With public knowledge of what happens inside animal experimentation facilities at an all-time high, the cruel practice may finally be on its way out.
In the U.S., the FDA encourages nonanimal testing for cosmetic products. So why do so many companies still test makeup on animals?
Consumers are increasingly aware of where their foods come from, and many are now turning the spotlight on the fishing industry for destructive practices like overfishing.
Seafood has long been hailed by dietitians as a quality source of healthy fats and protein. But there is a darker side to seafood that is often not discussed.
Animal agriculture generates massive amounts of greenhouse gases, despite the industry’s recent efforts to clean up its act.
The fires in Brazil are part of a global problem, one which highlights the direct link between deforestation and loss of ecosystems with dietary choices made thousands of miles away.
Factory farming is part of a global food system that prioritizes cheap food at the expense of animal welfare, society, and the environment.
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Food labels frequently use carefully crafted language that misleads consumers to believe the products are healthier or more sustainable than they actually are.
The conditions in which cows are farmed are detrimental to the air, water, habitat, and soil. Experts say the industry has been slow to adapt.
Many people believe that veganism is just a diet, but it’s so much more. Veganism is a lifestyle based on living in harmony with the world around us.
Through animal testing, researchers try and often fail to determine if the products are safe for humans by examining their effects on animals.
Animal protection refers to the set of laws, belief systems, and activist networks dedicated to protecting animals from needless suffering.
CAFOs are industrial facilities where thousands of farmed animals are densely packed in sheds and feedlots. They’re one of the best examples of how broken our food systems really are.
Pigs are widely misunderstood as dirty, lazy, and unintelligent creatures. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Pigs are highly intelligent, social, and creative.
While vegans omit all animal products from their diets, vegetarians still consume honey, milk, eggs, and other animal products.
Chicken nuggets are a staple of fast food chains and grocery store freezers, but there’s more to the simple nuggets than meets the eye.
For years, animal advocates, scientists, and seafood enthusiasts have all been asking the same question: do lobsters feel pain? Finally, we have an answer.
Animal rights is a revolutionary idea and social movement that requires humans to reexamine their relationship with animals, especially animals used for food.
It’s not your imagination: More people than ever are changing the way they eat. Shouldn’t the meals we share with others change, too?
To feed the world, food production simply has to change, and the growing climate crisis is making this change far more urgent.
Animal cruelty often happens in plain sight, but it can be hard to recognize. Here are a few strategies to combat cruelty against animals in all its forms.
More fish are now raised on farms than are caught in the wild, making fish farmers an integral part of the seafood industry. However, they face a number of environmental and ethical challenges.
Eating a plant-based diet is becoming easier and easier as restaurants add plant-based options to their menus and plant-based creators go viral.
Over the past 50 years, mega-corporations have placed a firm hold on the pork industry, leaving many pig farmers in financial ruin.
There are a number of different definitions for sentient beings. Here’s how to navigate the complicated conversation around which animals are sentient and which are not.
Because of factory farming, people can eat low-cost fish, chicken, beef, pork, and other animal-based foods, but at the expense of the environment, animal welfare, and marginalized peoples.
Choosing to eat a whole-food, plant-based diet is one of the most beneficial things you can do for your personal health, the environment, and animal welfare.
Plant-based seafood, an alternative to traditional seafood, has been gaining popularity in recent years and provides a more reliable and sustainable source of food without sacrificing flavor.
The meat industry is controlled by a few deeply connected corporations that wreak havoc on the planet and exploit workers and marginalized communities without consequence.
The popularity of plant-based milks suggests a trend towards more compassion in the food system—for human health, the environment, and farmed animals.
Dairy farmers work long hours in dangerous conditions, while animals are constantly impregnated and then separated from their young.
For years, chicken farmers have been organizing and sacrificing their livelihoods to speak out about how far big businesses will go in their search for profits. When will we listen?
There are more problems with meat consumption than you might think. Choosing to eat meat places your own health, the public’s health, and the environment at risk.
While it isn’t necessary to go vegan in order to be healthy, vegan diets can certainly help. Find out the benefits of cutting animal products out of your diet.
Like the Impossible Burger, cultivated meat is an industry-led technological innovation that will make it easier to cut animals out of your diet and eat meat, too.
Given the many negative impacts that industrial agriculture has on the environment, health, and animal welfare, its place in society is coming into question.
Sustainable farming is a broad term for the variety of methods used to produce food in ways that nurture society, the environment, and the economy.
With interest in meat alternatives growing, so is curiosity about what alternatives like plant-based chicken are exactly, and why consumers should consider eating them.
Rabbit is often celebrated as the “most sustainable” meat, but it emits more carbon per kilogram than both chicken and pork and causes millions of animals to suffer.
Move over, fossil fuels. The meat and dairy industries have a much bigger part to play in the climate crisis than most people are willing to admit.
Organic farming is a system of agriculture that does not use pesticides or other harmful practices that are typical of industrial farms when growing plants and raising animals for food.
The numerous environmental benefits of eating plant-based foods have been well-documented. Animal agriculture is a primary driver behind climate change.
Permaculture is a way of farming that seeks to work with nature instead of against it. But the use of the term is widely contested as a form of cultural appropriation.
Bringing together experts from journalism and animal advocacy, this course will empower you to take your skills to the next level regardless of your area of interest.
Since its inception in 1861, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s primary function was to serve the interests of farmers, often at the expense of public health and the environment.
Cows can live for many years. But like other animals used in agriculture, their lifespans are cut short by the meat and dairy industries. So, how long do cows live naturally?
So much of our lives are oriented towards other humans instead of animals. But learning these facts about animals may help you better understand the world we share.
The popularity of vegan meat substitutes in supermarkets in the United States and around the world is growing. Check out a few of our favorites.
Our current food system is fueled by factory farming. That needs to change—and fast—if we are going to feed 10 billion people by 2050.