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The Strategic Sourceror: The rise of ethically-raised animals in the food industry

The Strategic Sourceror: The rise of ethically-raised animals in the food industry | Humane and Sustainable Agriculture | Scoop.it
The Strategic Sourceror: The rise of ethically-raised animals in the food industry, procurement, strategic sourcing, cost reduction and supply chain news by the Strategic Sourceror
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Christie’s Pig-Crate Politics

Christie’s Pig-Crate Politics | Humane and Sustainable Agriculture | Scoop.it
The governor’s veto of a bill that would ban gestation crates probably plays less well in New Jersey than in ... oh, let’s say Iowa.
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Bridging the gap between farmers and consumers | Canadian Grocer

Bridging the gap between farmers and consumers | Canadian Grocer | Humane and Sustainable Agriculture | Scoop.it
World Animal Protection Canada's insight:

Farmers are talking more about the animals in their care.

Read more in this Canadian Grocer column from World Animal Protection's Darren Vanstone.

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Proving feedlot animal welfare

Proving feedlot animal welfare | Humane and Sustainable Agriculture | Scoop.it

In an effort to assure consumers some retail and food-service companies are auditing the animal welfare procedures of packing plants. The packers, in turn, are starting to ask feedlots for signed affidavits stating their operations meet accepted standards.

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Unilever Wants to Spare Millions of Baby Chicks a Horrifying Death

Unilever Wants to Spare Millions of Baby Chicks a Horrifying Death | Humane and Sustainable Agriculture | Scoop.it
Unilever, a major user of eggs, has announced that it will fund research that will make killing and disposing of millions of male chicks every year unnecessary.
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How Improving Welfare Can Improve Profits

How Improving Welfare Can Improve Profits | Humane and Sustainable Agriculture | Scoop.it
ANALYSIS - Animal welfare has moved up the agenda for livestock production and companies are now embracing the concept and wanting to understand new solutions to improving conditions for animals bred for food.
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6 Reasons to Splurge on Organic Food

6 Reasons to Splurge on Organic Food | Humane and Sustainable Agriculture | Scoop.it
It’s easy for the term organic to get mixed in with all the other diet and foodie fad buzzwords. It’s also easy to assume that organic is just another popular marketing ploy, like “all natural” and “eco-friendly.” Here's why we're confident that the government regulated “certified organic” label that exists here in our fine country is worth its weight in extra toonies
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Living near a factory farm may endanger your health - VOXXI

Living near a factory farm may endanger your health - VOXXI | Humane and Sustainable Agriculture | Scoop.it
Living near a factory farm may endanger your health VOXXI Plenty has been said about the harm that Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) can cause to animals, but it bears remembering that factory farms pose health risks to the humans...
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'Farmland' takes viewers on a trip to rural America

'Farmland' takes viewers on a trip to rural America | Humane and Sustainable Agriculture | Scoop.it
A new documentary from producer/director James Moll could be validating, enlightening or concerning, depending on your perspective. "Farmland" shares the perspectives of a half-dozen cattle ranchers, vegetable farmers and other rural Americans who operate far from the grocery shelves. For urban America, it is an eye-opening look at the people who produce much of the food we find at the supermarket. For those a little closer to our farmlands, it's a validation of a lifestyle far from the public eye. For Americans in general, it raises important questions that affect us all.
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How to fight a factory farm and win

How to fight a factory farm and win | Humane and Sustainable Agriculture | Scoop.it
A couple of attorneys have sniffed out Big Pork's legal weak spot.
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Efforts To Close “Painful” Loophole In Animal Slaughter Regs | Progress Illinois

Efforts To Close “Painful” Loophole In Animal Slaughter Regs | Progress Illinois | Humane and Sustainable Agriculture | Scoop.it
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Some see it as a painful loophole in animal slaughter regulations and it affects so-called downer calves in Illinois - cattle that are on the ground and can't get up.
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Adrienne Marvin: Stop permitting huge farms until waste problem solved : Ct

