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Save the Bay, Save Your Life

Neal Barnard, M.D. | Posted 07.16.2011 | Home
Neal Barnard, M.D.

If we eat grains, beans, vegetables, and fruits directly, instead of using grains to fatten animals, we could cut down on land use and pollution.

Factory Farms: Is it Time To Put CAFOs Out to Pasture? (Video)

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 07.16.2011 | Green
Rebecca Gerendasy

The primary purpose of a Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation is to feed livestock and prepare them as quickly and inexpensively as possible for slaughter.

Don't Cover Up Animal Cruelty

Cloris Leachman | Posted 06.27.2011 | Green
Cloris Leachman

A new bill in the Iowa State Legislature would make it illegal to photograph farmed animals without first getting permission from the farmer. What are they trying to hide?

Green News Report: April 21, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.21.2011 | 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 hard...

Green News Report: April 19, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.19.2011 | 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: Big victo...

Yet Another Reason To Go Meatless On Earth Day -- And Every Other Day

Bruce Friedrich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bruce Friedrich

Just in time for Earth Day, European scientists released a groundbreaking report linking meat consumption to nitrogen pollution. Nitrogen pollution? What on earth is nitrogen pollution?

Drug-Resistant Bacteria in Half Your Meat? Time for Congress to Act

David Kirby | Posted 06.15.2011 | Home
David Kirby

Maybe now the average American consumer will finally take note, and demand that Congress do something. Candidate Obama ran in support of an antibiotic ban in 2008, but has done little to advance the cause since then.

Does Factory Farming Have a Future?

Kerry Trueman | Posted 06.13.2011 | Food
Kerry Trueman

Most people like meat and want to eat it, and do so the minute they get enough money to buy it. I think a more realistic question is this: Can factory farming be done better?

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.