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Temple Grandin’s Advice to Fair Oaks Farms

Temple Grandin’s Advice to Fair Oaks Farms

In a recent post on Meat + Poultry, animal welfare expert Temple Grandin, Ph.D. praised Fair Oaks Farms' response to the videos showing animal cruelty and suggested some next steps for Fair Oaks to take.

Animal Welfare and Health

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My Nightmare Meal: A Personal Reflection of Our Food System

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue recently cautioned Americans not to fear their food. That’s an amazing thing for any public official to do, let alone the Secretary of Agriculture. Have we really come to the point that people must be told by a cabinet-level government official that their food supply is okay to eat?

Food Regulations and Policy, Food Safety

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The MIND DIET: Healthy Eating for a Healthy Brain

Every 65 seconds, someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s. That means that in the time it takes you to read this article, five people will have developed the disease. Alarming? Yes, but what if there was a diet that could help slow cognitive decline by targeting brain protective foods that combat the causes of dementia-related diseases?

Diet, Health

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The Regulatory Approval Process for Pesticides

The US EPA regulates pesticides (used in both conventional and organic farming) by a rigorous process that is designed to protect human health.

Food Production, Soil and Crop Management

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Wild vs. Farmed Salmon

You will be making a healthy choice whether you choose wild salmon or farmed salmon. Just look for the ASC or MSC labelling to make sure you are eating fish that has been raised, or caught, with the safest and healthiest sustainable practices.

Animal Welfare and Health, Diet, Food Production, Health

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