Monthly Archives: March 2012

Pink Slime Continues Dripping

It seems that the public outcry against “pink slime,” the bits and scraps of stuff left hanging on the bones that is processed, treated with ammonium hydroxide, and then hidden in your ground beef, has been so great that the … Continue reading

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And on His Farm He Had a Robot

One of the great hoaxes about factory farms is that they call themselves agricultural operations, when they really are industrial ones. What’s in a name? A lot. Being labeled agricultural avoids having to comply with the pollution standards that govern … Continue reading

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“it’s pink, therefore it’s meat”

That was apparently the opinion of former USDA Under Secretary Joann Smith when “pink slime” was approved as a filler in ground beef. Pink slime is even less appetizing than it sounds. Waste trimmings; think of the parts that you … Continue reading

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A Pig in a Poke? Factory Farm Owners in Iowa Want to Keep it That Way

A bill sitting on the desk of Iowa’s governor would effectively hide animal cruelty and inhumane practices for good. If passed, HF 589 would effectively stop whistleblowing by making it a crime for someone to gain access to a factory … Continue reading

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Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus – It’s a Mouthful – and You May Be Eating It.

The use and overuse of antibiotics in factory farming is rampant. Animals are often fed food laced with antibiotics and given injections of antibiotics when they are not sick, the argument being that it both increases their weight and is … Continue reading

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