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A New Program Is Looking To Help Farmers Pivot To The Alt Protein Economy

4 Mins Read Given the enormous role agriculture plays in driving global emissions, the expert scientific consensus is that our food system must change if we are to stand a chance against climate change. But doing so will require seismic shifts across the entire food supply chain, from retailers to manufacturers, and crucially, farmers and ranchers, who are […]

Impossible Foods CFO David Lee Takes On Indoor Farming In New AppHarvest Role

3 Mins Read David Lee, former chief financial officer at plant-based giant Impossible Foods, has left his position to take on his new role at agri-tech startup AppHarvest. Joining AppHarvest as president, Lee will lead strategy development and operations, marketing and sales to drive the company’s ambitions to become an “iconic brand and sustainable foods company”.  David Lee, […]

Asia-Pacific Agri-Food Innovation Summit To Spotlight Sustainable Food Solutions Amid Covid-19 Crisis

4 Mins Read Returning for its third edition amid the ongoing coronavirus crisis, the Asia-Pacific Agri-Food Innovation Summit will take place November 18-20 this year, focusing on the crucial collective response to food security threats and the need to build up the food system’s resilience to crises in the post-pandemic world. Connecting together regional and global leaders across […]

1/3 Of German Households Reduce Meat Intake Amid Slaughterhouse Covid-19 Outbreaks

3 Mins Read Widespread fears over poor working conditions in meat factories after a number of coronavirus outbreaks is accelerating the plant-based trend in Germany. According to new data from market analysts, the number of vegetarians in the country has doubled while nearly a third of all households are now actively reducing meat consumption, in line with similar […]

Jane Goodall: Change Our Food System Or Humanity Is “Finished”

3 Mins Read Jane Goodall, the 85-year-old renowned anthropologist, animal activist and primatologist says that humanity will be “finished” if we do not make dramatic changes to our food systems in response to the climate and coronavirus crisis. Speaking at an online conference hosted by Compassion in World Farming, the prominent naturalist said that the current crisis that […]

Inhumane Methods Used To Cull Millions Of Farm Animals While Food Banks Run Dry

3 Mins Read Millions of farm animals are to be “depopulated” using inhumane methods such as suffocation, drowning and shooting, in spite of widespread hunger during the economic fallout as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. This latest meat supply chaos is another blow to the meat industry, which is facing mounting criticism over its unsustainable and unethical […]

Virus Outbreaks In Slaughterhouses Globally Exposes Meat Industry Danger

3 Mins Read Meat plants all over the world are struggling to contain coronavirus outbreaks amongst its employees, shedding light on the nature of the work itself and the wider livestock industry that is fuelling the spread of disease. Critics are warning that pressure to continue operating at such speed to meet the demand for animal protein is […]

US Meat Supply Chain Breaks Down, Reveals Danger Of Livestock Industry

4 Mins Read The coronavirus pandemic is pushing the food supply chain all over the world to its limits, but the latest news emerging from the United States has spotlighted global attention on the danger, cruelty and unsustainable nature of the livestock industry in the country. Meat processing plants are shutting down, farmers are forced to cull millions […]

Halve The Farmland, Save Nature, Feed The World

4 Mins Read By: Tim Radford If we farm efficiently, scientists say, we can cut climate change, slow extinction and feed the world even as it asks for more. Forget about organic farming: get the best out of the best cropland, return the rest to nature and still feed the world. It could work, say researchers. Once again, […]

New Report Featuring Ban Ki Moon & Bill Gates Warns Of Climate Apartheid If No Action Taken

3 Mins Read A new report by the Global Commission on Adaptation (GCA), with contributions from major global leaders from 18 different countries and international organisations, has warned of an impending “climate apartheid”.  The report also finds that over trillions of dollars in investment is needed in order to build the adequate infrastructure to avoid the disastrous consequences […]

Global Race For Plant Food Innovation As Consumer Demand Continues To Skyrocket

3 Mins Read Consumer demand for plant-based proteins has accelerated, and manufacturers are now racing to compete in what is quickly becoming a highly competitive market. There is little sign of slowdown: companies are focused on innovating quality plant-based ingredients to keep up with increasingly healthy and environmentally conscious consumers, backed by the latest scientific research on the […]

New Harvard Study Says You Don’t Need Meat, Plant-Based Diet Provides Complete Nutrition

3 Mins Read In a recent study published in Scientific Reports, researchers confirmed that all our nutritional needs can be satisfied without eating meat. In addition to being nutritionally sound, choosing plant-based alternatives would be more environmentally optimal, and conserve more protein and energy than conventional meat. Faced with our global climate breakdown, biodiversity loss and health epidemic, […]

Urgent Global Food System Overhaul Needed To Avoid Climate Disaster Says Leaked UN Report

3 Mins Read A leaked draft report by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reveals that keeping global temperatures down cannot be done without a total transformation in our current food production and land management systems. Crucially, the IPCC report underscores that attempts to cut down carbon emissions from transportation and energy will not be […]