09 May '12, 10pm

Organic Doesn't Mean Humane for Poultry | Care2 Causes

Organic Doesn't Mean Humane for Poultry | Care2 Causes

Do you want to eat poultry and eggs, but only if the birds lived and died humanely? Bad news: choosing “organic” poultry does not get you where you want to go. And good news: you have a chance to weigh in on stricter definitions for the organic label if you act this month. The federal government regulates the standards companies must meet before they can label poultry “organic,” but those standards mandate little in the way of humane treatment. The rules are: birds’ food must be organic; no hormones to promote growth; practices to prevent illness and treatment for illness are required, but no antibiotics; and year-round access to the outdoors is required. Good food and medical treatment are important to humane treatment, as is access to the outdoors. But they are not nearly enough — for instance, they don’t prohibit the routine mutilation of chickens’ beaks without anesthe...

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Why organic food isn't as green as you think

Why organic food isn't as green as you think

greenbiz.com 09 May '12, 2pm

To Hindus, cows are sacred. Jewish dietary laws (kashrut ) and Muslim dietary laws (halal ) prohibit pork consumption. Tra...

Activists Campaign To Save Dog That Killed 1-Year-Old | Care2 Causes

Activists Campaign To Save Dog That Killed 1-Ye...

care2.com 10 May '12, 4am

Should a dog that killed a 1-year-old little boy be euthanized or allowed to live out its life at a sanctuary? It’s a ques...

Organic farming: Beyond the yield debate: A 2008 USDA survey of organic production found that organic farms had

Organic farming: Beyond the yield debate: A 200...

marcgunther.com 10 May '12, 4pm

First, all of the authors of the study were/are biased toward organic. My family buys produce from a CSA each summer, beca...

What It Means To Be A Mother In Afghanistan | Care2 Causes

What It Means To Be A Mother In Afghanistan | C...

care2.com 13 May '12, 10am

by Silke Buhr, World Food Programme Public Information Officer in Kabul, Afghanistan Afghanistan is no longer the worst pl...

Are you MOM ENOUGH? Yes, you probably are. | Care2 Causes

Are you MOM ENOUGH? Yes, you probably are. | Ca...

care2.com 12 May '12, 3am

Just in time for Mother’s Day, TIME magazine has decided to dole out an unhealthy dose of mom guilt and throw some fuel on...

Formerly Doomed Dog Becomes Amazing Adventurer | Care2 Causes

Formerly Doomed Dog Becomes Amazing Adventurer ...

care2.com 10 May '12, 6am

We are grateful for the many people who contributed to saving this special dog’s life. Each time when his fate and his lif...

Poultry and Penile Cancer: One of the reasons it's so difficult to study the relationship between diet and cance...

Poultry and Penile Cancer: One of the reasons i...

care2.com 11 May '12, 4pm

One of the reasons it’s so difficult to study the relationship between diet and cancer is because many dietary behaviors a...

Go Organic For Your Health: These days anyone who is interested in eating healthy and caring for our environment...

Go Organic For Your Health: These days anyone w...

justluxe.com 11 May '12, 6pm

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HSUS Exposes Severe Animal Abuse by Wyoming Mea...

care2.com 10 May '12, 12am

Do you really think anything is going to change??? The “authorities” want more proof - they don’t want people with cameras...

Will the Murdoch Scandal Spread to Fox News? | Care2 Causes

Will the Murdoch Scandal Spread to Fox News? | ...

care2.com 10 May '12, 6am

Will the scandal that has engulfed Rupert Murdoch’s British media holdings spread to the U.S. and, in particular, Fox News...

County Run Park Sells Animals for Slaughter | Care2 Causes

County Run Park Sells Animals for Slaughter | C...

care2.com 05 May '12, 2am

Longstreet Farm in Monmouth County, New Jersey gives the appearance of a bucolic slice in time. Run by the Monmouth County...

Happiness For Scotland's 'Saddest Dog' | Care2 Causes

Happiness For Scotland's 'Saddest Dog' | Care2 ...

care2.com 11 May '12, 4am

A Staffordshire bull terrier nicknamed “Scotland’s saddest dog” because he spent more than half his life waiting to be ado...

Does organic food make you a jerk?

Does organic food make you a jerk?

grist.org 21 May '12, 7pm

Pictures from the organic, comfort, and control groups. Finally, scientific confirmation for that suspicion you’ve nurture...

'Food, Inc.' Chicken Farmer Carole Morison Goes Rogue | Care2 Causes

'Food, Inc.' Chicken Farmer Carole Morison Goes...

care2.com 08 May '12, 1am

Carole Morison : Becoming disgusted with the conditions on the farm and the pressures from Perdue was a gradual buildup of...

Free and Cheap Stuff for Your Garden

Free and Cheap Stuff for Your Garden

motherearthnews.com 11 May '12, 12am

Gardening can be an expensive hobby, but with the right resources you can source free and cheap stuff and save money. The ...