Peggy Lowe appears in the following:
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
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
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
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
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.
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
Thursday, May 08, 2014
Farm work has always been one of the most dangerous jobs in America. Government statistics show it clearly, and the people doing the work can attest, too.
But new research from the University of California-Davis suggests that it's a much bigger problem than the federal government recognizes. The health ...
Friday, August 09, 2013
Tyson Foods Inc. announced this week that it would soon suspend purchases of cattle that had been treated with a controversial drug, citing animal welfare concerns.
But many in the industry wonder if the real reason is the battle for sales in other countries, where certain drugs that make livestock ...
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
As Chris Webber checked the 40 acres of muddy field he wanted to plant on a recent morning, he worried about getting more rain, even as he worried about the lack of it.
"The drought is over at the moment," he says. "But in Missouri, we tend to say that ...
Thursday, May 30, 2013
There were questions Wednesday about whether U.S. regulators will approve the takeover of Smithfield Foods Inc., the company that sells all-American hams, hot dogs and bacon, by China's Shuanghui International.
It's being called the biggest such takeover of an American company by a Chinese firm. Already, Wall Street ...
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Tuesday, April 02, 2013
The devastating drought in the Midwest last summer is a story often told by the numbers, with statistics on large crop failures, days without rain and thousands of parched acres.
This story is also about a tree — a bur oak in rural Columbia, Mo., that everyone calls "The Big ...