Study: 90% Reduction in Global Meat Eating Required to Avoid Climate Impacts

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

Report: We Have 12 Years to Avoid the Worst of Climate Change

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

Is Big Pork Ready to Target Children?

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?

Germany’s Meat Ban and the Enforcement of ‘Belief’

Germany has gone and done the seemingly impossible. Its Ministry of the Environment has banned meat. Yep. Barbara Hendricks, Minister of the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety under German Prime Minister Angela Merkel, has banned meat at official environmental ministry functions. Hendricks cites the environmental degradation associated with meat consumption as cause for the … More Germany’s Meat Ban and the Enforcement of ‘Belief’

The Art of Showing Up: Youth Take on Trump in Climate Case

On Tuesday morning I found myself skipping my actual job and trudging up the steps of the courthouse in a deluge of rain. I was there to witness 21 youth take on the federal government in a court case that seeks to win major action to reverse climate change. It’s all happening in Eugene, Oregon, … More The Art of Showing Up: Youth Take on Trump in Climate Case

Vegans Can Now Eat Beef Thanks to the Impossible Burger

I stared into the plate, delivered to my beckoning lap by a slick server in grey and black, as I sat in the plushy depths of an armchair in the low-lit lounge of San Francisco’s Jardiniere restaurant. Before me the greasy meat patty oozed into the guacamole, mixing with the dijonaise before finally dripping over … More Vegans Can Now Eat Beef Thanks to the Impossible Burger

Santa’s First Vegan Christmas With Robin Raven

Ruth Carter Stapleton once said, “Christmas is most truly Christmas when we celebrate it by giving the light of love to those who need it most.” Christmas, and the broader holiday season, has traditionally been seen as the time to love harder and give more generously than we do the rest of the year. Bountiful … More Santa’s First Vegan Christmas With Robin Raven