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Indigo: Joaquin Phoenix Film Rescues Animals From Slaughterhouses & Calls On Us To Rethink Our Food Choices

3 Mins Read Puerto Rican-American actor, producer, animal rights activist, and environmentalist Joaquin Phoenix has released a short documentary titled ‘Indigo’, which showcases his experience rescuing animals from slaughterhouses along with the non-profit Animal Save. The day after Joaquin Phoenix won his Academy Award for best actor and made an Oscars speech that went viral, he joined Los […]

The U.K. Commits To Reduce Its Carbon Emissions By 78% By 2035

4 Mins Read In a recent announcement ahead of COP26, U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has set one of the world’s most ambitious climate change target by committing the country to cut its carbon emissions by 78% by 2035 compared to 1990 levels and for the first time, in the U.K.’s sixth Carbon Budget, the government will incorporate […]

U.S. Animal Agriculture Subsidies Soared In 2020 Despite Climate & Health Damage

4 Mins Read Farm subsidies and bailouts for animal agriculture companies in the U.S. skyrocketed in 2020 to continue to prop up the carbon-intensive and health damaging industry, new data has revealed. Describing the coronavirus-stricken period as a “blowout year” for the sector, sustainable farm policy nonprofit Agriculture Fairness Alliance (AFA) are calling for American tax dollars to […]

Majority Of Dutch Citizens Favour Meat Reduction Policies, Survey Finds

4 Mins Read The majority of Dutch citizens are demanding more government action to reduce meat consumption and promote alternative proteins, a new survey has found. The research, which collected the views of Dutch respondents on a number of policies that would reduce the production and intake of meat and dairy products, indicated vast support for all the […]

Takeout Documentary Exposes The Devastating Impact Of Our Food Choices On The Amazon Rainforest

3 Mins Read Emmy-nominated filmmaker Michal Siewierski has unveiled a new documentary that highlights the disastrous impact our food choices are having on the Amazon rainforest. In addition to raising climate concerns, the film, called Takeout, suggests our addiction to convenience and immediate delivery is increasingly becoming a public health issue. The documentary discusses the environmental cost of […]

70% Of Consumers In Western Europe Support ‘Intelligent Meat Tax’

3 Mins Read Most consumers in Western Europe are in favour of an “intelligent meat tax”, according to a new survey. The results suggest broad public support for political leaders to take action on carbon-intensive foods by increasing levies on meat, while reducing taxes on plant-based alternatives, fruits and vegetables, in line with recent expert recommendations on measures […]

E.U. Backs Irresponsible ‘Beefatarian’ Campaign Despite Scientific Climate & Health Warnings

3 Mins Read The European Commission has supported the “Become a Beefatarian” campaign launched by big meat corporations, in a last-ditch effort to prop up the European beef sector against the widespread consumer shift towards plant-based, flexitarian and meat-reducing diets. The decision goes against calls from experts and scientists about the need to slash meat consumption to prevent […]

EU Livestock Industry Bigger Source Of Emissions Than Cars & Vans Combined

4 Mins Read The meat and dairy industry in the European Union (EU) produces “more emissions than cars and vans combined,” according to a new Greenpeace report. The analysis, which tracks how the demand for animal meat has directly contributed to Europe’s climbing carbon footprint, says that the bloc must introduce policies to slash emissions from the sector […]