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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

Study Proves Sustainable Farms, Organic Farming Beats Factory Farms

Christina Sarich, Staff Writer Waking Times For those who are appalled at the way animals are treated in conventional livestock production, there is a better way. Sustainable livestock production practices include providing greater animal welfare, increasing biodiversity, and extending good working conditions to those who care for the animals, all while maintaining a profitable business. A

The High Price of Cheap Factory Farmed Chicken

Dr. Mercola Waking Times Demand for food at cheaper prices has dramatically altered the entire food chain. Today, food production revolves around efficiency—the ability to produce more for less. This mindset has significant ramifications for both animal and human health, and the environment. Today, nearly 65 billion animals worldwide, including cows, chickens, and pigs, are

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

How to Boycott Factory Farms

Alexis Baden-Mayer, Organic Consumers Waking Times  There are plenty of reasons to boycott factory farms, including the top two: your health and animal welfare. But the big-picture reason is this. The only way to feed the world and restore climate stability is to restore efficiency to our food system. When we were hunters and gatherers,

How Biological Farming Can Transform Your Food Supply for the Better

Dr. Mercola Waking Times Jerry Brunetti, an internationally renowned speaker, is the founder of Agri-Dynamics, a company that provides holistic animal remedies for farm, livestock, and pets. He’s also a co-founder of EarthWorks Natural Organic Products, which provides products and consulting services. Brunetti is a cancer survivor who can say he saved his own life

American Meat—An Inside Look at Sustainable Farming in America

Dr. Mercola Waking Times “Thanksgiving is a time when many of us come together and share food and conversation with our family and friends. It’s a time when we celebrate our loved ones, and reflect on that which we are thankful for. In the spirit of the holiday, we are offering our documentary American Meat to you

How Organic Farming Could Release Us From the Curse of Fertilizer

Dr. Mercola Waking Times Environmental pollution is a significant problem. But while most of the focus is placed on polluting industries, toxins like mercury and small particle traffic pollution, a major source of environmental devastation is caused by modern food production. Far from being life sustaining, our modern chemical-dependent farming methods: Strip soil of nutrients

Factory Farms: Bad for Farm Animals and Human Consumers

Paul Fassa, Natural Society Waking Times Those idyllic (extremely happy) farm scenes depicted on most conventional dairy products, meat packaging, and egg cartons are far from the reality of how conventional meat comes to be. Unlike organic livestock conditions, factory farming puts animals in gruesome concentration camp-like conditions to prepare them for horrible deaths. If

How GMO Farming and Food Is Making Our Gut Flora Unfriendly

Sayer Ji, Green Med Info Waking Times  Two studies published in the past six months reveal a disturbing finding: glyphosate-based herbicides such as Roundup® appear to suppress the growth of beneficial gut bacteria, leading to the overgrowth of extremely pathogenic bacteria. Late last year, in an article titled Roundup Herbicide Linked to Overgrowth of Deadly Bacteria, we reported on

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!

Out of Sight, Out of Mind – Investigation Into Georgia Chicken Farming (Video)

For the urban Georgian, it’s not obvious that Georgia is home to this massive industry, but hit the road to the north of the state, gaze at the rolling landscape and you might just glimpse the top of a shed or a feed bin, which more often than not will be the start of a mega farm, with countless sheds, housing as many as 300,000 chickens.

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