Agriculture

Vital Farms: Raising the Ultra-Organic Egg

Matt O’Hayer puts it simply: “The most tortured farm animal in the world is the laying hen.” Most conventional egg-laying hens are kept in tiny battery cages that can give each hen less space than you’d get with a …

Harvesting Labor Rights: Chavez’s UFW At 50

On September 30, 1962, legendary Chicano civil rights activist Cesar Chavez founded what would become the United Farm Workers of America—and with migrant labor a focus of the U.S. political debate, the UFW’s 50th anniversary is …

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