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How Safe is That Burger? A Look at Inspections of the Meat Industry
The meat industry is regulated by the federal government but how it is regulated affects the food you eat.
May 12, 2022
What Is Ocean Acidification and How Does It Affect Marine Life?

It’s no secret that carbon dioxide emissions from human activity are driving global warming. What's less talked about is the direct impact that these emissions have on earth’s ocean.…

May 10, 2022
Is the Humane Methods of Slaughter Act Really Humane?
The Humane Methods of Slaughter Act of 1958 was passed with the intention of placing regulations on slaughter practices for animals in factory farms in an effort to make them more “humane.” However, over the decades it has become glaringly obvious that the HMSA is not doing what it is meant to do and between the legal loopholes and the inconsistent enforcement, the Act has become just another piece of legislation that has failed to protect animals suffering in factory farms.
Apr 28, 2022
Chicken Antibiotics: Why Are Chickens Given Antibiotics?

A patient’s organs start shutting down at the hospital. She’s confused and has a fever. Eventually, she’s intubated because her body cannot breathe on its own.…

Apr 27, 2022
What Does Effective Altruism Lead Us to Believe About Factory Farming?

Factory farming generates a significant measure of suffering through environmental destruction and social injustice. But of all the suffering resulting from animal agriculture, the billions of animals affected are suffering most of all.…

Apr 21, 2022
Ocean Dead Zones: What Are They and Can Dead Zones Recover?

The ocean might be the last thing on your mind when eating a hamburger or chicken nugget, but what we eat is more closely connected to the health of our oceans than many people realize.…

Apr 19, 2022
The Inhumane Psychological Treatment of Factory Farmed Animals

Ethically raised. Care certified. Naturally raised. These have become the buzz words of the meat industry to imply to consumers the level of care that has gone into their meat.…

Apr 14, 2022
Egg Farms: How Are Laying Hens Raised on Egg Farms?

If we believed the packaging we see on egg cartons at the grocery store we would think that the hens who lay our eggs live idyllic lives wandering around green fields and preening their full brown feathers in the sunshine.…

Apr 12, 2022
Food Apartheid and the Relation to Factory Farming

Food justice is more complex than supplying hungry people with food. A truly just system  relieves food insecurity along with hunger.…

Apr 07, 2022
What Are Food Deserts and Why Do They Exist?
For a lot of people, life without access to healthy food is hard to imagine. For far too many, however, it’s an everyday reality. The problem is not that we don’t produce enough food but that millions of people can’t access it, particularly those who live in areas known as food deserts. 
Apr 05, 2022
Where Does the Meat in Pet Food Come From?
While many people put considerable thought into where their food comes from, and actively choose not to consume products produced in factory farms, we do not think quite so much about the food our pets are eating.
Mar 31, 2022
What Is Free-Range Chicken and What Does Free-Range Really Mean?

“Free-range chicken” is a marketing term used by the food industry. It is meant to appleal to consumers who care about the conditions in which farmed animals were raised.…

Mar 29, 2022
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