Adrienne Marvin: Stop permitting huge farms until waste problem solved : Ct | Humane and Sustainable Agriculture | Scoop.it
Dear Editor: Why are we compromising our water and our health to concentrated animal feeding operations, or CAFOs, with spotty technology? Clean water is life sustaining to ourselves, our children,
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Canada Needs to Do a Better Job Protecting Animals, Says Care2 Petition Author

Canada Needs to Do a Better Job Protecting Animals, Says Care2 Petition Author | Humane and Sustainable Agriculture | Scoop.it
Would you be surprised to learn that Canada does a worse job protecting animals than Brazil, India and the Philippines? Care2 member Janelle Martel was. That's
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Farm Antibiotics Spur Antibiotic-Resistant Disease in Humans | Alternative News Network

Farm Antibiotics Spur Antibiotic-Resistant Disease in Humans | Alternative News Network | Humane and Sustainable Agriculture | Scoop.it
By Dr. Mercola By Dr. Mercola Believing an antibiotic can cure severe infection or illness is taken for granted by most people. Unfortunately, there will come a day when this no longer holds true—unless we act quickly.
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Perdue chicken factory farmer reaches breaking point, invites film crew to farm

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Butterball goes 'humane' for Thanksgiving. Really?

Butterball goes 'humane' for Thanksgiving. Really? | Humane and Sustainable Agriculture | Scoop.it
The turkey giant's newly minted American Humane Certified labels might not mean all that much.
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Why You Should Eat ‘Humane’ Meat

Why You Should Eat ‘Humane’ Meat | Humane and Sustainable Agriculture | Scoop.it
‘Humane’ meat is tasty and ethically logical, and should be what you’re eating if you’re eating animals.
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Wai Ling Liu's comment, October 26, 2014 4:27 AM
I don't eat meat , I am vegan , thanks
Wai Ling Liu's comment, October 26, 2014 4:27 AM
my pleasure , thanks Christian
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Factory farming affects public as well as animals

Factory farming affects public as well as animals | Humane and Sustainable Agriculture | Scoop.it
The pork industry needs to move away from abusive practices
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The Truth About Grassfed Beef - Food Revolution Network

The Truth About Grassfed Beef - Food Revolution Network | Humane and Sustainable Agriculture | Scoop.it
A lot of people today, horrified by how animals are treated in factory farms and feedlots, and wanting to lower their ecological footprint, are looking for healthier alternatives.
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Farm drugs being used like 'sweets'

Farm drugs being used like 'sweets' | Humane and Sustainable Agriculture | Scoop.it
The use of antibiotics on farms without medical supervision has been condemned at a meeting of the world animal health organisation.
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2,000 Pigs Die After Falling Into Their Own Waste Tank on Factory Farm

2,000 Pigs Die After Falling Into Their Own Waste Tank on Factory Farm | Humane and Sustainable Agriculture | Scoop.it
A suspended floor collapsed, throwing 2,500 pigs into a waste tank below them. It's another example of the horrors faced daily by the animals we call livestock.
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Another Reason to Go Grassfed: Commercial Cows May Be More Prone to E Coli | Survival

Another Reason to Go Grassfed: Commercial Cows May Be More Prone to E Coli | Survival | Humane and Sustainable Agriculture | Scoop.it
Escherichia coli (E. coli) has been making the news lately, with recent cases reported in six states so far.
But where does the bacterium come from, and how can infection be avoided?
E. coli has an interesting history. It’s been around, well,...
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8 disgusting facts about hog poop

8 disgusting facts about hog poop | Humane and Sustainable Agriculture | Scoop.it
It's not just the stink: Those who live near factory hog farms report headaches, coughing, wheezing, and diarrhea.
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New Study Says Cows Learn Better with Buddies - Modern Farmer

New Study Says Cows Learn Better with Buddies - Modern Farmer | Humane and Sustainable Agriculture | Scoop.it
Group work helps elementary school students approach new ideas. Could the same be true for baby cows?
World Animal Protection Canada's insight:

Yet another good argument for social housing for young calves...

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