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Should Animals Be Genetically Engineered So They Don't Feel Pain?

Huffington Post | Katherine Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The New York Times had a very interesting Op-Ed Friday, which took an unusual approach to the concern that factory farms are inhumane. Adam Shriver, a...

Green News Report -- February 16, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport IN TODAY'S AUDIO REPORT: Buh-bye, Evan Bayh; Supertrains for China, not so much for the U.S.; Freeways cause heart attacks...

CBS Investigates Threat of Animal Ag's Antibiotic Abuse

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

CBS Evening News with Katie Couric took a revealing look at the dangerous U.S. agribusiness practice of feeding antibiotics to billions of farm animals virtually every day of their lives.

America's Chickens Come Home to Roost

Dr. John Salerno | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dr. John Salerno

Russia, like the European Union, has issued a ban on birds raised using standard American practices. As a result their chicken is more flavorful, more healthy but also more expensive.

UK Climate Chief Lord Stern: Give Up Meat To Save The Planet

Times Online | Robin Pagnamenta, Energy Editor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

People will need to turn vegetarian if the world is to conquer climate change, according to a leading authority on global warming. In an interview ...

Top 10 (Recent) Developments On Factory Farming And Vegetarianism

Kathy Freston | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kathy Freston

One of the joys for which I am giving thanks is all of the recent attention on a topic that is near and dear to my heart -- the cruelty and environmental harm involved in raising animals for food.

Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer

Laurie David | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Laurie David

This book is a game changer. Eating Animals offers an impassioned argument against animal cruelty and for a more informed, responsible relationship with our food.

What's Next For Jonathan Safran Foer And Eating Animals?

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Beginning the week of October 26, 2009, we ran a series of reviews on HuffPost Books on Jonathan Safran Foer's new book, Eating Animals. It was a surp...

Eating Animals: Jonathan Safran Foer's New Book Asks Why Don't We Eat Pets?

Rabbi David Wolpe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Rabbi David Wolpe

Jonathan Safran Foer's Eating Animals is a triple marvel: the research is serious and far reaching, the writing clear, clever, accessible and in a few instances graphically ingenious, and the cause is genuinely important.

Jonathan Safran Foer's Controversial New Book, Eating Animals

Aaron Gross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Aaron Gross

Over the next weeks Huffington Post will feature a diverse range of responses to Jonathan Safran Foer's controversial new work of non-fiction, Eating Animals.

Jonathan Safran Foer Interview: "Eating Animals" Author On The Morality of Vegetarianism

USA Today | Elizabeth Weise | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Jonathan Safran Foer is known for acclaimed novels such as Everything Is Illuminated. Foer was an on-again, off-again vegetarian for years. But the bi...

My Q and A With Jonathan Safran Foer

Kerry Trueman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kerry Trueman

These words "carnivore" and "vegetarian" do a real disservice to the conversation, because they imply an on/off switch rather than a spectrum. We no longer ask someone "Are you an environmentalist?"

Eating Animals: A Book to Digest

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Wayne Pacelle

Foer's taken a three-year respite from writing fiction to probe the question of whether we should eat animals -- with this research and writing task triggered by his meditation on what to feed his first child.

Halloween Horror: Cattle Fed Chicken Poop and Recycled Cow Remains

Naomi Starkman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Naomi Starkman

Feeding cattle chicken litter is everyday practice in feedlots. Surprisingly, this unhealthy and inhumane practice is legal and poorly monitored, creating unacceptable risks to human and animal health.

Jonathan Safran Foer's Eating Animals Turned Me Vegan

Natalie Portman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Natalie Portman

Jonathan Safran Foer's book Eating Animals changed me from a twenty-year vegetarian to a vegan activist.

For The Love Of Turkeys: A Real Thanksgiving

Naomi Starkman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Naomi Starkman

I've been reading up on the hidden life of turkeys and thinking a lot about them lately, especially in connection to the sadness that befalls me each Thanksgiving, when 46 million are killed.

Is Obama Ready to Take on Factory Farming?

David Kirby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Kirby

Are animal factories here to stay? Whatever the Obama team decides to do -- or not do -- could have a huge impact on the way we raise food animals in America for decades to come.

VIDEO: Vote Against Corporate Agribusiness

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bob Cesca

Issue 2 will amend Ohio's state constitution to create a small regulatory panel to oversee all of Ohio's livestock. Corporate agribusinesses love the idea, but family farms will be crushed.

The Moral Ferocity of Eating Animals

Dr. Andrew Weil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Dr. Andrew Weil

If you eat meat from factories you have not absorbed the reality of factory farms. If you truly understood what happens inside these windowless animal jails and abattoirs, you simply would not eat this meat.

The Conscious Cook: Hit the Spot with Healthy and Humane Foods

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Wayne Pacelle

Whether you are a vegan, vegetarian, or committed meat eater, Tal Ronnen's book can help you down the path of higher-quality, good tasting, humane eating.

The Meat-Eaters Guide to Eating Less Meat

Susie Middleton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Susie Middleton

Secretly, I could live on chocolate and coffee. But don't tell anyone, since I make my living writing about vegetables. And my darkest secret is this: My favorite thing in the whole world is (or was) chicken pan drippings.

It's Election Day: May I Take Your Order?

Kerry Trueman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kerry Trueman

Think of your ballot as a list of menu options. Would you like your burger with, or without, deadly pathogens?

Eating Animals: Why Eating Matters

Kathy Freston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Kathy Freston

If ever there was a book that could profoundly affect our lives at the most fundamental level, this one is it.

Big Pork at the Government Trough -- Again

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

The public no longer wants a combination of financial bailouts and government deregulation. But Congress and the U.S.D.A. never seem to have gotten the memo when it comes to Big Agribusiness, especially the pork industry.

E. Coli, Salmonella and Other Deadly Bacteria and Pathogens in Food: Factory Farms Are the Reason

Kathy Freston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Kathy Freston

It seems that things have gotten out of hand in our food production, especially in the livestock sector. In Part 2 of this interview, we discuss E. coli, Salmonella and other worrisome pathogens.