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Breaking: Gov. Schwarzenegger Signs Landmark Egg Bill

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Wayne Pacelle

With 40 million consumers in California, it would be hard to overestimate the potential of this bill to change the way laying hens are treated throughout the country.

Where is Your Food From? Not Even Restaurant Owners Know

Jonathan Daniel Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jonathan Daniel Harris

Restaurant owners must lead the way if we are to change the way we raise cattle and serve meat. I'd encourage restaurants to offer the genuine product and then advertise the hell out of it.

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.

Green News Report -- May 6, 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: The latest on...

Investment Bankers with Wings: Making a Killing

Mia MacDonald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mia MacDonald

Just a year and a half ago, Goldman was kept afloat by billions of dollars in U.S. government funds. Does that mean U.S. taxpayer dollars subsidized cruel, polluting, climate-heating factory farms in China?

Morning Farmers! It's Another Beautiful Farmville Day!

Susan Yager | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Yager

Full disclosure: I'm a city girl with an imaginary farm in my head, and a fancy one at that. And so, I tip toed into Farmville. You? Have you ever taken a look at these storybook agricultural nirvanas?

Keeping Score: Big Ag 1, Democracy 0

Wenonah Hauter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Wenonah Hauter

The groundswell of support for changes to factory farming regulations must be redoubled. Now, more than ever, citizens need to be more fully engaged in the food policy.

Ohio Landmark: Behind the Animal Welfare Agreement

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

In an agreement forged Wednesday, we were able to come to an agreement where all three parties have committed to recommend the enactment of a series of eight landmark reforms on animal welfare.

Agreement Reached on Ohio Animal Welfare Reforms

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

I just stepped away from a press conference in the Cabinet Room of Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland where he, Ohio Farm Bureau official Jack Fisher and I announced a historic agreement on animal welfare in the state.

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 | Home
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 | Home
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 | Home
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 | Home
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.