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FDA’s Lip Service On Antibiotics

It sounds so good: “Farmers and ranchers will for the first time be required to get a prescription from a veterinarian before using antibiotics in cattle, pigs, chickens and other animals, federal food regulators announced on Wednesday,” according to the New York … Continue reading

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No Nourishment To Be Found In Suffering

The Humane Society’s graphic footage of animal abuse at two industrial pig farms is making wave, and rightly so. The arrogance of the farms’ owners is unfettered, as they claim they’re not doing anything wrong, and are adhering to strict animal welfare … Continue reading

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Horse Slaughter Expected Back In America

About 9 million horses currently live in America. As early as a month from now, dozens of thousands of them may start joining the ranks of cattle processed in U.S. slaughterhouses, and be sold as meat for human consumption. Suffice … Continue reading

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FDA Sued For Antibiotics in Animal Feed

I can’t blame Stephen McDonnell, founder and CEO of organic and natural meats and cheeses producer Applegate Farms, for tooting his own horn this week. Call it a smart, justified marketing move. The FDA (Food & Drug Administration) was recently … Continue reading

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Drug-Resistant Staph Spells Trouble For Meat Industry

The Science has spoken. Nearly half of the meat and poultry (47 percent) sold in U.S. grocery stores is contaminated with staphylococcus aureus (“Staph”), a bacteria linked to a wide range of human diseases, and this bacteria is resistant to … Continue reading

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Diet For A Cool Planet

What does the food in my plate have to do with global warming? The short answer is “everything”, if you subscribe to the prevailing scientific view that climate change is caused by man-made greenhouse gas emissions. According to United Nations … Continue reading

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