ANIMAL AGRICULTURE NEWS
Government subsidies to the animal agriculture industry more than doubles in 2020 despite concerns for public health and climate change.
F1 champion and vegan Lewis Hamilton is encouraging his followers to “ditch meat” to stop “100 million animals being killed per month in the UK.
The EU is one of the world’s largest importers of products produced in deforested areas of the tropical forests of South America and Africa.
The US Department of Environmental Quality has approved a plan by Smithfield food to convert faecal fumes into natural gas. Here is why its a lazy plan.
President Joe Biden will be holding a Leaders Summit on Climate for world leaders to discuss solutions to the climate crisis.
The World Health Organisation calls for a complete ban on markets selling live, wild animals in order to prevent future pandemics.
New Zealand plans on banning livestock trade by sea for animal welfare reasons. Animal agriculture is one of the countries biggest industries.
Replacing meat and dairy farming with plants needed for meat alternatives could be the answer to ending the destruction of the Amazon rainforest.
A popular British children’s TV show, Blue Peter, has been criticised for encouraging children to eat less meat in a climate change challenge.
Posting pictures of meat online and on social media helps to promote an industry responsible for crimes against the earth and animals.
The documentary entitled; “Will We All Be Vegan in the Future?” attempts to explore the rising trend of veganism in mainstream culture.
Commercial fishing is the greatest cause of the death and decline of marine animals – George Monbiot
George Monbiot, Britain’s preeminent environmental journalist speaks about coronavirus, climate breakdown and the impacts of consumerism
The Biden presidency has placed a target on industry hyper-consolidation. Now, Biden must address unsustainable meat-industry monopoly.
TAKEOUT, a Michal Siewierski documentary, explores the way in which our meat and dairy heavy fast-food diets are destroying the Amazon Rainforest.
According to research from New York University, US meat and dairy companies have spent millions lobbying against climate-friendly legislature.
There is more fake meat than ever on supermarket shelves. So why are American’s still choosing real meat over sustainable options?
JBS, the largest meat producing company in the world, has been a driving force in rainforest destruction over many years.
According to new research published in the Nature Ecology and Evolution journal, asserts that the average Westerner’s diet kills four trees per year.
Research finds that subsidizing sustainable plant-based foods can help guide consumers towards making climate-friendly food choices.
Alternative meats such as plant-based meat and lab-grown meat, puts the future of animal agriculture at risk of extinction.
Coral reefs are under threat as never before. The biggest danger comes from human activities such as animal agriculture, overfishing and climate change.
Animal rights activist and TV presenter Chris Packham advocates for standards of chicken welfare to be raised, accuses supermarkets of “selling suffering”.
Scientists have claimed adding seaweed to cow feed could reduce methane gas emissions to meet climate goals, but this plan is flawed says Dr Alex Lockwood.
More farmers are ditching the meat and dairy industry and embrace sustainable changes in agriculture in favour of environmentally-friendly plant farming.
The meat industry is bad for workers, animals and the health of the planet. Only a meat sales ban can save us from its destruction.
COVID-19 has highlighted the flaws of the meat industry. As it struggles to maintain relevance, will plant-based diets defeat it?
Despite growing awareness about the harm to the environment caused by meat consumption, Americans continue to buy and eat meat.
It is called cognitive dissonance and is a major obstacle to ending a person’s support of the meat, dairy, and egg industries.
A meat-free future will depend on the accessibility of meat alternatives, such as plant-based meat products. In this regard price matters above all else.
Despite the controversy, a restaurant called Sik Gaek in Queens, New York, has been serving its customers octopuses to eat alive.
Of 9,000 products analysed, 40% of seafood products being sold to consumers from restaurants, markets and fishmongers have been deliberately mislabelled.
Animal rights group Mercy for Animals conducted an investigation into JBS meat plant in Brazil and uncovered horrifying treatment of pigs.
