When an animal food product in your grocery store is proudly labeled "USDA Organic," you would think that means the animal had exposure to fresh air, sunshine, and significantly more space to move than on standard non-organic farms. But in reality, the "organic" label provides no clear requirements for either space or outdoor access for most animals.
The graphic video has prompted McDonald's to cut ties with one of its chicken suppliers. A criminal investigation has also been launched.
“There was absolutely no reason for us to be out there,” Rupiper said, adding: “These activist groups hang on normal processing
So long as no one questions how and where antibiotics get used in food production, Big Pharma keeps profiting from selling more of these precious drugs than they ought to.
By showing up at the Paul R. Knapp "Animal Learning Center," President Obama and his staff show that they are out of touch with the needs of rural Iowans and likely to continue to plow down their unsustainable path of supporting the industrial agribusiness lobby.
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.
The squandering of life-saving antibiotics is one example of a bigger trend hijacking global politics. Small groups of rich people, determined to maximize profits, are buying or bamboozling politicians into serving their interests and into ignoring ours.
Ending last year's pitched battle between industrial dairy's desire to avoid regulation and the public's right to clean, safe
If we're trying to be careful with our dollars while still managing to eat, is our last surest option the drive-thru lane -- or are there other possibilities?
If President Obama really wants to champion a bipartisan issue, he should consider tackling the worst excesses of industrial animal agriculture, better known as factory farming.
Washington dumped some more bad news Friday afternoon when the USDA's Office of Inspector General issued a damning and unsettling report on the department's "National Residue Program for Cattle."
We feed chicken manure to cattle because it's cheap; and because we produce far too much of it to properly dispose of as fertilizer.
The Indiana Dept. of Environmental Mgmt. will dispatch a team to Winchester to excise the explosive, deadly methane gas that has been trapped under the lining of a mega-dairy.
You are what you eat - and the same goes for the animals whose meat, milk and eggs you put in your mouth. We should not only be concerned about what we eat, but what our food eats as well.
Candidate Obama won the all-important Iowa caucuses largely due to his aggressive posture on confined animal feeding operations (CAFOs), or factory farms.
I learned on Friday that the administration will soon rein in Big Ag and announce a "National Rural Summit," something that candidate Obama had promised but failed to accomplish in his first 100 days.