Monthly Archives: July 2016

Researchers Use Old Tech to Reduce Salmonella by 90% in Meat

Researchers Use Old Tech to Reduce Salmonella by 90% in Meat

Salmonella outbreaks have once again become a hot topic of discussion in the food processing industry. Recently, the USDA introduced new testing protocols designed to minimize the risk of outbreaks in poultry operations. Meanwhile, grocery store chain Whole Foods has been forced to issue recalls due to possible salmonella contamination in raw macadamia nuts. Today… Read More »

United Egg Producers Pledges to End Male Chick Culling

United Egg Producers Pledges to End Male Chick Culling

Currently, male chicks hatched to egg-laying hens in factory farms have pretty bleak prospects. Within a day, these chicks are sorted from their female counterparts and tossed unceremoniously into what amounts to a very large blender. It’s a practical consideration for egg producers, but it’s all pretty grisly and dystopian. Roughly 100 million male chicks… Read More »