New BBC series aims to interrogate and criticise the reasoning behind humankind’s sense of superiority over other living beings.
Animal rights groups and residents alike have opposed the opening of a slaughterhouse in Toronto due to concerns about animal welfare, pollution and stench.
The US agricultural industry is being tormented by climate change induced winter storms that have left hundreds of thousands of animals dead.
The US food pyramid is promoted as the correct and healthy way to portion food, but it is unhealthy for people and for the planet.
People overwhelmingly claim that they’re reducing their meat consumption for health, environmental, and animal welfare reasons especially in Europe.
Seaspiracy, a new Netflix documentary, seeks to highlight the danger, violence and lawlessness of one of the biggest food industries; the fishing industry.
Research has found that chickens are highly intelligent animals who can feel pain and empathy, and can even remember and recognise people.
Nebraska governor declares “Meat on the Menu Day” to counter Colorado’s “MeatOutDay”, saying Colorado’s call to cut meat for a day undermines food security.
New survey done by The Vegan Society shows that Brits want the government to promote veganism for health and environmental reasons.
According to this survey the US could be completely meat-free as early as 2039 as more people go vegan for environmental and health reasons.
According to a survey done on Veggly, 9 out of 10 vegans say they went vegan for ethical reasons stating that animal welfare was their top reason.
Big banks including JP Morgan Chase and Wells Fargo have promised to divest from fossil fuels but continue to fund unsustainable animal agriculture.
Salmon are highly endangered and brutally exploited in fish farms. With the advent of 3D printed salmon, the seafood market has been turned upside down.
Cultivated meat is 93 percent less harmful to the planet than real meat according to a New study by independent research firm CE Delft.
Comedy host John Oliver addresses the environmental devastation of factory farming on his popular show ‘Last Week Tonight’.
Documents from the USDA confirm that the meat industry fought Trump era COVID-19 safety guidelines leading to multiple deaths.
As COVID-19 rages on, it is time for world leaders to take a defensive stance on exploitative agricultural practices. Biden should lead the way.
Amongst the signatories of the letter calling for urgent action to end harmful tuna fishing methods were retailers Sainsbury’s and Marks & Spencer.
Gen Z and Millennials are the most likely to consumer demographics to buy plant-based meat as a substitute for real meat despite the price difference.
Experts are saying it might be possible that COVID-19 was an result of African Swine Flu outbreak amongst pig livestock in China.
It can’t be left up to world leaders. Individuals need to make healthier food choices for their bodies and for the planet.
Veganism is a growing phenomenon in China. Where more and more people are choosing to go meat free for the planet, veganism is a status symbol.
According to a study shows that humans and our eating habits are the biggest contributor of GHG emissions, contributing up to a third of all emissions.
The meat and dairy industry’s ever growing hunger for cheap, quickly produced food is costing the planet and its inhabitants in a big way.
JUST EAT’s lab-grown meat was previously approved for sale and consumption in Singapore indicating a new dawn for sustainable food.
Even if fossil fuels were to become obsolete, growing consumption and demand for meat products would push us over the edge of climate catastrophe.
The exciting prospect of cellular agriculture could completely revolutionise the way in which we see food and the choices we make for the planet.
Tulane University study finds that US Dietary Guidelines, which have been published as nutrition advice, is reckless in a time of climate catastrophe.
Zoonotic diseases such as COVID-19 are one of the biggest threats to humans and yet they are usually caused by people destroying nature and abusing animals.
Eating meat can lead to serious health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and pneumonia; according to new study done by Oxford University.
Once again, the dairy industry’s media campaign, Februdairy, to boost sales of their product and label them as ‘healthy’ has been a dismal failure.
As consumers begin to learn the truth about meat they are choosing healthier, more sustainable plant-based meat alternatives.
Following in the footsteps of the groundbreaking documentary ‘Cowspiracy’ comes ‘Seaspiracy’, exposing the global fishing industry’s environmental record.
