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05Jun 19
Climate Politics And Vegan Wars

Climate Politics and Vegan Wars

By Frédéric Leroy and Martin Cohen. This article was originally printed in the Spring 2019 (Volume 4 Issue 2) of Sustainable Farming magazine. To read the full issue please visit agreenerworld.org/resources/sustainablefarmingmagazine.   Have you noticed how arguments to ditch dairy and cut back on meat are springing up everywhere, from Twitter to the New York Times? It’s estimated there are one and a half million vegans in the U.S. Yet they are still outnumbered by livestock farmers and ranchers, who provide…

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05Jun 19
A Convenient Untruth

A Convenient Untruth

By Simon Fairlie. This article was originally printed in the Spring 2019 (Volume 4 Issue 2) of Sustainable Farming magazine. To read the full issue please visit agreenerworld.org/resources/sustainablefarmingmagazine. Ruminants, and particularly cattle, are habitually cast as climate villains, responsible for large amount of greenhouse gas emissions. According to a much quoted United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) figure, livestock are responsible for 14.5 percent of human greenhouse gas emissions.1 Eighty percent of these emissions come from ruminants, half being methane,…

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08May 19
Product Of The USA?

Product of the USA?

The list of misleading and harmful labels keeps getting longer – and if you haven’t yet, you can add “Product of the USA” to the pile. At best, this label is deceiving to the consumer about the origin of the product. At worst it is destroying the livelihoods of American beef producers. A group consisting of American small-business cattle ranchers, the Ranchers-Cattlemen Action Legal Fund (R-CALF), is working hard to change this by using “America First” tariffs to lobby Congress…

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08May 19
A Dangerous Diet?

A Dangerous Diet?

By Dr. Zoe Harcombe. This article was originally printed in the Spring 2019 (Volume 4 Issue 2) of Sustainable Farming magazine. To read the full issue please visit agreenerworld.org/resources/sustainablefarmingmagazine. On January 17, 2019, a report was published in prestigious journal The Lancet claiming to address “the need to feed a growing global population a healthy diet while also defining sustainable food systems that will minimize damage to our planet.” The EAT Lancet Commission report was written by 37 people from 16…

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19Apr 19

Let’s Do MORE This Earth Day

Every year on Earth Day we receive emails and encouragement from organizations and businesses to make changes in our daily habits to positively impact the planet. And many of us are (and have been) taking that guidance to heart: We reduce, reuse and recycle. We walk or ride bikes instead of driving, and avoid air travel when possible. We bring our tote bags to the grocery store, and most of the time even remember to use our reusable mugs. All…

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