Let’s Launch a Moonshot for Meatless Meat

It wouldn’t actually take that much of an investment for Biden to get us headed in the right direction.

#agriculture-and-farming, #animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #animals, #beyond-meat-inc, #diet-and-nutrition, #factory-farming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #impossible-foods-inc, #livestock-diseases, #meat, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #vegetarianism

Florida Crisis Highlights a Nationwide Risk From Toxic Ponds

Thousands of open-air waste pools near power plants, mines and industrial farms can pose safety dangers from poor management and, increasingly, the effects of climate change.

#coal, #duke-energy-corporation, #environment, #factory-farming, #floods, #florida, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #hazardous-and-toxic-substances, #mines-and-mining, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #waste-materials-and-disposal, #water-pollution

Florida’s Crisis Highlights a Nationwide Risk From Toxic Ponds

Thousands of open-air waste pools near power plants, mines and industrial farms can pose safety dangers from poor management and, increasingly, the effects of climate change.

#coal, #duke-energy-corporation, #environment, #factory-farming, #floods, #florida, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #hazardous-and-toxic-substances, #mines-and-mining, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #waste-materials-and-disposal, #water-pollution

Mark Bittman Cooked Everything. Now He Wants to Change Everything.

The acclaimed food writer offers a sweeping indictment of our modern food system.

#agriculture-and-farming, #animal-vegetable-junk-a-history-of-food-from-sustainable-to-suicidal-book, #bittman-mark, #books-and-literature, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #factory-farming, #food

The Ugly Secrets Behind the Costco Chicken

An investigator went under cover and brought back disturbing video from a farm growing those famous birds.

#agriculture-and-farming, #animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #chickens, #costco-wholesale-corporation, #factory-farming, #mercy-for-animals, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores, #united-states

Singapore Approves a Lab-Grown Meat Product, a Global First

The approval for a U.S. start-up’s “cultured chicken” product is a small victory for the nascent laboratory meat industry. Less clear is whether other countries will follow Singapore’s lead.

#chickens, #eat-just, #factory-farming, #food, #laboratories-and-scientific-equipment, #meat, #singapore, #start-ups

The Full Measure of America’s Farming and Food Crisis

In “Perilous Bounty,” Tom Philpott looks at the toll that industrial farming practices have taken on the health of the land.

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Why Will Our Great-Grandchildren Scorn Us?

As we topple statues, let’s also search for our own moral blind spots.

#agriculture-and-farming, #animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #factory-farming, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #vegetarianism

Tyson Foods Worker Urges Company To Slow Down So They Can Social Distance

Poultry plants continue to run processing lines at a breakneck speed, making it impossible for workers to social distance.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #factories-and-manufacturing, #factory-farming, #poultry, #trump-donald-j, #tyson-foods-inc, #tyson-john-h, #virginia, #your-feed-opinionvideo

The Coronavirus and a World Without Meat

If you care about the working poor, about racial justice, and about climate change, you have to stop eating animals.

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Meat Plant Closures Mean Pigs Are Gassed or Shot Instead

Coronavirus outbreaks at meatpacking plants have created a backlog of animals ready for slaughter but with nowhere to go. Farmers are having to cull them.

#agriculture-and-farming, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #factory-farming, #iowa, #livestock, #meat, #midwestern-states-us, #minnesota, #pigs, #slaughterhouses, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts