Friends of The Earth, October 31, 2014
-▶ HIGH STEAKS: THE CASE FOR LESS AND BETTER MEAT. There’s a high price to pay for that juicy T-Bone from supermarkets. Most meat, poultry, eggs and dairy sold in restaurants and supermarkets in the U.S. comes from factory farms — where animals are often raised in cruel, cramped and unsanitary conditions. In order to prevent disease and promote faster growth, they are frequently pumped with doses of antibiotics. This practice has contributed to the rise of antibiotic-resistant diseases in human populations, which pose one of the greatest public health threats of our time. THE CASE FOR LESS AND BETTER MEAT ... READ ON https://medium.com/friends-of-the-earth-newsmagazine/high-steaks-827023cb0456
Alternet, April 01, 2015
▶ AMERICA'S RED MEAT HORROR SHOW: WHY WE MUST GET RID OF FACTORY FARMS. FOUR MULTI-BILLION DOLLAR TRANSNATIONAL COMPANIES —Tyson JBS, Cargill and Smithfield—produce about 85 percent of the factory farm meat in the U.S., making it difficult for ranchers to sell their livestock to anyone but the Big Four. And of course these same Big Four companies, along with their front groups such as the North American Meat Institute, are lobbying the government to ditch the 2015 dietary guidelines to “eat less red and processed meat” recommendation because they understand what that recommendation will do to their bottom lines.
But what the Big Four fear even more is the thought of consumers waking up to the horrors of factory farms, and the filthy, contaminated meat that comes out of these animal prisons. http://www.alternet.org/food/americas-red-meat-horror-show-why-we-must-get-rid-factory-farms
SO YOU WANT TO EAT MEAT?
FEEDLOTS vs PASTURES
Mother Jones, March 24, 2015
▶ OUR MEAT OBSESSION MAY KILL US. BUT NOT HOW YOU THINK http://www.motherjones.com/blue-marble/2015/03/were-going-feed-animals-67-percent-more-antibiotics-2030
HuffPostGreen, March24, 2015
▶ A MENACING MIX IN ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE: HERBICIDES, HEAVY METALS AND FACTORY FARMS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/03/24/antibiotic-resistance-herbicides-heavy-metals_n_6935626.html?m=true
The Atlantic, March 23, 2015
▶ THE ANTIBIOTICS PROBLEM IN MEAT A new study suggests that a consumer demand for chicken and pork in places like India, Russia, China, and Brazil will help drive a large increase in overuse of the drugs by 2030. Is there anything we can do about it? http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2015/03/the-next-big-antibiotic-resistance-threat/388430/
▶ FOUR-FIFTHS OF ALL BIG PHARMA ANTIBIOTICS CONSUMED BY MEAT AND POULTRY INDUSTRY (What Are You Eating?) http://sco.lt/5u5Gyn
-- WATCH --
August 13, 2013 Reuters Exclusive:
LAME CATTLE STIRS NEW CONCERN OVER BEEF INDUSTRY GROWTH DRUGS http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/08/13/us-usa-cattle-jbs-drugs-idUSBRE97C02M20130813
TreeHugger, January 39, 2015
▶ MEATONOMICS EXPLORES THE BIZARRE ECONOMIC FORCES THAT DRIVE MEAT & DAIRY PRODUCTION http://www.treehugger.com/green-food/meatonomics-bizarre-economic-forces-drive-meat-dairy-production.html
Alternet, March 24, 2015
▶ EXPOSING AMERICA'S BILLIONAIRE WELFARE RANCHERS. America's .01 percent like the Kochs and the Hiltons are collecting massive subsidies from the federal government http://www.alternet.org/economy/exposing-americas-billionaire-welfare-ranchers
The Dodo, March 10, 2015
▶ CAUGHT RED-HANDED, MAJOR DAIRY COMPANY VOWS TO STOP CRUEL PRACTICES https://www.thedodo.com/great-lakes-cheese-welfare-1032837896.html
SHORT, SILENT VIDEO:
- ▶ THE SADDEST, AND MOST BEAUTIFUL LOOK AT THE CYCLE OF FACTORY MEAT http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/21/samsara-documentary_n_3791510.html
Medical Xpress, March 11, 2015
▶ INFLUENCE GAME: MEAT INDUSTRY PUSHES BACK AGAINST NEW DIETARY PROPOSAL http://medicalxpress.com/news/2015-03-meat-industry-dietary.html
Inhabitat, December 20, 2014
-▶ U.S. CONGRESS IS FORBIDDING DIETARY EXPERTS FROM TALKING ABOUT FOOD=RELATED ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS
TriplePundit, January 09, 2015
-▶ BEEF INDUSTRY HAVING A COW OVER POTENTIAL USDA RECOMMENDATIONS. the U.S. beef industry has long been a beneficiary of government largess with its long history of receiving federal subsidies. Most of that largess is going to four large conglomerates while smaller independent ranchers are going bankrupt. http://www.triplepundit.com/2015/01/beef-industry-cow-potential-usda-recommendations/
Summit County Citizens Voice, February 24, 2015
▶ ADVISORY PANEL EYES SHIFT TO MORE SUSTAINABLE DIET IN THE U.S. http://summitcountyvoice.com/2015/02/24/advisory-panel-eyes-shift-to-more-sustainable-diet-in-u-s/
DW.DE February 27, 2015
ANIMAL FEED - ECOLOGICAL INSANITY?
