livestock

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
hurricane harvey

Islands of Starving Cows Discovered After Hurricane Harvey

Though cows can swim better than you might think, they can’t tread water forever.
Kaleigh Rogers
9.5.17
CRISPR

These People Want to Genetically Engineer Pink Chickens

The Pink Chicken Project wants to use CRISPR to alter all chickens’ DNA in order to send a message about the health of our environment.
Emma Griffith
5.12.17
Future of Farming

Forget CES, The World Ag Expo Is The Hottest Tech Trade Show

Motherboard visits one of the world's biggest farming exhibitions to find more gadgets than grain.
Meredith Rutland Bauer
2.16.17
Technology

This Giant Vertical Farming Robot Is Coming For Your Crops

It's designed to grow grains for livestock while saving farmers money on labor. But that means it's also coming for some human jobs.
Grennan Milliken
1.10.17
Food

The Hidden 1,458 Potential Extinctions That Could Upend Our Food Supply

The world is full of cows and chickens, but many breeds are being ignored and lost, along with their important genes.
John R. Platt
3.3.16
Health

Global Restrictions on Farm Antibiotics Needed to Fight Superbugs, Report Says

A new report calls for a concerted global effort, not just localized changes.
Kaleigh Rogers
12.8.15
News

California Passes Strict New Law to Fight Superbugs

The new law will end the use of antibiotics as a way of plumping up farm animals.
Kaleigh Rogers
10.11.15
News

California Is Poised to Enact the Strictest Farm Antibiotics Law in the Country

The pending legislation just needs to pass the governor.
Kaleigh Rogers
10.9.15
Drugs

Meat-Eaters Are Doing More Than the Government to Get Antibiotics Out of Food

The government keeps saying changes are being made, but the real motivation seems to be coming from consumer pressure.
Kaleigh Rogers
9.15.15
Health

How Chipotle Led to McDonald’s Ditching Human Antibiotics

The fast food giant is phasing out human antibiotics in its chickens, a move that will help slow the growth of antibiotic-resistant superbugs.
Kaleigh Rogers
3.4.15
Food

We Can't Fix Climate Change Without Fixing Global Diets

According to a new study, there is no global warming fix that involves us continuing to eat what we eat or anything close.
Michael Byrne
8.31.14
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