Livestock

Opinion | Fixing Livestock Emissions Metrics

Are we looking at the livestock industry’s GHG emissions holistically—and can a framework help turn livestock into a solution for climate change?

From the Field to the World: Sustainability Lessons from a Young Farmer

Food Tank speaks with Thomas Parsons, a Niman Ranch member, about his role as a young farmer and advocating for a sustainable food system worldwide from his family’s ranch in southeastern Kansas.

Restaurants Are Helping to Drive Carbon Farming Practices

By donating a portion of each diner’s check, restaurants can help fund the implementation of carbon farming practices, which can be a key driver in the fight against climate change.

One Generation to the Next: Hamilton Brothers Farm and Family Ranching

For this month’s Farmer Friday, we talk with Richard Hamilton from Hamilton Brothers Farm about multigenerational farming, sustainable ranching, and partnering with Niman Ranch.

WRI Proposes New Sustainable Menu to Feed the World by 2050

New WRI report sheds light on the current and future solutions we can apply to build food security to 10 billion people by 2050 without compromising ecosystems or the climate.

Half the World’s Pigs Are Facing the Largest Animal Disease Outbreak in History

“Slaughter data suggest that up to 100 million hogs could be removed from China, potentially reducing production by 20 percent.”

Meat in the Middle: Blended Options Join Eaters in Sustainability

New options on grocery store shelves nationwide this summer remind eaters that flexitarian diets can help even committed meat-eaters limit their impact on the environment.

The Trick to Better Chickens: Honoring Their Ancestry, Says Wadiak

CEO of Cooks Venture Matt Wadiak talks about what even cautious eaters don’t know about how their chickens are raised and the potential for happier, more nutrient-dense chickens through better raising practices.

Sounding the Alarm on North Carolina’s Poultry Industry

How poultry waste is the largest and fastest growing source of nutrient pollution in North Carolina, what this means for the environment and communities, and a new study with the Environmental Working Group.

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.