The Dangers to Our Planet of Meat & Dairy

The news media and the world are becoming increasingly aware of the damage animal agriculture inflicts on the climate and our environment. Rarely a week passes without mention of the need to shift our diets away from meat and towards plants, for the survival of future generations. Catch up on some of the most seminal news stories below.

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April 9, 2017 | CNN

Go vegan, save the planet

As public attention focuses on the impact of policy changes on the climate, we may overlook an important contributor to the climate crisis: our food systems and the daily food choices we make.
October 20, 2016 | Civil Eats

Wrangling the Climate Impact of California Dairy

Away from its sparkling coastal cities and picturesque natural wonders, California hides its massive, steaming pools of literal liquefied shit.
August 17, 2016 | ThinkProgress

America Cannot Kick Its Meat Addiction

Americans still love to eat meat — and in 2015, they increased their consumption of it faster than any other year in four decades.
June 21, 2016 | Vox

China is urging people to eat less meat—which could have a big climate impact

The Chinese Nutrition Society is now enlisting celebrities in a nationwide campaign urging people to cut their meat consumption in half.
March 21, 2016 | The Washington Post

The profound planetary consequences of eating less meat

A striking new study has provided a calculation of both the health benefits and the reductions in planetary greenhouse gases that might be achieved if the world shifted away from meat-based diets.
November 24, 2015 | Independent

Meat industry creates same amount of greenhouse gases as all the vehicles in the world

The industry accounts for 15 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions, according to Chatham House.
November 24, 2015 | BBC

Can eating less meat help reduce climate change?

Americans love hamburgers —we eat about three burgers a week. But what are the hidden environmental costs?
November 23, 2015 | The Guardian

Meat tax far less unpalatable than government thinks, research finds

People are more likely to back policies to curb meat eating for health and climate reasons, Chatham House survey suggests.
August 17, 2015 | ThinkProgress

Meat eaters are the number one cause of worldwide species extinction, study warns

A meat-inclusive diet often comes with a side of environmental caveats, including livestock’s contribution to global warming, and its contribution to deforestation.
August 1, 2012 | Reveal

The Hidden Cost of Hamburgers by Center for Investigative Reporting

Americans love hamburgers —we eat about three burgers a week. But what are the hidden environmental costs?