A new report calls for a greener and fairer food system in England.
UK pig farms have some of the highest welfare standards in the world.
Converting food waste to animal feed – or reducing it altogether by supermarkets working with farmers – could save millions of tonnes of food from being discarded. It could also help raise animal welfare standards.
Eating less animal proteins may help reduce the risk of future zoonotic viruses.
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Pandemic viruses arise from raising, harvesting and eating animals. Policy strategy for averting the next pandemic should include supporting those already seeking to make plant-based dietary changes.
Nearly 1,000 workers at this Smithfield Foods pork-processing plant in South Dakota contracted COVID-19 between mid-March and mid-April 2020.
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Thousands of workers at meat- and poultry-processing plants have contracted COVID-19, and hundreds have died. A legal scholar recommends ways to make their jobs safer.
Hydrogen sulfide is a stinky toxic gas, but it has health benefits when released in small amounts inside the body. That’s why eating more plant proteins is linked to longevity.
Hydrogen sulphide is a smelly, poisonous gas, but it plays an important role in aging and longevity. New research shows that eating less meat could be a key to harnessing its healthy effects.
Both types of meat have their benefits.
The Amazon rainforest meets soybean fields in Mato Grosso, Brazil.
Deforestation in Brazil recently reached a 12-year high, prompting France to cut soybean imports from the country.
Singapore has approved ‘chicken bites’ containing meat grown in vitro. But not all animal advocates are happy about this.
The Singapore Food Agency has approved US food company Eat Just’s cultured ‘chicken bites’ for sale.
Who gets to decide what we call the things we eat? Increasingly, wealthy plant-based food moguls.
We actually need to eat more protein as we age.
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Protein is extremely important for our health as we age.
The demise of factory farming will have many social benefits.
The end of factory farming will lay the foundation for a rural resurgence and the development of more just and sustainable communities for people and animals alike.
The coronavirus has created a meat shortage in the United States.
Shortages and price increases from the coronavirus pandemic are spotlighting solutions to future meat supply chain disruptions.
In some households, children have been learning to cook and bake while parents are home during the pandemic.
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A nutritionist shares five habits becoming more common during the pandemic that she hopes will continue. Eating family meals together is just the start.
Workers in a pork processing plant, 2016.
COVID-19 outbreaks have occurred at more than 100 US meatpacking plants. Geography, workforce demographics and economic concentration make it hard for workers to fight for better conditions.
Now might be a good time to lean towards a plant-based diet — like this vegetarian burger pictured — both for our health and that of meat plant workers.
Trump’s recent executive order to keep meat plants open is premised on a lie: that a meat shortage is a food shortage.
A Pennsylvania dairy farmer watches 5,500 gallons of milk swirl down the drain.
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It’s not as easy as you might think to divert food intended for schools and restaurants and send it to grocery stores or even food banks.
All eggs in supermarket Morrisons will soon be free range. But this – and other measures intended to promote ethical consumption – could impact badly on the worst off.
Meat contains higher levels of sulphur amino acids than plant proteins.
Eating plant-based proteins is linked with lower risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes.
There’s even a form of post-traumatic stress disorder linked to repetitive killing: Perpetration-Induced Traumatic Stress (PITS).
The hazards are both psychological and physical.