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    Some ‘Raised Without Antibiotics’ Labels ‘Lack Integrity,’ Study Suggests

    Some ‘Raised Without Antibiotics’ Labels ‘Lack Integrity,’ Study Suggests

    Many people buy steaks, hamburger meat and other beef products with labels that claim they’ve been raised without antibiotics because they believe it’s healthier and safer for themselves and the environment. But what if the “Raised Without Antibiotics” (RWA) labels weren’t accurate, and the cattle raised for meat destined to have the label actually had been given antibiotics?

    50% of U.S. Lakes and Rivers Are Too Polluted for Swimming, Fishing, Drinking

    50% of U.S. Lakes and Rivers Are Too Polluted for Swimming, Fishing, Drinking

    Fifty years ago, the U.S. passed the Clean Water Act with the goal of ensuring  “fishable, swimmable” water across the U.S. by 1983. Now, a new report from the Environmental Integrity Project (EIP) finds the country has fallen far short of that goal. In fact, about half of the nation’s lakes and rivers are too polluted for swimming, fishing or drinking. 

    Bird Flu Outbreak Leads to Deaths of 12.6 Million Birds in U.S.

    Bird Flu Outbreak Leads to Deaths of 12.6 Million Birds in U.S.

    A bird flu outbreak is forcing farmers to put down millions of turkeys and chickens in eight states.  The discovery of the disease in an egg-laying farm in Iowa Friday meant that 5.3 million chickens were scheduled for euthanization on that farm alone, AP News reported. This brings the total number of chickens or turkeys […]

    Factory Farming: Everything You Need to Know

    Factory Farming: Everything You Need to Know

    Factory farming is a type of farming in which animals are raised and crowded together in close quarters. The animals are referred to as livestock and the farms are also called concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs).