dairy

Ben & Jerry’s Is Putting Its Cows on a Low Methane Emissions Diet

Ben & Jerry’s Is Putting Its Cows on a Low Methane Emissions Diet

Do cows eat seaweed? On a Ben & Jerry’s dairy farm, yes. In May, the popular ice cream maker announced that it’ll be putting its cattle on a special diet to reduce emissions of methane. It’s no secret that animal agriculture and dairy farming are major contributors to global climate-warming greenhouse gas emissions.  As a […]

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    What Parents Need to Know About Factory Animal Farms

    What Parents Need to Know About Factory Animal Farms

    By Ketura Persellin You probably care a lot about how your fruits and vegetables are grown. You may not think as much about where your family’s animal protein comes from, but the conditions in which most meat, poultry and even dairy is produced may give you and your kids pause — even those most likely […]

    WATCH: You’ve Been Challenged! #Vegan4TenDays

    WATCH: You’ve Been Challenged! #Vegan4TenDays

    We are thrilled to announce our third challenge of the year in hopes of inspiring you to take part in a sustainable solution. It’s simple: go vegan for 10 days, talk about it in your daily life and create social media posts about your experience using the hashtag #Vegan4TenDays. For a chance to be featured […]

    Not All Organic Milk Is the Same; Here Are the Best Dairies

    Not All Organic Milk Is the Same; Here Are the Best Dairies

    By Dan Nosowitz There has been much concern in recent years about the encroachment of factory farms onto organic territory; with the premium prices organic foods can bring, many larger farms have engaged in a race to the bottom of quality, trying to just barely squeak above the organic regulations to grab that label without […]

    Boycott Factory Farm Foods: But Don’t Forget the Fish

    Boycott Factory Farm Foods: But Don’t Forget the Fish

    By Ronnie Cummins Factory farming and fish production are now a multi-trillion-dollar monster with a growing and devastating impact on public health, animal welfare, small farmers and farmworkers, rural and fishing communities, ocean marine life, water quality, air pollution, soil health, biodiversity and last but not least, global warming. Worldwide, two-thirds of all farm animals […]

    Angering Organic Farmers and Advocates, Trump’s USDA Kills Animal Welfare Rule

    Angering Organic Farmers and Advocates, Trump’s USDA Kills Animal Welfare Rule

    By Jessica Corbet Angering organic farmers and advocates, the Trump administration announced on Monday that it will officially withdraw a rule that would have added animal welfare regulations for meat, eggs and dairy marketed as “organic.” The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) killed the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices (OLPP) final rule after deciding that […]

    Don’t Be Fooled by These 5 Misleading Dairy Ads

    Don’t Be Fooled by These 5 Misleading Dairy Ads

    By Rachel Krantz For most of my life, I genuinely believed the false advertising used to sell dairy. When I learned the truth—that nearly all cows used for dairy are kept inside, locked up, forcibly inseminated, and hooked up to painful milking machines—I was heartbroken. How had I never put two and two together: that […]

    Meat and Dairy Greenhouse Emissions ‘Could Lead Us to a Point of No Return’

    Meat and Dairy Greenhouse Emissions ‘Could Lead Us to a Point of No Return’

    Three of the world’s largest meat producers emitted more greenhouse gases in 2016 than France, putting them on par with oil companies such as ExxonMobil, BP and Shell, a recent study found. GRAIN, a non-profit organization, collaborated with the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy and the Heinrich Böll Foundation to estimate the greenhouse emissions […]