My Thanksgiving Terror

My Thanksgiving Terror

The leaves are changing colors and the air is getting crisp. As we settle into fall, Americans take time to reflect on what they’re thankful for. Like many folks, I’ve got plenty of gratitude for the most important meal I’ll eat this month. Sweet...
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,...
Save the Turkeys

Save the Turkeys

It’s odd that the most iconic feature of Thanksgiving — the turkey — is likely the most unnatural. It’s got competition, of course, from the jellied cranberry sauce that retains the shape of its can and various food products sold in boxes marked...
This Year, Have a Big-Poultry-Free Holiday Season

This Year, Have a Big-Poultry-Free Holiday Season

Chicken and turkey are among the most popular and versatile foods Americans eat, but they also bring health risks to your plate. Most factory-farmed poultry is raised with antibiotics — which leads to antibiotic resistance in humans. Now, the USDA wants to cut the...