January 25th, 2015 | by Jill Ettinger
Washington State might be progressive when it comes to passing laws that allow the use of recreational cannabis, but it’s taking a turn back in time towards oppressing its residents freedom of speech with one of the first proposed laws of 2015: House Bill 1104—an “ag-gag” bill sponsored by state Reps. Joe Schmick (R-Colfax) and and J.T. Wilcox (R-Yelm) that will make it illegal to record audio or video of activity taking place inside Washington factory farms without consent.
January 23rd, 2015 | by Jennifer Kaplan
Monsanto settled several lawsuits alleging that the company failed to properly isolate their GMO wheat resulting in contamination of the wheat supply
January 20th, 2015 | by Becky Striepe
I know: bacon tastes good. There's no denying it. But even if you don't care at all about animal rights, there are some solid reasons to check that bacon obsession
January 16th, 2015 | by Jill Ettinger
Air pollution is a serious problem in China and around the world. In China specifically, though, much of it is coming from the rapid production of coal plants, increased car emissions and a high number of construction projects. But what about bacon?
January 14th, 2015 | by Becky Striepe
North Carolina residents aren't the only people fed up with pig farming and its impacts on their quality of life. Iowa is also seeing a backlash to pig farm pollution
January 7th, 2015 | by Becky Striepe
Imagine if you couldn't send your kids out to play in the back yard or throw open the windows on a lovely spring day because of a ubiquitous, sickening smell. That's the reality for someone living near an industrial hog farm. A group of North Carolinians are sick of the stench, and they're suing to get it under control. In the video above, you can watch a short Charlotte Observer interview with one of the people involved in the massive hog farm lawsuit
December 17th, 2014 | by Mary Gerush
Research found that organic farm yields are higher than previously estimated. Say bye-bye to conventional farming. Organic farming has a bright future
December 16th, 2014 | by Jill Ettinger
A few weeks ago, I received an email from a PR person identifying herself as writing on behalf of Monsanto, the multinational biotech company that’s so vilified, there’s an annual “March Against Monsanto” event
December 9th, 2014 | by Becky Striepe
Contract farmer Craig Watts spoke out about chicken factory farming in a heart-wrenching video. This is what Cage Free, Humanely Raised chickens really look like on a Perdue factory farm
December 2nd, 2014 | by Becky Striepe
Wheat allergies and celiac disease seem to become more prevalent every year. Have we suddenly become intolerant to gluten, or is something else going on
November 27th, 2014 | by Jill Ettinger
This is the time of year where we give thanks for what we have, most importantly, our friends and family. We gather around and celebrate with food and drink. Food news stories have been at the center of much discussion this year. From GMO labeling laws to soda taxes, things are getting better in our food system, even while some aspects of it are getting worse (looking at you, Monsanto!)
November 26th, 2014 | by Jill Ettinger
What’s hotter than a starting career in the NFL with a multi-million dollar contract? Leaving it to take on growing vegetables. On a farm.
That’s exactly what Jason Brown, former center for the St. Louis Rams, has done.