Meet Your Meat: Feedlot Vs. Free-Range

Before buying your next cut of beef, consider these two photographs. ¬† The top one is of the Harris Ranch Beef Company feedlot along Interstate 5 about halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco. There, up to 100,000 cattle at a time are crowded on top of their own excrement into one square mile of […]

Raising a Stink: Neighbors Win $11-million Lawsuit Against Foul-Smelling Factory Hog Farm

Where I live in Vermont, the occasional whiff of manure is considered a minor inconvenience, one worth putting up with to live in this bucolic state, like mud in April, blackflies in May, mosquitoes in June, frost in September, leaf-peeping tourists in October, and snow for much of the rest of the year. Don’t get […]