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No Quick Subsidies Fix for Food System

Wenonah Hauter | Posted 06.04.2011 | Food
Wenonah Hauter

From chefs and policy wonks to teachers and bloggers, everyone interested in food has an opinion on subsidies and how to craft the 2012 Farm Bill.

Are Regulations for Sustainable Fish Farming Just a Red Herring?

Regina Weiss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Regina Weiss

Ocean fish farms, enormous submerged cages filled with highly concentrated groups of live fish, are essentially the factory farms of the sea.

Green News Report: March 17, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | 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: Crisis i...

Green News Report: March 15, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | 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 SPECIAL RADIO REPORT: ...

Time To Stop Lacing Our Chicken Feed With Arsenic?

Grist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food

As a jaded observer of the meat industry, even I'm flummoxed by this fact: It's standard practice on factory chicken farms to dose those unfortunate b...

Green News Report: March 1, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | 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: Dems call...

The Real Vegan Challenge Won't Be Televised (VIDEO)

Ari Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ari Solomon

It's been said that "As Oprah goes... so goes the nation." And in case you missed it, last week Oprah, and almost 400 of her staff, went vegan. Last T...

Supreme Court Rejects Farmer Who Tangled With Tyson

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday turned down an appeal from a former Tennessee poultry farmer who sued Tyson Farms after losing his cont...

Climate Activism and the Paintings of Alexis Rockman

Keith Harrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Keith Harrington

What role should art play in efforts to inspire people to fight climate change? Rockman's portfolio reads like a visual indictment against the offenses that humanity has committed against the natural world.

Green News Report: January 11, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | 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 final...

Green News Report: December 30, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | 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 Green...

Green News Report: December 28, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | 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: Hot (yes,...

Green News Report: December 23, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | 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: Paging Er...

Eco Etiquette: Can Fur Be Green?

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

I'm not saying it's OK to wear fur, but don't give people the stink-eye for wearing fur if you're still eating factory-farmed meat. Or driving a car with leather seats. Or wearing Uggs.

Humane Society Exposes Pig Breeding Horrors -- But It Doesn't Have to Be This Way

David Kirby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Kirby

Pork shoulder at my local supermarket costs 99 cents a pound, but zucchini cost $1.99 a pound. Why? Because American factory farms mass produce swine with such efficiency that the cash value of a pig's life has dwindled downward.

HSUS Video Shows Why Smithfield Must Recommit to Crate Phase-Out Timeline

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

Getting rid of gestation crates is the most important reform the pork industry could implement at this time.

Dead Cow Walking: National Hamburger Day Is a Celebration That Shouldn't Happen

Marc Bekoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Marc Bekoff

Who we eat is a serious moral question. When you're eating meat you're eating misery. And, most likely, you're also eating filth and disease.

Where's the Beef? Cancun Climate Conference Should Take Animal Agriculture Seriously

Mia MacDonald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mia MacDonald

Continuing to marginalize animal agriculture in international debates over climate policy means forfeiting a crucial opportunity to reduce global greenhouse gasses.

Hijacking Humane

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

Would you consider animals to be "humanely raised" if they were forced to spend their lives suffering from chronic leg problems and crippling lameness only to be later dipped into an electrified vat of water?

More Than Pardons: A Thanksgiving Wish for Turkeys

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

Today's industrially produced birds have been selectively bred for enormous body mass. Many of them cannot stand or walk after a few months of life. They are not healthy animals, and they suffer chronic pain.

Weekly Mulch: What's in Your Water? Nuclear Waste, Coal Slurries and Industrial Estrogen

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger It won't be long before the world has to confront its diminishing supply of clean water. "We've had the sa...

If You Care About Farm Animals: Eat Them.

Jenna Woginrich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jenna Woginrich

I was a vegetarian for nearly a decade, something I decided to do in college when I became aware of the mistreatment and cruelty in industrial agricu...

Wealthy Ag Lobbies Cry Poor

Donald Carr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Donald Carr

The idea that agribusiness lobbyists don't have the funds to properly "defend" their continuing cornucopia of taxpayer dollars does not even come close to passing the smell test.

Iowa Governor 2010: Who Will Be the Worst Environmental Governor of the 21st Century?

Dave Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dave Murphy

Iowans can no longer afford to have a governor, or any elected official, partying like it's 1999 on the environment.

Green News Report: October 7, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | 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: Hungarian ...