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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.

'Green News Report' - March 22, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.22.2012 | 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: Zombie Key...

Ag-Gag Bills Threaten Our Children, Our Freedom and Our Animals

Ed Sayres | Posted 05.22.2012 | Impact
Ed Sayres

It's ironic when you think about it. The individuals targeted by Ag-Gag laws are not the criminals who are beating or stabbing animals (as seen on some undercover videos).

'Green News Report' - March 20, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.20.2012 | 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: Obama moc...

Don't Turn the Clock Back on Animal Welfare Enforcement

Michael Markarian | Posted 05.20.2012 | Impact
Michael Markarian

Whether an animal welfare law will be effective often turns on whether it gets adequately funded. Having legislators seek that funding is crucial, especially when there are as many strong competing budget pressures as there are now.

'Green News Report' - March 8, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.08.2012 | 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: Obama fir...

'Green News Report' - March 6, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.06.2012 | 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: Iran war ...

Bill in Iowa Threatens Animal Welfare, Human Health, and Civil Liberties (VIDEO)

Ari Solomon | Posted 05.02.2012 | Green
Ari Solomon

The state with the weakest animal protection laws in the nation has just passed House File 589, a bill that would criminalize undercover investigations of misconduct at factory farms.

'Green News Report' - February 28, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 04.29.2012 | 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: Fox 'News...

Why We Must Occupy Our Food Supply

Willie Nelson | Posted 04.25.2012 | Food
Willie Nelson

When our food is at risk we are all at risk. Over the last thirty years, we have witnessed a massive consolidation of our food system, leading to the loss of millions of family farmers, the destruction of soil fertility, the pollution of our water, and health epidemics.

Are You Eating Antibiotics Without Knowing It? Probably!

Martha Rosenberg | Posted 04.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Martha Rosenberg

So far, 2012 is bringing bad news for people who don't want "free antibiotics" in their food. Antibiotics are routinely given to livestock on factory farms to make them gain weight with less feed and keep them from getting sick in confinement conditions.