STUNNING AERIAL PHOTOS
EcoWatch, November 28, 2014
HOW FACTORY FARMS RAVAGE THE EARTH
MintPress, February 11, 2015
▶ YOUR DINNER Vs. THE PLANET : THE HIGH COST OF MEAT http://www.mintpressnews.com/MyMPN/dinner-vs-planet-high-cost-meat/
The Dirty Truth About Cheap Meat
The Guardian, January 13, 2015
-▶ THE BEEF WITH McDONALD'S SUSTAINABLE BEEF http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2015/jan/13/sustainable-beef-mcdonalds-meat-environment
The Center for Investigative Reporting
August 02, 2013
THE HIDDEN COSTS OF HAMBURGERS
Washington Post, February 19, 2015
-▶ THINK OF EARTH, NOT JUST YOUR STOMACH, PANEL ADVISES
THE DRUG STORE IN AMERICAN MEAT
CAFOs AND INDUSTRIAL FACTORY FARMING YOUR MEAT
August 18, 2013 Care2 Causes
-▶ NOW WE'RE TURNING ANIMALS INTO FACTORIES FOR OUR DRUGS?
- ▶ UK - CAN MEAT FACTORIES BE SAFE, SLAUGHTERING 4,000 COWS, PER FACTORY, A DAY, 3,000 STEAKS A MINUTE? http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/can-meat-factories-be-safe-at-4000-cows-a-day-3000-steaks-a-minute/article4593690/
January 27, 2008 The New York Times, Mark Bittman
- ▶ RETHINKING THE MEAT-GUZZLER http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/27/weekinreview/27bittman.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0
HuffingtonPost India, January 25, 2015
- ▶MODI AND OBAMA: STOP IGNORING THE COW IN THE ROOM http://www.huffingtonpost.in/poorva-joshipura/modi-and-obama-stop-ignor_b_6536562.html
65 BILLION ANIMALS RAISED IN CORPORATE CONCENTRATION PENS: DRUGS, GMO FEED AND 'AG-GAG' LAWS http://sco.lt/6GRczB
GLASS WALLS (8:17)
What happens to animals raised for meat, eggs and dairy products.
George Monbiot, December 16, 2014
- ▶ IF YOU MUST EAT MEAT, SAVE IT FOR CHRISTMAS : We are in perputual denial about our food : From chickens pumped with antibiotics to the environmental devastation caused by production, we need to realise we are not fed with happy farm animals http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/dec/16/perpetual-denial-food-meat-production-environmental-devastation
INSIDE A SLAUGHTERHOUSE
The Oprah Winfrey Show
Investigative reporter Lisa Ling goes behind the scenes of a slaughterhouse to see how meat is made.
- ▶ USDA LIVE STOCK SLAUGHTER 2013 SUMMARY 04/21/2014 - lsan0414.pdf http://www.usda.gov/nass/PUBS/TODAYRPT/lsan0414.pdf
FARM TO FRIDGE - THE TRUTH BEHIND MEAT PRODUCTION
FutureFood 2050 October 23, 2014
-▶ BREEDING A HEALTHIER LIVESTOCK INDUSTRY.
Improving animal welfare is crucial to long-term sustainability, says livestock expert Temple Grandin. http://futurefood2050.com/breeding-a-healthier-livestock-industry/
Stuff.co.nz , November 25, 2014
-▶ EVERYTHING IS A COMMODITY NOW: BIG JUMP IN BOBBY CALF KILL. Beef+Lamb economist Rob Davison said 2.07 million calves were culled in the year ended September, up 9.8 per cent on the comparable period last year... There seems to be no one reason for the significant rise in unwanted calves sent for "processing", as reported to Beef + Lamb NZ by the country's meat companies. http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/farming/beef/63489037/big-jump-in-bobby-calf-kill
Truthout, November 23, 2014
-▶ IS THE GRASS-FED REALLY GREENER? BEEF PRODUCTION IN THE AMERICAS http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/27609-is-the-grass-fed-really-greener-beef-production-in-the-americas
George Monbiot, December 17, 2014
-▶OVERGROWTH: What can you say about a society whose food production must be hidden from public view? In which the factory farms and slaughterhouses supplying much of our diet must be guarded like arsenals to prevent us from seeing what happens there?
The growth rate of broiler chickens has quadrupled in 50 years: they are now killed at seven weeks(2). By then they are often crippled by their weight. Animals selected for obesity cause obesity. Bred to bulge, scarcely able to move, overfed, factory farmed chickens now contain almost three times as much fat as chickens did in 1970, and just two thirds of the protein(3). Stalled pigs and feedlot cattle have undergone a similar transformation. Meat production? No, this is fat production.
