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The Secret Lives Of Cows: Jumping For Joy

Yes, they're big, lumbering, earthbound creatures. But sometimes, Bessie and friends just have to get airborne.
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"Truth In Seafood" Labeling

Lawmakers in Maryland are debating a new proposal that would make it illegal for restaurants and markets to mislabel the food they sell and require them specifically to note where the origins of crab meat they offer to consumers.


Sandwich Monday: The Shamrock Shake

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try the classic McDonald's seasonal offering: The Shamrock Shake. Does green mean go?

Donut Shop Opens At YMCA But Can't Sell Its Bread And Butter

Honey Dew Donuts has been cleared to open one of its stores at the YMCA in Quincy, Mass. Just one restriction: no donuts. Salads, fruit cups, sandwiches and smoothies are allowed.

Bill That Bans Undercover Filming At Farms Enacted In Idaho

Idaho's governor signs a bill criminalizing the act of secretly filming animal abuse at agricultural facilities. The bill was introduced after an undercover video emerged of abuse at a dairy farm.

'Peak Salmon' May Be Unlikely, But Threats To Farmed Salmon Loom

Some speculate that overfishing of the small fish fed to farmed salmon led to the all-time high prices seen in 2013. But Norwegian salmon experts say the bigger threat to the farmed fish is disease.

Why The 'Non-GMO' Label Is Organic's Frenemy

Non-genetically modified farming is not organic. It's a whole lot cheaper and essentially uses conventional farming techniques. But some consumers think they're the same thing.

Drought Could Dry Up Nevada Dairy Farmers' Expansion Plans

Severe drought has left northern Nevada's farmers scrambling to find enough feed for the cows they already have. It comes as farmers are under pressure to expand to provide powdered milk to China.

Chickens That Lay Organic Eggs Eat Imported Food, And It's Pricey

America's farmers aren't growing enough organic corn and soybeans for our organic animals. Farmers in China, India and Argentina are filling the gap, but tight supplies have led to shortages.

In The Land Of Floats And Beads, You'd Better Bring Deviled Eggs

Eggs and milk might make for a breakfast you'd expect to find on your table each Monday. But with Fat Tuesday fast arriving, Poppy Tooker gives this standard fare some twists fit for Mardi Gras.