Peggy Lowe appears in the following:
Thursday, August 10, 2017
For the first time in its history, the NAACP has issued a travel advisory for a single state. The civil rights group issued the warning after incidents of racial discrimination and abuse in Missouri, where Gov. Eric Greitens recently signed a bill making it harder to win workplace discrimination lawsuits.
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Meat-processing employs more than a half-million people. An investigation found they've got some of the most dangerous factory jobs in America and suffer from injury, low pay and lack of work breaks.
Thursday, October 06, 2016
One of the most competitive Senate races this year is in Missouri, where Democratic challenger Jason Kander is using his experience with guns to challenge Republican incumbent Roy Blunt.
Thursday, August 11, 2016
Workers at American slaughterhouses and meat processing plants perform thousands of repetitive motions every day. The work often lead to invisible, yet painful and lasting injuries to their bodies.
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Slaughterhouse and meat processing plant workers have some of the most dangerous jobs. One of the most common injury is musculoskeletal disorders, brought on by thousands of daily repetitive motions.
Wednesday, August 03, 2016
A tea party member of Congress from Kansas is the latest member to lose a primary election this year.
Thursday, June 23, 2016
The new bill would require companies to disclose genetically modified ingredients in food products. But critics dislike that this information does not have to appear directly on the food label.
Friday, March 04, 2016
With a July 1 deadline looming, Congress was scrambling this week to quickly set a national standard for labeling food products that contain genetically modified ingredients.
While most lawmakers mentioned polls showing the majority of Americans support GMO labeling, they differed on whether a national system should be voluntary ...
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
The classic Midwestern casserole, which turns 60 this year, has come to mean more than just a mashup of processed food. Even those who grew up with it but can't abide it admit: It tastes like home.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Researchers say GMO-free has become a proxy for what consumers really want: less processed, natural food. And advocates says there's already a name for food that's GMO-free: "organic."
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Commercial bakers and restaurants use liquid egg in dozens of foods, from cakes to mayonnaise. But the price has shot up 240 percent since May, as U.S. poultry farms reel from an avian flu outbreak.
Wednesday, June 03, 2015
Avian flu is devastating the egg industry across the Midwestern U.S. So far, the virulent strain of H5N2 has been detected at 201 farms in 15 states, triggering the destruction of 44.7 million chickens and turkeys, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Many of the affected farms have ...
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Reporters talk about the continuing outbreak of avian flu that's affected the U.S. poultry business.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
The USDA says 38 million chickens must be killed to stop the spread of one of the worst outbreaks of avian flu in North America. Northwest Iowa officials are scrambling to dispose of the dead birds.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Meat processing is one of the most efficient in the food chain. Figures show only 4 percent is lost to waste in North America, compared with 10 percent in the processing of grain products.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Retired NBA player Yao Ming has embarked on a mission to stop the poaching of elephants and rhinos in Africa. Yao stars in the Animal Planet documentary Saving Africa's Giants With Yao Ming.
Monday, September 29, 2014
A tour of a pork processing plant takes a hard hat, waterproof boots and a strong stomach.
Oh, and hairnets.
Americans eat just half of the meat produced by farm animals. So what happens to the rest of the animal? I arrive at the Farmland Food plant in Milan, a ...
Saturday, July 19, 2014
An independent journalist says he's found a way around the so-called "ag-gag" laws by flying drones over large livestock operations to document animal welfare problems and pollution.
Will Potter, a Washington D.C.-based author and blogger, recently raised $75,000 on Kickstarter to buy the drones and other equipment to ...
Monday, May 19, 2014
Just who's to blame for the childhood obesity epidemic? Over the years, the finger has been pointed at parents, video games, Happy Meals and the hamburgers in the school cafeteria.
A new documentary, Fed Up, alleges it all boils down to a simple substance most of us consume every day: ...
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Last fall, a University of Kansas professor criticized the National Rifle Association in a tweet. Wednesday, the Kansas Board of Regents approved a strict social media policy for university employees.