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August 18, 2011

Meat Industry 

cows feeding

New Guidelines Ensure Humane Treatment Of Livestock

The USDA announced new guidelines to ensure humane treatment of livestock, defining "egregious inhumane treatment."

June 23, 2011

Global Food Prices 

flooded field

Extreme Weather Pushes Food Prices Even Higher

Global food prices are already at a record high and will continue to rise because of this year's extreme weather.

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.

February 27, 2011

Sustainability Rockstars 

Wendell Berry

Wendell Berry: Consciousness And The Creaturely Life

In part one of a three-part conversation, Wendell Berry describes how machines have changed the country and why it's important to be conscious of your place.

February 24, 2011

Tasty Bugs 

Insect Dish

Treating Insects As Livestock May Solve Our Meat Needs

What's one way to feed the growing global population on limited land while being environmentally friendly? Eat insects!

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.

August 6, 2010

Food Labeling 

righteous porkchop book cover and nicolette hahn niman

Nicolette Hahn Niman: Food Labeling, Food Safety & Farm To School

The final part of our interview with Nicolette Hahn Niman, she talks about food labeling, food safety and the importance of knowing where your food comes from.

August 4, 2010

Factory Farming 

righteous porkchop book cover and nicolette hahn niman

Nicolette Hahn Niman: Eating Less Meat, But Eating Better Meat

The second part of a three part series, Nicolette Hahn Niman talks about becoming a vegetarian and how we can move away from factory farming.

June 28, 2010

Antibiotics 

Syringe for drugs

FDA Proposes Restrictions On Antibiotic Use For Livestock

The Food and Drug Administration has drafted a proposal to limit the use of antibiotics in livestock as part of an effort to reduce pathogens' resistance.

June 22, 2010

Eating Meat 

Goats feeding from a trough

Report: Animals Consume More Than Half Of World Crops

A new report reassessed how agricultural resources are used around the world and found that animals - not humans - consume more than half of the world's crops.

February 16, 2010

Dairy Farming 

a group of grazing dairy cows.

Organic Advocates Applaud New USDA Regulations For Dairy Farms

Previous USDA regulations contained language that made it possible for mega-dairy farms to abuse the organic system. Not anymore!

August 29, 2009

Raising Animals 

Daniel Orr and Jeff Mease

A Humane Love Affair – Jeff Mease On Raising And Harvesting Pigs

Jeff Mease returns to Earth Eats to talk animal husbandry, pork, and his relationship to the big and beautiful pigs he raises on his farm.

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