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The Health Risks of Underregulated Factory Farms

The Health Risks of Underregulated Factory Farms

Scholars discuss public health harms from the underregulation of factory farms and propose potential solutions.

Regulating Contracts in Poultry Production

Regulating Contracts in Poultry Production

The U.S. Department of Agriculture proposes requiring chicken processors to provide more information in their contracts with growers.

Regulating Big-Cat Ownership

Regulating Big-Cat Ownership

Scholar argues for the strengthening of USDA regulations in big-cat ownership and exploitation.

Time to Rescue the Rescue Dog Industry?

Time to Rescue the Rescue Dog Industry?

Rescue dog groups may be exacerbating the very problem they claim to address.

Is the Roadless Rule Exemption a Highway to Environmental Hell?

Is the Roadless Rule Exemption a Highway to Environmental Hell?

Despite protests, the U.S. government has opened the largest forest in North America to industrial activity.

Having a Happy, Humane Thanksgiving Dinner?

Having a Happy, Humane Thanksgiving Dinner?

Facing a host of turkey products, ethically conscious consumers should research which kind of labels truly reveal humane practices.

Regulating Tiger Kings

Regulating Tiger Kings

A proposed federal law would tighten regulation of private possession of big cats.

Keeping School Children Fed and Healthy

Keeping School Children Fed and Healthy

School lunch regulation takes on new importance during COVID-19, as families struggle to access nutritious meals.

Putting a Label on Farm Animal Welfare

Putting a Label on Farm Animal Welfare

Scholar argues that inconsistent animal welfare labeling practices harm consumers.

The Newest Label Coming to a Grocery Store Near You

The Newest Label Coming to a Grocery Store Near You

Starting in 2022, food producers will be required to label genetically engineered foods.

The Future of Maine’s Food Sovereignty Movement

The Future of Maine’s Food Sovereignty Movement

The increasing popularity of municipal regulation over food production in Maine may attract federal preemption challenges.

The Long Road to SNAP

The Long Road to SNAP

U.S. food stamp programs grapple with a new wave of scrutiny.