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Video: Why does the United States have the highest level of super-virulent bacteria contamination in the meat supply?

Super-virulent strains of bacteria which used to appear only in hospitals are now being found in meat. Dr. Michael Greger explores the possible reasons why beef, pork, chicken, and fish sold to consumers in the United States have a much higher rate of contamination than meat sold in the European Union.

Opinion Leaders

Niman Ranch - Philosophy of Raising Pigs

Niman Ranch has a different way of raising their hogs. For many years before industrial farming, hogs would grow up mostly outdoors, grazing on the vegetation of the land, and enjoying the warmth of the sun. 205 more words

Niman Ranch

YOCR#7 - The Omnivore's Dilemma

I don’t think I can go any farther afield in my Year of Creative Reading than “The Omnivore’s Dilemma” by Michael Pollan. I spotted it at the library (best place to serendipitously find books other than a book store), having wanted to read it for a while, and checked it out. 639 more words

Reading

It's "Engineered" So Don't Call Them "GMO" Crops

In March, UC Davis professor Pamela Ronald gave a scientific argument in favor of the idea that genetically engineered (not “genetically modified”) crops will be an important tool in the future of world food production. 233 more words

Farming Education

The Great American Wheat Harvest

Ever wonder where your bread comes from and how it gets there? Check this out:

The Great American Wheat Harvest Trailer 

Farming Education

Chris Hedges: Choosing Life

The animal agriculture industry is an integral part of the corporate state. The corporate state’s exploitation and impoverishment of workers and its poisoning of the environment, as well as its torture and violence toward animals, are carried out because of the obsession for greater and greater profit. 837 more words

Social Justice

Factory Farming Mentality.

I must be feeling ornery today.

I was reading the Sunday Star Tribune newspaper this morning and this article caught my eye in the business section – “Going Small Pays Off,” a question-and-answer article about a manager of a Twin Cities farmer’s market. 441 more words

Agvocate