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How – and Why – to Boycott Factory Farmed Chicken

How – and Why – to Boycott Factory Farmed Chicken

Alexis Baden-Mayer, Organic Consumers Waking Times This article is for everyone who eats chicken. It’s not about whether eating chicken is moral or healthy. If based on your own ethical and nutritional requirements, you’ve already decided to eat chicken, please consider this advice: Only eat chicken that is organic and raised outdoors on pasture. If you […]

Factory Farming Model to Blame for Outbreak of Deadly Pig Virus

Factory Farming Model to Blame for Outbreak of Deadly Pig Virus

Dr. Mercola Waking Times Did you know that over the past year, nearly 10 percent of the entire swine population in the US has been wiped out by a highly lethal virus? The virus, called Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv), has been—at least in part—traced back to pig’s blood used in piglet feed. On June […]

6 Crimes Against Nature Perpetrated By The Food Industry

6 Crimes Against Nature Perpetrated By The Food Industry

Martha Rosenberg, AlterNet Waking Times 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 animals, workers and the environment at the […]

First “Ag-Gag” Prosecution: Filming a Slaughterhouse From the Street

First “Ag-Gag” Prosecution: Filming a Slaughterhouse From the Street

Will Potter, Green Is The New Red Waking Times 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 see through the barbed-wire fence. […]

Duke Professor Suggests Simple Solution to Counter “Ag-Gag” Laws

Duke Professor Suggests Simple Solution to Counter “Ag-Gag” Laws

Waking Times 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, essentially rendering animal cruelty completely invisible. Arguably, […]

By April 17, 2013 3 Comments Read More →
4 Common Sense Reasons to Stop Eating Meat

4 Common Sense Reasons to Stop Eating Meat

Sarah Free, Contributor Waking Times 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, have any interest in promoting […]

By April 9, 2013 17 Comments Read More →
The Unsavory Truth of Rising Food Fraud and Contamination

The Unsavory Truth of Rising Food Fraud and Contamination

Dr. Mercola Waking Times When you buy processed meat, whether from your local grocer or a restaurant, what are you really getting? That’s a very valid question these days, as one meat-related scandal after another has been revealed. Most recently, at least 16 people in the US have been sickened from salmonella-tainted ground beef, and in the […]

By February 6, 2013 3 Comments Read More →
The Abuse of Antibiotics and the Rise of ‘Super Bugs’

The Abuse of Antibiotics and the Rise of ‘Super Bugs’

Anna Hunt, Staff Writer Waking Times 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 used in industrial feedlots, with […]

By January 4, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Massive Beef Recall Further Validates the Need for Small Farms and Local Agriculture

Massive Beef Recall Further Validates the Need for Small Farms and Local Agriculture

Dylan Charles, Editor Waking Times 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 for an E.Coli outbreak. E.Coli is a […]

By October 2, 2012 3 Comments Read More →
On the Veg of Reason

On the Veg of Reason

Tania Melkonian Waking Times 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 (one strives) and self-reflexive bias. […]

By September 10, 2012 3 Comments Read More →
Modern Lifestyles And The Devolution Of The Human Species

Modern Lifestyles And The Devolution Of The Human Species

Jamie Ann Montiel, Prevent Disease Waking Times 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 to the changes. Our food supply […]

By September 1, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
The New Slavery: Pigs are Tigers and Farmers are Felons

The New Slavery: Pigs are Tigers and Farmers are Felons

Caleb Hart, Contributing Writer Waking Times  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 food showed up as well […]

By August 23, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
The Killing Fields: Growing Soy in South America

The Killing Fields: Growing Soy in South America

Waking Times 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 meat farms, this practice has […]

By August 23, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Why I Will Continue to Attempt Veganism Until I’m Good At It

Why I Will Continue to Attempt Veganism Until I’m Good At It

Kate, Guest Writer Waking Times 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 your book. And I don’t care that […]

By August 17, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Are Cows Still Being Forced to Cannibalize?

Are Cows Still Being Forced to Cannibalize?

Elizabeth Renter Waking Times  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 known as Bovine Spongiform Encepholopathy (BSE). Mad […]

By July 4, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
If Slaughter Houses Had Glass Walls – A Plea for Animal Rights

If Slaughter Houses Had Glass Walls – A Plea for Animal Rights

Waking Times 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 and destructive meat animal industry. Arguing […]

By June 25, 2012 33 Comments Read More →
Chicken Exposé: A Chicken Is NOT Just a “Chicken”!

