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Hog Farms

Bigger Isn't Better

Karen Steuer | Posted 08.05.2012 | Green
Karen Steuer

Over time, farming has become more centralized, and scaled-up operations are so large that they could scarcely be termed "farms" any longer.

China Suspends Officials Over Tainted Pork Scandal

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food

BEIJING — A state news agency says three senior officials in central China have been suspended and more than two dozen others punished after pig...

How CAFOs Take Their Toll On Humans, Too

Wired | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food

When I talk about farming, I usually focus on antibiotic over-use and the way that it stimulates the emergence of drug-resistant organisms. That's par...

PHOTOS: True Halloween Horrors -- Scary Toxic Lagoons

The Huffington Post | Alden Wicker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Hold your nose and run for cover! Many people think that waste from mining, nuclear power, and even sewage is out of sight, out of mind. Not so much...

Animal Factory Book Excerpt - Is Manure a Hazardous Substance? Blanche Lincoln Says "No"

David Kirby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Kirby

Pro-Agribusiness members of Congress are working to make sure spilled animal waste from industrial farms is exempted from federal Superfund clean-up rules.

Swine Flu May Have Evolved At US Hog Farms

Grist, WSJ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

With swine flu panic sweeping the globe, scientists appear to finally be getting closer to determining its origin -- and it's not quite as clear-cut a...

Hog Farm Industry Grows, But So Does The Smell

AP | Henry C. Jackson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Mayor Kent Forbes has learned a hard truth about small-town life in Iowa: Sometimes it stinks. That's not a figure of speech. His tiny southern Iowa t...