Creating a Diet for a Healthier Planet

From the creators of the Meat the Truth documentary,  Meat the Truth: Essays on Livestock Production, Sustainability and Climate Change discusses the global livestock industry’s  impact on climate change, human health, global hunger, and poverty.

The food we eat can be a part of the problem, but it can also be the solution. (Photo credit: Bernard Pollack)

In her contributing essay, “Impact of Growth in Factory Farming in Developing World,” Nourishing the Planet project co-director, Danielle Nierenberg,  explains that the negative impacts of factory farming extend beyond harming animals to include increasing greenhouse gas emissions and the spread of disease. But, sustainable livestock production, including grass-fed livestock production and rotational grazing systems, can help mitigate climate change, increase small-scale farmer incomes, and help improve livelihoods and diets around the world. The food we eat can be a part of the problem, but it can also be the solution.

To learn more about Meat the Truth and the accompanying documentary, see The Nicolaas G. Pierson Foundation.

To read more about sustainable livestock production and how the food industry can help to mitigate climate change see: Sustaining the Momentum in Reforming Factory Farming Practices, Making a Living Out of Conservation, Creating a Roadmap for Sustainable Meat Production, Healing With Livestock in Rwanda, Teacher Turned Farmer. . .Turned Teacher, Got Biogas?, Conserving Endangered Animal Genetic Resources in Kenya, Prescribing Improved Nutrition to Combat HIV/AIDS in Africa, Maintaining Links to Tradition in a Changing World, The Keepers of Genetic Diversity, Mitigating Climate Change Through Food and Land Use and Happier Meals.

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