Just days after the IPCC released its latest report on global climate change, another group of scientists published the most comprehensive analysis of our global food system to date. Published in Nature, the study urges humanity to curb its meat consumption by up to 90%. Scientists analyzed the global food system, taking into account all … More Study: 90% Reduction in Global Meat Eating Required to Avoid Climate Impacts
Earlier this week the Nobel Peace Prize-winning UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released its latest report on global climate change, a publication summarized poignantly by the Washington Post headline: “Climate scientists are struggling to find the right words for very bad news.” Compiled by 91 scientists and reviewers from 50 countries, the report provides … More Report: We Have 12 Years to Avoid the Worst of Climate Change
In a recent article, moral philosopher and author of Animal Liberation Peter Singer asks whether the meat industry is “cooked” now that plant based eating is on the rise. Like so many pro-vegan articles do, Singer outlines the environmental destruction inherent in animal agriculture, the inefficiency of eating animals (when we could eat the original nutrients, … More Humans Are Herbivores*, and Other Facts We Love to Deny
In the latest episode of the Earthix Podcast we feature special guest Wendy Werneth, aka the Nomadic Vegan, who has just written and published a new book on vegan travel called Veggie Planet. In the podcast we discuss how the original pizza is vegan, including what pepperoni really means; how ancient vegan monks fed their … More 012 | “Veggie Planet”: An Interview with The Nomadic Vegan
I’ll just come out and say it: We’re moving into a tiny house on wheels so we can have a bigger bathroom. It makes no sense, I know, but it’s true. We’ve rented a 368-square-foot cottage for the last four years, and it was moving into this funky, yellow bungalow that inspired us to donate … More Custom Tiny House: Small Solutions for Big Problems
Anti-puppy mill activist and documentary filmmaker Christopher Grimes recently stated in an interview, “We would never think of dogs in the same way we think of cows.” Are we sure about that, Grimes? In some parts of the world people torture, kill, and then consume dogs by the thousands in their own version of the meat industry–just … More Cow Hugs and Dog Licks: Livestock are Different from “Pets”
JoAnn Alumbaugh, editor of Pork Network, is fed up. She’s had it up to here with PETA’s “excellent marketing tactics,” and she “sighs with frustration” whenever she happens to see one of PETA’s child-focused campaigns. Alumbaugh asserts that the animal agriculture industry is lagging behind PETA due to big ag’s inability to compete with the … More Is Big Pork Ready to Target Children?