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Green News Report: August 19, 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: IN TODAY'S...

You Are What You Eat: Are You Comfortable With That?

Isabel Cowles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Isabel Cowles

How much do we need to learn about factory farms before we stop supporting them? America's attachment to the high protein diet is little more than a reflection of the economic clout of the meat and dairy industry.

One Hundred Animals In A Bun

Ari Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Ari Solomon

Why do we accept Frankenfoods as American trademarks? I don't find any particular pride in hamburgers. Seriously, it's time to update this traditional American staple.

Momentum Against Factory Farms Makes Headlines

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

The Humane Society of the United States announced that a federal judge has ordered a trial in a federal legal case we brought against a polluting egg factory farm in the Central Valley of California.

You Are What You Invest: Achieving Joyful Sustainability (AUDIO)

Kathleen Slattery-Moschkau | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kathleen Slattery-Moschkau

We are living and spending in a way that can no longer be supported by the earth. We've exhausted her. It hurts the beauty in our lives and the beauty of the planet.

Meathead To Go Meatless: Call Me Potatohead

Meathead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Meathead

Will I change the world? No chance. But this meatlover's voice is one more in a growing chorus and perhaps together we can change farming in the US.

Putting Bison on Feedlots: Unnatural, Unnecessary, Unsafe

Andrew Gunther | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Andrew Gunther

Before this recall most people would have thought of bison as a safe, healthy meat from animals roaming the ranges of the West. We can now see all too well that this isn't the case.

Green News Report: July 27, 2010 (Audio)

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

a href="http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=324031097"> TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on y...

Green News Report: July 22, 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: China, dro...

American Factory Farming: You Owe It to the Animals to Watch This (Video)

David Kirby | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Kirby

I want to remind the American people where most of our meat, milk and eggs come from, and of the inhumane treatment of so many animals who sustain so our lives with their lives.

Factory vs. Sustainable Pork Production: Two Videos, One Case for Transparency

Leslie Hatfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Leslie Hatfield

If I'm going to eat something -- especially an animal product -- I want to know as much as I can about where it came from, what it ate, and how it was treated.

Slaughter and the City

Ari Solomon | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ari Solomon

I've noticed a new trend among urbanites. It goes something like this: city types read Michael Pollan, see Food Inc., or simply get intrigued by words...

The Brutality of Factory Farms: An Inside Look (VIDEO)

John Robbins | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Robbins

Although genetically engineered bovine growth hormone is banned in many countries, including much of the European Union, it is today widely used in California's largest dairy operations.

Editorializing for Animal Protection, Agricultural Progress

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

The general answer for agriculture is that it cannot stand in place. It also cannot hope to gain the trust of consumers when it defends outright cruelty and abuse that the law should forbid.

Thoughts on Cheese, Chores, and Harvesting Pigs at the Fabulous Beekman Boys Farm

James Frey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
James Frey

Episode five in week four of The Fabulous Beekman Boys. We see Porgie and Bess, the Beekman Pigs and learn they will be slaughtered soon. I don't want the pigs to go.

Foie Gras Factory Farm Can't Duck HSUS Lawsuit

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

We have seen time and again that factory farmers' willful disregard for animal welfare often goes hand in hand with disregard for the environment, for workers' rights, and the rights of the unfortunate neighbors of these facilities.

Breaking: Gov. Schwarzenegger Signs Landmark Egg Bill

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Wayne Pacelle

With 40 million consumers in California, it would be hard to overestimate the potential of this bill to change the way laying hens are treated throughout the country.

Where is Your Food From? Not Even Restaurant Owners Know

Jonathan Daniel Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jonathan Daniel Harris

Restaurant owners must lead the way if we are to change the way we raise cattle and serve meat. I'd encourage restaurants to offer the genuine product and then advertise the hell out of it.

The Price of Cheap Meat: A Lake Dies in Ohio

David Kirby | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Kirby

Grand Lake St. Marys -- Ohio's largest inland body of water and a treasured recreational area -- is dying. And if you barbecued some supermarket pork over the holiday weekend, you helped contribute to this disaster.

Green News Report -- May 6, 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 latest on...

Investment Bankers with Wings: Making a Killing

Mia MacDonald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mia MacDonald

Just a year and a half ago, Goldman was kept afloat by billions of dollars in U.S. government funds. Does that mean U.S. taxpayer dollars subsidized cruel, polluting, climate-heating factory farms in China?

Morning Farmers! It's Another Beautiful Farmville Day!

Susan Yager | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Yager

Full disclosure: I'm a city girl with an imaginary farm in my head, and a fancy one at that. And so, I tip toed into Farmville. You? Have you ever taken a look at these storybook agricultural nirvanas?

Keeping Score: Big Ag 1, Democracy 0

Wenonah Hauter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Wenonah Hauter

The groundswell of support for changes to factory farming regulations must be redoubled. Now, more than ever, citizens need to be more fully engaged in the food policy.

Ohio Landmark: Behind the Animal Welfare Agreement

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

In an agreement forged Wednesday, we were able to come to an agreement where all three parties have committed to recommend the enactment of a series of eight landmark reforms on animal welfare.

Agreement Reached on Ohio Animal Welfare Reforms

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

I just stepped away from a press conference in the Cabinet Room of Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland where he, Ohio Farm Bureau official Jack Fisher and I announced a historic agreement on animal welfare in the state.