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Manager Of Egg Farm Behind Outbreak Guilty Of Bribing USDA Inspector

AP | RYAN J. FOLEY | Posted 09.13.2012 | Food

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- A manager at the Iowa egg farms linked to the nationwide salmonella outbreak in 2010 pleaded guilty Wednesday for his role in a con...

Egg Company Warned Of Salmonella Prior To Massive Outbreak

AP | RYAN J. FOLEY | Posted 08.04.2012 | Food

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- An Iowa State University scientist found evidence that sick hens at farms owned by an Iowa egg producer were "almost certainly" lay...

Salmonella Outbreak Prompts Egg Mogul To Leave Company

AP | RYAN J. FOLEY | Posted 01.21.2012 | Food

IOWA CITY, Iowa — A ruthless businessman who built one of the nation's largest egg production operations from scratch even as he racked up envir...

Ag Gag 2011: What Does Agribusiness Have to Hide in Iowa?

Dave Murphy | Posted 07.29.2011 | Food
Dave Murphy

Passing poorly conceived bills that limit Americans' freedoms and place an iron curtain between farmers and consumers is certain to backfire, only drawing more attention to agricultural practices.

Green News Report: November 9, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Not-so-ba...

All Eyes On Iowa: An Interview With Democratic Challenger for Secretary of Agriculture, Candidate Francis Thicke

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Ragogna

One of the most important races that you haven't heard about yet in this election cycle is currently unfolding in America's Heartland. Thicke is turning heads, shining a light on current unsustainable food-production practices and oversight.

Green News Report: September 23, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Look out 19...

Factory Farmer's Apology Will Not Make Eggs Safer

David Kirby | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Kirby

When it comes to eggs and other animal food products raised in huge, industrialized, often unsanitary factory farms, we need more than apologies: We need inspection, enforcement, and accountability.

Weekly Pulse: Rotten Eggs, Drowsy Doctors, and Expensive Insurance

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

Weekly Pulse: Rotten Eggs, Drowsy Doctors, and Expensive Insuranceby Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Tainted egg shell game The Iowa chap...

Half a Billion Eggs, DeCoster, Factory Farms and Consolidation: The View From Iowa

Dave Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Dave Murphy

As massive food safety outbreaks become more common, everyday Americans are starting to take a closer look at what they eat and how it's made.

The Incredible Inedible Egg: 500 Million Reasons for Senate Action

Eli Y. Adashi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Eli Y. Adashi

One would not normally expect anything of value to come out of rotten eggs. The case of the tainted Iowan shell eggs may well be the exception.

Corporate Rotten Eggs

Robert Reich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Reich

Corporations that play fast and loose with one set of laws are likely to cut corners on others. Scarce inspection resources should be targeted at them rather than at the good eggs.