Tag: pork

If slaughter houses had glass walls… (Video)

In the debate over transparency in our food systems and recent ‘ag gag’ bills/laws across the country, there has been a lot of fuss about slaughterhouses and the consumers’ ability to visualize what happens during livestock slaughter. The New York Times ran an opinion article titled “Open the Slaughterhouses” that opened debate on the ‘ag […]

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What will you do when HSUS shows up next door?

Thursday morning while checking my messages, a news release from The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS, not to be confused with your local animal shelter) showed up in my Facebook timeline. Their latest move in an escapade to change the face of livestock farms includes Tennessee-based Cracker Barrel Old Country Store. The press […]

AgProud: Harned’s Drive-In

Have you ever considered restaurants as a part of Agriculture? Celeste Harned gives us a peek at her experience on both sides of the fence. Oh and by the way, Celeste and her husband Aaron are new parents as of yesterday! So stop by her blog and give her a shout out or send well […]

Back To The Start – Chipotle Ad Draws Controversy

Questions of Science. Science through Progress. Nobody said it was easy. I’m going back to the start. Boy ole Willy Nelson sure knows how to strike a chord with a song of emotion. Sunday night’s Grammy awards broadcast included a Chipotle commercial featuring their Food With Integrity Campaign and a slogan of Cultivating a better […]

Pig Farmers Care For Their Animals

Another Animal Rights (Mercy For Animals) group is at it again; releasing videos of animal cruelty on their labeled “factory farms.” This time it’s a swine farm in Iowa that supplies to groceries like Costco and Krogers. The most pig raising I’ve ever done is raising a few for freezer pork as a kid, but […]

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