- Food, Climate & Health Show All
Avoiding high-emissions foods can have a huge climate impact.
If you care about the working poor, about racial justice and about Climate Change, you have to stop eating animals.
The good news is you don't need to stop eating meat and dairy all together to make a big difference – you can help save the planet by simply cutting down
In every region, farmers and scientists are trying to adapt an array of crops to warmer temperatures, invasive pests, erratic weather and earlier growing seasons.
Experts call for global consumption of plant-based food to double, while red meat intake is halved.
What we consume has implications for pollution and deforestation – so we asked four leading experts how to transform our diets to be better to ourselves and the planet
Craig K. Chandler offers more tips for cutting your carbon footprint. This time: food and drink.
“It’s essential to recognize how diverse, abundant, and exceptional—but also how fragile—our food systems are”
Climate change is poised to affect the world's food supply in three key ways, experts say.
- Organic Foods Show All
The Natural Choice: Is organic beer a trend, or a vision for the future?
The wine industry is unregulated. There are no labeling requirements and not much advocacy for consumers, which means there’s a lot of room for greenwashing.
A French study, published in October in JAMA Internal Medicine, has found that people who eat a mostly organic diet reduce their overall cancer risk by 25 percent.
What, exactly, are the health benefits of going organic? That depends on who you ask and which studies you consult. But if you do choose to buy organic foods, here are some science-backed bonuses you’re likely to get in return.
When the costs and benefits are weighed for both organic and conventional agriculture, experts have argued that the most sustainable diet should ideally be sourced from both organic and conventional agriculture, depending on the type of food.
As corporations rush in to make a buck, some farmers are pushing back — and fighting for the soul of organic food
Sustainable and organic do not mean the same thing.
- Meat, Dairy & Seafood Show All
Dr. Katlin Bowman, a research scientist at the University of California, Santa Cruz, explains that heavy metal toxins naturally adhere to plastics in the water, creating extremely concentrated “fish food bombs” of mercury.
Our love of milk and beef has come at a great cost, and that cost has been both to the welfare of cattle and to the health of the planet. There are some 1.5 billion cows on earth and most of them are kept in pitiful conditions at industrial-scale farms from Brazil to Australia.
Every year we raise and eat 65 billion animals, that's nine animals for every person on the globe, and it's having a major impact on our planet. So what meat should we eat if we want to be eco-friendly carnivores? Is it better to buy beef or chicken, free range or factory farmed? As Dr Michael Mosley discovers for BBC Horizon, the answers are far from obvious.
How to make the healthiest, most ethical and sustainable food choices if you eat meat, dairy, and eggs
The evidence is pretty overwhelming that one of the biggest things people can do for the environment (and their health) is cut back on animal foods. Beef production produces 13 times as many greenhouse gas emissions as vegetable proteins like beans and lentils, according to the Environmental Working Group. Two-thirds of all agricultural land is used for beef and dairy cows. Even eggs and milk create a greater carbon footprint than plant-based foods.
Beef or chicken? Pork or lamb? We let you know what to buy to help our old friend planet Earth.
The issue of sustainable meat has gained quite a lot of attention in the past few years. As we learn more about the negative environmental impact caused by livestock production, consumers are becoming more interested in purchasing “sustainable” meat, dairy and eggs.
UN health body says bacon, sausages and ham among most carcinogenic substances along with cigarettes, alcohol, asbestos and arsenic.
Heard the jaw-dropping news? The world is quickly running out of fish. Especially the types a lot of us like to chow down on. Nearly half the world’s marine life has been wiped out in the past 50 years, so act now or kiss your sushi dinners good-bye. (Also: the planet.)
Find healthy seafood picks!
Which fish are richest in healthy omega-3 fatty acids, lowest in mercury contamination and sustainably produced?
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