A decision to temporarily take meat off the menu in school canteens during the coronavirus pandemic has sparked a major political row in France.
Thousands of cattle are stuck on board a ship stranded at the Spanish border. Those that are not dead are likely experiencing extreme trauma.
Animal agriculture is morally and ethically wrong and it’s hardly surprising that keeping animals in dreadful conditions leads to the spread of disease.
In his book, How to Avoid a Climate Disaster: the Solutions We Have and the Breakthroughs We Need, Bill Gates says wealthy countries should give up meat.
Factory farms separate cows from their offspring causing physical and psychological trauma for both the mother cow and the calf.
As cultured meat enters the mainstream market consumers will be forced to make a moral choice when purchasing food products.
The Biden-Harris Administration is being urged to phase out factory farming and pump more funding into plant-based agriculture.
The next pandemic will arrive sooner than we can imagine if we fail to learn our lesson. The continued destruction of nature is a recipe for disease.
The future is plant-based according to Jack Cowin, the billionaire founder of the burger chain Hungry Jack’s with the launch of the Rebel Whopper burger.
BBC Future has developed a Foodprint Calculator that can help you to make more sustainable and environmentally friendly food choices.
The upsurge in sales of vegan milks is contributing to dairy sales decline according to a USDA report.
Doctors from the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine want the Biden presidency to end animal agriculture to protect the environment.
Walmart, among other big name stores, found to be stocking meat from Brazilian meat company linked to Amazon deforestation.
Interview with food journalist Mark Bittman reveals why he believes we need to reimagine food in the next 100 years to save the planet and ourselves.
Will Biden’s climate friendly term in office see the end of exploitative factory farming? If so, it would be a huge win for racial equality.
Author warns that US-UK Brexit trade deal which will see US meats flood UK grocery stores could bring cancer-risk bacon into the country.
We cannot find solutions to the climate crisis, if we do not see the importance of food-sovereignty. These things must be solved together.
As salmon farming continues to destroy marine ecosystems and is reported to cost us $50bn globally in damages, isn’t it time we say no to salmon?
With increasing pandemics, ensuring nature is protected from human exploitation should be considered a life or death situation for humankind.
Researcher says that Brazil’s toxic, meat-dependant agricultural industry can be transformed to produce nuts and fruits to medicinal plants.
A report published by policy institute Chatham House says cutting meat and dairy out of our diets is necessary to save the environment from destruction.
UN-backed report claims that up to 86% of all at-risk species are being threatened directly by the animal agriculture industry.
New website plugin, My Emissions, can help food bloggers to carbon label their recipes so users can make sustainable food choices.
The agriculture industry’s anti-competition practices might prove more dangerous than in other industries as it continues to threaten food security.
According to Google’s data interest in veganism doubled between 2016 and 2019, but what exactly have people been searching?
A widely supported campaign by JIVINITI makes calls for Biden-Harris to consider plant-based solutions to climate catastrophe and other issues.
Christiana Figueres who helped to design the Paris agreement says that brands like Impossible Foods are “one of the main levers of change”.
The West often points a preachy finger at the East when speaking about the environment and its links to diet, but when it comes to meat everyone is responsible.
The report by the Chatham House says that meat production is destroying the environment and that plant-based diets could save it.
Vegan celebrity chefs from BOSH!.tv, Ian Theasby and Henry Firth, discuss going vegan and why everyone should go vegan for the planet.
Diets that are loaded with meat and dairy are fuelling our unhealthy, cheap food obsession. Going plant-based could fix our broken food system.
“I want to put the animal agriculture industry out of business” says Impossible Food’s Patrick Brown
CEO of fake-meat brand Impossible Meat says that plant-based alternatives are the future and will soon replace meat and fish.
According to research done by publication ‘Climate Healers’ animal agriculture alone accounts for 87% of Green House Gas emissions.
