Rachel Maddow Interviews Rick Berman

I’ve got huge respect for Rachel Maddow, who has got to be one of the best interviewers in the business. Last night she had on Rick Berman of the Center for Consumer Freedom. The resultant interview was one of the most illuminating pieces of television I’ve seen all year. Maddow came in ridiculously well prepared […]

Baltimore Schools Kick Off Meatless Mondays

Meatless Mondays have begun at Baltimore’s public schools. You can walk into the cafeterias on Mondays and there’s no meat whatsoever on the menu. Naturally, the meat industry feels great concern about how this might harm the children. Despite the fact that childhood obesity is rampant, and the vast majority of kids aren’t eating enough […]

NY Times: E. Coli and Beef Industry Negligence

Today’s New York Times has a 5000 word piece exploring problems at beef plants that lead to E. coli outbreaks. This piece has some terrific reporting, and is probably the best article I’ve ever read on the topic. It describe food safety protocols within the beef industry that seem broken by design. If you want […]

Agribusiness Wants Cruelty Investigators “Prosecuted to the Fullest Extent of the Law”

If you want to get a sense of how fundamentally twisted some agribusiness insiders are, this Drovers article, written by the Animal Agriculture Alliance, lays it all out. Agribusiness is feeling the heat from several well-publicized cruelty investigations that have occurred over the past few months: MFA’s hatchery video, COK’s battery egg video, and the […]