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Why this matters: Changing the food industry in the U.S. will be a key to tackling the climate challenge. Beef cattle produce about 3.7 percent of the United State’s total greenhouse gas emissions, and that counts their emissions from birth to slaughter, most of which come from belches. Reducing consumption is one way to cut emissions, but the industry needs to be creative to find other solutions — like this one. Moreover, the meatpacking industry needs to change and this model could provide the competition needed to bring that about.
COVID-19 Exacerbates the Problems of Unsustainable Meatpacking Plants
By Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer If climate change keeps temperatures rising, staple crops in eight East and Southern African countries could decrease by up to 80% by midcentury. According to a new report by the UN’s International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), a 2-degree Celsius increase in temperature (which the world is currently on […]
By Natasha Lasky, ODP Staff Writer With drought continuing in the West, and the summer’s historic floods throughout Europe, the world is wondering how climate change will also affect the way we eat. This controversial question was addressed by agriculture experts, NGOs, government officials, and corporate leaders at Peas, Trees, and 1.5 Degrees, a Climate […]
By Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer In the lead-up to today’s United Nations Food Systems Summit, young activists spoke about their priorities for the global gathering at yesterday’s Food is the Future event. At the event, youth representatives from worldwide interviewed adult peers in the world of food system work. In an effort to […]
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