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Factory Farming: Hole-y Cow! WTFistula?

Here’s some text from a PBS interview with Michael Pollan, entitled “Modern Meat”. This covers the need for the holes (“Rumen Fistula”) and more. Read the whole thing via the link, this snippet is just the beginning. The problem with this system, or one of the problems with this system, is that cows are not […]

October 30th

Small-scale Farming in Wales

Last week, I went on a trip to Northern Wales and stayed on a small farm. Although I knew the ultimate fates of the animals there, I have to say, as far as farm animals go, they had a pretty good life, so I wondered, why isn’t it like this everywhere?

August 26th

EcoFarm Tour 2011: Organic Cheese and Sheep Udders

 As part of the EcoFarm Conference last week, I had the opportunity to see several local organic farms. The tour was led by Amigo Cantisano, and it included visits to four nearby farms. Cantisano grew up in the region, and as our bus was driving to our various farm destinations, he regaled us with […]

January 31st

Dairy – The Udder Truth

Gooey melted cheese on pizza, a glass of cold milk with freshly baked cookies, ice cream on a hot summer day… who hasn’t at one time or another enjoyed something made from milk? Dairy products are part of most American diets on a daily basis, but what is the health and environmental impact of this […]

February 11th