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13 Misleading Food Label Claims and How Not to Be Tricked

Food labels frequently use carefully crafted language that misleads consumers to believe the products are healthier or more sustainable than they actually are.

A Shortage of Butchers Is the Least of the Pork Industry’s Problems

A shortage of butchers in the UK has left slaughterhouses operating at decreased capacity, forcing many farmers to kill their pigs themselves.

Aerial views of CAFO (Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations) farms.

Mega Farms Called CAFOs Dominate Animal Agriculture Industry

CAFOs are industrial facilities where thousands of farmed animals are densely packed in sheds and feedlots. They’re one of the best examples of how broken our food systems really are.

Rising Meat Production Could Put UN’s Sustainable Development Goals Out of Reach

New report illustrates how political inaction continues to enable the expansion of large-scale meat and dairy companies despite the sectors’ climate and health impacts.

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Major Animal Pharma Industry Group Forced to Remove UN Logo from ‘Misleading’ Briefing on Livestock Climate Impact

United Nations distances itself from “distortive” and “biased” animal pharma livestock briefing that used UN sustainable food summit logo.

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What’s Really in a Chicken Nugget?

Chicken nuggets are a staple of fast food chains and grocery store freezers, but there’s more to the simple nuggets than meets the eye.

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The Jungle, Revisited

More than a century has passed since Upton Sinclair’s tell-all novel, The Jungle, sparked public outrage at the corruption of the meatpacking industry. Not much has changed.

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The Future of Food: Can We Build a Sustainable Food System?

To feed the world, food production simply has to change, and the growing climate crisis is making this change far more urgent.

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How Fish Farmers Became the Backbone of the Seafood Industry

More fish are now raised on farms than are caught in the wild, making fish farmers an integral part of the seafood industry. However, they face a number of environmental and ethical challenges.

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Pig Farmers Know Best: Even Cheap Meat Comes With a Price

Over the past 50 years, mega-corporations have placed a firm hold on the pork industry, leaving many pig farmers in financial ruin.

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Exposing the Secretive World of Animal Exploitation with Pete Paxton

Over the past two decades, Pete Paxton has dedicated his life to exposing animal abuse wherever it hides, earning him a spot among the most accomplished undercover investigators of all time.

Factory Farming: What the Industry Doesn’t Want You to Know

Because of factory farming, people can eat low-cost fish, chicken, beef, pork, and other animal-based foods, but at the expense of the environment, animal welfare, and marginalized peoples.

Farmers Caught in the Gears of Agricultural Industry

Farming was a sustainable way of life until corporate agriculture came knocking. Now, farmers are caught in the gears of an industry that prioritizes cheap crops and labor above all else.

Big Meat and Dairy’s Wild Attempt to Censor an Entire Industry

Meat and dairy producers are targeting increasingly popular plant-based foods by challenging whether or not they can use terms like milk or meat. Will it work?

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Meat, Money, and Politics: Inside Big Ag’s Struggle to Feed the World

The meat industry is controlled by a few deeply connected corporations that wreak havoc on the planet and exploit workers and marginalized communities without consequence.

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Dairy Farmers Find Themselves at the Center of a Troubled Industry

Dairy farmers work long hours in dangerous conditions, while animals are constantly impregnated and then separated from their young.

This Kansas Farm Is Making Headlines—for All the Wrong Reasons

Many of the farmed animals were found “in a severe state of neglect.” The USDA, which has already given the farm $160,000, refused to comment on whether or not it would continue its support.

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Chicken Farmers Are Speaking Out Against the Rise of Corporate Agriculture

For years, chicken farmers have been organizing and sacrificing their livelihoods to speak out about how far big businesses will go in their search for profits. When will we listen?

What Happens When Big Ag Comes to Town

Big Ag didn’t just put small farmers out of business. They changed a way of life in rural America and made it harder to fight climate change.

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How Cultivated Meat Went from Lab Experiment to Legitimate Solution

Like the Impossible Burger, cultivated meat is an industry-led technological innovation that will make it easier to cut animals out of your diet and eat meat, too.

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Is Industrial Agriculture Really Making the World a Better Place?

Given the many negative impacts that industrial agriculture has on the environment, health, and animal welfare, its place in society is coming into question.

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Why Sustainable Farming Is More Important Now Than Ever

Sustainable farming is a broad term for the variety of methods used to produce food in ways that nurture society, the environment, and the economy.

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Expansion of Cattle Farms Leads to Rise of Armed Conflict in Colombia

A special investigation into the expansion of cattle farming in Colombia has found a connection between illegal deforestation and the rise of armed conflict in the region.

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Not All Food Waste Is Created Equal

Wasted food is a serious problem, especially in America where landfills are overflowing with rotting food. Among that waste, especially on the consumer front? Animals.

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Inside the Dark World of Rabbit Farming

Rabbit is often celebrated as the “most sustainable” meat, but it emits more carbon per kilogram than both chicken and pork and causes millions of animals to suffer.

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Organic Farming: A Welcome Alternative to Industrial Agriculture

Organic farming is a system of agriculture that does not use pesticides or other harmful practices that are typical of industrial farms when growing plants and raising animals for food.

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U.S. Department of Agriculture: Who Does the USDA Really Serve?

Since its inception in 1861, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s primary function was to serve the interests of farmers, often at the expense of public health and the environment.

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Most Cows Don’t Die of Old Age

Cows can live for many years. But like other animals used in agriculture, their lifespans are cut short by the meat and dairy industries. So, how long do cows live naturally?

Fish Farming Giant Faces Animal Abuse Allegations

Atlantic Sapphire, one of the largest fish farming companies in the world, is under fire after 800,000 fish died at its Florida facility. The company could face criminal charges.

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Is Ethically Produced Dairy Even Possible?

At the UK’s only slaughter-free dairy farm, calves are allowed to be with their mothers, and spent cows roam around in peace. Sound too good to be true? We took a closer look.