farms + fish

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Politics of the Plate: McDonald’s Eggs to Go Cage-Free?

The Humane Society plans to put the squeeze on the fast-food giant over its use of eggs from caged chickens.
food politics

Politics of the Plate: Drug Bust

Roughly 70 percent of the total antibiotics used in the United States are consumed by healthy farm animals—but a new bill would restrict the drugs’ use to cases where the animal is sick....
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Politics of the Plate: So Now Who’s the Chicken?

For the first time, the EPA is going to enforce federal pollution regulations governing chicken manure—and agribusiness interests don’t seem happy about it.
food politics

Politics of the Plate: Blowin’ in the Wind

A recent EPA ruling cracks down on particulate emissions—also known as dust—from farms, and agricultural industry groups are up in arms.
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The Farm Bloc

The Senate Committee on Agriculture is responsible for U.S. farm policy as we know it—but Kirsten Gillibrand, the committee’s newest member, may help push it in a better direction....
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How to Help Australia

The devastating fires this month have ruined lives and livelihoods. Here’s how to help.
food politics

The Latest National Agriculture Census

Amid all the latest statistics about farms in the U.S., some unexpected and potentially important developments.
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The CSA That Isn’t One

To spread the gospel of organic produce, one company is catering to the masses but keeping its core values.
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Four Farmers Project: Barren Fields

King Corn stands alone as the last crop, battered and wind swept. The gaudy tassel top hats of August have long since broken off and blown away.
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Four Farmers Project: Hurry Up and Wait

It’s the heart of the corn harvest, and nothing is moving. Farmers worry that their predicament could lead to a genuine disaster.
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