Alternative proteins can be produced at scale and have the potential to reduce demand for conventional meat. But are they the answer to preserving biodiversity?
In central Iowa, small-scale hog farmer Travis Flaherty takes pride in raising his animals more sustainably, allowing them to exhibit their natural behaviors.
The International Livestock Research Institute recommends 18 key ways to optimize livestock systems and improve animal, human, and environmental health.
Research shows that greenhouse gas emissions on organic U.S. dairy farms were 24 percent lower when compared to emissions from conventional dairy farms.
As demand for locally raised and certified organic meat booms, small farmers are struggling with the scarcity of slaughter facilities.
For Mindy and Drew Duff, sustainability also means being able to keep farming in the family.
The Kenyons knew they needed to find a stable market that would allow them to raise their hogs humanely and sustainably.
Carlson Family Farm gives their hogs plenty of time outdoors so they have the freedom to move and express their natural habits.