The Aubrey Plaza campaign is just the latest in a long history of artists, celebrities and athletes hired to promote the dairy industry.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has many responsibilities, including oversight of the food system and rural development.
Is eating chicken more sustainable than beef? The industry is misleading consumers with its “climate-friendly” marketing.
Gestation crates are one of the most controversial aspects of pork production. But what are they, and why does the industry say they’re necessary?
The 1000 scientists who signed the declaration are far from impartial.
The egg industry continues to cull billions of male chicks worldwide each year — despite legal and scientific progress to curb the practice.
Leather made from mushrooms is a cruelty-free and environmentally friendly alternative to animal hides, including cow and lamb.
What is a feedlot? These large fenced-off areas of land house thousands of cattle as they gain weight before slaughter. But how do they work?
Often called Navajo, the Diné people were best known for herding sheep. Yet this Indigenous tribe originally ate a plant-rich diet of crops like beans, corn and squash.
A new EU government report warns of an impending uptick in avian flu outbreaks, especially in areas with a high concentration of factory farms.
Consumers want to know the difference between grass-fed vs. grass-finished but research shows all beef is bad for the planet.
When a 9-year-old tried to pull her goat from auction, Shasta County fair officials insisted the animal be killed to teach her a lesson about meat.
A major seafood company is still moving ahead with its Canary Islands octopus farming operation despite ethical objections from researchers.
The proposed FDA label guidance implicitly favors single “superfoods” and dairy as the nutritional gold standard over a varied plant-rich diet.
Sustainable agriculture prioritizes natural resources and healthy soils but because the label is not well-regulated, any farm can call itself “sustainable.”
From government approval to cultural pushback, here’s how 2023 looks to be shaping up for the cultivated meat industry.
Agroecology relies on traditional Indigenous farming knowledge to make farming more sustainable.
61 percent of U.S. voters support a ban on fur farming — yet the $22 billion industry is still legal in the U.S. and much of the rest of the world.
Hidden footage captured at pork mega-farm Bickmarsh Hall reveals pigs living in filth and suffering from injuries.
Goat milk has become increasingly popular, yet most consumers are unaware of the environmental and animal welfare impacts of dairy goat production.
Much of the farmed shrimp eaten in the U.S. is raised in India, where antibiotic use is rampant and underreported.
The poultry industry uses the term “broiler chickens” to describe birds farmed for meat. But where exactly does the term come from?
“Free-range” farms must attest to USDA that they raise animals with continuous free access to the outdoors for more than 51% of their lives.
In animal agriculture, grazing is the practice of allowing animals to roam across land. Grazing allows animals to behave naturally but it also comes with many environmental downsides.
What makes a food “organic”? One survey found only 20 percent of respondents knew the answer.
Food systems refer to different ways societies organize the production and distribution of food. While some types put a strain on the planet, others have a smaller impact.
Almost 300 million cattle were slaughtered globally in 2020, despite research suggesting cows are capable of feeling pain and distress.
Wendy’s and other national brands are failing to make good on their cage-free egg commitments.
Wondering why egg prices are skyrocketing? A mix of reasons — avian flu, inflation and shifting demand are all partly to blame.
A growing body of evidence shows that both intensive and extensive farms are increasing the risk of the next pandemic.
U.S. cattle feedlots house over 13 million cattle annually, maximizing growth before slaughter.