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Lack of Information on Livestock Facilities Spells Trouble in Illinois and Beyond

Karen Steuer | Posted 10.12.2012 | Green
Karen Steuer

Illinois is the fourth-largest hog-producing state in the country. But water quality problems have caused real concern about that state's regulation of the rapidly growing hog industry.

A Real Hero in the Chesapeake Bay

Wenonah Hauter | Posted 12.11.2012 | Green
Wenonah Hauter

Kathy Phillips is standing up to Perdue, a company responsible for a large percentage of the pollution pouring into the Chesapeake Bay and surrounding waterways.

Who's To Blame For Factory Pork? Probably You

Tamar Haspel | Posted 12.01.2012 | Home
Tamar Haspel

It's easy to come down hard on pork producers, and I'm perfectly willing to do that, but I think we need to tackle this problem at its source: the demand for ever-cheaper pork.

Thirty Days, Thirty Reasons, Thirty Ways: Go Vegetarian In October!

Kathy Stevens | Posted 11.28.2012 | Home
Kathy Stevens

So on Monday, October 1, is World Vegetarian Day--the kickoff for Vegetarian Awareness Month than runs throughout October. If you've been toying with the idea of going vegetarian, then let me be your cheerleader, and let the following lists inform and inspire! Good luck...and please share your journey!

'Green News Report' - September 25, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.25.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY...

'Green News Report' - September 20, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.20.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. TWITTER:...

A Foul State of Affairs: The Hidden Harm of Factory Farms in North Carolina

Gene Baur | Posted 11.07.2012 | Home
Gene Baur

I recently had the opportunity to view firsthand the negative impact that factory farms have on the environment and their communities in eastern North Carolina.

The Chesapeake's Manure Problem

Karen Steuer | Posted 11.04.2012 | Green
Karen Steuer

What do 2,700 plant species, 525 species of fin and shell-fish and more than 17 million people have in common? They are all residents of the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

Animal Waste, Waterways, and Drinking Water

Karen Steuer | Posted 10.03.2012 | Green
Karen Steuer

A growing body of evidence indicates that concentrated animal feeding operations-generated contaminants are ending up in the waters that we depend on for commerce, recreation, and perhaps most importantly, drinking.

Here's a Recipe for Roast Chicken Everyone Should Find Objectionable

Ingrid Newkirk | Posted 09.22.2012 | Green
Ingrid Newkirk

Since we can't count on the meat, egg, and dairy industries to protect animals from the most egregious forms of cruelty, what can we, as consumers, do? Opting out of paying someone to allow animals to die in a barn fire or at the slaughterhouse seems pretty reasonable.

Will the Farm Bill Nullify Laws Against Animal Cruelty?

John Robbins | Posted 09.20.2012 | Green
John Robbins

Rep. Steve King's amendment to the Farm Bill is designed not only to block California's animal safety laws, but also to prevent any state from imposing its own animal welfare standards on producers from other states.

Kathleen Miles

Alleged Shocking Pig Abuse By Walmart Supplier

HuffingtonPost.com | Kathleen Miles | Posted 07.20.2012 | Los Angeles

A horrific video, taken by an investigator hired by Los Angeles-based Mercy for Animals, puts Walmart in the hot seat with claims that the company buy...

Standard Industry Practice?

AP | By STEVE KARNOWSKI | Posted 07.18.2012 | Green

MINNEAPOLIS -- Costco Wholesale Corp. on Tuesday joined a growing list of retailers and restaurants in asking suppliers to phase out the use of small ...

Invisible Food

Josh Tetrick | Posted 09.09.2012 | Impact
Josh Tetrick

Have a blueberry muffin with your latte this morning? Or sneak a chocolate chip cookie during your work break? Living inside all of these products is an ingredient that would cause us to hesitate before the next bite -- if we only knew its source.

Animal Welfare Supports Public Health: New Book Lays Out The Science

Kathy Freston | Posted 08.27.2012 | Green
Kathy Freston

Dr. Aysha Akhtar looks at the interlocking animal and human health issues involved in domestic violence, animal-fighting, animal attacks, the wildlife trade, factory farming, climate change, and drug development.

Ending FDA Paralysis on Antibiotics With Two Court Victories and a Push for Transparency

Peter Lehner | Posted 08.21.2012 | Green
Peter Lehner

It's time for FDA to step up and ensure that antibiotics are preserved for when we need them most: to heal sick people.

Lynne Peeples

Don't Call It 'Dirt': Why Healthy Soil Means Healthy People

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 05.18.2012 | Green

Jack Algiere has no qualms about letting his kids eat their veggies straight out of the ground from the fields and greenhouses he manages in Pocantico...

Lynne Peeples

The Worst Environmental Pollutant: Antibiotics?

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 05.10.2012 | Green

Waste from people, pets, pigs and even seagulls may be playing a significant role in the rise of antibiotic-resistant infections, including methicilli...

'Green News Report' - April 26, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.26.2012 | 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: Just a fl...

Teaching Our Children The Ethics Of Eating Meat

Rabbi Edward Bernstein | Posted 06.25.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Edward Bernstein

During dinner with our children, we asked them, all enthusiastic carnivores, why they thought it was OK to eat meat. Their varying responses inspired us to frame this discussion in terms of the Passover Haggadah's description of the Four Children.

Earth Day 2012: Harder to See, Harder to Catch

Peter Hanlon | Posted 06.20.2012 | Green
Peter Hanlon

It's perversely easy to wax nostalgic for the bad old days, and not just because the images are so captivating. Environmental problems were so much more apparent back then.

Three Ideas for the Food Movement (Small, Medium and Large)

Jedediah Purdy | Posted 06.16.2012 | Green
Jedediah Purdy

Around the country, farming states are passing "ag-gag" laws that punish activists who record and share horrific scenes from inside confined feeding operations and slaughterhouses. The reason is clear: when people get a good look at these scenes, they don't like them.

Kreider Battery-Cage Egg Investigation Highlights Need for Federal Bill

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 06.16.2012 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

Our undercover investigator worked at Kreider's nine-barn facility for six weeks and documented appalling and extreme overcrowding of hens, dead birds in cages and barn floors covered with flies.

PETA Bringing 3D Meat Industry Experience to Campuses

Ryan Huling | Posted 06.05.2012 | College
Ryan Huling

Starting this fall, peta2 -- the student division of PETA -- will be launching peta2's Glass Walls Exhibit: 3D, the world's first traveling 3D factory...

Superbug Suit: Antibiotics Victory Will Preserve Medicines for Sick People, Not Healthy Livestock

Peter Lehner | Posted 05.26.2012 | Green
Peter Lehner

While conscientious doctors do their best to limit the use of unnecessary antibiotics, the livestock industry continued its indiscriminate use of these powerful medicines.