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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January 3, 2018 | The Guardian

Animal agriculture is choking the ​Earth and making us sick. We must act now

If we want the US’s majestic national parks, clean air and water for future generations we must press leaders to address food’s environmental impact, say authors James Cameron and Suzy Amis Cameron.
January 3, 2018 | Civil Eats

‘Big Milk’ Brings Big Issues for Local Communities

Mega-dairies are moving to Oregon, bringing concerns about their impacts on the state's rural communities, family farms, and environment.
January 3, 2018 | San Francisco Examiner

The school lunch recipe for climate action

Fortunately, some California schools are discovering a fairly simple way to take a big bite out of greenhouse gas emissions by cutting down on meat and dairy — and a school lunch program in Oakland offers an inspiring path forward.
January 3, 2018 | The New York Times

Black Vegans Step Out, for Their Health and Other Causes

Vegan cooking and eating are having a renaissance among black Americans, driven in part by movements like Black Lives Matter, documentaries like What the Health.
January 3, 2018 | The Economist

Plant-based “meat” is so tasty that Europe’s meat industry has to bite back

Since opening its first shop in The Hague in 2010 a Dutch vegetarian butcher has been developing plant-based products that look, smell and taste like meat. But the company is now coming under attack for its labelling.
January 3, 2018 | LA Times

Eating for your health is also better for the environment, study shows

So, you want to reduce your carbon footprint? You might consider improving your diet. It turns out that healthy eating isn’t just good for your body, it can also lessen your impact on the environment.
January 3, 2018 | Bleacher Report

Derrick Morgan and His Wife, Charity, Inspire Titans to Embrace Vegan Diet

The Tennessee Titans took one step closer to earning their first playoff appearance since 2008 by improving to 8-4 with a Week 13 win over the Houston Texans. Some of their players have credited a vegan diet to better results.
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.