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Drugs & Bugs in Pork: Ractopamine and Yersinia

Michael Greger MD | November 29, 2012 | Health

Read More: food poisoning, pigs, pork, ractopamine, yersinia

Earlier this year, China rejected 200,000 pounds of pork from the United States after discovering residues in the meat of an adrenaline-like drug called ractopamine, which is fed to U.S. pigs (Paylean™) and turkeys (Topmax™) as a growth promoter to......

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Language and animals - who hears a who?

Jess Parsons | May 5, 2012 | Animals

Read More: animal identity, cows, hens, language, meat, meat industry, pigs, sheep, software, words

I just learned something new.  In MS Word, a sentence with the phrase “a hen who slept at the foot of the bed” shows a grammar error on “who” – the grammar rules recommend “that”.  Change it to “man”......

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Supreme Court case: meat industry sues to keep downed animals in food supply

Michael Greger MD | November 3, 2011 | Health

Read More: American Meat Institute, anthrax, campylobacter, cows, dairy, downed animals, downers, e. coli, Federal School Lunch Program, ground beef, hamburger, Humane Society of the United States, livestock, mad cow disease, meat, meat industry, National Meat Association, pigs, public health, Salmonella, sheep, soy, swine flu, USDA

This week I participated in a press briefing to discuss National Meat Association v. Harris, a case appearing before the Supreme Court next week. The meat industry is trying to overturn a California law meant to keep "downed" animals--those......

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Contagion: bad timing for CDC report of new swine flu strain

Michael Greger MD | September 4, 2011 | Health

Read More: CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, children, Contagion, epidemic, flu, foodborne illness, influenza, pandemic, pigs, pork, swine flu, virus

A week before the premiere of Contagion, a star-studded thriller about (spoiler alert!) a pork-borne pandemic, is unfortunate timing for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to announce the identification of a new strain of swine flu in......

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The Low-Down on Downers and the USDA

Gene Baur | March 4, 2011 | Animals

Read More: Agribusiness, Alison Longley, Campaigns, Cattle, Downed Animals, downers, Factory Farming, Farm Sanctuary, goats, Investigations, News and Updates, Petition, Pigs, President Obama, Sheep, Slaughterhouses, Undercover Investigations, USDA

When it comes to slaughtering animals too sick or weak to even stand for human food, the majority of U.S. citizens are resoundingly opposed. But despite this public sentiment, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) allows this irresponsible and inhumane......

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Important Progress for Farm Animals in Ohio

Gene Baur | July 1, 2010 | Animals

Read More: Agribusiness, ballot initiative, Campaigns, Cattle, Chickens, confinement, Current Affairs, Downed Animals, Eggs, Factory Farming, Farm Sanctuary, Gene Baur, Law, Legislation, News and Updates, Ohio Ballot Initiative, Pigs, Volunteers

  Over the past year, more than 500,000 Ohio citizens signed a petition aimed at placing an initiative on the statewide ballot this November to ban cruel factory farming practices. Those signatures gathered by tireless volunteers, many of whom were......

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Time to Dig Deep for the Animals

Gene Baur | May 20, 2010 | Animals

Read More: Agribusiness, ballot initiative, Campaigns, Cattle, Chickens, confinement, Current Affairs, DC, Eggs, Factory Farming, Farm Sanctuary, Gene Baur, Legislation, News and Updates, Ohio Ballot Initiative, Pigs, Proposition 2, veal, Washington, What Activists are Up to

Across the U.S., hundreds of millions of farm animals, including calves raised for veal, sows exploited for breeding and hens used for egg production, are confined in crates and cages so tightly that they cannot walk, turn around or......