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Factory Farming

A Lesson Congress Should Learn

Joe Trippi | Posted 03.28.2012 | Home
Joe Trippi

Two longtime adversaries are leading an all-too-rare effort at compromise and cooperation: the United Egg Producers and the Humane Society of the United States.

Were Any Animals Harmed In The Making Of Your Down Comforter?

Posted 01.23.2012 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Matt Hickman: Q: Were any animals harmed in the making of my new down comforter and feather pillows? A: Funny you ...

'Green News Report' - January 5, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 03.06.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Riots ove...

FDA Limits Some Antibiotics In Livestock

AP | MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 03.05.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday ordered farmers to limit the use of a type of antibiotics they give livestock because...

'Green News Report' - January 3, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 03.04.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: We're bac...

'Green News Report' - December 22, 2011

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 02.21.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Breaking:...

Antibiotics With Your Thanksgiving Leftovers?

Josh Tetrick | Posted 01.26.2012 | Impact
Josh Tetrick

Spit out that Thanksgiving leftover ham and pick up a barf bag. Because even the hardy Pilgrims would take a pass on some of those leftovers if they k...

PHOTOS: Cutest Living Turkeys

Posted 11.29.2011 | Green

An estimated 46 million turkeys will be killed for Thanksgiving dinner in the U.S. this year, according to Farm Sanctuary. The site describes the ...

Eco Etiquette: What's The Greenest Thanksgiving Turkey?

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 01.01.2012 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

Send all your eco-inquiries to Jennifer Grayson at Questions may be edited for length and clarity. I'm about to order my Tha...

It's Time to End Factory Farming

Nil Zacharias | Posted 12.19.2011 | Green
Nil Zacharias

There is common ground to be found by everyone ranging from vegans to die-hard meat eaters. No one can deny the destructive nature of the force that dominates our food system.

Ten Rescued; Ten Billion More in Need

Kathy Stevens | Posted 12.18.2011 | Impact
Kathy Stevens

For me, healing the physical and emotional scars inflicted on an animal continues to be the most deeply satisfying part of Catskill Animal Sanctuary's work.

'Green News Report' - October 4, 2011

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 12.04.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Koch Indu...

Lynne Peeples

'Contagion' Connections: How Links Among Humans, Animals And The Environment May Be Spawning A New Class Of Infectious Diseases | Lynne Peeples | Posted 11.30.2011 | Green

The first in a series investigating the complex linkages between human, animal and environmental health: The Infection Loop. Bronx Zoo pathologist ...

Who Cares if Animals Feel?

Ari Solomon | Posted 10.29.2011 | Green
Ari Solomon

Instead of presuming that animals feel nothing, and that experiences such as fear and pain are innately human, why don't we err on the side of caution and assume that animals do feel something.

Humane Meat

Kathy Freston | Posted 09.11.2011 | Healthy Living
Kathy Freston

It's difficult to imagine how any approach to meat production could be worse than factory farming as it is currently practiced in this country.

Vegan America Is Closer Than You Think

Gene Baur | Posted 08.31.2011 | Home
Gene Baur

We hope the Just Eats Tour, will help Americans better recognize the impacts of their food choices, learn about positive alternatives, and choose healthier, more humane and sustainable options.

Perdue Tries To Improve Perception Of Chicken With New Campaign

Posted 08.28.2011 | Home

Perdue is launching a new national television ad campaign that focuses on the slogan "We Believe in a Better Chicken." In the TV spots, the viewers ca...

"Safe" Food Isn't Our Real Problem

Fedele Bauccio | Posted 08.17.2011 | Home
Fedele Bauccio

Peter Coclanis argued recently in the Wall Street Journal that "American food is much safer than you think," and by American food, he means our "much ...

Where Are You?

Josh Tetrick | Posted 08.22.2011 | Home
Josh Tetrick

Where are you? Three rows of masks hang on the wall. Barbed-wire encircles the building. Enormous sets of fans bang. Machines power on intermittently...

Humane Meat Is the Solution to What, Again?

Nil Zacharias | Posted 08.21.2011 | Home
Nil Zacharias

No one can deny that it's better to be less cruel in the ways we confine and kill animals (if we are going to kill and eat them anyway), but if we're interested in long-term change, we can't look at killing with kindness or gratitude as a solution in itself.

Factory Farming Is Manufacturing Superbugs -- and Endangering Us All

Johann Hari | Posted 08.17.2011 | Green
Johann Hari

The squandering of life-saving antibiotics is one example of a bigger trend hijacking global politics. Small groups of rich people, determined to maximize profits, are buying or bamboozling politicians into serving their interests and into ignoring ours.

This Little Piggy Went to Market...

J Henry Fair | Posted 08.14.2011 | Green
J Henry Fair

In a seminal piece of writing, and a turning point in American journalism, Upton Sinclair exposed the atrocities of the meat-packing industry, which c...

Facebook Founder Faces Food

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 08.09.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

We owe Mark Zuckerberg some plaudits, not only for reminding people that eating meat involves the killing of animals, but also for recognizing that it's morally dubious to pass the "dirty work" off to a slaughter plant worker.

Ag Gag 2011: What Does Agribusiness Have to Hide in Iowa?

Dave Murphy | Posted 07.29.2011 | Home
Dave Murphy

Passing poorly conceived bills that limit Americans' freedoms and place an iron curtain between farmers and consumers is certain to backfire, only drawing more attention to agricultural practices.

Farm Sanctuary: 25 Years for the Animals

Victoria Moran | Posted 07.20.2011 | Green
Victoria Moran

Farm Sanctuary opens their doors so that city and suburban folk can meet farm animals and learn how engaging, intelligent, and like us each one of these individuals is. It puts a whole new spin on "What's for dinner?"