Factory Farms

Factory Farms

Maryland blazes the trail to get arsenic out of chicken feed

A new Maryland law will keep arsenic out of chicken feed -- and out of a good portion of the waterways in one of the densest chicken-producing parts of the United States.

Food Safety

Where ‘the whole animal’ meets pink slime

How do we balance what we've learned about pink slime in recent weeks with important messages about eating meat more efficiently and reducing our overall intake?

Food

Four important food and farm stories you may have missed

Antibiotics, eggs, nitrogen, and Monsanto's new seeds: A food politics news roundup.

Farm Bill

Farm Bill 2012: ‘It’s a mess, but it’s our mess’

Daniel Imhoff, the man who literally wrote the book on food policy, talks about democracy, debate, and why we should feel thankful for the farm bill, even in depressing years like this one.

Food

Antibiotics in your meat? The ethanol industry might be partly to blame

Many farmers feed livestock spent grain from the ethanol process in order to lower feed costs. New research confirms what some have long suspected: Those byproducts contain antibiotics from the ethanol distilling process.

Scary Food

Industrial poultry about to get even crappier — literally

What will happen if USDA inspectors leave big poultry processors to "self-regulate"? The result could be worse than pink slime.

Food

Pig ears and donkey butts: 5 foods that could save the world

The host of the Travel Channel's Bizarre Foods wants you to eat some pretty strange dishes in the name of saving the environment.

Factory Farms

‘Pink slime’ is the tip of the iceberg: Look what else is in industrial meat

Think added ammonia is bad? Try pool disinfectant, fabric bleach, and a variety of germicides!

Factory Farms

Undead laws: ‘Ag-gag bills’ are back to keep factory farm abuse a secret

A look inside Iowa's just-passed bill, which would prohibit employees from taking jobs in concentrated animal feeding operations solely to document animal abuse.

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