Animals

Rancher Co-ops Offer Meat-Processing Solution For Small Farmers

It’s processing day for San Juan Island farmer Lori-Ann David. For her livestock, that means... (more)

Catie Joyce-Bulay
Study: Wild Pigs Are Releasing as Much Carbon Dioxide as Millions of...

The pig is one of the most adaptable mammal species on the planet. Thanks to... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
July 22, 2021
Q&A With ‘Defending Beef’ Author Nicolette Hahn Niman

Nicolette Hahn Niman, a vegetarian and environmental lawyer turned cattle rancher, released Defending Beef: The... (more)

Shelby Vittek
July 20, 2021
Heatwave Cooks Crustaceans in Their Shells in Canada

The heatwave that devastated farmers and farmworkers in the Pacific Northwest last week also wreaked... (more)

Alex Robinson
July 8, 2021
Chickens Haven’t Always Been Food, Study Finds

The chicken’s status as one of the world’s most popular foods—both for its meat and... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
June 30, 2021
Supreme Court Rejects Case Involving California Meat Regulations

The US Supreme Court will not hear arguments in the case of the North American... (more)

Emily Baron Cadloff
June 28, 2021
The Future of Ocean Farming

For all his life, Alaskan fisherman Dune Lankard has looked to the sea—for food, work... (more)

Shelby Vittek
June 28, 2021
Can Oyster Farming Save the North Carolina Coast?

Niels Lindquist grows seed oysters on 16 acres of shellfish leases, scattered along the North... (more)

Jodi Helmer
June 27, 2021
How Bee-Impersonating Flies Help With Pollination

Bees and butterflies might be the best-known pollinators, but they aren’t the only ones. Bats,... (more)

Shelby Vittek
June 24, 2021
Thousand-Year-Old Egg Found in Poop Hole

When you start digging in a big hole full of ancient human poop, you may... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
June 23, 2021
It’s a Great Time to Find a Local Egg Dealer

First came the chickens, then came the eggs. When Helen Baldus acquired her first two... (more)

Shelby Vittek
June 21, 2021