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Land O’Fakes: How The False Narrative Of The Happy Farm Hides The Truth About Animal Agriculture’s Impact On The Planet

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Picture a farm as it might be portrayed in a children’s story or a television commercial. A red barn. Perhaps a rolling hill with a lone oak tree at the crest. Cows, pigs  and chickens dot the landscape, each one idly enjoying the sunshine and green grass. The subtext of these images is clear: This is a peaceful, happy place. …

All NYC Public Schools Joining Meatless Mondays

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Great news from the Big Apple: All New York City public schools will participate in Meatless Mondays starting in the 2019-2020 school year! The city’s decision was announced by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, Schools Chancellor Richard A. Carranza, and Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams. Meatless Monday is an international effort that continues to gain steam across the …

Earth-Friendly Recipes to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

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Climate scientists, companies, and citizens alike are concerned over the threat of climate change and emphasizing our need to reduce our impact–and fast. Luckily, there’s a simple recipe for protecting the earth: Pick vegan foods! In a report feared by the meat industry, the prestigious EAT-Lancet Commission for Food, Planet, and Health made something clear: to mitigate a climate crisis, …

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Meat Industry Fears New Report Calling for Plant-Based Diet to Mitigate Climate and Health Crisis

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Meat industry: An important new report from the EAT-Lancet Commission for Food, Planet, and Health emphasizes the vital role food plays in the safety of our planet and global health. These findings are consistent with other recent research, including a study by Science confirming the most effective way to reduce your environmental impact is to stop consuming animal products, and …

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Shocking Before & After Hurricane Florence Photos Show Devastation on Factory Farms

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Days after Hurricane Florence, North Carolina continues to struggle to recover. And as predicted, the storm’s impact has been devastating, particularly for vulnerable communities near factory farms located within the Cape Fear River watershed. As record rainfall flooded farms, Florence’s death toll continues to rise. So far the storm has claimed the lives of an estimated 5,500 pigs and 3.4 …

Hurricane Florence Threatens Millions of Human and Animal Lives

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Animals at risk As Hurricane Florence threatens east coast communities, people and their companion animals are evacuating. But in North Carolina, millions of lives remain at risk. Pigs, birds, and cows will be subject to flooding, winds, and overall extremely dangerous conditions. In the state of North Carolina alone, farmed pigs nearly outnumber people. There are currently upwards of 9 …

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Plant-Powered Planet Protectors March in San Francisco

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This Saturday, Compassion Over Killing marched for the planet in the San Francisco Rise for Climate, Jobs, and Justice with a coalition of groups including Plant Based Foods Association, Climate Friendly Agriculture Alliance, The Humane League, V-Dog, Center for Biological Diversity, and many more. Together, these organizations marched under a united banner: the Plant-Powered Planet Protectors, or P4. Our empowering …

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World Environment Day: How You Can Protect the Earth

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June 5 annually marks the United Nations’ World Environment Day, an effort to bring attention to environmental issues and inspire people to act locally to protect the planet. This year’s important theme is plastic pollution, which was chosen by the 2018 host country, India. Our excessive one-use consumption of plastic is harming our planet and those who inhabit it. Plastic …

5 Ways to Make Your Grocery Trip More Earth-Friendly

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Earth Day is just around the corner, and each of us can take steps to protect our planet, including when we go food shopping! Here are a few ways that to can be kinder to the planet on your next trip to the grocery store. Bring Your Own Shopping Bags: Each year, Americans use an estimated 100 billion plastic bags …