Environment

9 Boundaries We Must Respect to Keep the Planet Habitable

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.

How One Small City in California Is Going Plant-Based

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.

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24 Animals That Are Going Extinct, and Why It’s Happening

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.

The Food System of Tomorrow: A Call to Action

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.

Seaspiracy: What the Fishing Industry Doesn’t Want You to Know

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?

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Biochar: A Valuable Tool in the Fight Against Climate Change

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.

The High Cost of Consuming Animals

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.

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Cattle Farming Is One of the Most Destructive Industries on the 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.

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The Promises and Pitfalls of Regenerative Agriculture

Regenerative agriculture won’t be enough to avoid ecological collapse on its own, but it could be an important part of the solution.

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Mangroves: How Shrimp Farming and Sea Level Rise Are Threatening These Vital Ecosystems

Mangroves only occupy around 0.1 percent of the globe’s surface area. Yet, they are unique environments crucial to global health and both marine and terrestrial biodiversity.