In a world of problems and solutions, few ideas spur both immediate hope and skepticism as the idea of free energy, and, on the brink of ecological disaster, nothing may be of greater importance to the human race.
While many procedures on factory farms are cruel, breeding animals into mutants and violating mother/offspring bonds are truly crimes against nature.
The horrors of factory farming are multifold. Treating animals like heads of lettuce—”forget it’s an animal” says one farming magazine—has created institutionalized ruthlessness toward … More
Amy Meyer wanted to see the slaughterhouse for herself. She had heard that anyone passing by could view the animals, so she drove to Dale Smith Meatpacking Company in Draper City, Utah, and from the side of the road she could … More
The old maxim that if you knew how sausage was made you would never eat it has been highlighted by many undercover videos taken by employees of factory farming operations and activists alike.In response, the industry has increasingly lobbied for “Ag-Gag” laws that criminalize whistleblowing and undercover investigations, … More
Sarah Free, Contributor
Editor’s Note: As was pointed out by some of our thoughtful readers, this article would have been more aptly titled. “4 Common Sense Reasons to Stop Eating Mainstream Meat,” so as to be fair to traditional and humane farming practices. The author, nor this site, … More
When you buy processed meat, whether from your local grocer or a restaurant, what are you really getting?
Anna Hunt, Staff Writer
The use of antibacterial drugs on healthy livestock is a common practice in the United States. The meat industry’s overuse of antibiotics has become so widespread that about 29 million pounds of these drugs (or 80% of all antibiotics sold in the US) are … More
Dylan Charles, Editor
Last week, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency issued a massive recall of beef packaged for consumption in Canada and the United States over fears that ‘a combination of several ‘deficiencies” at the XL Foods plant in British Columbia may have created conditions favorable … More
I take my responsibility as a writer very seriously. If I deign to give advice, I do so with caution and qualification. As may be obvious, one person’s tip is another’s tribulation. If I give my opinion, it will be clearly interwoven with personal stories, humor … More
The connections between the rising rates of chronic disease and the production and consumption of modern foods can no longer be ignored. Our food supply is not healthy, nor is it sustainable. It has changed so dramatically that we have yet to adapt … More
Caleb Hart, Contributing Writer
In “A Critical Mass for Real Food,” Anim Steel began with “The old logic of the slave plantation is still the logic of our industrial food system, 500 years in the making.”
The idea that a slave mentality is still woven into production of … More
What are the true costs of growing Soy in South America?
In Paraguay over 2.6 million hectares are used for growing soy, which is primarily used as animal feed for factory farms in Europe. While European farmers may delight in having access to cheap GMO food for their … More
Kate, Guest Writer
This is an HONEST and STRAIGHTFORWARD post about my journey to let my actions reflect my viewpoints.
Did you know that Alicia Silverstone wrote a book on veganism and used to fall off the wagon for cheese?
That’s ok Alicia. I still love you AND … More
It’s illegal to feed cows food containing beef products. That doesn’t only seem common sense, doing otherwise almost seems inherently evil. It’s not moral grounds on which the law was written, but in an effort to control the spread of “Mad Cow Disease”, also … More
Is animal rights the greatest social justice issue of our time?
At a recent address to the St James Ethics Centre and the Wheeler Centre debating whether or not animals should be ‘off the plate,’ Philip Wollen makes a passionate plea for mankind to stop the torturous, wasteful … More
“When President Herbert Hoover envisioned a “chicken in every pot” it was because chicken was a luxury. Historically, chicken was the food of royalty. Peasants could not afford chickens whenever they wanted one. The common person could only eat chicken once in a while … More
Anne Gordon, RN
Would you eat chicken that ate arsenic and banned antibiotics? You probably already have.
When eating that delicious nugget, or scrumptious chicken salad…. do you ever wonder how the tender, juicy, and appealing shades of pink get to your dinner plate? Welcome factory farming.
The … More
1. GMO FOODS (Any of them)
“Know where your food comes from and how it got to your table. Know your farmer!” says Carole Morison, a proud new free-range farm owner.
Large-scale industrial agriculture depends on engineering the land to ensure the absence of natural diversity. But as the recent emergence of herbicide-tolerant weeds on U.S. farms has shown, nature ultimately finds a way to subvert uniformity and assert itself.
Verlyn Klinkenborg, Environment 360
In its short, shameless history, … More