Animals

Heatwave Cooks Crustaceans in Their Shells in Canada

The heatwave that devastated farmers and farmworkers in the Pacific Northwest last week also wreaked... (more)

Alex Robinson
Chickens Haven’t Always Been Food, Study Finds

The chicken’s status as one of the world’s most popular foods—both for its meat and... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
June 30, 2021
Supreme Court Rejects Case Involving California Meat Regulations

The US Supreme Court will not hear arguments in the case of the North American... (more)

Emily Baron Cadloff
June 28, 2021
The Future of Ocean Farming

For all his life, Alaskan fisherman Dune Lankard has looked to the sea—for food, work... (more)

Shelby Vittek
June 28, 2021
Can Oyster Farming Save the North Carolina Coast?

Niels Lindquist grows seed oysters on 16 acres of shellfish leases, scattered along the North... (more)

Jodi Helmer
June 27, 2021
How Bee-Impersonating Flies Help With Pollination

Bees and butterflies might be the best-known pollinators, but they aren’t the only ones. Bats,... (more)

Shelby Vittek
June 24, 2021
Thousand-Year-Old Egg Found in Poop Hole

When you start digging in a big hole full of ancient human poop, you may... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
June 23, 2021
It’s a Great Time to Find a Local Egg Dealer

First came the chickens, then came the eggs. When Helen Baldus acquired her first two... (more)

Shelby Vittek
June 21, 2021
USDA to Strengthen Antitrust Laws for Meatpacking

For decades, the meat industry has enjoyed what the National Farmers Union calls “lax antitrust... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
June 16, 2021
How Can We Prevent the Next Zoonotic Disease Outbreak?

For some, reports of a deadly new virus spreading across the planet seemingly came out... (more)

Shelby Vittek
June 14, 2021
The Final Days of Foie Gras?

The European Union this week took a small but significant step toward banning the production... (more)

Josh Voorhees
June 11, 2021