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Factory Farming

How TV Has Made Us Stupid About Farming

Forrest Pritchard | Posted 02.04.2014 | Green
Forrest Pritchard

What is worrisome is these commercials are the only glimpse into farming that millions of people will ever see. A generation that's been raised on artificial ingredients is now being fed a diet of farming fiction.

Turkeys Get Spa Treatment and Love on Thanksgiving (VIDEO)

Karen Dawn | Posted 11.21.2014 | Green
Karen Dawn

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Meet George Jetson -- and His Test Tube Turkey?

Stephanie Feldstein | Posted 01.25.2014 | Home
Stephanie Feldstein

With enough funding, science probably can bring us the meat paint and meat flowers cooked up by the minds of the Next Nature team. That test tube Thanksgiving turkey can't be too far off. Is it sustainable?

'Pigs Kicked, Punched And Spiked Like Footballs' (GRAPHIC VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 11.21.2013 | Green

A shocking undercover video released this week has allegedly exposed rampant animal abuse at a farm in Oklahoma that supplies pork to Tyson Foods, the...

WATCH: Does PETA Go Too Far In This Slaughterhouse Video?

Posted 11.20.2013 | Green

Just in time for Thanksgiving, PETA has released a shocking video that chronicles the terrible journey of a turkey at the slaughterhouse. Only in this...

Longevity, Anyone? Top 20 Reasons to Go Vegan During World Vegan Month

Kathy Stevens | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Kathy Stevens

A planet that desperately needs all of us to go vegan, the torture and suffering of animals who want their lives as much as we want ours, and contests with prizes such as your weight in chocolate: The reasons to try a vegan diet during November, World Vegan Month, range from the ethically compelling to the downright silly.

On Bittman and Kristof, Salmonella and Chickens

Kathy Stevens | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Kathy Stevens

Paulie quickly learned the sound of my car, charged to my car door when he heard it, squawking and hopping up and down like a lunatic, wanting a car ride. Paulie loved sitting in my lap and driving around town!

The First Controversy of Chris Christie's 2016 Presidential Campaign: Tortured Food

Elizabeth Kucinich | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Elizabeth Kucinich

It seems that Governor Christie overturned the will of the people of New Jersey to protect the interests of a group of people in another state one thousand miles away: Iowa.

20 Questions for Animal Lovers on World Day for Farmed Animals

Kathy Stevens | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Kathy Stevens

Wednesday, October 2 is World Day for Farmed Animals, a day on which animal advocates around the world hold vigils, celebrations and other events designed to heighten public awareness of our treatment of fellow beings.

Could Antibiotics Actually Be Killing You?

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 09.19.2013 | Green

"Antimicrobial resistance is one of our most serious health threats." So begins a comprehensive report released by the Centers For Disease Control ...

Saving the World Within: Environmentalism for the Human Gut

Jedediah Purdy | Posted 09.17.2013 | Politics
Jedediah Purdy

Livestock producers manage to keep animals alive until slaughter in crowded, filthy conditions only by pumping them full of antibiotics until slaughter. When you buy a hamburger, you might as well be contributing your dollars to biological warfare research -- aimed at us.

Chicken Suffering Bigger Than Jewish Kaparot

Eliyahu Federman | Posted 11.13.2013 | Religion
Eliyahu Federman

Although this is a relatively obscure ritual performed by mostly Hasidic Jews, this practice has garnered national controversy with PETA calling for the banning of the practice and many rabbis even criticizing it, encouraging the use of money as an alternative to chickens.

Where Did All the Farmers Go?

Michael Rosenblum | Posted 10.18.2013 | Green
Michael Rosenblum

Sometimes you get a confluence of things you read that give you a new insight into the way things work.

Is Animal Treatment on Farms Our Business?

Martha Rosenberg | Posted 08.16.2013 | Green
Martha Rosenberg

Animal rights activists, with the help of miniaturized cameras and the Web, have forced farm animal treatment onto the national front page with a parade of cruel, upsetting and gruesome exposes. To capture the farm verite all they often have to do is get hired at a factory farm or slaughterhouse.

LA Planning Commission: South LA Community, Part 2

Tezozomoc | Posted 09.21.2013 | Los Angeles
Tezozomoc

The South LA community is highly concerned over the lack of regulatory oversight and analysis of the soil contamination at the proposed site.

The Farm Bill's Auspicious Death

Joel Berg | Posted 09.09.2013 | Politics
Joel Berg

Even though some House Republicans voted against the most recent farm bill because it cut too little from SNAP, the bill's defeat is nevertheless a victory for the nation, forcing a serious national reassessment of the measure and its priorities.

Livestock Industry Bullying on Meatless Mondays Campaign Doesn't Change Facts -- or Consumer Trends

Sasha Lyutse | Posted 06.19.2013 | Green
Sasha Lyutse

This kind of bullying--and swift caving on the part of the House Committee--is shameless for sure. But it also suggests the conventional livestock industry knows it has something to worry about when it comes to American consumers.

What's the Connection to China's and the U.S.' Pigs and the Smithfield-Shuanghui Deal?

Mia MacDonald | Posted 08.05.2013 | Green
Mia MacDonald

Similar to the pattern in the U.S., animal agriculture in China is becoming more vertically integrated, with large corporations increasingly owning not just factory-farm facilities, but also slaughterhouses and feed companies.

Mothers of Pure Food, Rebirthing a Movement

Elizabeth Kucinich | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics
Elizabeth Kucinich

This Mother's Day, let us remember mothers and women who understood the patriotic nature of standing up for wholesome food, of standing up for the health of young children who would become our future.

First Ag-Gag, Now the Name Game

Paul Shapiro | Posted 05.01.2013 | Green
Paul Shapiro

Stunned by repeated exposés revealing inhumane treatment of animals, big ag lobbyists are working to prevent Americans from finding out about animal abuse, rather than working to prevent it. And now Orwellian euphemisms are being pushed as so-called solutions?

How The Law Is Failing Our Animals

Anjali Sareen | Posted 05.28.2013 | Green
Anjali Sareen

We must ask ourselves why we make arbitrary distinctions between the animals that allow some to end up in our homes and others to end up on our plates. If you wouldn't accept this treatment for an animal in front of you, why accept it for an animal behind closed doors?

Why Everyone Should Be Angry About Factory Farming

Anjali Sareen | Posted 05.19.2013 | Green
Anjali Sareen

With our food system the way it currently is, there are many reasons to be angry about industrialized animal agriculture. Check out the slideshow to get informed about the issues surrounding factory farming and learn how to get involved.

We Are Not Safe From Bird Flu as Long as Factory Farms Exist

Aysha Akhtar, M.D., M.P.H. | Posted 05.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Aysha Akhtar, M.D., M.P.H.

In spite of our current low risk, it is just a matter of time before H5N1, H7N3 or another influenza strain evolves into a dangerous form that results in a pandemic. And the events in Mexico and Cambodia beg the question: Are we ever going to be safe from bird flu?

Rising Resistance: New Film Explores Superbug Spread As Health Concerns Grow

Lynne Peeples | Posted 04.28.2013 | Green
Lynne Peeples

Welcome to my blog, Toxic Tracks. Please send along any feedback via email or Twitter. A new documentary aims to address an issue that "affects milli...

Is Dairy 'Natural'?

Anjali Sareen | Posted 04.22.2013 | Green
Anjali Sareen

It's worth noting that many people would shudder at the idea of squirting bodily fluid from an animal directly into their mouths, but those same people drink milk freely and happily because it's packaged to look pretty and marketed to us as a health food.