Florida Crisis Highlights a Nationwide Risk From Toxic Ponds

Thousands of open-air waste pools near power plants, mines and industrial farms can pose safety dangers from poor management and, increasingly, the effects of climate change.

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Florida’s Crisis Highlights a Nationwide Risk From Toxic Ponds

Thousands of open-air waste pools near power plants, mines and industrial farms can pose safety dangers from poor management and, increasingly, the effects of climate change.

#coal, #duke-energy-corporation, #environment, #factory-farming, #floods, #florida, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #hazardous-and-toxic-substances, #mines-and-mining, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #waste-materials-and-disposal, #water-pollution

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Mark Bittman Cooked Everything. Now He Wants to Change Everything.

The acclaimed food writer offers a sweeping indictment of our modern food system.

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The Ugly Secrets Behind the Costco Chicken

An investigator went under cover and brought back disturbing video from a farm growing those famous birds.

#agriculture-and-farming, #animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #chickens, #costco-wholesale-corporation, #factory-farming, #mercy-for-animals, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores, #united-states

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Singapore Approves a Lab-Grown Meat Product, a Global First

The approval for a U.S. start-up’s “cultured chicken” product is a small victory for the nascent laboratory meat industry. Less clear is whether other countries will follow Singapore’s lead.

#chickens, #eat-just, #factory-farming, #food, #laboratories-and-scientific-equipment, #meat, #singapore, #start-ups

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The Full Measure of America’s Farming and Food Crisis

In “Perilous Bounty,” Tom Philpott looks at the toll that industrial farming practices have taken on the health of the land.

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Why Will Our Great-Grandchildren Scorn Us?

As we topple statues, let’s also search for our own moral blind spots.

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Tyson Foods Worker Urges Company To Slow Down So They Can Social Distance

Poultry plants continue to run processing lines at a breakneck speed, making it impossible for workers to social distance.

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The Coronavirus and a World Without Meat

If you care about the working poor, about racial justice, and about climate change, you have to stop eating animals.

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Meat Plant Closures Mean Pigs Are Gassed or Shot Instead

Coronavirus outbreaks at meatpacking plants have created a backlog of animals ready for slaughter but with nowhere to go. Farmers are having to cull them.

#agriculture-and-farming, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #factory-farming, #iowa, #livestock, #meat, #midwestern-states-us, #minnesota, #pigs, #slaughterhouses, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts

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