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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August 2, 2017 | Civil Eats

Beyond Meatless Mondays: 5 Ways to Get More Plant-Based Food on American Plates

Arguments for eating less meat (or none at all) have long been waged along health and ethical lines, bringing together nutritionists and animal rights activists. Growing concern about climate change has lately folded environmental arguments into the mix.
August 2, 2017 | Civil Eats

A Fresh Idea to Improve Food Access

Fresh Truck's mobile market in Boston is more than just a mobile supermarket; the nonprofit is working to get nutritious foods into the hands of people who lack access.
August 2, 2017 | Quartz

We’re eating too much meat and it’s making us sick

Chronic diseases and conditions continue to be the leading cause of disability and death and claim 90 percent of the US health care spending. And many of those diseases and conditions are linked to our food choices.
August 2, 2017 | Fortune

How Your Diet Can Save the Planet

With America preparing to exit the Paris climate accord, mayors and governors are setting their own climate goals, protests are erupting, and social media is all atwitter. But the reality is that combating climate change is largely a matter of personal responsibility.
August 2, 2017 | YES! Magazine

A Trillion-Ton Iceberg Broke Off Antarctica and All I Can Think About Is Food

It didn’t matter that no scientist was ready to make a call on what caused the break. The reality is that climate change is getting worse every week, and policymakers are ignoring one of the biggest factors.
August 2, 2017 | The Guardian

Meat industry blamed for largest-ever ‘dead zone’ in Gulf of Mexico

The global meat industry, already implicated in driving global warming and deforestation, has now been blamed for fueling what is expected to be the worst “dead zone” on record in the Gulf of Mexico.
June 14, 2017 | Civil Eats

Eat Less Meat: A Small Change with a Big Impact

Industrial agriculture is reshaping the world, from our atmosphere to our dinner plates. Familiarize yourself with the current landscape. Meet your meats.
May 11, 2017 | Huffington Post

The Double-Barreled Approach to Shrinking our “Foodprint”

What if eating healthier could even make the healthcare industry itself healthier and greener?
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.