By Paul Shapiro
What do our nation's farms and chemical manufacturing labs have in common? Well, for some pig factory farms in America, more than you might expect.
Pigs poop—a lot. And when you concentrate huge numbers of pigs inside one building, you get a huge amount of poop. Yet collecting so much of that waste in one place and storing it there doesn't just create foul odors—it can create fatal odors that, similar to the impact of chemical or biological accidents or weapons, can kill anyone exposed to them.
Instead of mustard gas, think of it more like manure pit gas.
Recipe from Plant-Based Katie Mae
Editor's note: This plant-based recipe is unique and quick to create. Make this for your friends and family this Thanksgiving, and surely, they won't have ever tasted anything quite like it. Enjoy.
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Thanksgiving can be about more that putting up with annoying relatives, gorging on a dead bird, and passing out in a football-enhanced stupor. In fact, Thanksgiving can be an opportunity to practice one of the most powerful health-promoting actions that exist.
Gratitude, it turns out, makes you happier and healthier. If you invest in a way of seeing the world that is mean and frustrated, you're going to get a world that is more mean and frustrating. But if you can find any authentic reason to give thanks... anything at all that you’re grateful for in your life or...
By Sayer Ji • Originally published on GreenMedInfo.com
Many diabetics already know about the benefits of a low-glycemic diet, but why haven't they heard about turmeric, one of the world's most extensively researched anti-diabetic plants?
A recent literature review published in the International Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism titled, "Anti-Hyperglycemic Effect and Insulin Sensitizing Effects of Turmeric and Its Principle Constituent Curcumin," adds promising new support to the notion that the ancient Indian spice turmeric may provide an ideal drug alternative to treating and perhaps even preventing type 2 diabetes, which has become of the world's most prevalent diagnoses.
The study reviewed research...
By Wayne Pacelle • Originally posted on The Humane Society of the United States Blog
Taco Bell—with over 6,000 locations serving more than 40 million people each week—has announced that it is switching 100 percent of its eggs to cage-free by the end of 2016. This is the fastest timeline adopted by any major food company, and it comes as Taco Bell increases its breakfast program nationwide, raising the bar for other major corporations.
It’s the first company in the Yum! Brands empire to make a major commitment on animal welfare. “Cage-free egg production supports the natural behaviors of hens, including walking, spreading...