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You CAN Kick The Cheese Habit. Here’s How.

“Cheese consumption in the U.S. rose from 15 pounds per person per year in 1975 to more than 30 pounds in 1999. And you can thank the federal government. The USDA Report to Congress on the Dairy Promo…

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Tell Pizza Companies to Say No to Animal Abuse

Warning: the video above is not for the faint of heart. It depicts serious animal abuse at a large New Mexico dairy farm. The animal rights group Mercy for Animals recently uncovered serious an…

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Greek Yogurt Takes HOW Much Water?! (Plus More Green News From the Week)

Dairy products require a whole lot of water—and many of them come from drought-ridden California. California is experiencing one of its driest years in the past half millennium. It also happens to …

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Dairy Industry Wants to Sneak Aspartame into Milk

It’s possible that your milk may start containing aspartame and you’ll never know it. Two major dairy organizations are petitioning the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to allow them to use aspartam…

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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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Local Organic Ice Cream and Non-Dairy Desserts

I had dinner with a friend last night who is vegan. I'm always impressed and slightly in awe of those who can maintain such a strict diet. I asked him how he does it and he replied with one word, "Pra…

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