From Farms to Factories

By CALUM WOLFE-THOMPSON, age 9 A factory farm for chickens in Florida. Photo: USDA Did you ever wonder how the chicken in your sandwich got to your plate? In the early 20th century, it usually would have been from farms where chickens roamed freely and ate feed thrown...

Make Room for Chickens

Chickens in battery cages; PHOTO: Farm Sanctuary By MAYA DAVIS A compromise between the Humane Society of the United States and Ohio egg farmers has led to a ban that prohibits the building of new factory farms that keep hens in cages. Instead, new farms will need to...

Bad Eggs

Egg companies recalled over 550 million chicken eggs in the state of Iowa in August. The eggs contained the bacteria salmonella that affected 1,470 people throughout the United States. The bacteria spread because of filthy conditions on the factory farms. See also:...