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Nevermind the Fiscal Cliff, What About the Dairy Cliff?

It is no secret that the life of a dairy farmer is not without its hardships. Besides the endless tasks of animal husbandry, there are the unforgiving hours (up at 4:30 AM) and zero vacation benefits.…

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Cancer-Causing Chemicals in Baby Shampoo?

Photo Courtesy Of:  iStockphoto/Thinkstock If you buy special shampoo for your baby, the last thing you'd expect it to contain would be known or suspected carcinogens... But if you live in the U…

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Horse Slaughter Expected In America

About 9 million horses currently live in America. As early as a month from now, dozens of thousands of them may start joining the ranks of cattle processed in U.S. slaughterhouses, and be sold as meat…

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Pizza is a Vegetable. Really Congress?

Shame on Congress. Those of us who still doubted it now have irrevocable proof: this country is a corporate tyranny that only postures as a republic. How else would elected officials obey food industr…

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Will Congress Protect Polluters or Our Children?

  Please note deadline to make your voice heard to stop the TRAIN Act is Tuesday, September 20th! Imagine this scene: Some maniacs have tied your children to a train track–then hopped on t…

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The Humane Society and Egg Producers Hatch a Plan

The conventional chicken egg is, when you really think about it, extraordinarily cheap considering what is being offered. Your average sized egg contains 71 calories made up of 6 grams of protein, 5% …

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Freedom Milk

Image: Food and Freedom Rally in D.C., 5/16/2011 (James Buck/The Washington Post) Food is never really just about food. The need to sustain our bodies and the enjoyment that many of us find in sh…

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A Farm Bill to Improve Our Health

  [caption id="attachment_1074094" align="aligncenter" width="443" caption="Dr. Andrew Weil promotes a "Food and Farm" Bill."][/caption] "We need to get the Farm Bill renamed th…

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The Death of Our Green Congress

"Birds flyin' high you know how I feel/ Sun in the sky you know how I feel/ Breeze driftin' on by you know how I feel/ It's a new dawn, it's a new day, it's a new life for me/ And I'm feeling good..."…

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A Toke a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

Alone in her Birmingham, England home, a woman stirs a half teaspoon of cannabis into her hot tea. By seeking relief from pain and spasms caused by multiple sclerosis in this way she is, in the eyes…

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