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Dan Moore's daughter feeding the hogs at Ninja Cow Farm (Credit: Dan Moore)
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Bringing the “farm” back to hog farming

RALEIGH, N.C.—Dan Moore's farm marks an abrupt exit from the fringes of suburbia: cookie cooker homes give way as a rolling road weaves you through a dense canopy of deciduous trees.

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Ron Rosmann. (Credit: Brian Bienkowski/EHN)
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Treatment, taste and trends

HARLAN, Iowa—Over a lunch of burgers and pork tacos, Ron Rosmann talks about everything from bluegrass music to one of his favorite authors, Mari Sandoz.

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Hog waste-to-gas: Renewable energy or more hot air?

DURHAM, NC—On a school night in early spring, a rowdy collection of environmental activists, local residents, and Duke University faculty and students packed a public forum, railing against the school's plan to build a new $55-million gas plant on campus.

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Elsie Herring (Credit: Alex Boerner)
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Neutering nuisance laws in North Carolina

One Saturday in the mid-1990s, Elsie Herring was sitting on her mother's screened-in porch with her family, "enjoying being outside, as we had done for years," she says.

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Swine workers on front lines in fight against antibiotic resistance

As doctors in the Netherlands prepared a young girl for open heart surgery in the summer of 2004, they made a discovery that confused her medical team.

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Sue and Jerry George (Credit: Brian Bienkowski/EHN)
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Pork, political sway and provoked communities

LIME SPRINGS, Iowa—Sue George's home is pure country charm.

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“My number one concern is water”

LIME SPRINGS, Iowa—As large hog barns spring up around his house, Jerry George sums up the major reason he and his wife, Sue, are in opposition: "It's water. My number one concern is water."

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