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Freeing Humanity

Neal Barnard, M.D. | Posted 03.19.2014 | Green
Neal Barnard, M.D.

Human aggression did not vanish from the face of earth in 1945, any more than it did in 1865. We have not reined in human nature. All we have managed to do is to peel out of its clutches many of its victims.

For The First Time In 100 Years, Americans Are Eating More Chicken Than Beef

Alison Spiegel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

America might think of itself as a nation of beef eaters, but for the first time in over a century, Americans are eating more chicken than beef, Price...

WATCH: The Saddest, And Most Beautiful, Look At Factory Meat

Posted 10.10.2013 | Green

Outrage toward the meat industry is by no means a new issue. Books, documentaries and even undercover videos have exposed flaws within the system, oft...

Consuming Antibiotics

Katy Keiffer | Posted 10.05.2013 | Green
Katy Keiffer

Given the dearth of new medications in the pharmaceutical pipeline, consumers must participate in any way they can to ensure the elimination of antibiotics in livestock, save for treating specific illnesses.

Meat Industry Makes Major Label Upgrade

AP | J.M. HIRSCH | Posted 04.04.2013 | Business

-- Don't know your pork butts from your rump roasts? It may be getting a little easier. The American meat industry is rolling out a refresh of the o...

Crazy for Veggies: Cutting Cruelty Out of My Lifestyle

Steve-O | Posted 05.21.2013 | Green
Steve-O

There's a lot of violence in the world, but here's an area where all of us can make a positive difference, first in our own lives, and then in the lives of others. Together, we can spread compassion far and wide.

Meat Shortage Coming?

Reuters | Posted 05.13.2013 | Business

* Furloughs expected to begin in mid-July, total 11 days * Furlough days will be sporadic, none in succession WASHINGTON...

Fleshing out a Conversation With the Meat Industry

Katy Keiffer | Posted 05.05.2013 | Green
Katy Keiffer

The meat industry has achieved a level of crippling paranoia despite the reality that we are a meat loving population. But it would seem to be in the best interest of consumers and trade alike to spend some time listening to each other.

12 Things About Steak, Social Security and God

Michael Sigman | Posted 03.10.2013 | Comedy
Michael Sigman

Some steak-of-the-art snobs say that the mere ordering of steak in a restaurant is an art form. Others apply the term "art" to proper grilling. That's overkill. But we can all agree not to emulate my friend's request that a waiter serve his steak tartar "medium rare."

Opportunities Lost As Drought Crushes Hawaiian Beef Market

AP | AUDREY McAVOY | Posted 12.04.2012 | Green

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii's beef market is backward. Nearly all the beef eaten here — 95 percent — arrives packaged on container ships from the U.S...

Bad Bugs From an Unsustainable Meat-Producing Model

Steve Heilig | Posted 09.17.2012 | Food
Steve Heilig

The overuse of antibiotics is just one way industrial agriculture relies upon unsustainable practices. It's now past time we act in name of science and public health.

Rachel Mendleson

A Thousand Cuts: Food Inspectors Fall Victim To Austerity

HuffingtonPost.com | Rachel Mendleson | Posted 07.17.2012 | Politics

This article is part of a Huffington Post series on the global impact of austerity -- "A Thousand Cuts" -- from affordable housing funds lost in San F...

Who's Pulling the Strings of the Vegan Propaganda Machine?

Nil Zacharias | Posted 07.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Nil Zacharias

At times, it almost feels like every scientist in the world is secretly conspiring to ruin the idea of a good meaty meal by generating more bad news about meat and well-researched proof that a plant-based diet is optimal for good health.

Mobile Slaughterhouses Help Meat Go Local

Katherine Gustafson | Posted 07.14.2012 | Food
Katherine Gustafson

The meat industry, like much else in U.S. agriculture, has consolidated rapidly over the last half-century. Four giant companies produced 83.5 percent of U.S. beef as of 2007. It is in this context that the mobile slaughterhouse makes local slaughter available and affordable to small farmers.

Let Them Eat Slime

Kelly Dorfman | Posted 06.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Kelly Dorfman

Safe, consciously-raised animals are not too expensive for most of us, but we all have to adjust to the real cost of producing healthy food.

BPI's Response to Outrage Over Ground Beef? 3 Governors and a T-shirt

Michele Simon | Posted 06.02.2012 | Food
Michele Simon

Blaming the media for exposing this questionable process to the light of day is a textbook corporate move. When you'd rather not answer the hard questions just deflect attention by placing blame elsewhere.

10 Suggestions for Female Judges for NY Times' "Ethical Meat" Contest

Michele Simon | Posted 05.26.2012 | Food
Michele Simon

Yesterday, I wrote about how the New York Times' contest for meat eaters is great PR for the meat industry. Upon sending that missive to the Times, I ...

New York Times' "Ethical Meat" Contest Is Great PR for Meat Industry

Michele Simon | Posted 05.26.2012 | Food
Michele Simon

The New York Times is holding a silly contest for meat-eaters to have their say. Here is my entry.

Whistleblower to Maker of Pink Slime: 'Quit Harassing Me'

Michele Simon | Posted 05.18.2012 | Food
Michele Simon

All the hullaballoo reminded me of a dramatic talk I witnessed about a year ago on this very topic.

Beyond Pink Slime

Andy Bellatti | Posted 05.13.2012 | Food
Andy Bellatti

"Pink slime," also known as mechanically-separated meat is the food scandal du jour, and one of many symptoms of a broken food system.

Meat Industry Says New Antitrust Rule Will Raise Prices

AP | By CHRISTOPHER LEONARD | Posted 12.09.2011 | Food

ST. LOUIS -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture released a new but stripped-down antitrust rule Thursday regulating meat companies that's far less swe...

How The Meat Industry Turned Abuse Into A Business Model

Mother Jones | Tom Philpott | Posted 08.30.2011 | Food

As a long-time student of the meat industry, I read Ted Genoways' extraordinary article on conditions at the "head table" of a factory-scale pig-proce...

New England To Expand Local Beef Slaughtering Capabilities

AP | By STEPHEN SINGER | Posted 08.03.2011 | Food

HARTFORD, Conn. -- With few slaughterhouses in New England equipped to process beef on a large scale, Paul Miller ships cattle from his dairy farm in ...

Meat Industry Recruits College Students To Promote Eating Beef On Campus

AP | ALAN SCHER ZAGIER | Posted 07.18.2011 | College

COLUMBIA, Mo. — The national beef industry has enlisted college students across the country in its public relations fight for America's hearts, ...

Drug-Resistant Bacteria Found In Half Of U.S. Meat

Slashfood | Posted 06.15.2011 | Food

What's lurking in the meat you're buying for your family? Plenty of bacteria, according to a new study, published in the journal Clinical Infectious D...