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Consider the Lobster’s Feelings

A new study, commissioned by the UK government, found that crustaceans and cephalopods are sentient... (more)

Lindsay Campbell
Some Norwegian Goats Are Contained Using Invisible Fences

The ‘CyborGoats’ wear a GPS unit around their neck that helps keep them from crossing... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
November 19, 2021
Swallowable Sensors Give an Inside Look at How Cows Are Doing

The smart capsule remains in the first of the cow’s four stomachs, gathering data about... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
November 10, 2021
Northeast Organic Dairy Farmers May Get Squeezed Out of Business

The affected farms are taking a major hit after Danone, which owns Horizon Organic, terminated... (more)

Catie Joyce-Bulay
November 8, 2021
Bill Seeks to Standardize and Promote Offshore Aquaculture

Yet it remains unclear whether or not offshore aquaculture is bad for the environment.

Dan Nosowitz
November 4, 2021
Move Over, Smart Phones. Smart Hives Are Here

The in-hive devices are one recent innovation helping to preserve honeybee colonies.

Lindsay Campbell
October 30, 2021
This Enormous, Deadly Bird Might Have Been Domesticated Before the Chicken

New research suggests the cassowary may have been reared by humans thousands of years earlier.

Dan Nosowitz
October 12, 2021
The Issue of ‘White Striping’ in Store-Bought Chicken

A new report claims that the vast majority of supermarket chicken is affected by this... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
October 9, 2021
Is It Ethical to Farm Insects for Food?

Scholars and advocates believe that the mass slaughter of insects should be done in the... (more)

Matan Shelomi
October 8, 2021
Rising Temperatures and the Future of Outside Livestock Production

Researchers say farmers will need to adapt in order to protect their animals.

Lindsay Campbell
September 30, 2021
The Unique Struggle of Running a Sheep Dairy in America

There are fewer than 200 sheep dairies in the US. Due to a lack of... (more)

Christine Clark
September 27, 2021