chickens

hurricane florence

At Least 3.4 Million Farm Animals Drowned in the Aftermath of Hurricane Florence

Millions more are still at risk of dying from exposure, starvation, or drowning as the Carolinas recover.
Becky Ferreira
9.19.18
Book excerpts

Chicken Might Be the First Lab-Grown Meat to Make It to Your Grocery Store

'Clean Meat' is a new book by Paul Shapiro about the past, present, and future of lab-grown meat.
Paul Shapiro
1.2.18
what the cluck

California Has Charged a Farmer Under Its Chicken Cruelty Law for the First Time

Under the law, chickens must be able to stand up, turn around, and spread their wings.
Kaleigh Rogers
2.8.17
money

How 'Big Egg' Tried to Control Your Mayonnaise

This story has more twists and turns than a mayo jar lid.
Kaleigh Rogers
8.11.16
politics

Taking This Photo Would Be Illegal in Utah

Ag gag laws make it illegal to go undercover in factory farms, like the Humane Society did at this egg farm in Maine.
Kaleigh Rogers
6.7.16
nature

Watch These Adorable Chicks Hatch Sans Eggshell

These high schoolers have a front row seat to embryonic development, from fertilization to hatching.
Becky Ferreira
6.7.16
earth

Why Scientists on Two Continents Are Growing Dinosaur Parts on Chickens

And whether we'll be able to build a dinosaur one day.
Kate Lunau
3.15.16
Food

How to Kill Half a Million Chickens at Once

Ventilation shutdown is a grim way to go, and nobody is even sure how grim. Is there a better option?
Kaleigh Rogers
2.9.16
News

Why Nearly Half a Million Sick Chickens and Turkeys Were Suffocated this Week

A new strain of avian influenza infected thousands of birds in Indiana, leading to a controversial method of euthanasia
Kaleigh Rogers
1.23.16
News

From Droughts to Disease, 2015 Highlighted Our Food System's Shortcomings

A look at the big moments in food production this year reveals how far we’ve come, and how very far we have left to go.
Kaleigh Rogers
12.29.15
Health

Why Is It Still Legal to Use Human Antibiotics on Farm Animals?

There has been a bill to make it illegal since 1999, but congress won't touch it.
Kaleigh Rogers
9.25.15
Health

'Ventilation Shutdown': The Gruesome Last Resort for Bird Flu-Infected Farms

In a ventilation shutdown, the air systems in a chicken house are turned off, causing the birds to slowly overheat and suffocate.
Kaleigh Rogers
9.22.15
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