Hong Kong-based food tech startup, Avant Meats, has come up with the world’s first lab-grown fish fillet and it could help save precious ocean life.
Despite the country’s meat-heavy economy Brazilians are swapping out meat for plant-based alternatives, according to new research.
Vegan friendly, plant-based meats are blowing up in China, which could lead to an exciting boost in plant-based food production.
The EU is accountable for the majority of the global trade in live farm animals trade which continues to be the focus for animal welfare concerns.
Medical author and MD, Dr Greger, says that getting through and preventing pandemics requires that we cut down on meat and factory farming.
You’ve heard that animal farming is bad for the environment, but how does it impact the climate crisis and why is dealing with it a matter of emergency.
Photojournalists explore all of the ways in which animals are exploited for consumption by humans and it will change how you see the world.
Demand for seafood and over fishing is leading to dramatic declines in sea life despite large amounts of seafood being thrown away.
The country’s pork industry is under strain after an outbreak of ASF. With the meat industry hit by COVID-19, its hard to tell if pig farms will survive.
The conservation NGO has noted industrial farming for profit as being a major cause of environmental destruction and climate change.
Most people are unaware of how their diet can influence the environmental. A Uswitch study says going vegan can slash climate emissions by almost 50%.
Mainstream society has deemed it ethically acceptable to consume animals, yet people are increasingly less tolerant of seeing the origins of their food. We need to ask why.
The vast majority of meat comes from factory farms. Factory farming presents a risk in both viral and bacterial pandemics, along with antibiotic resistance.
Workers on farms supplying world’s biggest meat firms allegedly paid £8 a day and housed in shacks with no toilets or running water.
Erin Wing has worked undercover for two years and has watched fish slammed into concrete floors, chicks being impaled and calves being brutally de-budded.
Experts predict that parts of the Amazon rainforest could turn into savannas in just 15 years – due to the world’s appetite for meat.
The beef industry wants consumers to believe that their consumption of grass-fed beef is part of the fight against climate change. Don’t be duped.
Meat is not essential and slaughterhouse workers are being oppressed. Each of us who continues to underwrite that abuse bears some of the responsibility.
A recent study suggests that nearly 90% of land animals could lose much of their habitat by 2050 if current agricultural systems continue as is.
Animal farmers have blasted Veganuary as a ‘gimmick’ and have called on people to buy their local meat rather than go plant-based.
Around 85% of Brits want an ‘urgent’ ban on factory farming to prevent future pandemics with 31% planning ‘to slash their meat consumption in 2021.
Meat, dairy and eggs are huge water guzzlers. By choosing to eat more plant-based foods, you can drastically cut your carbon footprint while saving water.
Climate damage caused by organic meat production is just as high as that of conventionally farmed meat, according to research.
While it’s impossible to say for sure what the future holds, hopefully the decades ahead will hold the promise of delicious food derived from plants.
Celebrities, including Jane Goodall and Ricky Gervais, are urging everyone to consider going vegan in January an effort to curb the climate crisis and prevent the next global pandemic.
Each bottle contains the equivalent of eight eggs and can be used in cakes and Yorkshire puddings, as well as in quiches and scrambled eggs.
Supermarkets don’t show you the grim details of animals’ short lives in their cosy festive adverts. Listen to your heart. Go vegan this Christmas.
Denmark, the world’s largest producer of mink fur, is experiencing a groundwater contamination scare after 15 million culled mink were buried in a mass grave.
French politicians have suggested banning the harmful substance from food. Nitrites are suspected to be a cause of cancer.
We’ve all heard that fish is a healthy food option. However, research seems to suggest that it isn’t, now more than ever.
Wildfires are fast becoming a common problem globally which could be a symptom of a dying biosphere due to land clearing and animal agriculture.
Males calves born on dairy farms are often killed shortly after birth as dairy farmers consider them to be a costly burden.
Pork and dairy producers try to package biogas created from manure as sustainable energy, but activists are not having it.
