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Farm antibiotic use increased yet again in 2014. Farmers are now using 23% more antibiotics than they were in 2009.
The Federal government wants to reduce unnecessary antibiotics in meat and poultry served in its cafeterias. Learn how they plan to make it happen.
I know: bacon tastes good. There’s no denying it. But even if you don’t care at all about animal rights, there are some solid reasons to check that bacon obsession.
North Carolina residents aren’t the only people fed up with pig farming and its impacts on their quality of life. Iowa is also seeing a backlash to pig farm pollution.
It’s Blog Action Day, and while I generally cringe at putting my name next to anything promoted as a “blog”, this is a worthy cause as the theme is “inequality.” As someone who has been a vegan and animal rights activist for more than 20 years, writing about inequality in our food system is a no-brainer. It’s an important topic to discuss. From the food deserts, to the high price for healthy food, to the tons of it going into the trash while millions go hungry. But no issue is more pressing and more ignored than eating animals.
In a recent article published in Beef Magazine, readers were warned that while ISIS may be a threat to our freedom all the way over in the Middle East, we have other, much more serious dangers closer to home: namely animal welfare advocates.
Here’s the number one problem with processed food: it’s so processed that we can’t really identify its origins. Especially when we’re talking about processed meat, which is pretty darn gnarly. Photographer Peter Augustus just changed all that.
I quit thinking of myself as a “foodie” when I realized it didn’t accurately convey the way I think and feel about food. So what is a foodie? And what am I?
Is a vegan diet the answer to our water crisis? It just may be.
Is your ‘Chef’s Special’ dinner protected by copyright law? Do you know what potentially problematic chemistry your yoga mat and your bread (plus about 500 other grocery items in your pantry) might have in common? Consumers increasingly turn away from genetically modified food: does the food industry give a flip? Does the FDA? For all this food news and more — including a long list of factory-farm foolishness to boggle the noodles of non-sociopathic food fans — read on!
Top News from the Food Front: Childhood Obesity, Idaho Ag-Gag, & Monsanto’s (cough) ‘Sustainability’
This week’s food news is maddening, if you don’t happen be a sociopath who loves animal cruelty; but on the bright side, if you adore ag-gag laws and think accountability, food safety, and the First Amendment are all for the (antibiotic-resistant-disease-ridden) birds, then you’re in for a treat! Monsanto offers up some rather obnoxious distractions to this ag-gag foolishness — unfortunately for human kidneys, Monarch butterflies, and pretty much that whole ‘environment’ thingie. But before diving in to all those noxious Big Ag news fumes, let’s talk about progress: yes, some exists! For all the good, bad and ugly in the food world, get your news fix here!
After undercover reporters revealed animal cruelty at an Idaho dairy facility, guilty parties moved quickly to address the problem: almost immediately animal agriculture interests in that state introduced a bill to criminalize any reporting of such abuse. Idaho’s ag-gag bill passed the Senate earlier this month, then yesterday cleared the House. Now it only awaits a swipe of the governor’s pen to ensure that criminal prosecution focuses where it belongs: on people who tell you where your food comes from, and what’s done in your name to get it onto your plate.