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Peggy Lowe

Peggy Lowe appears in the following:

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.

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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.

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'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.

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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.

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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.

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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 interested in boosting exports to countries like China and the European Union, where growth-promoting drugs for meat production are banned.

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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 going to be happening, you just don't know what will happen," a meteorologist says.

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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 up production to feed the growing demand for meat in China.

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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 the island into a farm. Winfrey is giving away the food she's now growing on 16 acres of land, but it may soon be for sale.

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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 kinds of punishments during 350 years on the prairie. But last year's record drought was rough on the tree, causing it to wilt and alarming two locals who nursed it back to health.

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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.

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