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November 3, 2015



Farmers Raising Meat Look To Keep Up With Your Changing Diet

The most recent dietary guidelines recommend most Americans eat about .21 pounds of meat per day. Most Americans average about .36 pounds of meat per day.

October 20, 2015


harvesting corn

Massive Corn Crops Necessary To Satisfy Appetite For Meat

Our appetite for meat, which began growing exponentially in the U.S. after World War II, is one of the reasons farmers in the Midwest grow so much corn.

October 13, 2015


slicing meat

Choice Cuts: Making Room For More Meat

By the time 2050 comes around, the meat on your plate may not be that different, but the story of how it got there could be.

August 23, 2012

Waste Not, Want Not 

Flickr - Food Trash Photo by Rich Evenhouse

Americans Drop Forty Percent Of Food In Dumpster

Despite record-breaking drought and a faltering economy, a new study indicates that Americans are throwing away as much as forty percent of their food each year

June 26, 2012

Weighing In 

standing on a scale

Tipping The Scales: How Obesity Influences Planetary Health

A team of researchers looks at the ecological impacts of a human population that's growing in more ways than one.

January 24, 2012

Hold The Meat, Please 

Close up of a meat supermarket meat counter, featuring many different cuts of red meat.

American Meat Consumption On A Steady Downward Slide

American meat consumption has declined 12.2 percent since 2007. Both industry and food policy critics think they know why.

August 4, 2010

Factory Farming 

righteous porkchop book cover and nicolette hahn niman

Nicolette Hahn Niman: Eating Less Meat, But Eating Better Meat

The second part of a three part series, Nicolette Hahn Niman talks about becoming a vegetarian and how we can move away from factory farming.

July 29, 2010

Food Waste 

A pile of food waste

Concerned About Wasting Energy? Try Reducing Your Food Waste

How much energy does our annual food waste represent? A lot. About 2% of the total annual energy consumption in the U.S. according to a new study.

June 22, 2009

Climate Change 

Gas pump.

Global Carbon Emission Growth Down in 2008, Recession The Cause

A study by Dutch analysts found that the growth of global carbon dioxide emissions dropped dramatically in 2008. So what's the bad news?

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