Last week, I met one of my food heroes and teachers — Joel Salatin — the lunatic farmer of Polyface Farms in Virginia. Never heard of him? Let’s fix that.
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What’s wrong with the state of farming and food in America? Vox posted a collection of maps, graphs, and charts that tell the story in an enjoyable way.
I’ve learned a lot about how most beef is produced in this country, and the facts horrify me. Learn about grass-fed versus grain-fed beef in this infographic.
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 […]
That organic meat is no magic bullet shouldn’t come as any surprise.
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?
A biotechnology scientist has predicted that genetically modified cows will soon begin the commercial production of a form of human milk.
The Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board voted 6-5 last week to permit the completely inhumane confinement of veal calves in tiny crates that the calves aren’t even able to turn around in. This is in a “clear violation of an agreement reached last June between humane groups and agribusiness,” Farm Sanctuary reports.
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 […]
The UK is close to seeing its first ever factory dairy farm, and the World Society for the Protection of Animals is doing its best to protect consumer health and animal rights by blocking it.
An Ohio court has recently overturned its ban on labeling milk as rBGH-free. This is a meaningful move, and you can bet that Monsanto is going to fight back.
Researchers have found that oregano may reduce methane gas produced by cow flatulence. Methane gas is a potent greenhouse gas – it has more than 20 times the potential of carbon dioxide to cause global warming.
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 […]