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Tag: factory farming
April McCarthy – Governments around the world consider antimicrobial-resistant bacteria a major threat to public health.
Dr. Mercola – In a very real sense, we’re committing suicide by way of our unsustainable, polluting, degenerative food and agriculture system…
Alex Pietrowski – “Being invited into a corporate farm to observer this is quite unique, as these farmers are under serious scrutiny by the corporations they work for…”
Infographic – Some solid reasons to boycott factory farmed meats and start buying local.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]