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Inside Chicago's Charcuterie Undergroundnew

The charcuterie resistance is growing. Professional restaurant chefs without legal licensing or dedicated facilities cure their own meats out of view of the health inspectors all the time.
Chicago Reader  |  Mike Sula  |  11-30-2009  |  Food+Drink

Are Chicken Farm Cages Humane?new

Although the egg industry says the cage systems are science-based and humane, animal welfare activists say they are cruel and restrict natural behaviors. In November, voters will decide whether to ban the cages in California, thanks to a six-month signature-gathering effort sponsored by the Humane Society of the United States along with other animal welfare groups.
San Francisco Bay Guardian  |  Alex Felsinger  |  05-22-2008  |  Animal Issues

Sierra Club Election Snags on Immigration Debatenew

While Sierra Club leaders worry about a takeover by proponents of fringe causes, dissident board candidates argue that an influx of foreigners endangers biodiversity and food production in California.
Santa Barbara Independent  |  Matt Kettmann  |  08-07-2004  |  Environment

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