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Remembering Robert Byrd, Lifelong Leader for Animals

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

Byrd made his mark on animal welfare, his love nourished by his relationships with his dogs. He worked to increase funding for animal protection laws and to reform industrialized agriculture.

Faith and Factory Farming

Jonathan Merritt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jonathan Merritt

The divine plan doesn't require vegetarianism or the abolition of meat, but factory farming isn't a good practice and our addiction to meat only complicates things.

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.

The People -- and the Shame -- Behind Our Food

Gavin Newsom | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gavin Newsom

Our state's farm workers deserve every opportunity to participate in the California dream. We have the ability to stop the indignities, to end the suffering, to ease the fears -- and it is our moral imperative to do so.

Green News Report -- June 22, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | 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: Breaking: Mor...

Earth Day Actions to Help Animals and the Environment

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

If you care about animals, you should care about the environment. To live and be healthy, animals need a healthy environment. And that's one major rea...

Think Twice Before Beef's for Dinner

Jill Donenfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Jill Donenfeld

Many restaurants across the country are jumping onto the sustainable bandwagon and are increasingly offering meat from responsible farmers.

The Smear Becomes More Clear

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Wayne Pacelle

It hasn't been a good PR week for multimillionaire PR flack Rick Berman. This past weekend, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune exposed his attack on The Hum...

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.

Moby's New Bedfellows: The Vegan & The Hog Farmer

Jerusha Klemperer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Jerusha Klemperer

How did Moby end up editing a book with a contribution by a sustainable hog farmer? We are at an interesting moment, I think, one in which the vegans are trying a new tact.

Avoiding Factory Farm Foods: An Eater's Guide

Nicolette Hahn Niman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Nicolette Hahn Niman

Eventually, I mostly gave up on supermarkets and began exploring new ways to get at the good food I was seeking. My goal was simple: I wanted all my food to come from places I would enjoy visiting.

Green News Report -- April 13, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | 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: Are we gonna ...

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.

Real Environmentalists Eat Meat

Isabel Cowles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Isabel Cowles

Although the meat industry's horrors are worth noting, the attempt to turn everyone into a vegetarian is creating a polarization that is not helping the effort to move away from factory farming.

Court Rejects Meat Industry Attempt to Thwart Regulation

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

In a third straight federal appellate court ruling against the meat industry, the Ninth Circuit ruled today that California is well within its authority to ban the sale, transport, or purchase of downer cows and pigs.

The Nutritional Superiority of Pasture Raised Animals

David Kirby | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Kirby

You are what you eat - and the same goes for the animals whose meat, milk and eggs you put in your mouth. We should not only be concerned about what we eat, but what our food eats as well.

EPA Vows Tougher Action On Factory Farms

The New York Times | SINDYA N. BHANOO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Bowing to pressure from advocacy groups, the Environmental Protection Agency will step up efforts to monitor the nation's thousands of factory farms....

Who Will Foot The Bill When The Crap-Bubble Bursts?

David Kirby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Kirby

This is not a story about junk bonds or shady hedge fund schemes. It's a story about industrial-scale cow-poop and the potentially deadly, explosive methane gas it produces.

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.

UN To Examine Meat-Climate Link Amid Claims Of Exaggeration

BBC | Richard Black | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

UN specialists are to look again at the contribution of meat production to climate change, after claims that an earlier report exaggerated the link....

Moby Talks Gristle

Tabby Biddle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tabby Biddle

While many of us know Moby as a great musician, singer-songwriter and social activist, we can now add "editor" to his repertoire of how he is making a positive difference in the world.

Chicken Farmers Describe a System of Extortion and Economic Slavery

Regina Weiss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Regina Weiss

At the May 21st hearing, attorney General Eric Holder was urged to enforce federal antitrust laws on behalf of contract poultry growers who raise flo...

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.

ADHD: Agricultural Pesticides

AP | CARLA K. JOHNSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food

CHICAGO — A new analysis of U.S. health data links children's attention-deficit disorder with exposure to common pesticides used on fruits and v...

Nicolette Hahn Niman Speaks to Our Broken Food System (VIDEO)

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rebecca Gerendasy

CUpS caught up with Nicolette Hahn Niman, author of the new book, Righteous Porkchop: Finding a Life and Good Food Beyond Factory Farms during her vis...