Livestock

New Report Reveals Organic Dairy Farming Stores Carbon, Reduces Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Research shows that greenhouse gas emissions on organic U.S. dairy farms were 24 percent lower when compared to emissions from conventional dairy farms.

Op-Ed: Humans Love Animals but Also Love Meat. Food Innovation Can Help Resolve this Paradox

When it comes to animal welfare, the right technology applied in the right way can make all the difference.

Switching Out The Beef For Rabbit: Can Rodents Provide A Sustainable Meat Alternative?

Rodents from rabbits to cane rats provide sustainable protein sources for many populations, but expanding their consumption could pose problems.

Sustainable Hog Farming to Keep the Next Generation On the Land

On Alderland Farm in Iowa, this family of hog farmers is working to raise their livestock sustainably.

Demand for Organic Meat Is Booming, but There’s a Shortage of Slaughterhouses

As demand for locally raised and certified organic meat booms, small farmers are struggling with the scarcity of slaughter facilities.

Understanding the Link Between Agriculture and Anti-Microbial Resistance

A recent Lancet study notes that antibiotics used in farming may contribute to AMR in humans, however the direct cause remains controversial.

New App Combats Deforestation and Boosts Profits in Brazilian Amazon

A new app and project in Brazil uses silvopastoralism to restore biodiversity, combat deforestation, and improve profitability in the Amazon.

Is Fake Meat a False Promise? New Report Exposes the Politics of Alternative Proteins

The new Politics of Protein report by IPES-Food finds that fake meats “risk recreating the same problems of our industrial food system.”

European Supermarket Chains Boycott Brazilian Beef Linked to Amazon Deforestation

Several supermarket chains in Europe are boycotting Brazilian beef in response to a report revealing major Brazilian meat producers like JBS S.A., Marfrig, and Minerva indirectly source cattle from illegally deforested areas in the Amazon.

Tackling the Climate Emergency through Diet Change

On “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” Raphael Podselver of ProVeg International discusses the impact of industrial livestock production on the environment, the challenge of shifting eaters’ diets, and the importance of putting food on the agenda at future global conferences.

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