A June 23 article written by the Organic Consumers Association about the Rainforest Alliance certification program contained a large number of unfortunate errors, uses outdated information and is inadequately cited. To set the record straight: The Rainforest Alliance is a 501©3 nonprofit and an organization whose mission, work, and on-the-ground achievements are dependent upon
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The Humane Society of the United States assisted federal, state and local authorities in the unprecedented rescue of hundreds of dogs from multiple organized dogfighting operations. Following a lengthy investigation spurred by evidence collected by The Humane Society of Missouri, Wednesday morning officers from multiple federal and state law enforcement agencies made arrests and
Read More… The Humane Society Of The United States Assists In Largest Dogfighting Raid In U.S. History
The Organic Consumers Association is preparing to launch a massive boycott/buycott of personal care products misleadingly labeled as "organic" but lacking the USDA Organic seal. The OCA is assembling a comprehensive web database of products, and will be encouraging its 500,000 strong national network to only buy products from those ethical companies that are
Read More… What's Going On With OCA's Coming Clean Campaign?
By Ingrid E. NewkirkElephants have the largest brains of any mammal on the face of the Earth. They are creative, altruistic and kind. They use tools to sweep paths and even to draw pictures in the dirt and scratch themselves in inaccessible places, and they communicate subsonically at frequencies so low that humans cannot
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The Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society and its partners
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The Obama Administration is putting two notorious biotech bullies in charge of food safety. Former Monsanto lobbyist Michael Taylor has been appointed as a senior advisor to the Food and Drug Administration Commissioner on food safety. And, rBGH-using dairy farmer and Pennsylvania Agriculture Secretary Dennis Wolff, is rumored to be President Obama's choice for
Read More… Don't Let Obama Put Monsanto Cheerleaders In Charge Of Food Safety
By Dan PadenWith so many high-profile stories in the news lately—the passing of Michael Jackson and Farrah Fawcett, the Gov. Sanford scandal, post-election protests in Iran—you may not have heard about the historic victories for animals that are taking place in American courtrooms. It's worth noting that two of PETA's undercover investigations of factory
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The Humane Society of the United States and the United States Department of Agriculture have reached a settlement in a lawsuit over access to annual reports of facilities conducting animal research. The HSUS filed the case in federal court in January 2005 under the Freedom of Information Act.
The lawsuit alleged that the
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Last week, USDA Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack spoke at the La Crosse, Wisconsin County Fair. Nearly 200 organic farmers showed up to protest. The farmers, organized by the Cornucopia Institute, rallied to convince Vilsack to take action against factory farms that are saturating the market with fake organic milk, like Aurora and Horizon
Read More… Organic Dairy Farmers Tell Vilsack To Crack Down On Aurora & Horizon's Factory Farm Dairy Feedlots