Rather than deal with the inhumane, superbug-spawning conditions in factory farms, the Iowa state legislature would prefer to stifle one of activists' primary weapons of dissent.
New science draws a straight line between antibiotic-resistant staph and the overuse of antibiotics on factory farms. Now, if only our lawmakers would do something with the information.
Big Ag interests like the Farm Bureau want Americans to see alternatives to factory farming -- as shown in the recent Chipotle ad -- as nostalgic and unrealistic.
Bon Appétit Management Company makes an industry-changing move toward more humane meat sourcing.
A community nonprofit in Washington successfully sued a factory farm owner, resulting in the first-ever ruling holding a CAFO accountable for its pollution.
McDonald’s has announced that it’s requiring pork suppliers to phase out gestation stalls — pig-sized pig cages where pregnant sows are confined, often unable to stand up or move around. Whoa, McDonald’s food has actual pigs in it? Who knew.
Several concentrated animal feeding operations in Minnesota and Iowa have already exploded, causing major damage and the deaths of thousands of pigs.
Confused about the latest science on antibiotic-resistant Staph bacteria found in grocery-store pork? So were we, until we spoke to expert Maryn McKenna.
If a bite of food falls on the ground, often we pick it up and eat it. Five second rule, right? But if it falls in something gross or we haven’t cleaned the floor in awhile, we don’t eat it. Because that’s gross. Especially if your floor is covered in chicken shit. It’s unclear, then, why we are okay with eating chickens that have been transported in crates that are never, ever cleaned. Never. By 80 percent of poultry growers, at least. Which means that there’s a 4 in 5 chance that your chicken dinner was rolling around in something …
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