Browsing the "factory farms" Tag

Top News from the Food Front: Sugary Cancer, Food Industry Cruelty, Non-GMO Win, and Norway’s Military Vegfest

November 23rd, 2013 | by Tanya Sitton

This week's news will make you cry, make you sigh, and make you smile. Some of it may even help you avoid diabetes, cancer, and kidney failure! New health research indicts meat and soft drinks, but encourages healthy eaters to go nuts. Animal factories continually find new ways to turn the stomachs of anyone who glimpses their work -- and then they file charges against those who dare to see (and record) it. USDA proposes new anti-poop policies targeting organic farmers; but announces new projects supporting local food in public schools. Hawaii knocks the GMO-regulation ball right out of the park! In other breaking news, I suddenly want to move to Norway. Read on, for all the week's top food news!


Be Kind to Animals Week: You’ll Never Miss the Meat or Dairy

May 6th, 2013 | by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)

Did you know that this was 'Be Kind to Animals Week?' Today, Michelle Kretzer at PETA shares some meat substitutes to help you kick the animal product habit. Here at Eat Drink Better, we like to think of these - often processed - meat and dairy substitutes as a way for folks to transition to a plant-based diet, not as dietary staples. If you've been wanting to give plant-based eating a try and need something to help you on your way, these can be a great sometimes food to help you on your journey!


Got the Flu? 2 Reasons to Put Down That Chicken Soup!

January 31st, 2013 | by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)

If your mom was like mine, she gave you the same home remedies when you came down with a cold or the flu: a warm blanket and a bowl of chicken soup. Mom is usually right, of course, but you might want to think twice about that chicken soup when you're choosing flu-fighting foods


Is the FDA Farm Antibiotics Ban Too Good To Be True?

April 6th, 2012 | by Jessi Stafford

For years, food purists, evangelists, activists, you name it, have been fighting to get the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to enforce oversight into the mega-food industry. The concern that arose thirty-five years ago pertained to the dangerous misuse of antibiotics in food, which scientists feared would lead to drug resistance. Now, reports are saying the FDA might finally seal the deal -- banning antibiotics by court mandate. The ruling, issued by Judge Theodore H. Katz of the Southern District of New York, may make antibiotic use in livestock much less prevalent


Chipotle Makes Delicious Food, Fights For Animals

February 16th, 2012 | by Jessi Stafford

Last Sunday during the Grammys, Chipotle aired a groundbreaking commercial discussing the very issues highlighted above related to factory farming. But they didn't do it the fire and brimstone way. Chipotle's strategy involved cute animation and Willie Nelson


Green Economy: Sustainable Agriculture Includes All of Us

February 11th, 2012 | by Jessi Stafford

The current food production system is an extremely resource intensive one, where millions of animals are slaughtered to keep up the high demand of cheap meat. The industry is a slave to this demand, relying on traditional economies of scale and forgoing proper oversight. This results in meat contamination, manure runoff and inhumane slaughter, not to mention environmental destruction


How Clean Is Your Chicken?

February 9th, 2012 | by Jessi Stafford

As it turns out, 80 percent of poultry growers never sanitize their crates. And neither do those who transport chickens to slaughterhouses. This seems like a bad idea



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