Livestock

“Farming Is Who I Am”

Niman Ranch Farmer Tim Roseland is welcoming the next generation back to his farm, spreading his family’s tradition for sustainable and humane farming practices.

Is the Future of Meat Slaughter-Free?

Dutch startup Mosa Meat secured US$8.8 million funding to mass-produce slaughter-free meat by 2021. The startup produced the world’s first hamburger in 2013 made by growing cow cells in a laboratory instead of slaughtering an animal.

Rethinking the Meat We Eat: An Excerpt from Nourish Planet

Meat is one of the largest social aggregators in society. From health to the environment to culture and religion, the role that meat should play in daily life is highly debated.

Farming Mentorships Key to Cultivating Next Generation and Beyond

Niman Ranch farmer Steve Howe is continuing generations of pig raising, treating pigs humanely and with love.

Opinion | Groups Urge Beef Roundtable to Send Sustainability Plan Back to Drawing Board

The beef industry’s poor grazing management, unethical treatment, and environmentally unfriendly practices will rule out credible plans for sustainable beef, unless industry leaders take serious action.

PRIME Act Passage Would Help Small Meat Producers Compete, Advocates Say

Many small farmers have to haul their livestock hours away to have them processed. Allowing the sale of meat from smaller, local slaughterhouses could help sustainable farms compete with huge corporations—but is it safe?

To Cultivate a New Generation of Farmers, “We Need to Open Up to Young Folks”

Ron Mardesen describes his family’s story, his changing community, and his vision for the future of A Frame Acres – led by the next generation.

Greenpeace Recommends 50 Percent Reduction in Meat and Dairy Consumption by 2050

Greenpeace’s new report on the meat and dairy system outlines key environmental and health impacts, and calls governments, businesses, and individuals to action.

Mighty Earth Campaign Takes On Tyson

Mighty Earth Campaign Director, Lucia von Reusner, sat down with Food Tank to discuss one of her latest campaigns to address the environmental impact of Tyson Foods.

Opinion | Global Agriculture Fund that is Reducing Hunger, Threatened by Trump

The Global Agriculture and Food Security Program has a proven track record for reducing poverty in Nepal and other countries where food security is a critical issue. Now, the future of this program is in danger as the Trump administration reconsiders the commitment of the United States to multilateral policies.