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We have known for a long time that the lightly regulated pollution in American agriculture was deleterious to human health. Now we have some data to help us understand just how many lives this costs a year: The smell of hog feces was overwhelming, Elsie Herring said. The breezes that wafted from the hog farm […]
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Death on the Farms

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On December 29, 2020
I’ve long written about working and living conditions in American agriculture. Like with everything else, COVID-19 has only exacerbated the inequality being farmworkers and consumers. The terrible, crowded, dirty, poisonous living conditions before COVID now added pestilence to the list. And the impact was deadly: During the pandemic, this unequal system turned lethal. Only a […]
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There was a moment in those halcyon days of late 2008, when liberals across the nation thought electing a president could actually by itself lead to a transformational moment that didn’t require massive organizing and fighting. As part of that moment, there was a lot of talk among the food and environmental movements that maybe […]

End Ag-Gag Laws

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On January 13, 2019

One of the worst things about modern America are ag-gag laws, passed in many states over the past decade to keep undercover animal rights reporters from finding out and publicizing the abuse to animal

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