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Op-ed: It’s Time to End the Poultry Industry’s Exploitative Contracts

Most chicken growers must compete in a tournament system that pays the top producers using money that would have gone to pay the lowest producers. The DOJ is putting a stop to the practice for some farmers—and now the USDA has a chance to follow suit.

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As the Infant Formula Shortage Drags On, Food and Farm Workers Focus on Breastfeeding

With low pay, long hours, and job insecurity, food and farm workers often abandon breastfeeding when they return to work soon after a baby is born. This makes them especially vulnerable to the formula shortage—with life-or-death repercussions.

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Civil Eats TV: Let Them Bee

‘To save ourselves, we have to save the bees’: Caroline Yelle is breeding queen honey bees to survive the changing climate and multiple other threats.

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