Sustainable agriculture prioritizes natural resources and healthy soils but because the label is not well-regulated, any farm can call itself “sustainable.”
Agroecology relies on traditional Indigenous farming knowledge to make farming more sustainable.
61 percent of U.S. voters support a ban on fur farming — yet the $22 billion industry is still legal in the U.S. and much of the rest of the world.
Antibiotic resistance is a growing public health threat responsible for 1.2 million deaths worldwide. A leading driver of this crisis? Antibiotic use on factory farms.
Goat milk has become increasingly popular, yet most consumers are unaware of the environmental and animal welfare impacts of dairy goat production.
The poultry industry uses the term “broiler chickens” to describe birds farmed for meat. But where exactly does the term come from?
“Free-range” farms must attest to USDA that they raise animals with continuous free access to the outdoors for more than 51% of their lives.
In animal agriculture, grazing is the practice of allowing animals to roam across land. Grazing allows animals to behave naturally but it also comes with many environmental downsides.
What makes a food “organic”? One survey found only 20 percent of respondents knew the answer.
Food systems refer to different ways societies organize the production and distribution of food. While some types put a strain on the planet, others have a smaller impact.
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Public opinion polls find strong levels of support for animal welfare laws aimed at improving the treatment of farm animals.
Research shows honeybees can do math. Meanwhile some ants are building massive underground fungi farms.
Almost 300 million cattle were slaughtered globally in 2020, despite research suggesting cows are capable of feeling pain and distress.
It all comes down to burps and land.
Across the globe, cattle ranching is a leading cause of environmental damage, including high levels of water use, deforestation and methane emissions.
Around 100 million sharks are killed each year across the globe, often for their fins and cartilage.
Though public opinion polls suggest most people do not support use of animals for circus entertainment, the practice continues unabated.
The leading driver of water shortages in the west? Crops used for livestock, like alfalfa.
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Methane stays in the atmosphere for around 12 years, which can make it a tricky gas to calculate.
The carnivore diet has taken the world by storm. But what is this diet and is it healthy?
U.S. feedlots house over 13 million cattle annually, maximizing growth before slaughter.
More than 21,000 factory farms raise and slaughter billions of livestock animals each year in the U.S.
Over 8 billion chickens are killed each year by the food industry.
Each year, over a trillion insects are farmed for human consumption.
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Methane is responsible for 30 percent of global warming since pre-industrial times. Emissions sources include natural gas, landfills and cattle farming.
These four definitions will put you on the right path.
Dairy farming is the practice of raising animals such as cows, goats and buffalo to produce milk for human consumption.
How many animals die each year from animal testing? Vaccines, medications and cosmetics are commonly tested on animals even though the process is cruel, unreliable and often inaccurate.
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Poultry farming is a popular method of food production that raises billions of animals each year for meat.
Meat consumption is contributing to the accelerating climate crisis.
Cattle farming is the leading driver of deforestation and food-related climate emissions.
Over the last few centuries, human activity has caused land use change on an unnatural scale.
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Speciesism is the idea that only humans are worthy of moral consideration.
A breakdown of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions by state, sector, year and type of gas.
Oyster farming produces few greenhouse gas emissions but that doesn’t mean it’s good for the planet.
In 2015, more than 100 million metric tons of fish were produced from aquaculture operations.
Fish and other marine life are farmed in the billions, in the water-based equivalent of factory farming seen on land.
Communities around the world have raised and captured shrimp for centuries. Recent decades and growing demand have given rise to intensive shrimp farming.
70 percent of the world’s salmon comes from farmed fish operations.
Mariculture refers to the farming of fish, plants and other animals in salt water for human consumption.
Animal agriculture is responsible for 16.5 percent of all global greenhouse emissions.
The global commercial fishing industry is valued at $150 billion per year. Here’s why it’s wrecking the planet.
The vast majority of farmed animals are raised on crowded factory farms that cause climate emissions and environmental pollution.
The effects of climate change are real and on the rise. Scientists recommend a number of climate solutions to limit global warming.
The amount of turkey meat consumed has increased 104 percent since 1970 — virtually all sourced from animals raised on factory farms.