Tag Archives: factory farming

Factory Farming Is Making Us Sick

Salmonella and antimicrobial resistance infections stem from our dependence on factory farms. One in ten pieces of supermarket meat is contaminated with salmonella. Salmonella causes 1.35 million infections, 26,500 hospitalizations and 420 deaths in U.S. every year. More antibiotics that … Continue reading

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Constitutionality of Iowa’s “Ag-gag” Law Challenged

“’An especially grievous harm to our democracy occurs when the government uses the power of the criminal laws to target unpopular speech to protect those with power—which is exactly what this law is about. Ag gag clearly is a violation … Continue reading

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Factory Farming Is Killing The Planet

Watch the Thom Hartmann program live on YouTube M-F 11-2 central. Here Thom talks with a caller about the environmental damage done by factory farming.  

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Anti-O'Malley Demonstration Planned For Iowa Democratic Convention

(Editor’s Note: The following came to our inbox from Matt Ohloff, regional organizer for Food and Water Watch in Des Moines. It has been edited for length). Action alert: Iowans should know that Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley, keynote speaker at … Continue reading

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Friday Food Talk: Righteous Porkchop Hits Eastern Iowa

An acclaimed investigation into the conditions and effects of factory farms has been selected as the 2012 title for the community reading program known as Linn Area Reads. Righteous Porkchop: Finding a Life and Good Food Beyond Factory Farms by … Continue reading

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Tell Your State Senator To Oppose “Ag Gag” Bill

Food & Water Watch There is a bill in the Iowa legislature that would carve out special protections for factory farms by criminalizing whistleblowers who document practices on factory farms, making it harder to regulate the pollution they create. This … Continue reading

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