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  • Plastic bags come with warnings but GMO foods do not
    Why do plastic bags come with warnings but GMO foods do not?
    In 1987, the first U.S. field tests of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) were conducted. These crops contained tobacco and tomatoes. Five years later, in 1992 a tomato engineered to stay firm longer was approved for production. That same year,...
  • Governor Chris Christie
    Chris Christie: Pigs in Crates
    No, this column is not talk a cheap shot at the Governor of New Jersey.Seriously, there is enough cruelty, ineptitude and rich guys getting richer going on in his administration, that no one has to make cheap shots about Christie’s weight...
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    Rise in Autism, Rise in Toxins- no coincidence
    It seems that almost every day there is a new man-made disaster that poses a threat to the preservation of nature and wild life. Today, The Audobon Society announced a toxic oil spill off of Chester’s Island in the Gulf of Mexico. The...
  • Overconsumption
    Eating ourselves to death, an un-holistic approach updated
    Not only are North Americans eating themselves to death, overconsumption is an epidemic disease that is absorbing the human race. A disease that we have all allowed to be inflicted upon us, almost joyously humans have rushed to the factory...
  • World Vegetarian Day and World Day for Farm Animals global movements for animals
    World Vegetarian Day and World Day for Farm Animals global movements for animals
    Today, October 1, is World Vegetarian Day, and you could win $1000 for doing the right thing, that is—going on a vegetarian diet. If you are already a vegetarian, convert one of your meat-eating friends and split the winnings.You will be...
  • pigs in gestation crates
    Animal welfare advocates support override of veto to ban gestation crates in NJ
    In May, the New Jersey Legislature voted to ban the cruel confinement of breeding pigs with overwhelming bipartisan support. Unfortunately, the bill was vetoed by the governor.New Jersey residents strongly support a ban on the extreme confinement...
  • Chipotle video pumps chickens full of hormones
    Chipotle Grill’s video: beautiful and disturbing
    Chipotle Grill has released a new 3 minute video and accompanying iOS game that Gawker and many other media critics called “amazing.” It also riled a number of farmers for its simplistic treatment of farmers and farming.In the video, a...
  • Farm Sanctuary and the dilemma of distance
    Farm Sanctuary and the dilemma of distance
    The New York Shelter of Farm Sanctuary has been on this Examiner's bucket list for years. What's held me up is distance: it's 400 miles (six and a half hours by car) from Boston.Last week, we went. My husband, my boss, her daughter,...
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    The line between pets and livestock
    In a recent article in DVM Magazine titled, Why small animal veterinarians should care about farm animals Barry Kipperman, DVM, DACVIM lays out a convincing argument that society and especially veterinarians are missing the boat on animal welfare...
  • Eating red meat increases risk of Type 2 diabetes
    Eating red meat increases risk of Type 2 diabetes
    Eating more red meat over time increases the risk of type-2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), according to a report published by JAMA Internal Medicine.Red meat consumption has been previously and consistently related to an increased risk of T2DM. However...
  • Processed meat linked to premature death
    Eating processed meat linked to premature death
    A unique and atypically large study, of half a million men and women, has shown an association between processed meat and cardiovascular disease and cancer.This was not an easy assessment because measuring the effect of eating meat alone, without...
  • Recipe for disaster: Butterball's poor training and low pay for turkey farm workers
    Recipe for disaster: Butterball's poor training and pay for turkey farm workers
    “Butterball expects a few untrained workers to move thousands of crippled turkeys into transport trucks, and pays workers by the load, not the hour,” Mercy for Animals (MFA) Director of Investigations Matt Rice said in a recent...
  • Lou the ox euthanized in Vermont
    Lou the ox euthanized in Vermont
    POULTNEY, VERMONT-Green Mountain College euthanized Lou the ox Sunday. Bill and Lou a team of oxen have been at the center of an uproar over the college's decision to process the animals into meat.According to ABC News, Lou who was 11-year-old...
  • Farm Sanctuary begins informative video series Animal Tales
    Farm Sanctuary begins informative video series Animal Tales
    Animal cruelty and abuse cases abound throughout the nation every day. Lack of consistent regulations (much is left up to the states regarding humane care while food safety regulations fall under the USDA and are minimal at best due to the food...
  • Jill Baglica, Eva Minkin, and Quilla Park of the Human League.
    Activists encourage biotechnologists to consider alternatives to animal research
    Representatives from the Humane League were present outside the BIO National Convention (known as BIO 2012) at the Boston Convention Center June 20 handing out educational material encouraging biotechnologists to make “compassionate choices...
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