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Hormones

Industrial livestock producers administer hormones to beef cattle and dairy cows in order to promote rapid growth and increased milk production. Learn about the impacts.

rBGH & rBST

Despite opposition from scientists, farmers and consumers, the United States currently allows dairy cows to be injected with recombinant bovine growth hormone (rBGH), also known as recombinant bovine somatotropin (rBST). Developed and manufactured by the Monsanto Corporation, this genetically engineered hormone forces cows to artificially increase milk production by 10 to 15 percent. Controversy surrounds whether or not rBGH is safe for cows and humans.

Industrial Agriculture

Most food in the US is now produced on large-scale industrial crop and livestock operations. Learn how this differs from sustainable agriculture - and why it matters.

The Meatrix

When The Meatrix launched in 2003, this viral film broke ground in online grassroots advocacy, and has been viewed by over 30 million people worldwide.

Should Baby Eat Organic? American Academy of Pediatrics Wades into the Debate

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recently announced its first-ever guidelines on organic foods for babies and children, published in the journal Pediatrics. The article, Organic Foods: Health and Environmental Advantages and Disadvantages, hit the mark in some cases, but in others, fell way, way short.

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