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On Farmers, Activists and Scary Food Issues
Business  (tags: business, consumers, corporate, corruption, dishonesty, ethics, environment, farming, investors, marketing, politics, usa )

- 3151 days ago -
I must confess that before I traveled to Iowa earlier this month, I had rubbed elbows with quite a few farmers, but by and large, they were not typical. Many of them were organic producers. Many were young. Probably a statistically disproportionate number
Where's the Beef? In Land of Cowboys, Pig Thrives
Business  (tags: americans, consumers, corporate, economy, ethics, farming, marketing, money, society, humans )

- 3151 days ago -
The president of the National Pork Producers Council -- the person who represents the people who represent the nation's pigs -- appeared recently before Congress to talk about sales in the swine flu era. He wasn't happy. "Things look bleak going forward,
May Contain Traces Of Mad Cow
Business  (tags: abuse, americans, business, consumers, corruption, cover-up, dishonesty, money, politics, society, usa, farming, ethics )

- 3154 days ago -
The Government wants to allow meat from countries with Mad Cow disease into Australia. And our loose labelling rules mean you won't know the difference, writes Hilary Bambrick
Dogs 'as Bad for Global Warming as An SUV'
Green Lifestyle  (tags: CO2emissions, conservation, environment, food, Sustainabililty, society, pets, dog, cat )

- 3158 days ago -
PETA aren't going to like the title of a new book on sustainable living. According to Time to Eat the Dog: The Real Guide to Sustainable Living keeping a medium-sized dog has the same impact in the environment as driving a 4.6l Land Cruiser.
Ban On Arsenicals Is Common Sense
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: americans, corruption, crime, dishonesty, ethics, government, healthcare, lies, obama, politics, usa, arsenic, poultry, pigs )

- 3170 days ago -
Today's announcement by U.S. Rep. Steve Israel (D-NY) introducing legislation to ban the use of the arsenical compound roxarsone once again shines the spotlight on the all-too common practice of the unnecessary use of antimicrobial drugs in industrial ani
Seaweed Invasion Plagues France's Pristine Brittany
Business  (tags: abuse, business, consumers, environment, farming, government, politics, society, pollution )

- 3182 days ago -
Hillion is a picture-postcard Breton town with grey stone houses, a pretty granite church and long sandy beaches. But the seaside idyll has been ruined by mounds of rotting seaweed that have settled across swathes of France's northwestern coast, giving o
Pennyslvania Regulators Threaten to Prosecute Landowners or Contractors Who Neglect to Get Permit for Dam
Offbeat  (tags: bizarre, animals, americans, crime, environment, funny, government, humans, humor, interesting, odd, off-beat, safety, unusual, beavers )

- 3184 days ago -
This is an actual letter sent to a man named Ryan DeVries regarding a pond on his property. It was sent by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Quality, of the state of Pennsylvania.
The American Way of Eating Has Become the Elephant in the Room in the Debate Over Health Care -- Michael Pollan
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: americans, economy, obama, lies, media, propaganda, healthcare, democrats, republicans, constitution, abuse, Govtfearmongering )

- 3201 days ago -
"To listen to President Obama's speech on Wednesday night, or to just about anyone else in the health care debate, you would think that the biggest problem with health care in America is the system itself -- perverse incentives, inefficiencies, unnecessary
Milk May Endanger Your Health, and the Dairy Industry Knows It
Health & Wellness  (tags: babies, children, death, diet, disease, ethics, food, health, humans, illness, investigation, prevention, research, safety, risks, study, science )

- 3201 days ago -
A mutant protein linked to major diseases has invaded the world's dairy supply, including, most likely, the jug of milk in your fridge. The protein, called A1 beta-casein, is well known in the scientific community. While most dairy companies, trade
Vultures Are Making a Comeback Spain Finds Out That It Needs Nature's "Bad Guys" After All
Offbeat  (tags: environment, ethics, humans, health, interesting, vultures, death )

- 3203 days ago -
PAMPLONA, Spain -- Vultures circling overhead have traditionally been a harbinger of death. But in Spain, their renewed presence after a long lull is being regarded by many as a good omen -- the sign of a healthy eco-system. "They're essential," said Lui
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