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Insect Farming

Insect Farming: What Types of Bugs Are Farmed?

Each year, over a trillion insects are farmed for human consumption.

dairy farming

Why Is Dairy Farming Bad?

Dairy farming is the practice of raising animals such as cows, goats and buffalo to produce milk for human consumption.

poultry farming

How Many Poultry Farms Are There in the U.S.?

Poultry farming is a popular method of food production that raises billions of animals each year for meat.

where your caviar comes from

This Is Where Your Caviar Comes From

Touring a caviar farm gives a rare glimpse into the life of a captive sturgeon.

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We Asked ChatGPT How to Fix Our Food System

What does ChatGPT think about factory farming?

2022 Sentient Media Year in Review

Sentient Media’s 2022 Year in Review

Top posts from 2022 and more.

what is veal

Where Does Veal Come From?

In this explainer, we answer the question what is veal?

factory farm expansion

Ireland Braces for Factory Farm Expansion

36 new factory farms are slated to open in Ireland, pending approval from the Irish EPA.

Plant Based Price Parity

Don’t Count Plant-based Meat Out Just Yet

The plant-based industry skeptics are ignoring a crucial factor: price parity.

156 North Carolina Factory Farms at Risk for Flooding

Climate change is causing more North Carolina farms to flood, killing animals and flooding the streets with their manure.

oyster farming

What Are the Environmental Impacts of Oyster Farming?

Oyster farming produces few greenhouse gas emissions but that doesn’t mean it’s good for the planet.

Is aquaculture good or bad?

Is Aquaculture Good or Bad?

In 2015, more than 100 million metric tons of fish were produced from aquaculture operations.

Aquafarming: What Is It and What Are Its Negative Effects?

Fish and other marine life are farmed in the billions, in the water-based equivalent of factory farming seen on land.

Shrimp Farming: Is Farm-Raised Shrimp Bad for You?

Communities around the world have raised and captured shrimp for centuries. Recent decades and growing demand have given rise to intensive shrimp farming.

Farmed Salmon

Farmed Salmon: Is It Bad for You and the Environment?

70 percent of the world’s salmon comes from farmed fish operations.

What Is Mariculture?

What Is Mariculture and What Are Its Environmental Effects?

Mariculture refers to the farming of fish, plants and other animals in salt water for human consumption.

Big Dairy Infiltrating TikTok

How Big Dairy Infiltrated TikTok

The dairy industry is targeting Gen Z with a new social media campaign.

low methane beef misleads consumers

Why You Shouldn’t Buy “Low Methane Beef”

Meat companies are greenwashing beef with a “low methane” rebrand.

avian flu cull

Poultry Producers Use ‘Most Inhumane Method’ to Kill Birds Exposed to Avian Flu

New analysis from the Animal Welfare Institute found that the majority of producers chose to kill their animals using ventilation shutdown plus heat.

egg farm

In Some Countries, Enriched Cages Stand in the Way

Consumers say they prefer “cage-free” eggs, yet some producers are slow to adapt.

commercial fishing

Commercial Fishing: What You Need to Know

The global commercial fishing industry is valued at $150 billion per year. Here’s why it’s wrecking the planet.

farmed animals in drought

Factory Farms Destroying This Natural Resource

Bolivia’s growing factory farm industry is putting the Chiquitano Forest at risk.

factory farm cow

What Is Factory Farming and Why Is it Bad?

The vast majority of farmed animals are raised on crowded factory farms that cause climate emissions and environmental pollution.

Lidl fast-growing chicken investigation

New: Undercover Footage Shows Lidl’s Cheap Chicken Makes Farmed Animals Pay the Price

A new video investigation documents Lidl’s fast-growing chicken breeds suffering in factory farms.

turkey farming

How Are Turkeys Farmed?

The amount of turkey meat consumed has increased 104 percent since 1970 — virtually all sourced from animals raised on factory farms.

man reflected in pig's eye

Hogwood Farm: A Modern Horror Story

After four years investigating one of Britain’s largest and most contentious pig farms, the team at Viva! shows just how far the industry is willing to go to hide the truth.

food waste rescue

Saving Food Waste From Landfill, One Whatsapp Message at a Time

Foodsharing has rescued 178 million pounds of food from landfill since 2012. Yet experts say more should be done to combat food waste on a global scale.

egg production

How Egg Production Became a $200-Billion Industry

Egg production is far from the idyllic image of a mother hen sitting atop her nest. Big Ag has corrupted the process, creating cheap eggs at the expense of billions of anguished chickens.

gestation crate

As Supreme Court Hears Prop 12 Arguments, a New Investigation Looks Into Gestation Crates

As the Supreme Court hears arguments in pork industry challenge to Proposition 12, a new investigation reveals cruelty of intensive animal confinement.

pigs in animal farms

How the Media Greenwashes Industrial Pig Farming in Malaysia

Media coverage often misses the root cause of factory farm pollution.