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New Beef Section on Cater to the Earth

Check out the new Cater to the Earth section on Beef. This in-depth look at the environmental impacts of meat consumption follows cows from their food and water to the meatpacking plant, your plate, and beyond to the atmosphere. Greenhouse gases, corn's footprint, and what happens when cows are ...

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Tags: Beef, Climate, Culture, Industry, Meat
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Safe Food = Traceable Food?

A previous post about the increasing scrutiny on food safety made the case for extending tha attention to working conditions and the relationship between food produces and consumers.The New York Times recently had an article about "traceability", which may be tracing these links. Makers of banan...

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Tags: Agriculture, Conditions, Farmer, Meat, Traceability, Worker
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Poland: Food Waste and Meat Consumption

It's always interesting to see how environmental ills affect other regions. A report out of Poland says that food waste is a problem there, too. Approximately 4 million tons of food will be wasted in Poland this year, while over 2.5 million people will suffer from poverty and undernourishment. Ha...

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Tags: Agriculture, Diet, Europe, Meat, Nutrition, Poland, Poverty
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Board Member Juliet Schor Weighs in On NYT Debate: Food and Environment

New Dream Board Member Juliet Schor was published in the New York Times as part of Room for Debate: Toilet Paper and Other Moral Choices. She discussed an issue integral to our Cater to the Earth Campaign: the relationship between food choices and environmental impacts. Compared to producing veg...

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Tags: Carbon, Diet, Emissons, Greenhouse, Lifestyle, Meat, Vegetarian
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Does Vegetarianism = Giving Up Meat?

Our guest blogger's post about the green movement's reluctance to take on vegetarianism reminded me of something I read a few months ago. Eating less meat is critical to planet's future, from the Vancouver Sun, provides some insight into the double standard that makes environmentalists feel comfo...

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Tags: Diet, Meat, Sacrifice, Vegan, Vegetarian
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Why the Green Movement Is Not Seeing Red Over Meat

Guest blogger Bernard Brown from the PB&J Campaign sheds some light on the green movement's overall caution in addressing the meat-centric diet. Last July Al Gore finally admitted that it would be a good idea for us to eat less meat – good for our health and good for the planet1. It’s important ...

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Tags: Animal products, Green movement, Livestock, Meat, Pb&j campaign, Pbj, Vegetarian
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The Experts Say "Go Veg" - But Will We?

Ok, ok, we get it - going vegetarian (and eating locally grown, in season food) is the best thing for the environment. It's better for our overall health to throw more veggies into the mix. It can be better for our wallets. It's better for everything ever! So why are so many adults resistant to ...

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Tags: Food, Meat, Trial, Vegan, Vegetarian
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