Big Ag

America’s Food Safety System Failed to Stop a Salmonella Epidemic. It’s Still Making People Sick.

For years, a dangerous salmonella strain has sickened thousands and continues to spread through the chicken industry. The USDA knows about it. So do the companies. And yet, contaminated meat continues to be sold to consumers.

Dairy Industry Takes a Page From Big Tobacco’s Book and Targets Kids With Flavored Milk

Serving flavored milk in schools has a dangerous downside, one that industry groups, parents, and nutrition experts have been fighting over for years.

Exploring Alternative Proteins and the Future of Meat Production

Protein is one of the four main food groups that form a balanced diet. Our bodies use proteins as building blocks for our skin, bones, muscle, vitamins, and hormones.

How ‘Landless’ Pig Farms Break Animal Welfare Rules and Get Away With It

The rise of intensive animal agriculture in the EU has created a new phenomenon: the landless farm. Exempt from key welfare protections, these farms pose a serious threat to farmed animals.

Food Systems Hold the Key to Eating More Ethically

Food systems refer to the way societies organize the production and distribution of food. While some put a strain on the planet, others have a smaller impact.

What You Didn’t Know About the Pet Food Industry

Contrary to popular belief, the pet food industry is not its own, separate part of the supply chain. It relies on leftover meat produced for human consumption.

The Firms Keeping Big Ag in Business

Between 2015 and 2020, financial institutions gave over $478 billion to meat and dairy corporations around the world, largely without scrutiny.

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.

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.