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Pastoralism: Good News From a Troubled Region of Africa

Ian Scoones | Posted 09.12.2012 | World
Ian Scoones

A new book argues that the livestock trade in the Horn of Africa, across Ethiopia, Somaliland, Somalia, Sudan and Kenya, much of it unrecorded, informal and often illegal, amounts to around $1 billion each year.

Ending FDA Paralysis on Antibiotics With Two Court Victories and a Push for Transparency

Peter Lehner | Posted 08.21.2012 | Green
Peter Lehner

It's time for FDA to step up and ensure that antibiotics are preserved for when we need them most: to heal sick people.

Food Claims: Who Can You Trust?

Andrew Gunther | Posted 08.21.2012 | Food
Andrew Gunther

Food labels have an increasingly important role to play in providing consumers with greater assurances that their food really is being produced to specific welfare and environmental standards.

Lynne Peeples

The Worst Environmental Pollutant: Antibiotics?

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 05.10.2012 | Green

Waste from people, pets, pigs and even seagulls may be playing a significant role in the rise of antibiotic-resistant infections, including methicilli...

Why Helping People Is Key to Saving the Endangered Cheetah

Dr. Laurie Marker | Posted 07.02.2012 | Impact
Dr. Laurie Marker

If the cheetah loses its race for survival, the American Prong-horn Antelope will become the fastest land mammal, and all those textbooks naming the cheetah as the fastest land animal will need to be changed.

Superbug Suit: Antibiotics Victory Will Preserve Medicines for Sick People, Not Healthy Livestock

Peter Lehner | Posted 05.26.2012 | Green
Peter Lehner

While conscientious doctors do their best to limit the use of unnecessary antibiotics, the livestock industry continued its indiscriminate use of these powerful medicines.

Meat Lovers Savor Prospect Of Test Tube Burgers, Meat Alternatives

Posted 02.20.2012 | Science

By: Jeremy Hsu, InnovationNewsDaily Senior Writer Published: 02/19/2012 05:43 PM EST on InnovationNewsDaily VANCOUVER — Meat lovers may not ne...

Are You Eating Antibiotics Without Knowing It? Probably!

Martha Rosenberg | Posted 04.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Martha Rosenberg

So far, 2012 is bringing bad news for people who don't want "free antibiotics" in their food. Antibiotics are routinely given to livestock on factory farms to make them gain weight with less feed and keep them from getting sick in confinement conditions.

Lynne Peeples

Going Hog Wild: Weaning Antibiotic-Resistant Bugs Out Of Pork

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 02.11.2012 | Green

After nearly succumbing to an antibiotic-resistant infection contracted from one of his hogs, Russ Kremer went cold turkey. He exterminated his diseas...

Lynne Peeples

Antibiotic Use In Farm Animals Still Broadly Unaddressed Despite 'Fanfare' For FDA Move

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 01.09.2012 | Green

The Food and Drug Administration's latest move concerning the use of antibiotics in farm animals garnered a good deal of praise last week, but public ...

Lynne Peeples

FDA Takes A 'Step Backwards' On Antibiotic Resistance Issue, Raises More Public Health Concerns

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 12.23.2011 | Green

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday its withdrawal of a decades-old proposal to limit the use of antibiotics in animal feed, a mo...

Reindeer Combat Climate Crisis -- At a Cost

Neil Wagner | Posted 02.18.2012 | Green
Neil Wagner

There are two primary ways to deal with climate change -- mitigation and adaptation -- and reindeer are involved with both.

Dozens Of Yellowstone's Bison To Be Moved

AP | MATTHEW BROWN | Posted 02.13.2012 | Denver

BILLINGS, Mont. — For the first time in decades, the federal government is considering moving bison captured leaving Yellowstone National Park t...

Livestock Farmers Say Ethanol Eats Too Much Corn

AP | MICHAEL J. CRUMB | Posted 01.23.2012 | Green

DES MOINES, Iowa — Livestock farmers are demanding a change in the nation's ethanol policy, claiming current rules could lead to spikes in meat ...

House Republicans Drive More Nails Into Livestock Rule Coffin

Wenonah Hauter | Posted 01.18.2012 | Food
Wenonah Hauter

While the big news among food activists has been the unsettling possibility that a secret farm bill could be snuck into the super committee's recommendations and passed with no public input, Republicans have furtively dealt a crippling blow to family farmers and consumers.

Occupy the Barnyard: Meat Industry Asks Supreme Court to Help Crush Anti-Cruelty Law

Elizabeth B. Wydra | Posted 01.08.2012 | Green
Elizabeth B. Wydra

This isn't just an animal-rights issue -- it's about making sure our courts are not bending the Constitution to suit the desires of corporate America. It's time to Occupy the Barnyard.

Global Meat Production and Consumption Continue to Rise

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 12.13.2011 | Green
Danielle Nierenberg

Global meat production and consumption has increased rapidly in recent decades, with harmful effects on the environment and public health as well as on the economy.

Taking Stock of the Summer of Extremes: 2011

Brenda Ekwurzel, Ph.D. | Posted 12.12.2011 | Green
Brenda Ekwurzel, Ph.D.

It's less costly to prepare for climate change, which has already increased the chances for extreme heat wave conditions, than to suffer the kinds of losses that economists call the "costs of inaction."

Uncommon Fare at Common Ground Fair

Liz Neumark | Posted 11.28.2011 | Food
Liz Neumark

The Common Ground Fair is a celebration of agriculture, organic methods, livestock, crafts, and old ways with an abiding respect for the earth and humanity.

Lynne Peeples

Superbugs Are Still Winning: Second Cargill Recall Underscores Concern, GAO Report Suggests Feds Aren't Doing Enough

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 11.15.2011 | Green

Just days after Cargill announced its second major recall in the last two months of ground turkey linked to antibiotic-resistant salmonella, a new re...

Lynne Peeples

Farm-acology 101: Doctors Take Aim At Antibiotic Resistance From Factory Farms

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 10.16.2011 | Green

"Here's the big secret that no one wants to talk about: We're not very good at keeping what's inside a cow's intestines out of the meat." The roomf...

Parched Cattle Drink Themselves To Death

AP | By BETSY BLANEY | Posted 09.13.2011 | Food

LUBBOCK, Texas -- The unrelenting Texas drought has produced a cruelly ironic twist: cattle dying from too much water. Agriculture officials in parch...

Veterinarian Poisons Wildlife, Brags About it on Facebook

Wendy Keefover-Ring | Posted 08.20.2011 | Green
Wendy Keefover-Ring

An incident wherein a Santa Fe veterinarian set out beef-basted rat poison to kill a coyote that ate an outdoor cat -- and bragged about it on Facebook -- raises issues about ethics, values, biology, and our ability to co-exist with coyotes.

Tea Party Leaders in House Resume Their Assault on Environmental Safeguards

Frances Beinecke | Posted 08.13.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

House Republican leaders and their Tea Party colleagues are working to block any effort to update the protections that keep our air and water clean.

Calling Bull On Mark Zuckerberg's Meat Challenge

Laurel Miller | Posted 08.01.2011 | Food
Laurel Miller

As one of the few remaining humans on the planet not on Facebook, I still like to give credit where it's due. I may loathe Mark Zuckerberg's time-suck...