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'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

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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 | Home
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.

Eating Locally, Slowly But Surely

Susie Middleton | Posted 04.14.2012 | Home
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 | Home
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 | Home
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 | Home
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 ...