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Beans For Beef: The Climate Change Initiative That Anyone Can Do

Our #FakePresident has removed the United States for the Paris climate accords, leading some Americans to experience ecoanxiety. That’s a relatively new term that American Psychological Association used to describe the feelings of dread and helplessness the follow from “watching the slow and seemingly irrevocable impacts of climate change unfold, and worrying about the future […]

August 8th

Massive Dead Zone In Gulf Of Mexico Blamed On Meat Industry

A dead zone larger than New Jersey is expected to appear in the Gulf of Mexico later this year. Similar dead zones are found in the Great Lakes and the Chesapeake Bay. A report by Mighty, a global environmental group headed by Henry Waxman, a former US Congressman, claims the dead zones are the result […]

August 3rd

5 Ways to Green Your Diet and Save More Money at the Same Time

David Bakke, a writer based in Atlanta, shares tips for saving money and saving the environment on Money Crashers Personal Finance. Here’s a guest piece from him: If you think of going green, you may think of lowering your energy bills. But you can also put a significant dent in your grocery bill by opting for […]

February 22nd

Onion: "We Raise All Our Beef Humanely On Open Pasture And Then We Hang Them Upside Down And Slash Their Throats"

I’ve always thought the idea of humane meat was absurd. It baffles me that people can even consider that term logical. For sure, I’d prefer that animals be raised in as good of conditions as possible. But the point that they are raised to be slaughtered makes the whole process inhumane. Would it be humane […]

February 6th

Hole-y Cow! WTFistula?

Here’s some text from a PBS interview with Michael Pollan, entitled “Modern Meat.” This covers the need for the holes (“Rumen Fistula”) and more. Read the whole thing via the link, this snippet is just the beginning. The problem with this system, or one of the problems with this system, is that cows are not evolved […]

October 30th

Backyard CAFOs

More on Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) and Factory Farms From PlanetSave: Top 5 Ways to End Factory Farming From CAFOtheBook: CAFO the Book From GMO Journal: Big Chicken=Big Pollution From PETA: Chickens Used for Food Joe’s cartoon archive, twitter ramblings and StumbleUpon page…

October 24th

Meat Kills (& Killing Meat)

I’ve been wanting to write about two recent studies for a couple weeks now. This sort of fun, sort of sad, and sort of controversial billboard from the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) — now up in Chicago — seemed to offer a nice segway into finally getting to those studies. Meat Kills The first […]

March 21st