Peggy Lowe

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Green Bean Casserole: The Thanksgiving Staple We Love — Or Loathe

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.


'GMO-Free' Is A Boon For Companies Chasing 'Health Halo' Profits

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."


For Bakers And Restaurants, Egg Supply Is Getting Ugly

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.


Avian Flu Outbreak Has U.S. Bakers Begging For Europe's Eggs

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

The U.S. Department of Agriculture said it will allow pasteurized egg imports from the Netherlands to alleviate dwindling supplies and higher prices from the ongoing outbreak on U.S. poultry farms.


Avian Flu Effects

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Reporters talk about the continuing outbreak of avian flu that's affected the U.S. poultry business.

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Midwest Farmers Rush To Dispose Of Chickens Killed To Contain Avian Flu

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.


Ex-NBA Star Yao Ming Encourages Chinese To Stop Buying Ivory

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.


Rendering: The World's Oldest Recycling System

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.

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Everything But The Squeal: How The Hog Industry Cuts Food Waste

Monday, September 29, 2014

Large-scale hog operations get a bad environmental rap. But when it comes to processing the animals, the industry is a model of efficiency, making use of every last bit in sometimes surprising ways.


Deploying Drones To Get An Overview Of Factory Farms

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Writer Will Potter raised money through Kickstarter to buy drones and other equipment to investigate animal agriculture in the U.S. He says drones will help him circumvent so-called "ag-gag" laws.


'Fed Up' Portrays Obese Kids As Victims In A Sugar-Coated World

Monday, May 19, 2014

A new documentary argues that the food industry and government policies have pushed too much sugar on children and caused the childhood obesity epidemic. But the industry says society is to blame.


In Kansas, Professors Must Now Watch What They Tweet

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.


Injuries On The Farm Happen Much More Often Than We're Told

Thursday, May 08, 2014

The health problems of agricultural workers are the most under-counted of any industry in the U.S., researchers say in a new study. Federal agencies fail to report 77 percent of those injuries.


Did Tyson Ban Doping Cows With Zilmax To Boost Foreign Sales?

Friday, August 09, 2013

Tyson Foods said it will stop using the controversial drug, which fattens cattle, because of potential animal welfare issues. But many in the beef industry say the company is just int...


As Drought Turns To Flood, Farmers Get 'Weather Whiplash'

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

In the past three years, Midwestern farmers have seen flooding, then record-setting drought, and now flooding again. "As much as we think we have things cornered and we know what's go...


Will Chinese Firm Bring Home The Bacon With Smithfield Deal?

Thursday, May 30, 2013

It isn't clear yet whether U.S. regulators will approve the takeover of the iconic American company by China's Shuanghui International. There are concerns that Shuanghui could ratchet...


Oprah Winfrey's Latest Venture Is Farming In Hawaii

Thursday, May 23, 2013

After Oprah Winfrey's friend and health adviser learned that 90 percent of the food on Maui is flown or shipped in from outside, he convinced her to turn a portion of her estate on th...


In Missouri, Days Of Drought Send Caretakers To One 'Big Tree'

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Before the American Revolution, a huge tree has been standing in central Missouri, growing to 90 feet tall. The beloved bur oak, which everybody calls "The Big Tree," has survived all...


Unlike Chicken And Pork, Beef Still Begins With Small Family Ranches

Thursday, June 28, 2012

The beef industry is shaped like a bottle: It starts at the bottom with 750,000 small ranches and ends with just four meatpacking plants processing about 82 percent of the beef we eat.