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Relief for Abused Calves: Remembering An Investigation and Those Behind It

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

This Saturday, Oct. 30, it will be one year since The Humane Society of the United States' investigation into the Bushway calf slaughter plant shutter...

Playing for Keeps: Students Who Rock Hunger

Dan Silverstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Silverstein

Last week, as Midnight Madness showcased college basketball players with visions of massive wealth and self-indulgence written all over their face...

Ag Department Proposal Threatens Animal Welfare

Temple Grandin, Ph.D | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Temple Grandin, Ph.D

As a scientist who has dedicated her life to improving livestock welfare, I am extremely alarmed that the USDA has paid so little attention to the animal welfare implications of their Humane Slaughter Act.

Proposed Sulfite Amendment Weakens Organic Standards

Ronnie Cummins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ronnie Cummins

This article was written by Alexis Baden-Mayer, Organic Consumers Association's Political Director. Take action to keep synthetic sulfites out of orga...

Monsanto: The World's Poster Child for Corporate Manipulation and Deceit - Part 10

Jeffrey Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeffrey Smith

http://www.responsibletechnology.org/blog/30 When Forbes magazine declared Monsanto as the Company of the Year for 2009, millions of surprised people...

Rude Awakening

Jeffrey Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeffrey Smith

There's overwhelming evidence showing that genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are unsafe. And there are plenty of sources for non-GMO corn.

PLU Codes Do Not Indicate Genetically Modified Produce

Jeffrey Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jeffrey Smith

No, the 5-digit PLU codes on produce do not tell you what is genetically modified or natural. These numbers, organized by the Produce Marketing Association, have nothing to do with you.

Eco Etiquette: Is Organic Milk A Hoax?

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

Organic milk production, long considered one of the fastest growing segments of US agriculture, has begun to slow in the past year as Americans tighten their belts.

Black and Indian Farmers Deserve Funds From Settlement

David Person | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Person

With each of its nine failed attempts, the Senate has callously toyed with these farmers, shamefully delaying its opportunity to correct decades of documented discrimination by refusing to rise above its own political machinations.

Emails Show Shirley Sherrod Fired In Rush Over Edited Video

Los Angeles Times | Peter Nicholas and Kathleen Hennessey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Obama administration officials knew they did not have all the facts last summer when they rushed to dismiss Shirley Sherrod from the Agriculture Depar...

A Dozen More Reasons for Supporting Missouri's Prop B

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wayne Pacelle

I stepped down from a platform a couple of hours ago at the Humane Society of Missouri headquarters in St. Louis to announce the results of The Humane...

Mom Conquers Cafeteria In Healthy School Lunch Crusade

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

One San Francisco mother is spearheading a campaign to overhaul the lunches that the city's public schools are serving its students, CNN reports. As ...

Chaos at the Farmers' Market

Elizabeth McVay Greene | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth McVay Greene

The number of markets in the U.S. has nearly doubled in the last eight years. They bring us an array of fresh, whole food -- bringing us direct contact between farms and consumers.

Factory Farmer's Apology Will Not Make Eggs Safer

David Kirby | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Kirby

When it comes to eggs and other animal food products raised in huge, industrialized, often unsanitary factory farms, we need more than apologies: We need inspection, enforcement, and accountability.

Will Colorado Legislators Help Us Fight for a Better Food System?

Sam Schabacker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Sam Schabacker

We've waited nearly 90 years since the original piece of legislation to prevent corporate control of our food was passed in 1921. It's time for the USDA to finally implement and enforce the legislation.

Green News Report: September 14, 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: They found...

Vilsack Mistakenly Pitched "GMOs-Feed-the-World" to an Audience of Experts--Oops

Jeffrey Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeffrey Smith

It is clear to the experts that the current generation of GMOs do not live up to the hype continuously broadcast by biotech companies and their promotional East Coast wing--the federal government.

Organic Agriculture: Its Origins, and Evolution Over Time

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rebecca Gerendasy

[Editor's note: this is part 1 of a 7 part series examining the history of the organics movement in the US from the unique perspective of an individua...

Half a Billion Eggs, DeCoster, Factory Farms and Consolidation: The View From Iowa

Dave Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dave Murphy

As massive food safety outbreaks become more common, everyday Americans are starting to take a closer look at what they eat and how it's made.

E. Coli Outbreak Puts Focus On Meat Oversight

AP | MARTIGA LOHN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

ST. PAUL, Minn. — The first known U.S. outbreak linked to a rare strain of E. coli in ground beef is prompting a fresh look at tougher regulatio...

Rocky Mountain Natural Meats Recalls

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

HENDERSON, Colo. — A Colorado company has recalled 66,000 pounds of bison meat sold nationwide after federal agriculture officials linked it to ...

Meet Your Meat: Why We All Should Care Where Our Burger Comes From

Sam Schabacker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Sam Schabacker

As corporations increasingly own the animals on giant feedlots they control, they are able to suppress the price independent ranchers across the state can get for their livestock.

Cowboys Versus Packers This Week -- And We're Not Talking Football

Mabel Dobbs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Mabel Dobbs

A tiny handful of giant meatpackers and processors have been underpaying and unfairly treating livestock producers for decades. These packers control the livestock markets.

Rice And Crawfish Farmers Paid To Host Birds After Spill

Susan Buchanan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Susan Buchanan

To keep migratory birds away from oily areas along the Gulf Coast, the U.S. Dept of Agriculture is paying rice growers and landowners in Louisiana and other states to flood farms and pastures for habitat.

Safer Food Comes From a Fair System: Why Denver Citizens Should Care About USDA/DOJ hearings in Ft. Collins This Week

Judy Montero | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Judy Montero

The egg recall is an example of why the consolidation of our food supply puts consumers at risk and why I am such a proponent of local, sustainable food producers.