Emily Kasriel interviews dairy farmers to get their take on how the industry will adapt to accommodate the rise of climate-friendly diets.
Studies show that eating a healthier vegan diet can ensure that COVID-19 risk is lowered, it can also ensure that pandemics stop occurring.
Brazil’s Pantanal wetlands, a world heritage site, have become the victim of largescale fires. Something must be done to protect them.
A coalition of women are calling on Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris to seize the moment and promote a plant-based diet to deal with the COVID-19 crisis.
We gave coal the boot, it’s time we did the same to the livestock industry, which is overwhelmingly recognized as a leading cause of the climate crisis.
As wild salmon numbers begin to dwindle due to overfishing, inland factory-farmed salmon will replace it, but what does this mean for the planet?
A newly published report is urging Welsh meat farmers to cut down on their climate emissions to help meet UK’s climate goals.
CEO Patrick O. Brown says the alternative meat company plans to replace all meat with plant-based options by the year 2035
Cultured meat grown in a lab seems to tick all the boxes for those who want to eat meat, but feel uncomfortable about the impact of meat on the planet.
Plant-based meats are becoming more popular amongst consumers who want to shop sustainably, here’s why these vegan alternatives are the right choice.
Dr Neal Barnard, president of the nonprofit Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, says that the next USDA Secretary must take a firm stance on meat
Swiss food heavyweight Nestlé pledges €3 Billion to cut down on climate change inducing emissions but won’t ditch meat and dairy
Advertising that promotes animal agriculture such as meat and dairy are helping to drive an unsustainable industry that is poisoning the environment.
Animal Agriculture is responsible for more greenhouse gas emissions than fossil-fueled transport as well as being detrimental to human health.
VEGANUARY promotes switching to a plant-based diet is a total win-win – for the planet, human health and the animals
Industrial farming is harmful to pigs who are abused while there. Pigs are intelligent animals who deserve to be treated better.
Sending live animals abroad for slaughter will be banned in England and Wales under new government plans.
The Amazon rainforest is experiencing deforestation at an alarming rate due to animal agriculture and right-wing politics.
Investment initiative FAIRR estimates that a carbon tax on beef could cost 40 meat companies up to US$11.6 billion in profits by 2050.
Researcher at the University of Sydney finds that cows can communicate emotions intelligently to one another just like humans do.
Singapore has safety-approved the US company Eat Just’s lab-grown “chicken bites”. This is a huge win for the cultured meat industry.
The COVID-19 pandemic has shown us, in just one year, the possibility of the collapse of our food systems. Industrial agriculture is simply not sustainable.
America’s second-biggest private company, Cargill, is quickly making a name for itself as an example of industrial food’s destruction of the environment.
10,500 turkey birds will be culled due to a bird flu outbreak at a meat plant in North Yorkshire just weeks before Christmas.
Soya farms in Latin America and the US, the main source of chicken cheaply produced feed, are linked to widespread deforestation.
The Climate Crisis is the most serious issue facing our planet today: the major cause, Animal Agriculture, is hardly covered in the media.
Turkeys don’t celebrate Thanksgiving or Christmas. The end of the year is not a time for celebration for them, but a time when their lives come to an end.
Global temperatures must be kept under 1.5/2C to prevent global warming from becoming a climate crisis that is beyond our control.
A new policy will move £1.6bn previously spent on land-owner subsidies towards the restoration of natural habitats and damaged soil.
New UK policy document calls on churches to band together to promote environmentally sustainable eating and protect animal welfare.
Unsustainability, pollution and labour malpractice in the meat industry has become an issue for investors, and they aren’t being silent about it.
By 2031 Zillennials will have the biggest share of buying power. How will their views on meat and the climate influence the economy?
Big-name supermarkets and food outlets have been found sourcing chickens from Brazillian farm responsible for the deforestation of 300 sq miles of land.
