Sustainable agriculture prioritizes natural resources and healthy soils but because the label is not well-regulated, any farm can call itself “sustainable.”
Safely disposing of the dead birds and implementing effective safety measures to prevent the next outbreak prove to be a significant challenge.
The first human case of avian flu was confirmed in China last week. But over the past three months, millions of birds have died.
A new report reveals that an estimated 235 million pounds of pesticides were used to grow feed crops for factory-farmed animals in the U.S. in 2018.
The vast majority of chickens spend their entire lives in the confinement of a factory farm. Farmed animals live for about six weeks before they are slaughtered.
A team of third-party experts will help seven JBS plants reduce employee coronavirus exposure and prepare for future outbreaks.
Sentient Media’s Associate Editor Claire Hamlett critiques the Guardian’s coverage of avian flu in an excerpt from our brand new, special-edition newsletter, The Correction.
British supermarkets are pouring millions of pounds into the UK’s beleaguered pig farming sector. Experts fear it may only make the problem worse.
To produce milk, dairy cattle need to be impregnated. The typical dairy cow is bred every single year, giving her body no break from producing milk or carrying a baby.
The H5N1 virus continues to spread through poultry farms across the U.S. and around the world, forcing farmers to cull record numbers of birds.
A scathing new report alleges that the country’s largest meat producers made “baseless” claims of meat shortages to keep their facilities running in the early stages of the pandemic.
“This is what happens when you try to put too many animals in the same place,” says the report’s author, who lives next door to one of the pig farms.
The edible insect market is projected to hit $1.2 billion by 2023. But advocates are questioning the motives behind this surprising new trend.
New technology is making farmers’ lives easier, but the increased efficiency they bring often comes at the cost of farmed animals.
A first-of-a-kind study looked into the UK meat industry. It found that the industry relies on misinformation to cover up its harmful impacts.
A new study reveals that meat certified to be antibiotic-free was, in fact, raised with antibiotics. Another study found that organic farms were also not antibiotic-free.
The farm-to-table movement promised better, more sustainable food. But the idea has been co-opted by meat and dairy producers, who exploit it for their own financial gain.
A new national strategy hopes to modernize the UK’s food system by encouraging animal farmers to transition to more sustainable farming methods.
“We are calling upon the [UK] government to ban this cruel industry,” said one campaigner. “There is no place in Britain or anywhere else for it.”
The International Finance Corporation recently invested $26 million into Vietnam’s pig farming industry, spurring new calls for divestment.
With more than a quarter-million factory farms to its name, America has officially ushered in the rise of industrial agriculture. Small farmers are paying the price.
Russia’s attack on Ukraine has caused the price of animal feed to skyrocket, intensifying food insecurity in much of the global south.
A new investigation from Animal Outlook documents what happens when animals are held in transport trucks for hours on end with no rest.
In the U.S., dairy farms generate $628 billion annually. And while they add to the GDP of many countries, they also cause harm that cannot be undone.
Farm subsidies are often cited as one of the major problems in our food system. But what are they? Learn more about which subsidies farmers receive and why.
A new study reveals that millions of tons of fish caught in the global south are being fed to farmed salmon sold for human consumption in wealthier countries.
In the dairy industry, a cow’s life is segmented into predictable, routine steps to help farms make the most profit. We took a closer look at what happens next.
The dairy industry will say almost anything, and we mean anything, to protect its image. Experts say this time it has gone too far.
The terms cage-free and free-range may seem very similar but in reality, there are some key differences between the two. Here’s what you need to know.
Advocates have worked for decades to educate the public about the danger of mink farms. During the pandemic, their work became hyper-relevant.
The American Farm Bureau Federation Claims It’s the ‘Voice of Agriculture.’ These Groups Beg to Differ.
With millions of members, the American Farm Bureau Federation says it represents “divergent opinions.” But the farmers outside its circle believe it leans “heavily towards corporate interests.”