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Animal-welfare groups clash over Proposition 12, which promises cage-free hens by 2022

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Thu, 10/25/2018 - 5:36pm

Animal-welfare activists have split over an initiative on the Nov. 6 statewide ballot that would phase in requirements to provide more space for egg-laying hens, breeding pigs and calves raised for veal in California.

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Bees are at risk from common crop pesticides, California study finds

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Wed, 08/08/2018 - 12:47pm

California farmers could face more restrictions on how they combat crop-eating insects after a state report concluded that one class of pesticide poses a significant risk to bees that pollinate almonds and other crops.

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By going vegan, America could feed an additional 390 million people, study suggests

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Tue, 03/27/2018 - 11:09am

More than 41 million Americans find themselves at risk of going hungry at some point during the year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture says.

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Should Livestock Eat Garbage Instead of Grain?

Published: 
Mon, 08/15/2016 (All day)

Two years ago, as the Food and Drug Administration was rolling out new proposed rules following passage of the landmark Food Safety Modernization Act, one regulation caught the ire of brewers, ranchers, and the sustainable-food-loving public. 

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A 'slow catastrophe' unfolds as the golden age of antibiotics comes to an end

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Wed, 07/13/2016 (All day)

In early April, experts at a military lab outside Washington intensified their search for evidence that a dangerous new biological threat had penetrated the nation’s borders.