Soya plantations in the Cerradi savannah are leading to large scale deforestation and pollution devastating native communities.
Interview with researcher Michael Clark from the Nuffield Department of Population Health at the University of Oxford on the study.
The International Finance Corporation and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development have pumped billions into meat and dairy.
Thailand’s fertile soil at risk of being destroyed thanks to growing animal agriculture and unsustainable industrial farming.
Have you ever wondered what would become of food insecurity if the whole world experienced a food revolution and went vegan?
Time Magazine has just named Impossible Foods’ plant-based pork as one of their 100 best Inventions of 2020.
The giant billboards which read “one beef burger pollutes more than your car” is aimed at encouraging consumers to make sustainable food choices.
A report by the U.N. agency on biodiversity and ecosystem services claims intensive farming and deforestation are triggers for future pandemics.
A coalition of healthcare workers released a report calling for taxation on meat and dairy for its environmental and health impact.
The emergency of the COVID-19 pandemic is an indication that civilization has breached a major ‘tipping point’ resulting ecological emergencies.
As the fast-food enterprise introduces a vegan burger selection to its menu, the question remains; when will government’s catch up?
The residents complained about the smell, flies, buzzards and truck traffic caused by the meat company’s massive industrial swine farm.
Footage of severely abused pigs in a factory farm in Spain has been leaked to the media amidst calls for EU animal welfare rules to be enforced.
It is a complete myth perpetuated by the Animal Agriculture industry that eating turkeys is a time-honoured tradition at Thanksgiving.
The Vegan Society’s campaign ‘Future Normal’ launched the widely broadcasted TV ad to promote veganism to animal lovers. Watch it here!
Not nearly enough progress is being made to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius. The key is the failure of the Animal Ag industry to curb emissions.
It may come as a surprise, but our food habits are responsible for fuelling global warming and slowing the process of curbing the effects of climate change.
A massive cull of turkeys has been planned in Germany after bird flu was discovered on a poultry farm.
Young environmentalists are staging a virtual meeting to replace the cancelled COP26 to focus on greater action on the climate crisis.
The introduction of the McPlant burger at McDonald’s is going to have a big impact on the planet as beef is one of the biggest emitters of greenhouse gases.
Joaquin Phoenix says slaughterhouses ‘some of the darkest places on earth’ as new book on activities inside factory farms and abattoirs is launched.
Lockdown style rules have been placed on chicken farmers in the UK to restrict the spread of bird-flu amongst livestock.
A study done by Australian researchers shows that eating just one egg a day can increase your risk of diabetes by up to 60%.
All animals communicate – just not in human languages. When humans take the trouble to listen, it becomes quite clear that animals talk to us.
When one thinks of The Netherlands, most people think of cheese. Yet this small country is becoming a plant-based protein global powerhouse.
The most promising way we will reach our climate goals is by shifting from animal agriculture to plant-based foods, says the University of Oxford.
Indigenous leaders who have been fighting the destruction of the Amazon rainforest express their hopes for Joe Biden’s presidency.
Report by World Animal Protection (WAP) says intensive farming is engaging in “risky business” as animals begin to show signs of antibiotic resistance.
Fast food industry kicks back with criticism after the UK proposes a nation-wide ban on junk-mail advertising to promote healthy eating.
Danish Minks farmed for fur have proved to be carriers of COVID-19 that could harm public health. As a result the animals are being culled.
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This is really very simple – a quick fix if you will. We just need more people who are willing to take that extra step and transition to a plant-based diet.
The UK Health Alliance says that implementing a tax on unsustainable food products such as meat could help combat climate change.
Nature can’t cast a vote but is impacted by our political decisions. After an anti-green Trump era, will endangered species benefit from a Biden presidency?
One study fingers beef as the climate change culprit. Other meat and dairy products such as lamb, cheese and shellfish feature high up on the list.
In order to cut down on Green House Gasses, farming as we know it must undergo a complete change in favour of sustainability.