JBS, the largest meat company on the planet, recently committed to achieving zero deforestation across its global supply chain by 2035. Critics say by then it may be too late.
Despite the industry’s best efforts to hide behind labels that make chicken farming appear more eco-friendly, it still has devastating consequences for animals and the environment.
There are nine planetary boundaries beyond which we cannot push Earth without putting billions of lives at risk. We are already outside the “safe operating space” for at least four of them.
The City of Berkeley just adopted a first-of-its-kind sustainable food policy that will replace 50% of the city’s animal-based food purchasing with plant-based alternatives in the next four years.
The list of animals that are going extinct is growing. As industrial animal farming continues to encroach on the natural world, more and more species are being put in harm’s way.
If we want to build a healthier, greener, kinder, more sustainable future that gets us closer to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, we must follow a new path.
Before audiences had gotten a chance to see the new documentary, the fishing industry was already dismissing it as “vegan propaganda.” Remind us again who the propagandists are?
As transformative and applicable as biochar may be, it will have little effect on the overall sustainability of our food system if agricultural practices otherwise remain the same.
Worldwide, roughly 70 billion animals are raised and slaughtered each year within the food system. Producing so many animals comes with a high price for us, for animals, and for our planet.
Cattle farming is not viable in the long run, and with the ethical and genuinely sustainable options available, it is time to shift to those options for good.