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Colbert Discusses Illness, Factory Farms

Jonathan Safran Foer, author of Eating Animals, discussed the high incidence of foodborne illness and the state of American agriculture on The Colbert Report last week. “Why should I become a vegetarian? What is wrong with the meat, sir?” satirical host, Stephen Colbert asked Foer. On top of calling factory farms and industrial agriculture “perfectly… Continue Reading

“Veggie Libel Laws” Still On Books

Two more popular television shows have recently disparaged agriculture, according to some who write from rural America. Broadcasting false and disparaging information about agriculture could still land television personalities in court in 13 mostly rural states.   Just ask the departing afternoon television queen Oprah Winfrey who in 1995 used her program to put the “scare”… Continue Reading