The Good Food Movement Needs Science, Too

The Good Food Movement Needs Science, Too

Perhaps you’ve heard some organic food advocates say, “We should just roll back the clock and farm the way we used to” — before modern science gave us factory farms and genetically modified ingredients. Others disagree, saying that we’d all...
Stomping on Our Constitutional Rights

Stomping on Our Constitutional Rights

Imagine the outcry by tea party Republicans if state legislators were passing laws banning the use of video cameras in banks to capture images of robbers. Yet those very same tea partiers have been passing laws in various states to ban the recording of inhumane,...
Chicken Disneyland

Chicken Disneyland

McDonald’s made headlines recently by announcing it will transition to cage-free eggs by 2025. Hooray: You can feel better about eating that Egg McMuffin. Or at least you can a decade from now. Less than 1 percent of the fast food giant’s eggs currently come...
The War on Hen-Pecking

The War on Hen-Pecking

Chickens had plenty to celebrate on New Year’s Day. Supposedly. After a long wait, California’s 2008 ballot measure to improve conditions for laying hens finally went into effect. Instead of living in cramped cages that give each bird less room than a sheet of paper,...
These Chickens Don’t Need to Hedge Their Bets

These Chickens Don’t Need to Hedge Their Bets

Upper-class, über-rich Brits pay a price. In exchange for being blessed with wealth and social standing, they’re expected to be at least slightly amusing to the general public, offering some combination of doofus, daffy, and scandalous. Crispin Odey fits this...
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