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Humane Farming

Are Burgers Really Destroying the Planet? Kip Andersen Thinks So

Chris Sosa | Posted 08.19.2014 | Green
Chris Sosa

What if environmentalists are ignoring the largest contributing factor to global climate change? It's a provocative question sure to offend the sensibilities of those who view themselves as staunch defenders of the planet.

Making the World a Better Place for Chickens (or Maybe Not So Much)

Ken White | Posted 06.08.2014 | San Francisco
Ken White

The concept was simple and, I believe, both reasonable and good: that is, these birds, typically kept alive for about 2 years, ought to have enough space to be able to move around more freely with room to stand up, sit down, and fully extend wings.

Legal Experts Slam Controversial Farm Bill Amendment

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

A group of law professors have written to the House and Senate blasting a controversial amendment to the farm bill currently undergoing negotiations. ...

Farm Bill Could Overturn States' Progress In Humane Agriculture

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 11.19.2013 | Green

A proposed amendment to the $1 trillion federal farm bill is of concern to both states’ rights and humane farming advocates as Congress looks to fin...

'Suffering' as a Guiding Principle for Raising Livestock

Bob Comis | Posted 11.27.2013 | Green
Bob Comis

I eat meat, and I raise animals to slaughter and butcher for their meat. So, in spite of the fact that measuring suffering is fraught, I use it as one of my guiding principles for providing a high level of animal welfare.

Missouri GOP Candidates Battle Over Farm Animal Ad

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.09.2012 | Politics

A pair of Missouri Republican Senate candidates are in something of a barnyard fight over an ad that accuses one of them of donating to a farm animal ...

First Restaurant Certified 'Animal Welfare Approved'

Posted 12.23.2011 | Green

A restaurant in upstate New York has become the first ever in the U.S. to be certified Animal Welfare Approved (AWA). Grazin', a 1950's-style diner in...

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

Isabel Cowles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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.