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Are Cows Smart? What Recent Research Says About Cows’ Intelligence

Intelligence is a topic to visit with care, and one that’s not easy to define. Writing in Psychology Today, Dr. Neel Burton has explained that intelligence covers all the ways in which we adapt and respond to the environment around us.…

May 24, 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
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
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
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
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
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
What Is Deforestation and What Are the Causes of Deforestation?
Deforestation is a major driver of climate change and biodiversity loss, but fortunately there are practical steps we can take to help prevent it.
Mar 15, 2022
What Is Climate Change and Is It Real? What Causes Climate Change?

You’ve most likely heard by now that we’re living in a climate emergency. While none of us can know for sure what the world will look like in 10, 20, or 50 years, we’re heading for disaster if our current emissions of greenhouse gasses go unchecked, and a large quantity of those emissions are caused by the systems we use to produce our food. …

Mar 08, 2022
How Does Corn Farming Work and Is It Bad for the Environment?

If the United States had a vanity license plate, it could easily be, “CORN FED.” Corn is in pretty much every aisle of your nearest grocery store.…

Mar 01, 2022
Fish Farms: What Is Fish Farming and Why Is It Bad?

The idea that fish are merely a resource or material for us to make use of couldn’t be further from the truth.…

Feb 22, 2022
10 of the Worst Pandemics in History: Is COVID the Worst?
It’s difficult to know exactly how many pandemics have taken place throughout human history since they have been happening for as long as humans have existed as a species.
Feb 15, 2022