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Cousteau and World Cetacean Alliance Making a Splash

Matthew Spiegl | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Matthew Spiegl

If we are going to change the world to save ourselves, we have to save the ocean; and if we are going to save the ocean we have to start by saving the cetaceans. We have to protect their habitat and ensure that all marine life can thrive, so that we can too.

Lessons From the Egg Recall: Cheap Food Makes You Sick

David Kirby | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Kirby

What good is a 13-cent egg if it's going to get you hospitalized? Why isn't the federal government doing more to encourage the production of humanely-raised and less pathogenic eggs?

ICONIC PHOTOGRAPHY: How The Image Of AIDS Came To LIFE Magazine

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

In November, 1990, LIFE magazine published a photograph of a young man, David Kirby -- his body wasted by AIDS, his gaze locked on something beyond th...

Foie Gras Factory Farm Can't Duck HSUS Lawsuit

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

We have seen time and again that factory farmers' willful disregard for animal welfare often goes hand in hand with disregard for the environment, for workers' rights, and the rights of the unfortunate neighbors of these facilities.

The Price of Cheap Meat: A Lake Dies in Ohio

David Kirby | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Kirby

Grand Lake St. Marys -- Ohio's largest inland body of water and a treasured recreational area -- is dying. And if you barbecued some supermarket pork over the holiday weekend, you helped contribute to this disaster.

Meatless Monday: Celebrating Everyone's Mother

Ellen Kanner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Going meatless, even if only for Mother's Day, is environmentally conscientious. Shopping farmers markets encourages you to eat locally and seasonally.

A Winning Issue for Obama in 2010: Factory Farm Reform

David Kirby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Kirby

If President Obama really wants to champion a bipartisan issue, he should consider tackling the worst excesses of industrial animal agriculture, better known as factory farming.

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.

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...

For Americans on a Budget, Meats Are the New Carbs

David Kirby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
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.

Drugs, Poisons and Metals in Our Meat -- USDA Needs A Major Overhaul

David Kirby | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Kirby

Washington dumped some more bad news Friday afternoon when the USDA's Office of Inspector General issued a damning and unsettling report on the department's "National Residue Program for Cattle."

Gratifying Reviews for Animal Factory

David Kirby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
David Kirby

When you work hard for three long years, researching and writing a non-fiction book and hoping that it might be well-received, if not a financial wind...

This Just In: Indiana to Pop Giant Crap Bubbles on Thursday

David Kirby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Kirby

The Indiana Dept. of Environmental Mgmt. will dispatch a team to Winchester to excise the explosive, deadly methane gas that has been trapped under the lining of a mega-dairy.

White House Will Not Say Where It Gets Its Meat (And I Don't Blame Them)

David Kirby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Kirby

Michelle Obama is on a laudable food crusade, promoting the health benefits of fresh and sustainably grown nutrition. But her office doesn't want you to know what the Obamas had for dinner last night.

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.

Humane Society of the US: New Factory Farm Book is "Groundbreaking... A Dramatic Expose"

David Kirby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
David Kirby

Here's an interview I recently gave on my work behind writing Animal Factory: The Looming Threat of Industrial Pig, Dairy and Poultry Farms to Humans and the Envrironment.

6 Baby Steps Toward a More Sustainable Animal Diet

David Kirby | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Kirby

Most people I speak with inherently sense that their meat and dairy should be raised as "humanely and sustainably" as possible, but don't really know what those terms mean.

A Decade Of Questioning Harm And The Autism-Vaccine Connection

Shelley Hendrix Reynolds | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Shelley Hendrix Reynolds

For over a decade, I've relentlessly searched for answers to the connections I believe exist between my son's autism and vaccines he received.

For Liberty Examines the Kingmakers

J. Bradley Jansen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
J. Bradley Jansen

The documentary For Liberty beautifully shows us what Markos Mousitlas called the only true people-powered campaign in 2008: Ron Paul's campaign.

Vaccine Denial = Scientific Illiteracy

Jacob Dickerman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jacob Dickerman

It doesn't matter what the science says, because these people don't care about science. Their argument is purely ideological, and does not belong in any discussion of scientific, medical, or political policy.

To David and Jenny, With Love

Jacob Dickerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jacob Dickerman

Yes! I admit it. I shot that man in the face. And I say, I'd do it again. Because I knew! Deep down in my heart of hearts, I knew that he was after my daughter.

A Reminder to Autism Speaks on Vaccine Research Promises

Kim Stagliano | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kim Stagliano

God almighty, we're aware already! When your two year old can't speak, you know "the signs." We need immediate answers for the kids who are here and growing older every day.