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Calling for Overhaul of Nation’s Food System, New Campaign Seeks Ban on Factory Farms

By Jessica Corbett Farmers, environmental advocates, and community leaders came together in Des Moines, Iowa on Monday to launch a national campaign to outlaw factory farming, in conjunction with a new report that outlines the long list of negative consequences tied to housing hundreds or thousands…

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50 Groups Back Landmark Effort to Halt ‘Out of Control’ Factory Farming in Iowa

By Jessica Corbett “Iowa is suffering under the enormous weight of a business that has no respect for the people, environment, animals and future of the state.” More than 50 groups are demanding that Iowa lawmakers urgently pass landmark legislation to enact a moratorium on factory farm expansion…

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Investors Call on 16 Global Food Producers to Divest From Factory Farming

By Derrick Broze Investors worth trillions of dollars have launched a campaign calling on the world’s 16 largest food companies to begin investing in plant-based protein to combat environmental and health risks associated with animal agriculture. The Farm Animal Investment Risk and Return (FAIRR) has…

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The Cornucopia Institute Issued A Guide To Organic Certifiers: Information Consumers Ought To Know

By Catherine J. Frompovich In March 2019, The Cornucopia Institute produced a 22-page online report “The Gatekeepers of Organic Integrity.” On page 5, they discuss “hydroponics” as being incompatible with organic principles. Then, on page 7 “Container Hydroponics” is discussed along with the certifiers allowing…

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Superbugs Found in Nearly 80 Percent of U.S. Supermarket Meat

By Andrea Germanos A new analysis offers alarming findings as many Americans get ready to fire up their grills for the 4th of July—nearly 80 percent of supermarket meat was found to have antibiotic-resistant bacteria, also known as superbugs. That’s according to the Environmental Working Group (EWG), which sifted through…

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Beagles are Docile and Trusting – and That’s Why Corporations Use Them For Lab Tests

By Brandon Turbeville, Natural Blaze An illuminating report by Glenn Greenwald and Leighton Akio Woodhouse of The Intercept entitled “Bred To Suffer,” has shed some much needed light on the animal testing industry and the utter cruelty inflicted upon innocent animals for corporate gains and, many times,…

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39 Arrested in Effort to Save Chickens From ‘Horrific Cruelty’ at Industrial Egg Farm

By Jon Queally Thirty-nine people were arrested in California on Tuesday after approximately 500 animal rights activists organized by the Direct Action Everywhere (DxE) network staged a non-violent vigil and attempted a rescue operation at an industrial egg facility in the town of Petaluma. “These birds…

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