03 Oct '11, 4am

Lawsuit Alleges That Dairy Farmers Killed 500,000 Cows to Raise the Price of Milk : TreeHugger via @TreeHugger

There's popular imagery surrounding the dairy industry in California, one of 'happy' cows peacefully grazing on a lush hillside under the beautiful blue sky -- but the reality, it seems, is quite a departure from this. According to a class-action lawsuit filed recently on behalf of consumers against an enormous milk conglomerate known as Cooperatives Working Together (CWT), California dairy farmers conspired to illegally drive up the cost of milk and cheese products by killing dairy cows -- some 500,000 otherwise healthy animals. The pending case, if proven true, is just the latest in a long line of unimaginable cruelties in an industry where that seems to be the status quo.

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/10/lawsuit-alleges-t...


Virtual Farmers Markets - The Future

Virtual Farmers Markets - The Future

motherearthnews.com 02 Oct '11, 8pm

A Farmers Market of Another Kind: The Virtual Kind! Americans are flocking to farmers markets for locally grown food becau...