April 13th, 2015 | by Becky Striepe
"We need to feed the world" is biotech's favorite marketing slogan. It paints proponents of sustainable agriculture as extremists who care more about shopping at Whole Foods than helping the hungry. And it's so, so wrong
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 10th, 2014 | by Becky Striepe
We have the power to change lives for farm workers and end slaughterhouse cruelty by making more mindful food choices.
April 28th, 2014 | by Becky Striepe
Is a vegan diet the answer to our water crisis? It just may be
February 27th, 2014 | by Becky Striepe
As a long-time vegan, it warms my heart to see veganism becoming a more mainstream lifestyle every day. It's good for the planet, good for animals, and good for the people who choose to eat a plant-based vegan diet every day!
November 26th, 2013 | by Important Media Cross-Post
How is our taste for animal protein impacting the environment? Lester Brown from Earth Policy Institute has the scoop
October 14th, 2013 | by Becky Striepe
Graffiti artist Banksy released a powerful video that showcases one of the cruel aspects of factory farming. Watch his video, "Sirens of the Lambs," here
December 15th, 2011 | by Guest Contributor
Growing up on a small farm taught me a thing or two about meat. The cattle, pigs and chickens on my family's farm really did enjoy lives close to the ones featured in today's slick advertising. Right up until my dad's axe came down on the chicken's scrawny necks or the butcher drove up and put a bullet between Bessie's eyes.
March 21st, 2011 | by Becky Striepe
Every once in a while an anti-vegan article makes the rounds, bashing veganism as an unhealthy, unyielding, and unethical lifestyle choice. After running across one today, I felt like it was time to look at what's great about being vegan
December 14th, 2010 | by Becky Striepe
This video, narrated by Kate Winslet, sheds light on the horrific lives of ducks and geese raised for foie gras