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Factory farming news and analysis from The Nation
December 14, 2021
Can Farm Collectives Challenge Big Ag?
The pandemic gave co-ops, food hubs, and community agriculture a boost, but keeping the momentum going will require help from policy-makers.
August 30, 2021
The Unemployed Epidemiologist Who Predicted the Pandemic
For years, Rob Wallace warned that industrial agriculture could cause deadly outbreaks at a global scale. It made him an exile in his field.
February 23, 2021
President Biden, Who Controls Our Food System Matters
We need a democratic, decentralized farm and food industry that works for people and our planet. The status quo is not sustainable.
January 21, 2020
Letters From the February 3, 2020, Issue
Hog hell… In praise of powerful words…
January 9, 2018
Donald Trump Has Sold Out Family Farmers
Trump claims he’s “fighting for our farmers,” but his policies mainly benefit agribusiness.
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October 12, 2017
Did Monsanto Ignore Evidence Linking Its Weed Killer to Cancer?
This could be the company’s “Big Tobacco” moment.
October 11, 2017
The Future of Food
How do we build a just, sustainable food system?
John W. Boyd Jr.
July 31, 2013
Charged With the Crime of Filming a Slaughterhouse
So-called “Ag-Gag” laws reveal the lengths to which the agriculture industry will go to keep their business practices secret.
Leighton Akio Woodhouse
July 16, 2012
Whose Side Is the American Farm Bureau On?
The answer—Big Ag. Just ask the family farmers who dared to protest an industrial hog farm in Missouri.
Ian T. Shearn
September 14, 2011
Farm Bill 101
As Congress gears up to reauthorize the farm bill next year, the stakes are high.