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Thank You, Antibiotics, for Cheap Meat…and Superbugs

By Fredrica Syren: In a world where consumers want more for less money, it’s no wonder that businesses and producers feel that the way to make more money is by taking short cuts. The meat, egg, chicken and fish industries are no different: in their quest to produce more volume …

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The 5 Most Polluted Foods to Buy Organic

By Fredrica Syren aka Green Mom: Let’s face it — food is expensive. I know that as much as anyone because I feed a family of five, 5 meals a day (breakfast, snack, lunch, another snack and dinner) 7 days a week. Now, if you factor in organic food to …

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Chipotle, Foodborne Illnesses, and Sustainability

By Emma Grace Fairchild: Food safety is a complex process. It is also an industry that must constantly adapt to our changing technology and food supply. As consumers, we expect the foods we purchase and prepare to be safe and not to make us sick: however — from bacterial contamination …

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Red Meat Could Be Taxed in Denmark

By Kim Robson: Denmark may be considering a nationwide tax on red meat. According to the Danish Council for Ethics, an influential government think tank, climate change has become an “ethical issue” and people should be obliged to change their eating habits. To this end, they have proposed adding a …

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Cowspiracy — The Sustainable Secret

By Fredrica Syren:  Last week I went to a talk by Kip Andersen, the filmmaker behind the controversial documentary Cowspiracy. This movie is the first of its kind and a real eye opener, documenting how, of all the different businesses around the world, factory farming is the number one most …

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Ractopamine Labeling in U.S. Meat

Ractopamine Labeling

By Kim Robson: I’m going to bet you’ve never heard of ractopamine. It’s a feed additive that helps keep meat animals lean. Ractopamine is used in an estimated 60-80% of American beef and pigs. Here are the facts: Ractopamine is a beta-agonist drug that increases protein synthesis, which makes the …

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Support An Organic and Local farm when Buying A Turkey This Season

By Fredrica Syren: In most households, a turkey is the centerpiece at the Thanksgiving meal. And there may be no better time than the harvest season to make the statement that you believe in serving good quality, fresh food to your family. Better still, you can do so by supporting local farmers …

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FDA Takes Steps To Remove Drugs from Pharmed Food

By Fredrica Syren: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) finally is taking steps towards stopping the use of antibiotics in animals used for meat. Antibiotics have been given to livestock since 1946 because studies showed that antibiotics make animals grow faster and put on weight more efficiently. It’s also used …

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