Video Gallery Archive

How the USDA’s New ‘Chicken Rule’ Could Change What You Eat, and How It’s Inspected

Monday, September 15th, 2014

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In one of the most far reaching changes in U.S. meat inspection history, federal regulators this fall will allow poultry plant employees – instead of USDA inspectors – to help determine whether chicken is contaminated or safe to eat, a move critics fear could spread to beef and pork processing plants.

Indeed, a severe shortage of federal inspectors in slaughterhouses is so widespread that critics and some inspectors claim some meat in supermarkets stamped as “USDA inspected” may never have been inspected at all. Read Full Article »

Organic And I Know It

Monday, September 15th, 2014

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Enjoy this organic parody of  “Sexy And I Know It” by LMFAO. Read Full Article »

GMO

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

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by The Lexicon of Sustainability

GMOs are Genetically Modified Organisms. They are created when scientists take DNA from one plant species and add it to the DNA of another and they’re probably already in what you eat and what you wear. Jessica Lundberg of Northern California’s Lundberg Family Farms advocates initiatives that would impose mandatory labeling of food products using GMO ingredients because she believes consumers have the right know what’s in their food. Read Full Article »

Anna Lappé & Food MythBusters — Do We Really Need Industrial Agriculture to Feed the World?

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

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How can we feed the world—today and tomorrow?

The biggest players in the food industry—from pesticide pushers to fertilizer makers to food processors and manufacturers—spend billions of dollars every year not selling food, but selling the idea that we need their products to feed the world. But, do we really need industrial agriculture to feed the world? Can sustainably grown food deliver the quantity and quality we need—today and in the future? Our first Food MythBusters film takes on these questions in under seven minutes. So next time you hear them, you can too. Read Full Article »

Drugs Make Bugs

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

NRDC

Did you know that superbugs — dangerous bacteria resistant to antibiotics — are spreading from farms and into our communities? When antibiotics are used day after day to raise animals, drug resistant bacteria flourish, making antibiotics less effective for people. Take a look at a day in the life of this pig to learn why this is happening on industrial farms around the country. Read Full Article »