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Agriculture: Steps to sustainable livestock
Eisler, Mark; Lee, Michael; Tarlton, John; Martin, Graeme; Beddington, John; Dungait, Jennifer
With improved breeding and cultivation, ruminant animals can yield food that is better for people and the planet.
Most of the public lands in the West, and especially in the Southwest, are what you might call "cowburnt." Almost anywhere and everywhere you go in the American West you find hordes of these ugly, clu...
Feedlots and E. Coli
Improving processing plant inspections is a good idea, but it is only part of the solution. The real solution is minimizing the potential contaminant. Secondly, slow down the processing line so the wo...
The History of Costa Rica
Molina, Ivan; Palmer, Steven
An overview of Costa Rican history with an emphasis on how Costa Ricans have been able to make their own history, "though they do not make it just as they choose."
I was wrong on veganism: Traditional livestock production makes ecological sense
An environmental reporter reviews the environmental impacts of meat production in the developed world. He finds that First World meat production is incredibly wasteful but that this is not a requireme...
India's Dalit cattle skinners share stories of abuse
From hospital wards to skinning fields, India's Dalit cattle skinners share stories of abuse and fears for their future.
Is there a vast cowspiracy about climate change?
Cowspiracy movie review: Cowspiracy's argument is based on badly flawed and almost unanimously rejected interpretations of science. Actual science and scientists are practically absent among the many ...
Meat: A Benign Extravagance
An exploration of the difficult environmental and ethical issues that surround the human consumption of animal flesh.
Rage, Race and Violence on the Western Range: The Origins of the Rancher Insurrection
Ranchers have openly defied federal environmental regulations, built private roads and water structures on public lands and used bellicose tactics to hold off enforcement actions by rangers from the F...
Securing communal land rights for Tanzania's Indigenous Peoples
Commuting between land rights negotiations in the city and herding goats on the plains, Edward Loure is at once a traditional Maasai and a modern urbanite. That ability to straddle the two very differ...
The meat-producing system Simon Fairlie advocates differs sharply from the one now practised in the rich world: low energy, low waste, just, diverse, small-scale. But if we were to adopt it, we could ...
Ordering the vegetarian meal? There's more animal blood on your hands
The author contends that published figures suggest that, in Australia, producing wheat and other grains results in: at least 25 times more sentient animals being killed per kilogram of useable protein...