Rising Number of Farm Animals Poses Environmental and Public Health Risks

The global population of farm animals increased 23 percent between 1980 and 2010, from 3.5 billion to 4.3 billion, according to research by the Worldwatch Institute for its Vital Signs Online publication. These figures continue a trend of rising farm animal populations, with harmful effects on the environment, public health, and global development.

Changing the Way We Eat: Raising Pigs & Problems

On January 21st, TEDxManhattan featured a series of speakers with backgrounds in food and farming who shared their knowledge and expertise with thousands of audience members watching in-person and virtually from around the world.

Today, Nourishing the Planet highlights a TEDxManhattan talk by Dr. David Wallinga, who discusses the problems with antibiotic use in animals.

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Renewable Energy Trade Disputes

Evan Musolino is a Research Associate for the Climate and Energy Program at the Worldwatch Institute

With the continued advancements in the development of renewable energy technologies and their ever-increasing cost competitiveness, there is more and more money at stake for countries and companies alike.  A number of countries have recently found themselves at odds with … Continue Reading ››