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A coalition of environmental, animal rights and citizen action groups filed two lawsuits Wednesday alleging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is failing to address air pollution problems from large-scale livestock farms.   The lawsuits, filed in federal court in the District of Columbi...
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About 80% of antibiotics produced in the U.S. are given to farm animals. This practice is: Bad for Human Health This overuse of antibiotics encourages the evolution of antibiotic-resistant bacteria strains by giving bacteria resistant to the antibiotics a better chance of survival. Because the an...
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Posted by on in Food
A national consumer-advocacy group is asking grocer Trader Joe's to stop selling meat from animals raised on antibiotics. Consumers Union took out full-page ads Monday in The Denver Post and the Boulder Daily Camera, saying, "Trader Joe's, be an industry leader: Get your meat off antibiotics." Tra...
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Posted by on in Food
The environmental movement has advised us to reduce our eating of animal products (especially red meat and dairy) or, better still, become vegetarians. For instance, the Australian Conservation Foundation, on its GreenHome website, advises this. So does Beyond Zero Emissions, although it thinks a s...
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Yesterday at a press event in London, two food writers took a bite into the world's most unusual hamburger. Grown meticulously from cow stem cells, the hamburger patty represents the dream (or pipedream) of many animal rights activists and environmentalists. The burger was developed by Physiologist ...
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Posted by on in Human Health
"Nikita" star Maggie Q has stripped for a cause close to her heart. The actress reveals all in a new People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) campaign poster aimed at convincing people to eliminate meat products from their diet. The edgy new PETA billboard reads, "Fight Climate ...
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Posted by on in Agriculture
Food is getting scarce - and expensive. This is no longer news. But can we really confine ourselves to thinking about the agricultural end of this problem? Larry Elliot writes in the Gaurdian that ‘the era of cheap food may be over’. He's absolutely right in one crucial fact; the world fa...
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Posted by on in Food
Should people eat less meat? Meat consumption isn't just something that impacts your health; it's also played a huge role in problematic deforestation. Animals raised for meat use very large amounts of land -- land to graze and land used to raise crops that feed livestock -- and it's increasingly co...
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According to the study from the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), Grade A Choice? Solutions for Deforestation-Free Meat, the increasing global demand for meat has led to more and more deforestation for grazing pastures as well as land to grow livestock feed like soybeans. Meat consumption has bee...
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The live animal export industry has gone into damage control, following the release of graphic footage of the inhumane slaughter of Australian cattle in our largest overseas market. Late yesterday, the Agriculture Minister, Senator Joe Ludwig, ordered his department to conduct an immediate investig...
Suffering... an Indonesian worker with an Australian-supplied restraint box.
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Three children have died and 35 people have become ill from drinking nitrite-tainted milk in China's north-western Gansu province, Xinhua news agency has reported in the latest food safety scandal to hit the dairy industry. Most of the 35 were children under 14 now being treated at two hospitals in...
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