AP – As more states move to ban restrictive livestock cages, the campaign to free egg-laying hens from cramped cages and shift them to pens animal rights advocates call more humane could be poised to unintentionally boost deaths among those birds.
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Government data released Thursday showed significant decreases in the reported incidence of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) O157 infections in 2009 compared to the preceding three years.
A report by the National Research Council issued Tuesday found that genetically modified crops have increased profits for U.S. farmers while reducing the environmental damage caused by agriculture.
The board of directors of McDonald’s has recommended that the company’s shareholders vote against a proposal to require that 5 percent of the eggs purchased for the chain’s restaurants in the United States be the cage-free variety.
The nation's largest veterinary association briefed Congress today on the uses of antibiotics and how they help protect animal health...