Peggy Lowe

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Action On A National GMO Labeling Measure Heats Up On Capitol Hill

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 ...


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

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 ...


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

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 ...


Deploying Drones To Get An Overview Of Factory Farms

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 ...


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

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: ...


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

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 ...


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

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 ...


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

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 ...


Will Chinese Firm Bring Home The Bacon With Smithfield Deal?

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 ...


Oprah Winfrey's Latest Venture Is Farming In Hawaii

Thursday, May 23, 2013

The local food movement has a powerful new poster girl.

More glowing than American Gothic, Oprah Winfrey and her pal, Bob Greene, appear on the cover of the June issue of The Oprah Magazine, standing in what looks to be a field of kale.

"Oprah's New Farm!" reads ...


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

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 ...


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.