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“Shame on TN lawmakers for passing the Ag Gag bill. If Gov. Bill Haslam signs this, he needs to expect me at his front door. Who’s with me?”

Carrie Underwood, in a recent Tweet on one of several bills circulating among state representatives around the country that seeks to ban undercover investigations of farm.

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Ellen Pompeo On Raising Backyard Chickens On “Ellen” (Video)

Written by Vegetarian Star on Wednesday, November 28th, 2012 in Actresses, Animal Issues, Farming, Food & Drink, Videos.

Ellen Pompeo was a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show where she discussed raising her own chickens in her backyard!

If you’re going to consume eggs, eating those from chicks that run freely in the grass versus being cramped in battery cages from large-scale farms is the best way to go.

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Chace Crawford

“My father was a farmer. He taught me a lot. He was a good business man, ran a great farm. He refused to plant GMO seeds (genetically modified). But the neighboring farmer did, and his seeds blew into our farm. Dad sued and lost his farm after an expensive lawsuit with the biggest GMO manufacturing company. They were crooks.”

Chace Crawford‘s character Cole, in the film Peace, Love and Misunderstanding. Cole is a butcher dating a vegetarian who is disgusted that he “dismembers animals for a living.” Cole thinks he can make up for the loss of his father’s farm by butchering local meat and supporting local farmers, a move that softens even his vegetarian girlfriend’s heart (Elizabeth Olsen).

Sometimes truth is more of a pain to organic farmers than fiction. Planting crops beside a conventional farm that uses GMOS can and does cause contamination, risking the organic farmer’s certification and livelihood.

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Alicia Silverstone Suburgatory

Alicia Silverstone makes a debut on ABC’s Suburgatory tonight that seems a little type-casted.

But what vegan wouldn’t mind the honor of being, as Seattle Pi writes, the “farm-raised lass from Montana who instantly has George eating the crunchy, non-processed granola out of the palm of her hand.”

Silverstone’s character Eden meets George at the local Farmer’s Market and things get so steamy we don’t want to know what they do with those fruits and vegetables.

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Eleven-time Olympic American medalist Natalie Coughlin has not joined the ranks of athletes who’ve sworn off turkey for tempeh. The swimmer admits her first meal at the London summer games will probably be bangers and mash. But she’s smart enough to know a flexitarian diet that reduces her meat intake, especially during training season, is Gold worthy.

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PepsiCo Launches EthioPEA To Aid Chickpea Farmers

Written by Vegetarian Star on Tuesday, September 27th, 2011 in Business, Farming, Food & Drink.

Health food and junk food make a good combination sometimes.

What could be more refreshing than nice, vegetarian source of protein with potato chips and soda? The fact that you’re helping to empower people in another part of the world makes it so much better.

PepsiCo, the corporation behind several brands of snacks, will be working to help Ethiopia farmers increase their chickpea production.

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Dominic West Against Pig Factory Farms In Britain

Written by Vegetarian Star on Tuesday, June 21st, 2011 in Actors, Animal Issues, Farming.

Dominic West

British actor Dominic West, known for his role in the HBO series The Wire, wants to keep factory farms out of Britain.

Midlands Pigs Producer would like to create a large-scale farm housing 2,500 sows and 20,000 piglets in Derbyshire, a move West says threatens human health, the environment and small farmers supporting both themselves the community.

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Maggie Q

You know the old saying.

The couple that shops the farmers market together stays together.

Maggie Q and her boyfriend must be in it for the long term, as both were spotted shopping their local market in Los Angeles for grass and fresh veggies.

The actress’ action-packed The CW series Nikita was recently renewed for a second season in May.

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