Animals

Remembering Stuart Levy: Scientist Behind Animal Husbandry Advocacy

Food Tank remembers Stuart Levy, a pioneer researcher pushing for better animal husbandry—with only responsible use of antibiotics.

Opinion | GMO Animals: From Lab to Factory Farm

A new wave of genetically modified animals is coming. Friends of the Earth’s Dana Perls calls for an end to altering animals—in favor of fixing farms.

Strength in Resilience: Niman Ranch Hosts Farm Families in Des Moines

Thee 21st Annual Niman Ranch Farmer Appreciation Weekend in Des Moines, IA gathered media, chefs, and nonprofits focusing on resilience for farmers.

One Generation to the Next: Hamilton Brothers Farm and Family Ranching

For this month’s Farmer Friday, we talk with Richard Hamilton from Hamilton Brothers Farm about multigenerational farming, sustainable ranching, and partnering with Niman Ranch.

Half the World’s Pigs Are Facing the Largest Animal Disease Outbreak in History

“Slaughter data suggest that up to 100 million hogs could be removed from China, potentially reducing production by 20 percent.”

Meat in the Middle: Blended Options Join Eaters in Sustainability

New options on grocery store shelves nationwide this summer remind eaters that flexitarian diets can help even committed meat-eaters limit their impact on the environment.

A Boom in Fish Feed Production in Nigeria

Fish feed production is an example of how collaboration between public and private organizations can have positive effects while promoting self-sufficiency.

The Trick to Better Chickens: Honoring Their Ancestry, Says Wadiak

CEO of Cooks Venture Matt Wadiak talks about what even cautious eaters don’t know about how their chickens are raised and the potential for happier, more nutrient-dense chickens through better raising practices.

Time to “Say No” to Atlantic Salmon in Australia

Aquaculture may be a key player in providing food security to a growing population, but if it isn’t done carefully, the environment on which it relies can pay the price.

Sounding the Alarm on North Carolina’s Poultry Industry

How poultry waste is the largest and fastest growing source of nutrient pollution in North Carolina, what this means for the environment and communities, and a new study with the Environmental Working Group.