Animal Production

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    March 8, 2013

    Animal Activists Protest Cruelty to Pigs Outside Walmart in Maplewood

    Well, the giant, inflatable pig covered in sores and dirt was cuter than we imagined. Local animal-rights activists joined members of the national animal rights organization Mercy for Animals today in front of the Maplewood Commons Walmart just off South Hanley Road in protest of Walmart's practic ... More >>

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    December 20, 2012
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    September 6, 2012
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    August 7, 2012

    Cows Overheating in the Drought? There's an App for That

    Researchers at the University of Missouri are about to release an incredibly handy little app for farmers, given the fact that the state's been declared a certified agricultural disaster area because of weeks of extreme heat. "Thermal Aid" is a new app for smartphones which can help farmers calcula ... More >>

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    May 3, 2012

    VIDEO: Watch Republican Lawmaker Zachary Wyatt Announce He's Gay

    As we reported yesterday, State Rep. Zach Wyatt -- Air Force veteran, beef cattle farmer, and Republican lawmaker -- came out of the closet yesterday to denounce Missouri's "Don't Say Gay" bill. Below is a video of his speech with St. Louis-area lawmakers Jeanette Mott Oxford and Mike Colona (among ... More >>

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    April 24, 2012

    Mad Cow in California, Confused Cow in Colorado

    The USDA today confirmed a case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy, a.k.a. mad cow disease, in a dairy cow in central California. According to the USDA, the animal's meat was never intended for human consumption and, to anticipate your next question, mad cow disease isn't transmitted through milk. ... More >>

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    March 8, 2012
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    February 10, 2011
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    March 10, 2010

    ESPN Retracts Article That Had Bloggers, Including St. Louis' Gateway Pundit, Saying Obama Would Ban Sport Fishing

    Does this look like a man who opposes recreational fishing?‚ÄčNot to start a "blogger fight" as one commenter suggested when we wrote yesterday about fellatio and the right-wing blogger Jim Hoft of Gateway Pundit, but it seems Hoft has really, um, swallowed a whopper.Posts Hoft wrote Tuesday and tod ... More >>

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    April 30, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Thursday, 4.30

    The domestic hog market rebounds from unwarranted fears prompted by the H1N1 outbreak. (Reuters)Last year's food crisis prompted a buying binge of farm land in developing countries. (Reuters)Starbucks posts a 77% loss. (New York Post)

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    April 22, 2009
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    February 27, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Friday, 2.27

    Cattle feedlots are feeling the pinch as Americans choose cheaper burgers over steaks. (Reuters)Speaking of cattle: The beef industry continues to question the Obama administration's approach to country-of-origin labeling. (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)Thanks to frequent commenter Dan D. for passing alo ... More >>

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    February 11, 2009
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    October 1, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 10.1

    Melamine is found in the milk from even more dairies in China. (AP) In light of the economy, casual chain restaurants promote all-you-can-eat deals. (Wall Street Journal) What are Jesus and the apostles eating in DaVinci's Last Supper? (Boing Boing) - Ian Froeb

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    September 25, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Thursday, 9.25

    China tries to improve the safety of its food products as more countries ban Chinese milk products. (AFP) The devastating impact of Hurricane Ike on the Gulf's seafood industry. (AP) Grape juice provides the same health benefits as red wine. (New York Times) - Ian Froeb

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    September 24, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 9.24

    Allegations of price-fixing in the tomato- and egg-processing industries. (AP) Another food-safety scare in Asia: Two people in Japan fall ill after eating China-made bean paste. (AFP) Some Neanderthals had a taste for seafood. Cool story. (Guardian) - Ian Froeb

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    September 2, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Tuesday, 9.2

    The USDA is within its rights to prevent meatpackers from testing cattle for mad cow disease, a federal appeals court rules. (Reuters) Russia bans poultry imports from several U.S. producers, ostensibly because of safety concerns. (New York Times) Last week it was Gordon Ramsay vs. Paul McCartney. ... More >>

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    July 18, 2008
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    February 20, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 2.20

    Consumer prices rose in January, and food costs are partly to blame. (USA Today) How are leading food firms dealing with rising food costs? (Wall Street Journal) A look at artisanal dairy farms, a growing movement. (New York Times) -Ian Froeb

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    January 30, 2008

    New York Times Still on the Mercury Beat Today's New York Times includes not one, but two stories following up on the paper's article from last week about the level of mercury in tuna. In the first, Marian Burros (who wrote the original article) reports that restaurants and retailers nationwide are testing the mercury level ... More >>

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    January 17, 2007
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    October 18, 2006
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    February 1, 2006

    Before the Super Bowl...

    Please brush and floss