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February 2, 2016



Genetically Engineered Animals Could Come To Plate Near You

Researchers have developed a new breed of pig that is resistant to an incurable disease that plagues hogs barns, Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome.

December 27, 2015



Researchers Worry Last-Resort Antibiotic Is Failing

For years, the antibiotic colistin was known as the best chance to combat antibiotic resistance. But journalist Maryn McKenna says there’s bad news.

December 24, 2015


Aaron Singrey

Veterinarian Becomes Gumshoe, Pursuing Globe-Trotting Virus

The industry fears that PED, not yet eradicated and known as a pernicious, intrepid world traveler, will come charging back this winter.

December 21, 2015


microscope image of PED

Deadly Pig Virus Remains A Mystery – And A Threat

What we have pieced together from interviews and public records shows that PED confounded researchers and industry insiders scrambling to contain it.

October 6, 2015


farmer Richard Oswald

China Slowdown May Squeeze Midwest Soybean Farmers

American farmers are the world’s largest soybean exporters and China is the largest buyer. If that market collapsed it would trigger a global decline in prices.

June 4, 2015


tamworth sow and piglets

WE Farm, Cold Brew Craze, Salmon Sauce, Inventing Food

Inside the scientific process of creating new foods. A look at the cold brew coffee trend. And, the balance between animal welfare and protecting the land.

January 10, 2015


french onion soup

Working Class Foodie, Latkes And Lamb Ribs, Non-GMO Label

Rebecca Lando's cookbook shows how to eat seasonally, nutritiously on a budget. Lamb ribs when you want to splurge. What it takes for food to be called non-GMO.

September 25, 2014


American Guinea Hogs

Farming In Retirement: J&P Heritage Farm

Jerry and Paula Perron of J&P Heritage Farm have grown their retirement hobby into a small, pork-producing business

August 26, 2014


pigs in a barn

Bartholomew County Votes For CAFO Moratorium

Residents opposed to new large animal farms say they negatively impact the surrounding environment. Farmers say regulations are already too strict.

May 29, 2014


pigs inside

Pigs Thought To Be Immune Reinfected By Fatal Virus

Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus has killed up to 7 million pigs and could boost the price of pork by 12 percent.

January 22, 2014

On The Farm 


Virus Continues To Rip Through Hog Farms

A virus that kills piglets is ripping through farms around the country. Midwest pork producers are doing everything they can to fight it off.

January 9, 2014

Polar Vortex 


Organic Farmers Weather Cold Snap

This week's snow and subzero temperatures put stress on farmers and their animals, but there could be a sweet upside to the cold snap.

September 16, 2013

Veritable Smorgasbord 

Pigs rooting for food scraps

Could Pigs Take A Bite Out Of Food Waste?

A group in the U.K. is reviving a lost farm tradition: feeding scraps to pigs. Could it work in the U.S?

July 11, 2013

Pork Problems 

pig profile

New-To-U.S. Pig Virus Found In Indiana, Humans Not Affected

A pig virus previously found only in Asia and Europe has moved to the United States, killing pigs in 15 states, including Indiana.

July 9, 2013

Farm Inspectors 

usda headquarters

Meat Inspectors Get Blowback for Blowing Whistle

A whistleblower group says USDA officials are retaliating against meat inspectors who report inhumane treatment of animals at slaughterhouses.

June 22, 2013

Sammies And Fishies 


Biology On The Farm, Breaded Pork Tenderloin, Grilled Salmon

Biology students get a hands-on experience studying bacteria on an organic farm, a tribute to the breaded pork tenderloin, and salmon on the grill!

June 21, 2013

Field Trip 

Tamworth sow and piglets

Leave The Lab Coats Behind: Biology Students On The Farm

Students researching antibiotic-resistant bacteria in organically-raised pigs discovered that all the pigs had some level of resistance in their systems.

February 21, 2013

Everyone's Downstream 


Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria Found In Chinese Pig Manure

With one half of the world's pigs living in China, the discovery of antibiotic resistant bacteria in Chinese pig dung is cause for concern the world over.

November 30, 2012

Pork Problems 


Study Finds Bacteria In American Pork, Some Drug-Resistant

Consumer Reports has just published some bad news for pork lovers.

November 19, 2012

Breeding Better Bacon 

A pig, just woken from a nap in the sun, smiles at the camera from atop a bed of twigs and dirt.

New Report Unveils Domestic Pig Genome

Scientists from over forty countries collaborated on a project to decode the genome of a common domestic pig breed.

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