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Industrial Agriculture

Cruelties Destined for Condemnation

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Wayne Pacelle

None of us should be bystanders as animal cruelty persists. By joining in the fight, we can hasten its demise.

The Latest Threat to Industrial Agriculture: The Local Foods Movement?

Carla Wise | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Carla Wise

Something really weird has been happening: seemingly intelligent columnists have been warning of the terrible threat posed by the local foods movemen...

New York Times Writers Speak up for Chickens, Chimps

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

Today, the New York Times covers two of the pitched debates in our society about animals -- the controversy over the use of chimpanzees in biomedical research and the industrial confinement of laying hens in cages for egg production.

Paraguay Takes Hard Line on GMOs

Tracy L. Barnett | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tracy L. Barnett

Paraguay's federal agricultural agency's dramatic destruction of more than 100 acres of transgenic corn has provoked a fiery new round here in the debate about genetically modified crops.

U.S. Scientific Establishment Throws Down Gauntlet to Big Ag

Andrew Gunther | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Andrew Gunther

I don't often find much to cheer about when I read the food and farming news, but a new report from the influential National Research Council on the future of U.S. farming had me reaching for my pom-poms.

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.

ReThink Review: DIRT! The Movie -- Love the Earth, Literally

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Earth Day has come and gone, and while many of us took time to think about our planet, we were probably focused on the things that happen on its surfa...

Green News Report -- April 20, 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: Rescue & reco...

Moby's New Bedfellows: The Vegan & The Hog Farmer

Jerusha Klemperer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Jerusha Klemperer

How did Moby end up editing a book with a contribution by a sustainable hog farmer? We are at an interesting moment, I think, one in which the vegans are trying a new tact.

The KFC Double Down: One Sandwich To Kill You All (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Mark Morford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Mark Morford

Behold, the KFC Double Down sandwich. It is, if you really want to know, two slabs of fried chicken intersliced with two pieces of bacon, two slabs of cheese, and the Colonel's "special sauce."

A Conversation with Anna Lappe on Climate Change, Problems, and Solutions (VIDEO)

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rebecca Gerendasy

The first thing one notices about Anna Lappe, author of the new book, Diet for a Hot Planet: The Climate Crisis at the End of Your Fork and What You ...

Green News Report -- May 18, 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: Oil, Oil, Tar...

Green News Report -- March 18, 2010 (Audio)

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

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport Now available via Stitcher Radio's way cool app! Listen on your iPhone, Android, Palm Pre and BlackBerry! IN TODAY'S RADIO...

Nicolette Hahn Niman Speaks to Our Broken Food System (VIDEO)

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rebecca Gerendasy

CUpS caught up with Nicolette Hahn Niman, author of the new book, Righteous Porkchop: Finding a Life and Good Food Beyond Factory Farms during her vis...

Five Million Pounds of Bad Meat

Mark Morford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Mark Morford

I happened to read a charming, albeit nauseating little news item that tried to skulk by unnoticed recently, wherein it was announced that the Hunting...

Still Another Critic of Real Food - This Time in the NYT

Kurt Michael Friese | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kurt Michael Friese

We are not idiots and none of us expects to see the brick-by-brick dismantling of McDonald's worldwide. But we live in a world with a billion people starving and another billion overweight. There must be a better way.

Green News Report -- February 9, 2010 (Audio)

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

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport IN TODAY'S AUDIO REPORT: 'Snowpocalypse' in Washington, D.C., but snow-less in Vancouver for the Winter Olympics; Toyota...

Sustainable Agriculture: The Unrecognized Key to Reversing Climate Change

Andrew Kimbrell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrew Kimbrell

Even though research concludes that industrial agriculture is one of the major contributors to global warming, neither international nor U.S. domestic policies are adequately addressing this sector.

Eating Animals: Foer Gets The Facts On Factory Farms

Kerry Trueman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kerry Trueman

Eating Animals, the searing indictment of factory farming by Jonathan Safran Foer, has got the champions of cheap chuck denouncing the celebrated novelist's latest work as just another piece of fiction.

What Can Danish Hogs Teach Us About Antibiotics?

Laura Rogers | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Laura Rogers

Denmark's ban on the routine use of antibiotics on food animal farms is a success. The United States has an effective model to draw upon when it comes to protecting public health.

No Impact Food Day Q&A With Colin Beavan

Kerry Trueman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kerry Trueman

The No Impact Project week's in full swing, and those of us who've signed on are taking a closer look at our carbon "foodprint." I asked Colin to tell us more about his adventure in ecological eating.

It's Election Day: May I Take Your Order?

Kerry Trueman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kerry Trueman

Think of your ballot as a list of menu options. Would you like your burger with, or without, deadly pathogens?

Can Organic Feed The World? Michael Pollan Answers

Grist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

In response to a question about whether we can really feed the world without industrialized ag (ah yes, a perennial), Pollan pointed out that we're no...

Are You Eating In The Matrix?

Darya Pino, Ph.D | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Darya Pino, Ph.D

Unplugging from the industrial food Matrix does not need to happen all at once, but you can extract yourself from it eventually. The first step is starting to see it clearly.

Schwarzenegger Saves Cow Tails, Bans "Tail Docking"

AP | TRACIE CONE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

FRESNO, Calif. — California cows are the first in the nation with the legal right to swat flies as nature intended now that Gov. Arnold Schwarze...