A new study finds that as climate change pushes wildlife into closer contact with humans, zoonotic diseases will be able to spread more easily.
A new study concludes that animal welfare and health considerations both influenced consumer decisions. Surprisingly, the environment did not.
“This is what happens when you try to put too many animals in the same place,” says the report’s author, who lives next door to one of the pig farms.
The top stories in food, animals, and the environment in 60 seconds.
Cultivated meat is attracting a lot of new attention. But experts question whether the new technology will truly make our food systems more sustainable.
A first-of-a-kind study looked into the UK meat industry. It found that the industry relies on misinformation to cover up its harmful impacts.
Researcher Deborah Giles is on the frontlines of efforts to understand—and help protect—critically endangered Southern Residents.
The latest IPCC report states in its strongest terms yet the need for action to reduce emissions, and one of the key strategies it outlines for policymakers is agroecology.
A new study reveals that meat certified to be antibiotic-free was, in fact, raised with antibiotics. Another study found that organic farms were also not antibiotic-free.
The landmark report states that we can halve emissions by the year 2030, but to avoid the worst impacts of climate change, we must act immediately.
A new report from the Food Foundation shows that choosing plant-based foods in place of conventional meat products could have far-reaching impacts on nature.
Our monthly recap of the top stories about animals, agriculture, and the environment.
Emissions from factory farms in the U.S. cause more deaths than coal-fired plants. And yet, factory farming is one of the least regulated industries by the EPA.
A new study found shark DNA in about one-third of the cat and dog food samples sequenced. Consumers likely had no idea what they were buying.
A new study reveals that millions of tons of fish caught in the global south are being fed to farmed salmon sold for human consumption in wealthier countries.
The latest UN report details the escalating impacts of climate change, which are being driven by “unsustainable” consumption patterns in the Global North.
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A new investigation finds that deforestation of the Amazon for soy farming has continued despite a moratorium. Big meat and dairy companies are largely to blame.
The U.S. food system is dominated by intensive agriculture. What would a more sustainable one look like? Biden just took a big step in the right direction.
Introducing brand new video series: The Month in a Minute. From avian flu to greenwashing, revisit January’s top stories delivered to you in one minute.
The number of hogs slaughtered dropped in the first few months of the pandemic before recovering to match—and in some cases exceed—2019 levels.
New records released by the USDA reveal the handling of farmed animals in slaughterhouses over the past five years. This marks a major step towards transparency in the food supply chain.
This year, we continued our mission to create transparency around the use of animals in our daily lives—from food to companionship to laboratory test subjects.
At a small, family-run dairy farm near Bath, England, cows are suffering. You wouldn’t know that by looking at the label, though. In fact, you might think the opposite.
A team of scientists has developed a surprisingly simple process to convert plastic waste into edible protein. The applications could be revolutionary.
The environmental impact of animal agriculture is hard to ignore. “Eating Our Way To Extinction,” a new documentary narrated by Kate Winslet, shows us why.
With the much-anticipated Summit underway, the UN now faces the difficult task of reconciling its support for the meat and dairy industry with its own development goals.
New report illustrates how political inaction continues to enable the expansion of large-scale meat and dairy companies despite the sectors’ climate and health impacts.
New report released by the Aquatic Life Institute underscores the importance of aquatic animal welfare in achieving global sustainable development goals.
McDonald’s has around 1,300 restaurants in the UK alone, serving three million beef patties to 3.5 million customers daily. Unfortunately, it’s showing no signs of slowing down.
Over 20 ocean conservation and animal welfare organizations have signed an open letter urging consumers to focus on improving aquatic animal welfare and preserving marine ecosystems.
A new report highlights the importance of confronting climate change and biodiversity loss together. Solutions that take both issues into account have the best chance of success.
A new study has revealed that air pollution from factory farms causes more than 12,000 deaths every year and disproportionately affects low-income areas and communities of color.
Every year in Italy, nearly 600 million animals are killed and sold as 2.6 million tons of meat. But there’s a catch: all of the industry’s profits cannot even begin to cover its costs.
A new UN-backed report is calling for the rapid transition away from intensive animal agriculture, fearing it could lead to massive biodiversity loss and the next pandemic.
By not being upfront with consumers, labeling systems are making the industry seem like it is doing more than it actually is to improve animal welfare.
Innovative approaches to alternative seafood—like “fishless filets” and “crabless cakes”—could mitigate many of the environmental challenges presented by the modern fishing industry.
Researchers made a “Google Maps” for global food systems. Could it help us tackle food’s thorniest problems?
Variations on a meme claiming that 100 companies are responsible for 71 percent of greenhouse gas emissions have become ubiquitous on the internet. The problem is, they may not be true.
Unique connections are made at farmed animal sanctuaries, and a new study shows that they have the power to inspire real change in their visitors.
Animal advocates criticize the painful effects of rapid growth in chickens. But poultry producers often draw attention away from the issue, touting new innovations in their breeding methods and general welfare improvements. Is slower growth really better for birds?
A new study released in September by the University of Guelph, Ontario, shows decisively that this genetic manipulation comes at a great physical cost to the birds.
Two couples in rural Indiana worked for decades to build the American dream—and then watched it slip away to a massive pig farm. They refuse to give up.
Sentient Media was founded to help bring animal welfare and animal rights issues into the mainstream.
Fires rage in the West as storms, hurricanes, and floods hit the rest of the country. Progressives are pushing Biden to transform the food system and manage and mitigate the effects of the climate crisis.
Sharks are magnificent creatures. But due to the animal’s menacing depiction in movies and on the news, most humans overlook their complex nature.
As we say goodbye to 2019, we’d like to share our successes and thank you for your continued support on our mission to increase the public awareness around farmed animal issues.
Meat industry forecasts of rising demand are being challenged by new reports that see the future of animal-derived proteins as limited to bleak.
Reporting of meat production’s and animal agriculture’s roles in the climate crisis has risen in last two years. It might still not be enough.