Washington has followed California’s example with a law to phase out eggs from caged hens, but the legislation uses egg industry definitions for “cage-free.”
Suggested teaser: Last year ushered in several new rules to improve animal welfare, and the meat industry is digging in its heels for new battles in the year ahead.
The Department of Justice this week recommended the Supreme Court not hear a lawsuit brought by 12 egg-producing states, after California banned the sale of eggs produced in confinements smaller than the state's new requirements.
The owner of the eatery says she's giving compassionate cannabis to the crustaceans so that they don't feel pain. But the state isn't sure the practice is in line with health regulations.
Butchers are an integral part of French life, and are known for carefully sourcing their meat. But now some are being targeted by extreme vegans who use vandalism to draw attention to their cause.
Seafood has been missing from the animal welfare conversation in recent years. One group aims to change that.
The poultry industry may be on the verge of adopting ambitious new animal-welfare standards, giving chickens more space and daylight.
Iowa farmers hope providing meat to customers who care more about farming methods than price will improve cropland while also helping them earn a profit.
Beef and poultry get labels designating humane treatment; seafood doesn't. Two fishermen want to change that.
New FDA rules limit how farmers can give antibiotics to animals raised for meat. But a report says FDA doesn't collect data to know if that policy is working.
Implementation of the rules has been pushed back thanks to President Donald Trump’s “regulatory freeze.”
New rules will force some of the biggest organic egg producers to change their practices, or stop calling their eggs organic.
Some of the country’s largest farm organizations are lobbying the incoming administration to drop rules that would change the production of organic meat.
Massachusetts voters will determine whether their state will prohibit the sale of animal products raised in certain types of confinements.
Organic animal welfare standards are expected to be finalized by year's end. It could clear up some questions for consumers but leave division behind the plate.
One of the largest poultry companies in the country says it will change its slaughter methods and some of its poultry houses. Animal welfare groups cheer.
Workers at meat processing plants describe punishing rates of production, leaving them with a lifetime of pain and physical problems.
A modern broiler, or meat chicken, grows incredibly fast. The bird suffers as a result. Now Whole Foods wants its suppliers to shift to slower-growing breeds.
Some animal welfare and food safety advocates think divestment is the key to large-scale change in the factory farm industry.
Like nearly everything in agriculture, the increase in milk production doesn’t come without a few trade-offs.