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Big Ag is pissing away the USA’s rich topsoil

Bad federal policy and intensifying storms are washing away the rich dark soils in the Midwest that made this country an agricultural powerhouse and that remain the essential foundation of a healthy and sustainable food system in the future. That’s … Continue reading

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The Secret Life of Beef

INFORM’s The Secret Life of Beef video provides information about the environmental and health effects of beef production. For more information, go to  http://www.informinc.org.

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Ghana on track to halve hunger by 2015

Teetering on the brink of economic collapse three decades ago, Ghana has since made extraordinary development progress. As part of its Development Progress project, theOverseas Development Institute looks at how sustained agricultural growth has put Ghana in pole position to become … Continue reading

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Thais reap benefits of buffaloes

Buffaloes have always played an integral part in Thai culture and society. They have been used for centuries by peasants in order to plough their rice fields.  However, Thailand’s buffalo population has declined in recent years with farmers finding modern … Continue reading

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Grocery Store Wars

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Cleaning the Henhouse

The latest salmonella outbreak, underscoring the failures of industrial farming, reminds me of the small chicken flock that I tended while growing up on a family farm. Inspections of Iowa poultry farms linked to the salmonella outbreak have prompted headlines … Continue reading

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US salmonella scare: farm inspections reveal manure, mice and maggots

US politicians are coming under pressure to increase regulation of the country’s largest egg producers after a federal inspection of two companies at the centre of a salmonella scare revealed breaches of basic hygiene. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) inspections of Wright … Continue reading

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Heart of Iowa as Fault Line of Egg Recall

The scrambled eggs, as always, were hissing in a skillet on a recent morning at a coffee shop here, in an egg-producing county that has suddenly found itself at the center of the nation’s egg recall over salmonella. But the conversation … Continue reading

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Meat from two cloned bulls illegally entered the human food chain

Beef from a second bull bred from a clone has illegally entered the human food chain and has been eaten in the last few months, safety officials have disclosed. The Food Standards Agency said it had now traced all four … Continue reading

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Curry spices for cows and sheep could cut methane emissions

Curry spices could hold the key to reducing the enormous greenhouse gas emissions given off by grazing animals such as sheep, cows and goats, scientists have claimed. Research carried out at Newcastle University has found that coriander and turmeric – … Continue reading

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