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.
Research found that organic farm yields are higher than previously estimated. Say bye-bye to conventional farming. Organic farming has a bright future.
This Japanese hydroponic farming facility is inside an old microchip factory. It’s a factory-turned-farm, and it uses 99 percent less water than conventional farming.
Our food system has some serious problems, and if we’re going to feed the world, something has to change. Proponents of industrial agriculture say that to feed the world what we need are more GMOs and more industrial farms. Food MythBusters takes a look at this claim.
Agribusiness whistleblower and vegan advocacy group Mercy For Animals presents Farm to Fridge, narrated by Oscar-nominee James Cromwell.
Climate change is about more than just hotter summers. As the world heats up, we’re also expected to see more extreme weather and increased incidences of drought. That presents challenges to the farmers producing our food, and according to research from the Rodale Institute, the answer may be organic farming.
What Smithfield is awarding itself for is basically following the rules. This would be like giving myself an award for not shoplifting for the whole year. Awards are normally for going above and beyond, and from an animal rights perspective, Smithfield and Murphy Brown have a ways to go.
I finally had an opportunity to watch Fresh, the real-food whole-food farm-revolution documentary. It follows Food, Inc.’s footsteps, clamoring poignantly for a better food system. Fresh is a great introduction to some of the core food revolution issues, especially for newcomers to the movement. It’s also an extremely omnivore-friendly film; indeed, in my veganist opinion, animal-food enthusiasts are perhaps overrepresented. However, if you’re new to the real food movement — or just starting to explore idea of ditching the standard American (factory farmed) diet — Fresh is well worth watching.
Last week Utah followed Iowa’s ugly precedent, criminalizing undercover reporters of animal abuse on industrial farms.
Slavery, pollution, pesticide poisoning, birth defects, salad… what do these things have in common? Yes! Your Florida-grown winter tomato! Ecovores and others who want their grocery dollars supporting sustainable, ethical food production: Tomatoland is an eye-opener, well worth reading.
The virus that devastated Chile’s fish farms just a few years ago has been found in wild salmon in British Columbia.
A few thousand organic eggs have been recalled due to contamination with salmonella.
A recent poll of British meat-eaters found that an alarming 17 percent think that pork wings are an actual cut of meat.