Animals

Meat Alternatives Warrant More Research, Says Johns Hopkins Study

A new review from the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future compares plant-based substitutes and cell-based meats to farmed meat.

The Chicago Meat Collective Launches Local Meat Share Program

A Chicago butcher launched a meat shares program to connect consumers to affordable, locally sourced meat.

Which Grocery Retailers Make the Grade on Bee-friendly Food?

A new scorecard ranks leaders and laggards on protecting pollinators from toxic pesticides in supply chains amid an “insect apocalypse.”

15 Organizations and Initiatives Helping to Save the Bees

Contributing author: Leslie Brooks More than 75 percent of the world’s food crops rely on pollinators, according to the United Nations Environment Program. Through their pollination, bees not only promote biodiversity, but also secure our food supply.  But one in…

Australia Aims to Save Honeybees from A Deadly Mite

The threat of a deadly mite is motivating Australia to protect its honey bees using new innovative technology.

Regenerative Organic Certification Launches to Prioritize Soil Health and Farmworker Justice in Food Products

The standards, which require more sustainable and equitable practices than many existing certifications, are based around three pillars: soil health and land management, animal welfare, and farmer and worker fairness.

How Mega-Dairy and Meat Production Are Heating Up the Planet

Shefali Sharma, director of the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, talks with FoodTank about her recent report “Milking the Planet” and the impact of the dairy industry on climate change.

Niman Ranch Farmers Raise Family to be Stewards of the Land

Niman Ranch family farmers, Brice and Melanie Hundling, offer insight into their sustainable farming.

Social and Environmental Justice Activists React to EU Farm to Fork Strategy

The EU’s new Farm to Fork strategy marks a turning point in climate change legislation, setting forth principles to alleviate the environmental and social impacts of food production and food consumption

Closing Wet Markets May Result in Unintended Consequences

Some governments are calling for countries to close wet markets, but this may cause livelihoods to suffer.