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20 Billion Farm Animals Killed in 2010-2011

According to Farm USA, 10.1 billion livestock animals raised for food were killed in 2010 in the United States. They compiled data from the US Dept. of Agriculture to arrive at that total. Of the tota…

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A Cool Tool for Choosing Backyard Chicken Breeds

As more people seek fresh, more healthful food and a sense of self-sufficiency, interest in keeping backyard chickens is growing. Chickens are the perfect "gateway" livestock, often showing would-b…

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A Burger With a Conscience?

The ethical line used to be pretty damn clear: either you abstained from eating meat and animal products thus honoring all living creatures, or you were an unabashed omnivore willing to cattle-prod yo…

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Meat Industry & Global Warming: What’s the Link?

Why Don't More People Make the Link Between Animal Agriculture and Climate Change? By Kamal Prasad and Marilyn Cornelius Scientific evidence that animal agriculture contributes significantly to…

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Can We Get Antibiotics Out of the Meat Industry?

I have a distinct memory from a few years back, when anti-bacterial soap and the like first became popularized, involving the Utopian promise of wiping out all bacteria (good and bad) from hands, feet…

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Vegan Lifestyle Fights Global Warming (video)

The biggest contribution we can make to fight global warming is to eat less meat and dairy products. Here are some facts from a 2006 United Nations Report: The U.S. population is about 300 mil…

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8 Reasons To Rock-On With Meat-Free Monday (with Paul McCartney and Gwyneth Paltrow)

I don't generally get star struck, and food is not one of my writing niches, as the cook in the 'ol EcoNest is my husband, but when a Beatle and an Oscar-winning actress get involved in something I …

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Can Garlic Stop Climate Change?

From Ode Magazine Over 20 percent of methane gas, a greenhouse gas, is emitted by cows. There are about a billion cows in the world, and their methane emissions total more than the methane gas prod…

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Climate Change: Itís Whatís for Dinner

We all know that driving a gas-guzzling SUV contributes to climate change, but did you know that what you put on your plate could too? Hereís how your food choices affect climate change and what you, …

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