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Meat Consumption

Americans Are Eating More Meat, But Not For The Reasons You Might Think

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 01.15.2017 | Taste

It seems the U.S. just can’t get enough meat. Or does it? According to data released this week by Rabobank, a research firm specializing in food and...

Plates, Pyramids, Planet: USDA's Missed Opportunity

Stephanie Feldstein | Posted 05.24.2016 | Green
Stephanie Feldstein

All of the environmental destruction, climate change, and pollution are not only problematic in their own right, but they're actually making food production more difficult and unpredictable.

You Don't Have To Go Vegan To Eat Way More Sustainably

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 01.15.2017 | Green

We’ve known for some time now that eating meat is putting a massive strain on our planet. But if you want to take steps to reduce the carbon footpri...

We Know We Should Eat Less Meat, So Why Aren't We Doing It?

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 03.29.2016 | Taste

By now, the warnings on meat consumption are pretty clear. The United States’ over-indulgence in meat is not only bad news for our health, but also ...

If We’re Going To End Factory Farms, We Need To Eat Way Less Meat

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 01.16.2017 | Impact

It's the kind of image that is really difficult to forget. A disturbing undercover video shot by an animal rights activist released earlier this month...

The Case For A Meat Tax

The Huffington Post | Jenny Che | Posted 11.24.2015 | Business

A lot of the talk around fighting climate change is focused on big business and the auto industry. But what about meat? The livestock sector generate...

Dog Meat: Yulin's Horror... Or Ours?

Wayne Hsiung | Posted 06.17.2016 | Green
Wayne Hsiung

For years, I have been entering farming facilities in the dead of night, rescuing a small handful of animals. The scale of the violence endured by these animals (like Yulin's dogs) is hard to believe. And, yet the slaughter of billions of these animals in US food production (unlike Yulin's dogs) barely registers as a public concern.

Innovation Earth: Will Real Meat Become Obsolete?

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 08.24.2014 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

Beef. It's collectively what's for dinner. And with chicken and pork and every other kind of meat, it's increasingly what's for breakfast and lunch. W...

McClimate Change With A Side Of Fries

Stephanie Feldstein | Posted 07.22.2014 | Green
Stephanie Feldstein

Polls have shown that Americans are eating less meat than they used to, and that's good news for the environment and wildlife. It could be good news for McDonald's, too, if the company finally decided to add a meat-free sandwich to its line-up.

Sorry –- No Meat for You!

Jeff N. Simmons | Posted 04.25.2014 | Home
Jeff N. Simmons

Instead of telling people in the developing world, "Sorry, no meat for you," I propose a more hopeful strategy. I propose offering them a choice.

We Need To Make Local Meat More Affordable

Bob Comis | Posted 03.31.2014 | Home
Bob Comis

How is it that someone that feels as strongly as I do about the importance of eating less meat -- for so many powerful reasons -- cannot eat less meat?

How Bad Is Eating Meat? It Might Depend On Your Race, Study Says

Posted 11.03.2012 | Black Voices

That Meatless Monday routine you've been trying to adopt may do your cardiovascular system some good, but according to new research from The Cancer In...

Global Meat Production And Consumption Slows Down

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 10.24.2012 | Home

A new report from the Worldwatch Institute reveals that although worldwide meat production and consumption are still on the rise, drought and disease ...

Vegetarian Diet Needed To Avoid Global Food And Water Crisis, Report Says

Posted 03.20.2013 | Green

A new report warns that unless the world's population adopts a vegetarian diet over the next 40 years, we may face a global food shortage crisis nothi...

The Countries That Eat The Most And Least Meat

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 05.04.2012 | Home

Of all the countries in the world, which consumes the most meat per person? The answer might surprise you. "Nope, it's not the burger-loving U.S. ...

Should Meat Be Sold With Warning Labels?

Nil Zacharias | Posted 09.10.2011 | Home
Nil Zacharias

In spite of ample evidence highlighting the problems with excessive meat consumption, physicians are not provided any specific guidance about counseling their patients on reducing meat consumption.

Eco Etiquette: Can You Be A Weekday Vegetarian?

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

From an environmental perspective, I take issue with an all-or-nothing approach to meat eating. We don't insist that people ride their bikes exclusively, or only shop at the farmers market, or never travel by airplane

PHOTOS: Red, White And GREEN: 5 Tips For An Eco 4th Of July

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

Send all your eco-inquiries to Jennifer Grayson at Questions may be edited for length and clarity. Any tips for throwing an ...

The American Diet: USDA Chart Compares What We Should Be Eating To What We Are Eating

Grist | Tom Philpott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The above chart, created by the USDA, compares the food consumed by the average U.S. citizen (using "loss-adjusted food availability" data as a proxy ...

Eco Etiquette: Can You Be An Environmentalist Without Being Vegetarian?

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

A funny thing happens when you don't berate your friends for not subscribing to your particular eco-philosophy and instead encourage them to make small changes: Those smaller changes lead to larger ones.