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30Apr 09

Animal Welfare Approved Program and Farmer Lee Menius Featured in Press

By Michael Hastings Media General News Service Published: April 28, 2009 See here for article. CHINA GROVE - Lee Menius grew up on a farm where animals were raised the conventional way for many years. Now he's trying something different. Since World War II, his family had bred beef cattle in Rowan County with antibiotics and hormones. Then they sold them to feedlot operations where they would be raised on grain instead of a grass diet. In the 1990s, Menius…

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22Apr 09

On Animal Agriculture and Global Warming

Spring shedding at Animal Welfare Approved's Green Dirt Farm in Weston, Missouri Is meat to blame for our climatic woes? According to two recent reports, one by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and the other by the American Meat Institute (AMI), the consensus is, "partly." The two groups differ however, on just how much. According to the AMI, the nation's largest meat and poultry trade association, animal agriculture contributes only 2.8% of the greenhouse gasses emitted by…

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16Apr 09

Andrea Reusing on Pastured Eggs

Acclaimed chef and friend of Animal Welfare Approved Andrea Reusing wrote a nice post about the true costs of conventional eggs vs. those from hens raised humanely on pasture. Read the full article (below) as it appeared on, and try out her recipe for fried rice with eggs and country ham! For more on Andrea's views on the link between farm animal welfare and good food, take a look at our chef profile in the Summer 2008 newsletter. Egg…

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