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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 … More

March 28, 2014 | By | 5 Replies More
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 … More

April 29, 2013 | By | 3 Replies More
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, … More

April 17, 2013 | By | 3 Replies 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, More

April 9, 2013 | By | 17 Replies 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 … More

February 6, 2013 | By | 3 Replies 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 … More

January 4, 2013 | By | Reply 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 … More

October 2, 2012 | By | 3 Replies 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 … More

September 10, 2012 | By | 3 Replies More
Modern Lifestyles And The Devolution Of The Human Species

Modern Lifestyles And The Devolution Of The Human Species













Jamie Ann Montiel, Prevent Disease

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

September 1, 2012 | By | Reply 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 … More

August 23, 2012 | By | Reply 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 … More

August 23, 2012 | By | Reply 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 … More

August 17, 2012 | By | Reply 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 … More

July 4, 2012 | By | Reply 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 … More

June 25, 2012 | By | 32 Replies 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 More

June 15, 2012 | By | Reply 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 … More

June 4, 2012 | By | Reply More
7 Foods Experts Won’t Eat

7 Foods Experts Won’t Eat













Wakeup World
1. GMO FOODS (Any of them)

The Expert: Jeffrey Smith, author of Seeds of Deception and founder of Institute for Responsible Technology

The Situation: GMO foods encourage the massive spraying of herbicides on our topsoils, polluting the ground, waterways, animals and humans. Scientific studies have shown the … More

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

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













Megan Bedard
Take Part

“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.

When Food, Inc.—a documentary exposing the highly mechanized food industry—hit theaters in 2008, it left many Americans feeling queasy about … More

May 9, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
The Folly of Big Agriculture: Why Nature Always Wins

The Folly of Big Agriculture: Why Nature Always Wins













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
Waking Times

In its short, shameless history, … More

April 9, 2012 | By | 2 Replies More

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Open Source Plans for Modern Tesla Free Energy Generator Released to Public













Terence Newton, Staff Writer
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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.

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Neuroscientist Exposes Dangers of Electromagnetic Fields

Neuroscientist Exposes Dangers of Electromagnetic Fields













Kevin Samson, Guest
Waking Times

Neuroscience has come under scrutiny for its involvement in an array of mind control initiatives and other ethically questionable research. But at least one neuroscientist from Sweden has gone on record to caution against the increasing dangers of Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) on human beings … More

April 14, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
On the Eve of Construction

On the Eve of Construction













Zen Gardner, Guest
Waking Times

I love the sound of construction. I always have. Not the industrial sound from the kind of massive, offensive structures made with other-worldly looking machines, but the intentional, gentle kind. Small structures going up, improvements on homes, road repairs, even tending to gardens whether … More

April 13, 2014 | By | 2 Replies More
Are You Inadvertently Investing in Monsanto’s Toxic Legacy?

Are You Inadvertently Investing in Monsanto’s Toxic Legacy?













Brandon Baker, Eco Watch
Waking Times

Monsanto didn’t achieve $11.8 billion in sales and 404 facilities in 66 countries all on its own.

The company is valued at $60 billion in the marketplace with 525 million shares outstanding, but the three largest mutual fund shareholders, Vanguard, Fidelity and State Street, … More

April 10, 2014 | By | Reply More
7 Ways Our Children Are Being Brainwashed

7 Ways Our Children Are Being Brainwashed













Gregg Prescott, M.S., In5D Guest
Waking Times

From birth, virtually all of us have been brainwashed through various outlets that encourage materialism, ego, subservience, control and conformity. But where do the origins of mind control begin and what can we do about it?

1. Religion

As children, the brainwashing begins … More

April 9, 2014 | By | 5 Replies More

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The Truth About Fluoride Becoming More Widely Known

The Truth About Fluoride Becoming More Widely Known













Dr. Mercola
Waking Times

Fluoride is a poisonous substance added to many municipal water supplies across the US, Canada, and elsewhere without the permission of the residents. Is there a model that communities can follow to remove it from their water supply? The short answer to this question is yesMore

April 1, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
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 … More

March 28, 2014 | By | 5 Replies More
Our Respective Journeys Into the Valley of Reason

Our Respective Journeys Into the Valley of Reason













Michael T. Winter, Contributor
Waking Times

The Internet awakening has given birth to a worldwide multitude of people that are disengaging from the programmed paradigm created for us, and awakening to the reality of the dangers we face. The web has supplied a platform for writers to take a crack … More

March 26, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
13 Ways Foodies Are Changing The Food Industry

13 Ways Foodies Are Changing The Food Industry













Heather Callaghan & Jeffrey Green, Guests
Waking Times

A major shift in the consciousness of food consumers is forcing the industry into a competitive race to become more natural.  The market is telling food producers that they no longer want so-called factory food because of its many harmful effects on … More

March 25, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
American Agriculture May Eradicate the Monarch Butterfly Unless Swift Action Is Taken

American Agriculture May Eradicate the Monarch Butterfly Unless Swift Action Is Taken













Dr. Mercola
Waking Times

You may be aware that bees are dying in large numbers across the globe, courtesy of the ever-increasing presence of toxins in our environment. But did you know that the monarch butterfly is also becoming endangered, and for the same reason?

As reported by the New More

March 22, 2014 | By | Reply More