Chicken Exposé: A Chicken Is NOT Just a “Chicken”!

Raluca Schacter, Guide2Health Waking Times “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 as part of some festive occasion.” […]

By June 15, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
What Did The Chicken On Your Plate Eat?

What Did The Chicken On Your Plate Eat?

Anne Gordon, RN Waking Times 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 human consumption of poultry products […]

By June 4, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
7 Foods Experts Won’t Eat

7 Foods Experts Won’t Eat

The Solution: Pop natural kernels the old-fashioned way: in a skillet. For flavorings, you can add real butter or dried seasonings, such as dillweed, vegetable flakes, or soup mix.

By May 10, 2012 1 Comments Read More →
Goodbye, Factory Farm: ‘Food, Inc.’ Chicken Farmer Goes Rogue

Goodbye, Factory Farm: ‘Food, Inc.’ Chicken Farmer Goes Rogue

The upgrades would have taken away all natural fresh air and sunlight to the chickens and increased stocking density, used three times the electric already being used, and drained more water from a well that couldn’t handle the increased flow. And once again our money was being spent on a company whim. We refused!

By May 9, 2012 1 Comments Read More →

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14 Ways To Re-use Plastic Bottles

14 Ways To Re-use Plastic Bottles

Video – Fourteen ways that a small farm in Uganda re-uses plastic drinks bottles.

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DMT – The Inner Path to Other Worlds

DMT – The Inner Path to Other Worlds

Video – DMT is a psychoactive chemical produced by the human body and by many plants that causes intense visions and can induce its users to quickly enter a completely different “world.”

By October 21, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
The Impact of Voting Within the Confines of Society

The Impact of Voting Within the Confines of Society

Video - Russell Brand and Lawrence O’Donnell discuss the impact that voting lacks within the current structure of the political system and society.

By October 21, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Could You Give Like This Man?

Could You Give Like This Man?

Video – Research suggests that not only is giving good for you—your health, your happiness, and your sense of purpose—but gift-giving activates the good things that people do to heal a wounded world.

By October 20, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Has Ghana Become the World’s Toxic Dumping Ground?

Has Ghana Become the World’s Toxic Dumping Ground?

Video – A new study has identified the Agbobloshie dumping yard in Ghana’s capital Accra as the place which poses the highest toxic threat to human life.

By October 20, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

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Dodging the Tuition Debt Bullet

Dodging the Tuition Debt Bullet

Anna Hunt – Student tuition debt is astronomical in the US, and Germany announces free higher ed for all…

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Where the Warrior Comes In: Authenticity vs. Manipulation

Ida Lawrence, Contributor Waking Times At this moment in time, as we stand on the precipice of devolution or evolution, what does ‘pay attention’ mean to us? Our hearts seek wisdom and courage, and the justified faith that attention can bring. We came into this, so is attention the price of being born… an obligation? […]

A Call To Hearts Lifting to the Higher Self

A Call To Hearts Lifting to the Higher Self

Dr. Stewart Bitkoff, Contributor Waking Times When are we going to stop thinking in terms of religion, country, tribe, town, neighborhood, planet, business and I. When will we begin to think in terms of humanity and helping all people reach higher? Yes. It is natural to think about self, but when are we going to […]

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Inducing Higher Intelligence and Heightened Senses with Gamma Brain Waves

Inducing Higher Intelligence and Heightened Senses with Gamma Brain Waves

Anna Hunt, Staff Writer Waking Times Brainwave entrainment is a way to train the brain to synchronize to a certain frequency, such as gamma, beta, delta, theta and alpha. Each frequency matches a certain state of consciousness. For example, delta is the brainwave dominant while in an unconscious state such as sleeping; while theta and […]

Dangers of Smart Meters Extend Beyond Radiation Exposure

Dangers of Smart Meters Extend Beyond Radiation Exposure

Waking Times The electro-magnetic radiation given off by smart meters has become a health concern for many, but, millions of people worldwide whose homes have been outfitted with these devices must also be aware of the dangers of overheating and malfunction. Recently, there have been an extraordinary number of smart meter-related fires reported all over […]