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Chick-fil-A is trying to feed us homophobia

Chick-fil-A has maintained a sharp anti-gay stance, feeding millions of dollars into organizations that oppose same-sex marriage.

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"Agent Orange corn" and herbicide spark concern

As the Food & Drug Administration decides whether to approve genetically modified corn that will be resistant to the chemical, the Environmental Protection Agency is considering stepping forward to restrict use of 2,4-D.

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Letter carriers kick off publicity for 20th annual food drive

With less than a month to go before the big day, the Letter Carriers are kicking off nationwide publicity for the union's 20th annual "Stamp Out Hunger" food drive.

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After dog deaths, owners campaign against Nestle Purina

Safranek, a Brooklyn Heights, Ohio resident, said of her nine year-old fox terrier, "Waggin' Train Wholesome Chicken Jerky Treats were the last thing Sampson ate before he fell ill."

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Dairy factory linked to animal torture

Adirondack Farms, a dairy factory in New York, has been responsible for severe animal abuse investigators learned. While they tout their products as fresh and wholesome, the practices that go on behind the scenes are anything but.

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Union workers craft the Oreo cookie - America's 100-year favorite

Oreos - with their dark chocolate shells and creamy white center - have been a household name for a long time. Today marks the 100th anniversary of the sandwich cookies, reports the AFL-CIO blog.

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Pork corporations ending use of torturous crates

Temple Grandin noted that a pig's life in a gestation crate is comparable to a person being stuck in an airline seat for their entire life.

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Bayer's ill-gotten factory farming profits

There are potentially lethal strains of bacteria, traced to antibiotics produced by pharmaceutical corporation Bayer, present in pork, beef, and poultry

Food safety watchdog says poultry guidelines don't go far enough

A new set of guidelines proposed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is a welcome development but does not take enough steps to reduce bacteria levels, a consumer advocates' group said.

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The Republicans' pizza problem

Actually it's not the pizza. It's the tomato paste on the pizza. Do the Republicans have a thing about veggies?

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