"A BLOODY BUSINESS" - LIVE ANIMAL EXPORTS
Investigation by Australian TV Four Corners Investigation
DW News, November 22, 2014
-▶ EU GREENS TO CONFRONT INDUSTRIALIZED FARM LOBBY. Germany's opposition Greens have set their sights on nutrition that avoids mass livestock farming. They have accused Chancellor Angela Merkel's government of giving agriculturalized industry an unrestrained free run.
Wall Street Journal, December 15, 2014
-▶ CHINA'S HARD LINE ON BIOTECH BURNS U.S. HAY : Traces of GMO Alfalfa, Unapproved by Beijing, Wreak Havoc With a Formerly Booming U.S. Crop http://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-hay-exports-to-china-shrivel-up-1418598477
Audubon Magazine, November-December
-▶ FOOD FIGHT: REFORMING THE FARM http://mag.audubon.org/articles/climate/food-fight-reforming-farm
Future Food, November 18, 2014
-▶ GREENER PASTURES FOR CATTLE RANCHING. Colombian farming researcher Enrique Murgueitio advocates grazing animals on wooded land to boost sustainability and production. http://futurefood2050.com/greener-pastures-for-cattle-ranching/
HuffingtonPostGreen, October 30, 2014
-▶ MEAT HAS SEASONS, JUST LIKE PRODUCE. AND HERE'S HOW FACTORY FARMING HAS MESSED WITH THAT
APOCALYPSE OF THE "HAPPY MEAL"
WORSHIPING THE GOLDEN CALF
A journey into the soul of humanity - A powerful statement about deforestation and the global industrial economy.
-▶ "ALMA" explores the devastating impacts of the cattle industry on the Amazon and a powerful statement about the global industrial economy.
Beautifully shot, alternately joyful and horrifying, Alma captures the ecological, and even spiritual, cost of meat, dairy, and leather production in the Amazon.
A cinematic journey into the world's forests and the industries that are destroying them, this time heading to Brazil to explore the devastating impacts of the cattle industry. Here he creates a powerful statement about the global industrial economy and the speed with which virgin forests are being cleared for timber and new grazing land... http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=8uVOYQPobzo
August 26, 2013 Mongabay
-▶ 85% OF BRAZILIAN LEATHER GOES TO MARKETS SENSITIVE TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0822-tcs-walker-brazil-cattle.html
Guardian, March 10, 2013
▶ LUXURY LEATHER AND THE AMAZON http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/mar/03/luxury-leather-and-amazon-deforestation
The Daily Climate, November 10, 2014
-▶ GLOBAL MEAT DEMAND PLOWS UP BRAZIL'S 'UNDERGROUND FOREST' http://www.dailyclimate.org/tdc-newsroom/2014/11/brazil-meat-cerrado-deforestation
Mongabay, December 18, 2014
-▶ IMPACTS OF DEFORESTATION ON AMAZONIAN RIVER ECOSYSTEMS COULD BE FAR REACHING. Vast areas of the Amazon forest are being destroyed for agricultural uses, mainly industrial-scale soybean crops, and turned into pasture land for livestock.
-▶ THE AMAZON'S FIRST SUSTAINABLE CATTLE RANCH: CATTLE THE RIGHT WAY http://www.rainforest-alliance.org/stories/cattle-and-conservation
"DEATH ON A USA FACTORY FARM" "[HBO Special]
When Animals Become Inanimate Objects On A Balance Sheet
- ▶ WHAT EVERY PARENT SHOULD KNOW ABOUT BLIND, FOOTLESS GMO CHICKENS, FACTORY FARMS AND THE AG-GAG BILL http://sco.lt/961xVh
In These Times, December 01, 2014
- ▶ THE ONE THING WORSE THAN BIG DAIRY'S ABUSE OF COWS THE ABUSE OF WORKERS http://inthesetimes.com/article/17348/big_dairy_work_an_udderly_bad_job
June 6, 2013 Huffington Post Green
- ▶ USDA INSPECTOR GENERAL: FOOD SAFETY AND HUMANE SLAUGHTER LAWS IGNORED WITH IMPUNITY http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bruce-friedrich/usda-inspector-general-fo_b_3333853.html
by PAUL McCARTNEY (Former "Beatle")
THE WEBSITE THE MEAT INDUSTRY DOESN'T WANT YOU TO SEE http://www.meat.org/
April 29, 2013 Green Is The New Red
- ▶ FIRST "AG-GAG' ARRESTS: FOR FILMING SLAUGHTERHOUSE -- FROM THE STREET http://www.greenisthenewred.com/blog/first-ag-gag-arrest-utah-amy-meyer/6948/
▶ OUR INDUSTRIAL, WESTERN AGRICULTURAL FOOD SYSTEM IS DESTROYING THE EARTH AND OUR HEALTH http://sco.lt/686Qi1
MORE, BIGGER, FASTER
What You Need To Know About Factory Farming Your Food
-▶ AMAZON RAINFORESTS: DEFORESTATION, MINING RISES AGAIN IN BRAZIL'S AMAZON IMPACTING ECOSYSTEMS, CLIMATE, DEVASTATING INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES http://sco.lt/9FG1Lt