elizabeth Gordon | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Gordon

It sounds ridiculous, but I live in NYC and hang with a foodie crowd, so sometimes it feels unfair that I've been dealt this egg-free, wheat-free hand. But on the flip side, sometimes I think that I'm pretty lucky.

Ohio Animal Abuse Demonstrates Need for Farm Animal Protection Laws

Gene Baur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Gene Baur

Footage from Conklin Dairy in Union County, Ohio, shows workers brutally beating cows with crowbars and stabbing them with pitchforks. We need stronger farm animal protection laws.

Disturbing Abuse Uncovered At Ohio Dairy Farm

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Wayne Pacelle

I have been traveling around Ohio the past few days with a half-dozen livestock farmers, who had assembled to speak out in favor of the ballot measure...

MOOmilk Organic Milk: Maine Dairy Farmers Might Have Business Model To Emulate

AP | CLARKE CANFIELD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

PORTLAND, Maine — Maine dairy farmers hope their new organic milk, called MOOMilk, becomes as popular among natural-food buffs as Maine lobster ...

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.

Dairy Industry: Got Ethics?

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

There seems to be so little leadership in the agriculture community on animal welfare. It is both baffling and inexcusable.

Rwanda: Healing with Livestock

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Danielle Nierenberg

Recovery is a word you hear a lot in Rwanda. Recovery -- and healing -- are also things I heard a lot about during my visit with Heifer International Rwanda. "Heifer is helping a recovery process."

Name Your Cow, Get More Milk

David Becker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Becker

"Just as people respond better to the personal touch, cows also feel happier and more relaxed if they are given a bit more one-to-one attention," explains Dr. Douglas of Newcastle University.

The Feminist's Dilemma

Ari Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ari Solomon

I'm a proud feminist, as anyone who cares about the plight of women on our planet should be. In many parts of the world, women are still treated as pr...

Woody Harrelson's Vegan Acne Cure

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Actor and hemp advocate Woody Harrelson has been a vegan for almost 25 years, but it was vanity that got him started down the path, not animal rights....

Pollan's 'Defense Of Food' Sparks Debate In Dairyland

AP | RYAN J. FOLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

One best-selling book advocating fresh, local foods is shaking up America's Dairyland.

Students across University of Wisconsin-Madison's campus, organic grocers, scientists, and dairy farmers large and small have jumped into the debate on how food is produced and eaten. The discussions started last month when the university began giving Michael Pollan's book, "In Defense of Food," free to all incoming freshmen and school officials urged professors to use it in class.

"I have not seen the students this excited about something in years," Irwin Goodman, a horticulture professor who is vice dean of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences said of the buzz on campus about Pollan's field-to-table philosophies.

The book urges readers to "eat food, not too much, mostly plants" and criticizes food companies and scientists for replacing traditional foods with unhealthier, highly processed substitutes and confusing consumers with health claims.

Pollan's work has been used on college campuses from the University of California-Berkeley, where he is a journalism professor, to Columbia University in New York City for courses ranging from science journalism to environmental politics. But the program at UW-Madison is unique because the book and related topics are being discussed everywhere from French and political science courses to an exhibit on the history of food. And Pollan is to speak at the 17,000-seat Kohl Center Thursday in the liberal college town.

Green News Report - August 27, 2009 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

IN TODAY'S AUDIO REPORT: Happy Anniversaries -- sort of; The Politics of "Fracking"; How about some weed-killer in your drinking water?... PLUS: Another sad loss for the environment... All that and more in today's Green News Report!

Detoxing And Cleansing With Gwyneth

One For The Table | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
One For The Table

The food was so satisfying, that before I knew it, I had eliminated dairy, sugar, caffeine and wheat from my diet. Completely!

The Flat Belly Food You Don't Know About: Kefir

Leslie Goldman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Leslie Goldman

Unless you hail from Russia or really pay attention when perusing the yogurt aisle at the grocery store, chances are, you've never heard of this 2,000-year-old nutritional rock star: kefir.

Detox for Fun and Profit

Val Brown | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Val Brown

There was no way I was going to do two detoxes in a row, so I decided that in a very unscientific way I would do them simultaneously. This is not as unsound as it sounds.

Eat Green, Be Green

Sarah Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sarah Newman

trying to be extra green on this one-designated day is a nice way to raise awareness, but how about making every day Earth Day?

It's Time to Enjoy More Soy: April is National Soy Foods Month

Bruce Friedrich | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bruce Friedrich

Soy foods are not only nutritious, they're delicious and versatile. Soy products can be used in everything from stir fries and smoothies to cheeseburgers and cheesecakes.

California Dreamin'

Michael Markarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Markarian

Animal advocates know that last November's overwhelming passage of Proposition the Prevention of Farm Animal Cruelty Act, was a watershed moment for the cause and a marker for our progress.

In the Green at the Grocery

Roseanne Colletti | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Roseanne Colletti

Shopping smart can help you not only preserve your health, but what's left of your wealth.

I'm Not Sorry, I'm Vegan

Cheri Shankar | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Cheri Shankar

There must be a reason that, generally speaking, meat is served headless. I think all of us feel squeamish when confronted with the whole of an animal that looks much the same dead and cooked as it did alive and well.