Originally published on Thu February 27, 2014 9:31 am
We Americans are heavy consumers of meat, and we're increasingly reminded that eating less of it will shrink our carbon footprint. Growing the crops to feed all those animals releases lots of greenhouse gases.
Originally published on Mon February 24, 2014 12:37 pm
By Eliza Barclay
Animal welfare groups go to great lengths to show us how "the sausage" is made inside the factory-style farms that produce most of our meat. For the past few years, they've armed activists with video cameras and sent them undercover to document alleged abuses or risky practices.
The latest salvo in the PR battle between the anti-conventional farming crowd and "Big Ag" doesn’t come on the floor of a state legislature and it doesn’t feature adorable farm families or zombies eating corn.