So-called "ag gag" laws hit the news again this week as a federal judge struck down the principle behind an Idaho law that aimed to protect farmers from undercover investigations by activists. The laws have been hotly debated over the past few years, which I've followed on several occasions. When I lived in Tennessee, the … Continue reading Federal Judge Strikes Down Principle of Idaho Ag Law
Agriculture must be more proactive on “ag gag” and animal cruelty standards
Earlier this month, I had the opportunity for a great chat with an Associated Press reporter out of Iowa on the subject of "ag gag" bills and laws. I've written about this series of bills earlier on this blog (perspective from Tennessee, on CNN Eatocracy, how they affect farm transparency, and asking if consumers really … Continue reading Agriculture must be more proactive on “ag gag” and animal cruelty standards
How do ag-gag bills affect farm transparency?
Do you feel that the so-called ag-gag bills are prohibitive? Will these laws hamper efforts to stop animal cruelty? Does this impede our efforts for transparency in the food systems? This was originally published on CNN Eatocracy on April 19, 2013. Click here to see all of my CNN articles. I will start this off with a … Continue reading How do ag-gag bills affect farm transparency?