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Jonathan Safran Foer on Meat

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Breathtaking photos of East African wildlife.

In Jonathan Safran Foer's latest book "The Eating of Animals" the lauded novelist dives deep into the complex morality of eating meat. An avowed vegetarian, Foer stops short of preaching the vegan way of life, but presents some pretty damning testimony about factory farms and the lives of animals raised on them. The Atlantic correspondant Jeffrey Goldberg had a discussion with Foer......read more

Backyard Chickens

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New trend in urban agriculture finds chickens coming home to roost.

As more and more people come to terms with the negative consequences of industrial food production, many are turning to backyard gardens and localizing their diets. Along with these changes, there has been growing interest in backyard chicken coops for their gifts of eggs and meat. In addition, chickens provide pest patrol, process compost for the garden, and provide a touch of our agrarian past......read more

Turkey Tips For a Sustainable Thanksgiving

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The countdown to Thanksgiving is on. Remember these tips when picking your poultry

Thanksgiving is upon us. In an ideal world, we'd be headed out into the steppes this weekend to hunt a wild turkey for the feast. Alas, the closest we'll ever get to a wild turkey is a bottle of bourbon. So we need to know how to buy a turkey that's sustainably raised. Luckily, NRDC Smarter Living has the answers -- and they're as easy as 1-2-3. 1. Always know where your bird came......read more

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