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!

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.

‘Ag-gag’ rules choke off supply of livestock snuff films

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.

Finally, a smoking gun connecting livestock antibiotics and superbugs

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.

Ad nauseam: Did Chipotle’s Grammy ad scare Big Ag?

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.

Beyond porkwashing: Food service company commits to humane meat

Bon Appétit Management Company makes an industry-changing move toward more humane meat sourcing.

CAFO conviction: Court holds factory farm accountable for water pollution

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 becomes one iota less horrible to pigs

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.

Sh*t happens: Mysterious ‘manure foam’ causes pig farms to explode

Several concentrated animal feeding operations in Minnesota and Iowa have already exploded, causing major damage and the deaths of thousands of pigs.