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Celebrating Thanksgiving
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Tell Us Your Thanksgiving Stories

Thanksgiving invites us to reflect on the food we eat. Farm Forward wants to know how you are celebrating Thanksgiving. Share your traditions with us.


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Foer's Virtual Visits 2014
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Farm Forward Hosts Discussion with Students

This October, students around the world had the opportunity to engage with author Jonathan Safran Foer as part of Farm Forward's educational outreach program.


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Victory!
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Unilever to Invest in Change

The parent company for Best Foods and Hellmann’s mayo has promised to seek alternatives to killing male chicks for its products—a first for a global brand.


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Find a Better Way
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Farm Forward Launches BuyingMayo.com

Best Foods and Hellmann’s dispose of more than a million live baby chicks every year like they're trash. This cruel practice must stop. Please take a moment to sign the petition!


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Keeping Kosher Update
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Holding Kosher Accountable

Unethical slaughter methods continue to be commonly used in the production of kosher meat sold in the United States and Israel, but resistance to these outdated practices is mounting due to public pressure.


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Exposing Ag-Gag
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When Finding the Truth Becomes a Crime

Undercover investigations are an essential part of reforming factory farms, but agribusiness is working to make them illegal. Learn about the campaign to hide the truth from the American public and how you can stop it.


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Let Farmers Farm!
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Farm Forward Launches LetFarmersFarm.com

To help farmers and consumers take a stand against the use of cruel gestation crates, we've launched LetFarmersFarm.com. Sign our petition and join us as we work to put farming back in the hands of America's farmers.


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Why Farm Forward Matters
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A New Kind of Advocacy

Farm Forward isn't your average advocacy organization -- that's because factory farming isn't your average problem. Take a closer look at what sets Farm Forward and our supporters apart, and learn what you can do to help.


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The Future of Food
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Using Technology to Move Beyond Factory Farming

The recent mistake of factory farming has led some entrepreneurs to roll up their sleeves and get innovative. See how technology is helping us move beyond the factory farm and create a cleaner food system.


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Spotlight on Poultry Welfare
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The Next Big Thing in Animal Welfare: Poultry

With pig welfare making huge strides, and with public pressure for the improved treatment of farmed animals continuing to mount, Farm Forward believes it’s time for poultry welfare to be spotlighted.


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Cows and Calves

Cattle are the only farmed animals that typically spend part of their lives unconfined and outdoors. Does that mean cattle raised for beef have the best lives of any farmed animal?

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Pigs

More than 97 percent of America’s hog farmers have been driven out of business, but we’re producing more pork than ever. Genetically engineered pigs raised in intensive confinement have become the industry standard. How did it happen?

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Poultry

Americans eat more than 100 times as much chicken meat as we did a century ago. But the whopping 9 billion chickens we eat each year are genetically engineered, drugged, and sick. What happened?

  • Anything Goes - Chickens are the most abused of all farmed animals, and yet they are completely unprotected under US federal law.
  • Chicken vs. Chimp - New studies suggest chickens have some intellectual abilities that surpass primates. Is it true?
  • Chickens and Turkeys Raised Right - Meet America’s last poultry farmer.

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Sea Animals

Fish factory farms and industrial fishing are emptying our oceans. In some industries, up to 98 percent of the sea animals caught are thrown back, dead, as "bycatch." Can we fish better?

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