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Is Grass-Fed Beef Really Sustainable?

Is Grass-Fed Beef Really Sustainable?

Hamburgers pose a problem to environmentally-conscious carnivores. Animal agriculture accounts for 14.5 percent of human-caused greenhouse gas emissions, according to the United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Cattle raised for meat and dairy...
Turkey Dinners Have 100% More Carbon Emissions Than a Vegan Holiday Roast

A Meat-Based Christmas Dinner Produces Double the Emissions of a Vegan One

A typical meaty Christmas roast produces more than double the greenhouse gas emissions than a vegan nut roast. The Humane Society International (HSI) released the findings in 2018 and again in 2019. The animal welfare...
Scotland Moving Toward Zero Emissions With Shift to Meat-Free Diets

Scotland Moving Toward Zero Emissions With Shift to Meat-Free Diets

A new Scottish report has acknowledged the importance of vegan and meat-free diets in helping the country reach its greenhouse gas emissions targets. Scotland has worked hard to reduce its carbon emissions, with floating wind farms...
Global End of Meat and Dairy Could Reduce GHG Emissions by 50%, Says Study

Global End of Meat and Dairy Could Reduce GHG Emissions by 50%, Says Study

A global shift away from meat and dairy and toward plant-based foods could reduce agriculture emissions by up to 50 percent before 2050, according to new research. The study was conducted by the International...
Vegan Diets Better for Planet Than Eating Local Produce Study Finds

Vegan Diets Better for Planet Than Eating Local Produce, Study Finds

Following a vegan diet could be better for the environment than eating local produce, according to a recent study. Researchers looked at the emissions generated by producing various foods including meat, dairy, and plant-based foods...
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Tesco and Target Join 113 Businesses Pledging to Reduce Carbon Emissions

Retail giants Tesco and Target have agreed to improve their water security and reduce carbon emissions and deforestation across their supply chains. The pledges are part of a supply chain program launched by CDP,...

The Guardian Reports That Livestock Pollution is Worse than Previously Feared

The methane emissions from cattle are a concerning 11% higher than previously estimated, the Guardian reported this morning. While the news of these revised calculations may be seen as somewhat of an 'I told you...

Oxford University Study Suggests Plant-Based Diets Could Save The World

Yet another study has confirmed the benefits of a plant-based diet. The findings, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and conducted by Oxford University researchers, signify the first time that...

Aviation or Animals: Who’s to Blame for Staggering Rise in Greenhouse Gases?

Following on from the recent UK plans to scrap petrol and diesel cars from 2040 there is yet more 'flying away' from the main cause of global warming. A recent United Nations report raised concerns that the...