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Eating Locally, Slowly But Surely

Susie Middleton | Posted 04.14.2012 | Food
Susie Middleton

Good things take time, I've finally learned. Looking back now, I realize that the road to eating locally and sustainably is a slow, deliberate one -- something you grow into, rather than rush into.

HSUS Documents Animal Abuse at Major Pork Producers

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 04.02.2012 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

Living inside a cage barely larger than your body isn't humane and it is not right. Yet this is precisely how the majority of pigs used for breeding by the U.S. pork industry are kept.

Does Eating Meat Make You a Bully?

Ari Solomon | Posted 03.31.2012 | Food
Ari Solomon

Here is the definition of the word bully: "A person who uses strength or power to harm or intimidate those who are weaker." Many of us know firsthand ...

A Lesson Congress Should Learn

Joe Trippi | Posted 03.28.2012 | Food
Joe Trippi

Two longtime adversaries are leading an all-too-rare effort at compromise and cooperation: the United Egg Producers and the Humane Society of the United States.

Despite New Rule on Livestock Antibiotics, Infection Risks Still Plague Workers, Communities

Michelle Chen | Posted 03.12.2012 | Green
Michelle Chen

Massive amounts of medicine continue to circulate through our food system. The issue of antibiotic resistance isn't about medicines or animals, but about the relationship between people and what we eat.

Lynne Peeples

Antibiotic Use In Farm Animals Still Broadly Unaddressed Despite 'Fanfare' For FDA Move

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 01.09.2012 | Green

The Food and Drug Administration's latest move concerning the use of antibiotics in farm animals garnered a good deal of praise last week, but public ...

Occupy Iowa Caucus: A Democrat "Uncommitted" in 2012 or Why I Won't Caucus for Obama a Second Time

Dave Murphy | Posted 03.04.2012 | Politics
Dave Murphy

The question now for Iowa Democrats is, will they blindly stand by their man or will they express their dissatisfaction with Obama's complete failure to follow through on what he promised us during his first tour through the Iowa countryside?

Blessed Meat

Ali Berlow | Posted 02.26.2012 | Religion
Ali Berlow

It was truly blessed meat. Over every animal held in arms and slaughtered, a prayer was said as the swift, sharp deed of taking life in sacrifice was made.

Dave Jamieson

GOP Candidate Runs On Pro-Child-Labor Platform

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.09.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Tom Cotton, a GOP candidate for Congress, says he would like to see more children working long hours out in America's agricultural field...

Antibiotics With Your Thanksgiving Leftovers?

Josh Tetrick | Posted 01.26.2012 | Impact
Josh Tetrick

Spit out that Thanksgiving leftover ham and pick up a barf bag. Because even the hardy Pilgrims would take a pass on some of those leftovers if they k...

Lynne Peeples

Do You Know Where Your Turkey's Been?

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 11.29.2011 | Green

As families across America adorn their dinner tables with plump, juicy turkeys this Thursday, they've likely given little thought to what their future...

PHOTOS: Celebrities Who Like Their Turkey Alive On Thanksgiving

Posted 11.29.2011 | Green

Thanksgiving has traditionally been focused on turkeys, but one group is trying to change that focus from dead to alive. Farm Sanctuary has partnered ...

House Republicans Drive More Nails Into Livestock Rule Coffin

Wenonah Hauter | Posted 01.18.2012 | Food
Wenonah Hauter

While the big news among food activists has been the unsettling possibility that a secret farm bill could be snuck into the super committee's recommendations and passed with no public input, Republicans have furtively dealt a crippling blow to family farmers and consumers.

Six Ways To Help
End Big Farm Handouts

Maria Rodale | Posted 01.08.2012 | Green
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Thomas M. Kostigen, expert on social responsibility and environmental issues. Want to eat more healthfully? Tell your representati...

'Green News Report' - November 1, 2011

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 01.01.2012 | 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: Mitt Romn...

'Green News Report' - October 27, 2011

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 12.27.2011 | 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: It's no t...

'Green News Report' - October 25, 2011

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 12.25.2011 | 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 most ...

'Green News Report' - October 20, 2011

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 12.20.2011 | 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: EPA, 'gre...

It's Time to End Factory Farming

Nil Zacharias | Posted 12.19.2011 | Green
Nil Zacharias

There is common ground to be found by everyone ranging from vegans to die-hard meat eaters. No one can deny the destructive nature of the force that dominates our food system.

Are Edible Bugs the New Sushi? (Video)

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 12.13.2011 | Food
Kirsten Dirksen

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Lynne Peeples

Part-Time Vegetarianism: An Interview With Meatless Monday's Peggy Neu

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 12.09.2011 | Green

Have you avoided your meat today? More and more people are going vegetarian -- at least part-time -- as they join a movement that suggests even a ...

Why Is Georgetown Law Helping to Promote Cruelty to Animals?

Bruce Friedrich | Posted 01.26.2012 | Green
Bruce Friedrich

Every year in the U.S., the pork industry estimates that hundreds of thousands of pigs arrive at slaughterhouses crippled and in so much pain that they are unable to stand. It is unconscionable that federal law does not require that we end their agony.

PHOTOS: Over 30 Vegetarian Celebrities

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Christian | Posted 12.01.2011 | Green

Whether you're a hardcore vegan or a "weekday vegetarian," it's time to celebrate all things animal product-free during Vegetarian Awareness Month, wh...

'Green News Report' - September 22, 2011

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.22.2011 | 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 VERY SCARY RADIO REPORT...

The American Diet: 53 Gallons of Soda, 42 Pounds of Corn Syrup, 200 Pounds of Meat

Organic Authority.com | Posted 11.21.2011 | Food
Organic Authority.com

The average American eats. A lot. As a new infographic points out, per year, food intake per person can amount to some 200 pounds of meat, 85 pounds of fat, 415 pounds of vegetables, 31 pounds of cheese, 53 gallons of soda and 42 pounds of high fructose corn syrup.