Peggy Lowe

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For The First Time, NAACP Issues Travel Advisory For Missouri

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.


Tyson Foods Promises Better Conditions And Safety For Meat Workers

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.


Missouri's GOP Senate Incumbent Faces Challenge From Gun-Loving Democrat

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.


Working 'The Chain,' Slaughterhouse Workers Face Lifelong Injuries

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.


OSHA Injury Reporting Rule Sheds Light On Meat Packing Accidents

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.


Tea Party Rep. Tim Huelskamp Defeated In Kansas Primary

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

A tea party member of Congress from Kansas is the latest member to lose a primary election this year.


Senators Reach Deal On National GMO Labeling Bill

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.


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.


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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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.


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.