Monthly Archives: June 2012

Illinois EPA Says it’s OK to Pollute Waterways – For a Fee

You would think that dumping animal waste into our waterways would be a crime, and it is, but only if you don’t have the permit to do it. A proposed Illinois law would split Confined Animal Feeding Operations, or CAFOs, … Continue reading

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And this little piggy had flu

Although Smithfield Farms claims “It wasn’t my pig” and also claims it tested its herd and found it to be flu free, there are no independent studies confirming Smithfield’s innocence, primarily because Smithfield has refused independent testing. So let’s back … Continue reading

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Say No to Domino’s

Domino’s pizza chain has refused repeated requests to only buy pigs from producers that raise them humanely, as opposed to confining female pigs into cramped gestation crates where they can’t even turn around and are continually impregnated until they can … Continue reading

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Super bugs – coming to a supermarket near you (if it’snot there already)

Evolution can be a beautiful thing, except when it comes to genetically modified  crops, pesticides and herbicides. No “modification” is 100% effective, so there remain a few, albeit small, number of bugs, diseases or other organisms that manage to survive … Continue reading

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