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Shefali Sharma: Public Money to Plunder the Planet|Development Banks Fund Big Meat and Dairy

The goal should be climate resilience and mitigation that helps empower local communities, indigenous peoples and workers while diminishing market power of oligopolies in agribusiness that drives social and environmental standards towards a race to the bottom.

July 28, 2020 · Leave a comment

Elizabeth Jacobson: The Cows

Now that I have read this story about the cows I think of them at night when I cannot sleep, how they are so still in their grassy field, seemingly … Continue reading

November 19, 2018 · Leave a comment

Video: 73 Cows

. A Derbyshire farmer gave his cows to a sanctuary because he could no longer justify killing sentient individuals. 73 Cows is the story of Jay Wilde, a beef farmer who … Continue reading

October 13, 2018 · Leave a comment

Jessica Corbett: To Save the Planet From Climate Catastrophe, New Study Says Put Down the Damn Meat

Amid fresh warnings from United Nations researchers that there is a closing window to enact the “rapid, far-reaching, and unprecedented” societal changes needed to prevent a climate catastrophe, a new … Continue reading

October 13, 2018 · Leave a comment

George Monbiot: Butchery of the Planet

Defending the living world and its people requires a shift from meat to a plant-based diet. Whether human beings survive this century and the next, whether other lifeforms can live … Continue reading

June 15, 2018 · Leave a comment

Dr. Michael Greger: Estrogen in Meat, Dairy, and Eggs

According to new research, sex steroids found naturally in animal products far exceed the hormonal impacts of endocrine-disrupting chemical pollutants, making the consumption of meat, eggs, and dairy one of … Continue reading

January 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Andrea Germanos: To Avert Climate Chaos, Meat Consumption Must Drop, Study Says

There is an “awareness gap” amongst the global public of the link between eating meat and climate change, and that presents a real obstacle to keeping global warming under the … Continue reading

December 7, 2014 · 1 Comment

For the First Time, U.S. Agencies Consider a Diet for a Healthy Planet

The science is clear: a diet with less meat and more plant protein is better for our health and the health of the planet. If the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Committee has … Continue reading

September 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

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