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Final Settlements Inked in Poultry Plant Pollution Lawsuits

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware judge on Monday gave final approval to a $65 million settlement in a class-action lawsuit involving thousands of residents of a southern Delaware community affected by groundwater contamination from a local poultry processing facility. …

Officials: Colorado Cattle Deaths Caused by Chemical in Hay

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — About 30 cattle died in Colorado last month after ingesting high levels of nitrates on a rancher’s property near Schriever Air Force Base, a veterinarian said. Dr. John Heikkila of Choice Veterinary Service examined the …

Hormel Advertising Suit Reveals What ‘Natural’ Meat Really Means

Consumers want “natural” meat—and the biggest meat companies want to sell it to them. American shoppers are reaching for healthier, more environmentally and animal-friendly meat products, with 39 percent saying “all-natural” is the most important claim when purchasing red meat, …