Livestock

Cargill and Heifer International Want There to be a Chicken in Every Pot

The Hatching Hope Initiative is a new collaboration between Heifer International and Cargill. Food Tank spoke with the CEO of Heifer International to find out how convincing more women to raise chickens will sustainably reduce hunger and poverty for 100 million people by 2030.

21 Organizations Transforming Australia’s Food System

In the last decade, Australia’s good food movement has exploded; check out these 21 organizations in food rescue, Indigenous Australian farmer support, permaculture training, and more.

“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.