The global population is projected to hit 10 billion by 2050. Factory farming is often lauded as the efficient way to feed everyone, but the reality is that this industrial agriculture overproduces. Around 33 percent of the world’s food is wasted while food insecurity remains a threat, claiming millions of lives each year.
We must take a path away from industrial farming, which results in the anguish of billions of animals, exploits marginalized workers and communities, and drives environmental devastation. Consumers are demanding food that’s more ethically and sustainably produced, and the market is starting to respond. But this is only the beginning.
To feed the world, food production simply has to change, and the growing climate crisis is making this change far more urgent.
Sentient Media editorial team.