facts on conventional farming
Conventional meat, dairy and egg production is the greatest environmental threat in the world today. From overuse of resources to dangerous pollution emissions, farming billions of animals a year takes a huge toll on the Earth's ecosystems.
Time Magazine - "The Triple Whopper Environmental Impact of Global Meat Production"
New York Times - "Rethinking the Meat Guzzler"
CNN - "Why Beef is the New SUV"
Scientific American - "How Does Meat in the Diet Take an Environmental Toll?"
National Geographic - "Carnivore's Dilemma"
The Guardian - "Giving up beef will reduce carbon footprint more than cars"
Environment Magazine - "The Sustainability Challenges of Our Meat and Dairy Diets"
Environmental Working Group - Meat Eater's Guide to Climate Change + Health
Center for Disease Control - Antibiotic Use in Food Animals
The American Medical Association - AMA Seeks Ban on Antibiotics for Growth Promotion
Consumers Union - Overuse of Antibiotics in Food Animals Threatens Public Health
PBS Frontline - Is Your Meat Safe?
Mother Jones - E. Coli in Hamburger Meat
Sustainable Table - Use of Hormones in Meat and Dairy
Animals in the industrial farming system are subjected to some of the worst abuses imaginable, like these gestation crates used to confine pregnant pigs. Incredibly, there no federal cruelty laws that regulate the treatment of farm animals, and undercover investigations have discovered rampant animal abuse.