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July 9, 2013

Farm Inspectors 

usda headquarters

Meat Inspectors Get Blowback for Blowing Whistle

A whistleblower group says USDA officials are retaliating against meat inspectors who report inhumane treatment of animals at slaughterhouses.

May 9, 2012

Good Riddance?  

A plate of food, including a slice of foie gras.  The foie gras has a red circle around it with a line through it.

California Foie Gras Ban To Take Effect July 1

Two months before a fois gras ban goes into effect in California, supporters and opponents are locked in a final battle over the law.

April 28, 2012

Vegan And Proud Of It 

Gene Baur With Bubbles The Turkey

Gene Baur Interview, Part 2: Down With Crates And Cages

In part two of our interview with Farm Sanctuary's Gene Baur, he talks about how recent legislation is both helping and hurting farm animals.

April 11, 2012

Drug Bust 

Close up of two jars of multi-colored pills.

Want Livestock Antibiotics? Get A Prescription, Says FDA

The FDA released new guidelines recommending that pharmaceutical companies require prescriptions for antibiotics to be used on livestock.

February 15, 2012

Better Conditions 

pig farm snout behind bars

McDonald’s Urges Pork Suppliers To Cut Crating

Animal rights groups are hailing the decision as an important step in the right direction.

August 1, 2011

Fish Farms 

bluefin tuna

Bluefin Tuna And The Trouble With Fish Farms

Bluefin tuna are in danger of extinction because of overfishing. Can fish farms save tuna while still satisfying the global appetite for this fish?

May 27, 2011

Small Farms 

Flock Of Chickens

Bringing The Slaughterhouse To The Farm

Thanks to mobile slaughterhouses, Vermont farmers may find it easier to get their safe, healthy, and humanely raised meat to the tables of their customers.

March 30, 2011

Access Denied 

Taking Pictures Of Cows

Iowa House Bill Bars Unapproved Documentation At Farms

One of America's largest meat producing states could make it illegal to take pictures, videos, and unapproved recordings on farms.

March 23, 2011

Chemicals In Meat 

bacon

The Pinkness Of Your Bacon May Be A Result Of Illegal Chemicals

China just arrested 14 involved with feeding illegal chemicals to pigs.

March 18, 2011

Candy For Dinner 

Roasted Spaghetti Squash Boat

Spaghetti Squash And Candied Pumpkin Seeds

Another listener request show! We’re making candied pumpkin seeds and a delicious spaghetti squash dinner.

March 14, 2011

Food Slogans 

Sliced Pork Loin

The National Pork Board Hopes You’ll ‘Be Inspired’

The National Pork Board's new slogan hopes you will "Be Inspired" by pork.

December 15, 2010

Contaminated Food 

baby pig

FDA Report Reveals The Amount Of Antibiotics Used On Factory Farms

In 2009, 29 million pounds of antibiotics were used to raise animals for human consumption.

December 2, 2010

Big Ag 

Indiana Factory Farms

Factory Farm Map Brings Big Ag Close To Home

The Food & Water Watch came out with a map of factory farms across the country this week. This is not something you learn at the grocery store.

December 2, 2010

Farm Pollution 

pigs in a pen

Indiana Farmer Cited For Spraying Hog Manure Near Waterways

A Randolph County, Indiana farmer has been cited for spraying 200,000 gallons of hog manure onto a field resulting in major fish kills in local waterways.

October 4, 2010

Vegan Bill Cinton 

Bill Clinton

The New Bill Clinton: Fit, Lean And … Vegan?

This week Bill Clinton discusses his vegan-based diet, the cost of cheap meat is revealed, and food programs are actually receiving some federal grants.

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