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'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 | Home
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 | Home
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.

Lynne Peeples

Superbugs Are Still Winning: Second Cargill Recall Underscores Concern, GAO Report Suggests Feds Aren't Doing Enough

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 11.15.2011 | Green

Just days after Cargill announced its second major recall in the last two months of ground turkey linked to antibiotic-resistant salmonella, a new re...

McLab Burgers Coming Soon? New Advances in Lab-Grown Meat Technology Say Yes

Organic Authority.com | Posted 11.15.2011 | Home
Organic Authority.com

Eating meat grown in labs rather than from the carcass of a once living cow, pig or chicken is inching closer to reality every day as scientists have agreed to some key positions concerning issues surrounding cultured meat production.

'Green News Report' - September 13, 2011

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.13.2011 | 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: Record U....

NASCAR Driver Joins Race To Protect Farm Animals

Posted 10.16.2011 | Green

It may seem like an unlikely partnership, but in the race to protect animals from the abuses of factory farms, NASCAR driver Andy Lally and TRG driver...

Alien Nation

Ari Solomon | Posted 10.16.2011 | Green
Ari Solomon

As a nation, we're obsessed with aliens -- and I'm not just talking about the anti-immigrant rants of the GOP. I'm talking about the insect-like, nast...

Lynne Peeples

Farm-acology 101: Doctors Take Aim At Antibiotic Resistance From Factory Farms

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 10.16.2011 | Green

"Here's the big secret that no one wants to talk about: We're not very good at keeping what's inside a cow's intestines out of the meat." The roomf...

Why Martin Luther King's Son Doesn't Eat Meat

Josh Tetrick | Posted 10.07.2011 | Green
Josh Tetrick

We might feel anger by the comparison implicit in invoking racism and animal protection. After all, Nelson Mandela didn't move the nation of South Africa to secure the rights of mother pigs or egg-laying chickens.

Undercover Investigation of a Dog Factory Farm

Josh Tetrick | Posted 09.11.2011 | Green
Josh Tetrick

Last week, the animal protection organization Mercy For Animals released a video taken undercover by an employee wearing a hidden camera at a dog fact...

Humane Meat

Kathy Freston | Posted 09.11.2011 | Healthy Living
Kathy Freston

It's difficult to imagine how any approach to meat production could be worse than factory farming as it is currently practiced in this country.

Building a Humane Economy

Josh Tetrick | Posted 09.10.2011 | Green
Josh Tetrick

Compassion now has a market. And we're seeing even wider cracks in the system of factory farming, including this week's historic agreement between the Humane Society of the United States and the egg industry.

New Undercover Footage Of Gruesome Pig Abuse

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 08.29.2011 | Home

Animal rights group Mercy For Animals has released ghastly undercover footage of pig abuse at Iowa Select, an industrial farm that supplies pork to Kr...

Perdue Tries To Improve Perception Of Chicken With New Campaign

Posted 08.28.2011 | Home

Perdue is launching a new national television ad campaign that focuses on the slogan "We Believe in a Better Chicken." In the TV spots, the viewers ca...

Farm Dreams: If You're Not on the Land You Love...

Linda Buzzell | Posted 08.28.2011 | Green
Linda Buzzell

Remember that old song: "If you're not with the one you love, love the one you're with"? The words keep running through my mind as I listen to many of our friends who dream of someday owning traditional farms and farmland.

Dog: The Other White Meat

Josh Tetrick | Posted 08.26.2011 | Home
Josh Tetrick

Why save dogs, but eat other animals? Pigs are more intelligent. They can dream, recognize their own names, fetch a tennis ball, and lead social lives of a complexity previously observed only in primates. Some even enjoy cuddling.

41,000 Petition Against Undercover Farm Video Ban

Des Moines Register Staff Blogs | by William Petroski | Posted 08.24.2011 | Home

A well-known Iowa City chef provided the Iowa Legislature today with a petition with 41,000 names in opposition to a bill that would criminalize under...