factory farms

hurricane florence

Hog farmers in North Carolina are praying their poop lagoons hold through Florence

In the days before the hurricane hit, farmers raced to drain the open-air shit pits before the rain came. Now, it’s a waiting game.
Sarah Sax

'Eating Animals' Doesn't Preach Veganism, But It Will Make You Consider It

The new documentary produced by Jonathan Safran Foer and Natalie Portman will make viewers grapple with their carnivorous tendencies.
Danielle Wayda

The World’s Largest Meat and Fish Producers Are Hiding Their Climate Emissions

Additionally, of the 60 meat companies assessed in the report, 46 have no plans in place to eliminate the routine use of antibiotics.
Lauren Rothman

The Woman Going Undercover to Expose the Brutal Animal Torture in Factory Farms

As an animal farm investigator, Lisa moves constantly, getting jobs in the agricultural business to document the horrific abuse she's dedicated her life to stopping.
Leila Ettachfini
Organic farming

Why That 'Organic' Label Doesn't Mean What You Think It Means

Thanks to current USDA rules, factory farms that label their meat and eggs "organic" tend to look just like their non-organic counterparts. Sources who spoke with MUNCHIES estimate that less than 10 percent of organic factory farm chickens ever see the...
Tom Perkins

Chickenzilla Gets Revenge in The Shoes' New Music Video

You'll want to skip the KFC after watching "1960s Horror."
Beckett Mufson

China Is Building a Giant Animal-Cloning Factory to Feed the Masses

While the rest of the world sorts out its feelings about the safety and ethics of cloning animals for food production, China is charging ahead and building the world’s largest animal cloning factory, set to begin operations in 2016.
Alex Swerdloff

Germany Is Outlawing One of the Egg Industry's Most Brutal Practices

Hundreds of millions of baby chicks are shredded alive every year because they're unable to lay eggs. But German scientists think they may have found a way to end the practice.
Alex Swerdloff

Idaho's 'Ag-Gag' Law Criminalizes Muckrackers, So a Federal Judge Struck It Down

Citing Upton Sinclair's classic exposé 'The Jungle,' a US District Court judge said Idaho's law is unconstitutional because it violates the First Amendment to the US Constitution.
Rob Verger

An Investment Banker's Solution to Factory Farming

Sonia Faruqi travelled to more than 60 farms around the world and she thinks she's found a cure for our addiction to industrial agriculture.
Kaleigh Rogers

Farmers in the Midwest Are Incinerating Millions of Chickens

A vicious outbreak of avian flu has forced poultry producers to kill nearly 40 million chickens and turkeys since December.
Matt Smith

5 Million Chickens Are About to Be Killed to Prevent the Spread of Avian Flu

An additional 27,000 turkeys in Buena Vista Country, about an hour and a half away, were euthanized last week after the same virus was discovered in their flock. Although the culls may seem extreme, the virus is so deadly to birds that it can eradicate...
Hilary Pollack