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Tag: pigs

Fed Up Hog Farm Neighbors File Suit in NC

Imagine if you couldn’t send your kids out to play in the back yard or throw open the windows on a lovely spring day because of a ubiquitous, sickening smell. That’s the reality for someone living near an industrial hog farm. A group of North Carolinians are sick of the stench, and they’re suing to get it under control. In the video above, you can watch a short Charlotte Observer interview with one of the people involved in the massive hog farm lawsuit.

How to Host a Vegetarian or Vegan During the Holidays

With approximately 9 million vegetarians and vegans in the U.S., chances are that many families will be hosting an herbivore sometime during the holiday season. It should be a no-brainerβ€”just use soy milk in your mashed potatoes, leave the ham out of the green beans, and use margarine in place of butter. Easy, right?

Small-scale Farming in Wales

Last week, I went on a trip to Northern Wales and stayed on a small farm. Although I knew the ultimate fates of the animals there, I have to say, as far as farm animals go, they had a pretty good life, so I wondered, why isn’t it like this everywhere?

How Pig Parts Make the World Turn

Christien Meindertsma wondered what happened to the pig parts that don’t make it into the grocer’s freezer as pork. Long ago, people used all the parts of the animals they raised for food. She asked herself, β€œDo they still use all the parts?” And then she tracked one pig from the farm to the processor and through all the products he ended up in.

Scientists Clone New Food Industry

Β© Ivan Vasilev | Dreamstime.com In an unusual twist, biotech scientists have decided that focusing on creating hybrids of new animals and plants is just thinking too small. “We realized [ … ]