Global meat production and consumption have increased rapidly in recent decades, with harmful effects on the environment and public health as well as on the economy
In a new study, antibiotic-resistant bacteria were less common on farms that observed organic farming practices compared to conventional farms.
A recent paper published in the journal Science argues that factory farms aren’t the answer to feeding our growing world population.
Food Day’s goal is nothing less than to transform the American diet.
People don’t like animal cruelty. And they sure don’t want to eat meat that comes from animals that have been subjected to inhumane and abusive treatment.
In Iowa, they’ve found a way to solve that problem: criminalize folks who expose cruel and inhumane animal treatment. Last week the state House of Representatives passed HF 589 (pdf), and it’s poised to pass the State Senate (as SF 431) as well.
A recent poll of British meat-eaters found that an alarming 17 percent think that pork wings are an actual cut of meat.
The meat industry has refused to accept that excessive antibiotic use in agriculture is to blame for the dramatic increase in antibiotic resistance. But recent research is working to combat that argument.
The American Heart Association (AHA) has partnered with the Beef Board, the USDA-managed program that markets beef, to put the association’s HeartCheck symbol on three cuts of lean beef. But just because a food is low in saturated fat and cholesterol does not mean it’s healthy.
A report released last week by the International Livestock Research Institute shows that livestock are fueling disease epidemics worldwide.
A recent study suggests that common household insects such as flies and cockroaches can transmit antibiotic resistant bacteria from industrial pig farms to humans.
The UK is close to seeing its first ever factory dairy farm, and the World Society for the Protection of Animals is doing its best to protect consumer health and animal rights by blocking it.
Most of the meat Americans consume is from Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations, which are horrific for animals and terrible for our health and our communities.
Since large deer populations are well known to wreak havoc on forest ecosystems, I’d always assumed that eating venison was good for the environment. But if deer hunting can sometimes increase deer numbers, can wild venison be considered a sustainable meat?