March 22nd, 2013 - Jill Ettinger
Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-N.Y.) has reintroduced to Congress an updated version of her Preservation of Antibiotics for Medical Treatment Act (PAMTA) for review. The legislation focuses on reducing the amount of antibiotics used in factory farming in order to help preserve the efficacy of modern medicine and antibiotic effectiveness in treating human health issues.
Read More:Antibiotic Resistance Now Kills More People than AIDS
November 7th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
A recent study published in the current issue of the journal Environmental Health Perspective brings a new concern to the growing number of CAFOs—concentrated animal feeding operations—dominating the nation’s conventional meat and dairy industry: high blood pressure.
Read More:Factory Farm Pollution Causes High Blood Pressure
August 10th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
A New York federal court has ruled that the FDA cannot delay its regulatory proceedings on determining the safety of antibiotics including penicillin and tetracyclines routinely used in industrial farming livestock animal feed.
Read More:FDA Must Speed its Process on Antibiotic Safety in Factory Farms, Court Rules
August 2nd, 2011 - Jill Ettinger
In just 50 years, the chicken industry has transformed itself in fantastic fashion: Skyrocketing 1,400 percent from 580 million birds to the nearly nine billion today, while the number of independent farmers has been virtually wiped out—the more than 1.6 million in the 1950s have been replaced by fewer than 30,000 farms today, most of which are large concentrated factory farms, according to a new report by the Pew Environmental Group titled Big Chicken: Pollution and Industrial Poultry Production in America.”
Read More:Where Does the Waste from 9 Billion Chickens Go?
May 29th, 2011 - Jill Ettinger
It’s been 3 years since PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) made headlines with one of its most controversial campaigns: the animal protection organization offered $1 million to the scientist(s) that could create lab-grown meat by June 30, 2012.
Read More:Test Tube T-Bones: Growing Meat Without A Face
May 28th, 2011 - Jill Ettinger
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has announced that he will only eat animals he actually kills himself this year in a self-imposed ‘personal challenge.”
Read More:Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook to Only Eat Meat He Kills Himself