Thanks to the Drought, Cows Are Eating Candy and Cookies Faster Than a…

Depending on your perspective, the most recent drought has wrought some pretty interesting stuff. For instance, did you know that now, because corn prices are so high, feed rations for beef and dairy cows have consequently become prohibitively expensive? And, as a result, a lot of U.S. cattlemen have been… » 9/23/12 3:30pm 9/23/12 3:30pm

Another Wise Republican Suggests a Return to Child Labor

In Monday's Republican Presidential debate, Newt Gingrich doubled down on his fabulous idea that the best way to wean families off of government assistance is to let poor kids work as janitors. At a recent town hall meeting, a Republican Senator suggested that letting kids handle pesticides and operate farm equipment… » 1/18/12 12:10pm 1/18/12 12:10pm

Oprah Investigates "Animal Factories"

Today's Oprah » 10/14/08 7:00pm 10/14/08 7:00pm focused on California's Prop. 2, which would mandate more humane living conditions for farm animals bred for food. People supporting Prop. 2 are looking out for animals' best interests, in hopes that pigs, cows, chickens, etc. can spend at least a portion of their lives with some mobility. (Most animals…