The dairy industry has been fighting plant-based alternatives for a long time — but historically, it hasn’t exactly worked.
Rumors and conspiracy theories about Chinese ownership of a major U.S. pork producer abound, but concerns might be misplaced.
An outbreak is killing pigs around the world, and would likely spread quickly in the United States.
Like many other forms of agriculture, sheep farming has become increasingly industrialized. Here’s what you need to know.
Female horses are drained of blood to provide a hormone used in pork production worldwide.
Wagyu beef is one of the most expensive — and consistently mislabeled — foods on the market. In this explainer, we look into what the “wagyu” label means for the c
A coalition of lawmakers are backing the EATS Act in hopes of gutting the Supreme Court’s decision upholding the welfare provisions of California’s Prop 12.
The 2023 Farm Bill offers lawmakers an opportunity to transform the food system but will they take it?
Amid the World Pork Expo, the industry reframes “sustainability” and targets the very communities it pollutes.
The Aubrey Plaza campaign is just the latest in a long history of artists, celebrities and athletes hired to promote the dairy industry.
An undercover investigator found water shortages and “free-range” chickens that never see the outside.
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.
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?
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.
The proposed FDA label guidance implicitly favors single “superfoods” and dairy as the nutritional gold standard over a varied plant-rich diet.
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.
Goat milk has become increasingly popular, yet most consumers are unaware of the environmental and animal welfare impacts of dairy goat production.
The poultry industry uses the term “broiler chickens” to describe birds farmed for meat. But where exactly does the term come from?
You might think “free-range” meat comes from happy animals but in reality, the label is no guarantee the farm meets any animal welfare standards.
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.
U.S. cattle feedlots house over 13 million cattle annually, maximizing growth before slaughter.
More than 21,000 factory farms raise and slaughter billions of livestock animals each year in the U.S.
Between February and August of last year, more than half of commercial chicken depopulations used ventilation shutdown.
Over 8 billion chickens are killed each year by the food industry.
Dairy farming is the practice of raising animals such as cows, goats and buffalo to produce milk for human consumption.
Poultry farming is a popular method of food production that raises billions of animals each year for meat.
In this explainer, we answer the question what is veal?
36 new factory farms are slated to open in Ireland, pending approval from the Irish EPA.
Meat companies are greenwashing beef with a “low methane” rebrand.
Bolivia’s growing factory farm industry is putting the Chiquitano Forest at risk.
The vast majority of farmed animals are raised on crowded factory farms that cause climate emissions and environmental pollution.
The amount of turkey meat consumed has increased 104 percent since 1970 — virtually all sourced from animals raised on factory farms.
Egg production is far from the idyllic image of a mother hen sitting atop her nest. Big Ag has corrupted the process, creating cheap eggs at the expense of billions of anguished chickens.
As the Supreme Court hears arguments in pork industry challenge to Proposition 12, a new investigation reveals cruelty of intensive animal confinement.
Media coverage often misses the root cause of factory farm pollution.
The global animal agriculture industry rakes in billions of dollars while putting the environment and human health at risk.
Animal Rebellion is pledging to block dairy deliveries until the government agrees to support rewilding and plant-based food system transition.
Turkeys can live for decades in the wild but, when raised for food, these creatures are slaughtered as young as 12 weeks old.
Every second, 271 animals are killed for food in the U.S. Millions more are killed every day. Find out why so many animals are killed and how it happens.
A poultry processing company in Singapore offers up its waste to cultivated meat companies. But should they use it?
On factory farms, animals are subjected to stress, confinement and physical harm. But the meatpacking industry is also harmful to humans caught within it.