More than 150 companies are growing meat from fish or animal cells. Yet some critics still deride cultivated proteins as “lab-grown meat.” Why?
A growing number of companies are marketing meat and dairy as ‘humanely raised’. We take a closer look at the reality behind the label.
Over 34 million people in the U.S. suffer from hunger. One effort to address food insecurity is through SNAP, or the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program.
A new kind of eater — the climavore — eats foods based on their environmental footprint. But the approach has been criticized by food justice and animal advocates.
There are 11 nonessential amino acids that are absolutely critical for your body.
The farm bill is a collection of laws that governs our food system, including subsidies and federal nutrition benefits known as SNAP.
Is there a link between dairy and cancer risk? The evidence isn’t conclusive but we took a closer look at what we do know in this explainer.
Food labels are confusing. Our guide will help you tell the difference between useful information and meaningless junk.
There are nine essential amino acids that your body can get from a variety of foods, including plant-based sources like nuts.
Protein is an essential part of any heathy diet but it’s possible to get all that you need from a healthy variety of plant-based sources.
Devotees of raw milk tout it as a miracle food yet consuming it can cause severe foodborne illness — leading to paralysis or even death.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration ensures the country’s food, medical and cosmetic products are safe.
The global dairy industry produces nearly 550 million metric tons of cow’s milk each year. But which products are dairy and how are they made?
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has many responsibilities, including oversight of the food system and rural development.
Gestation crates are one of the most controversial aspects of pork production. But what are they, and why does the industry say they’re necessary?
The egg industry continues to cull billions of male chicks worldwide each year — despite legal and scientific progress to curb the practice.
Researchers are clear that we can’t meet our climate goals without tackling beef consumption in the U.S. Let’s take a look at our progress.
Leather made from mushrooms is a cruelty-free and environmentally friendly alternative to animal hides, including cow and lamb.
What is a feedlot? These large fenced-off areas of land house thousands of cattle as they gain weight before slaughter. But how do they work?
Almond milk has become increasingly popular over the last decade or so. More and more…
California may be out of its drought but millions of thirsty animals farmed in the west are still at risk. Just how much water does a cow drink anyway?
The U.S. uses around 1 billion pounds of conventional pesticides each year to control weeds, insects and other crop-damaging invaders. Pesticides are crucial for protecting crops but can also be mismanaged at great risk to the environment.
Consumers want to know the difference between grass-fed vs. grass-finished but research shows all beef is bad for the planet.
A major seafood company is still moving ahead with its Canary Islands octopus farming operation despite ethical objections from researchers.
With over $3 billion allocated to climate-smart agriculture programs, some experts worry there’s little agreement about what the term actually means.
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?
You might think “free-range” meat comes from happy animals but in reality, the label is no guarantee the farm meets any animal welfare standards.
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.
Public opinion polls find strong levels of support for animal welfare laws aimed at improving the treatment of farm animals.
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.
In this course, you’ll learn everything from how to create a personal brand on social media to how to use platforms to create change in the animal protection movement.
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. cattle 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.