Why bluefin tuna have no ‘fair’ price The bluefin tuna auctioned off this weekend in Japan was comparatively ‘cheap’, but the price can’t be used as a yardstick for its conservation status by Emma Bryce for theguardian Each January for […]
Americans’ appetite for meat and dairy – billions of pounds a year from billions of animals – takes a toll on our health, the environment, climate and animal welfare. Producing all this meat and dairy requires large amounts of pesticides, chemical fertilizer, fuel, feed and water. It also generates greenhouse gases and large amounts of toxic manure and wastewater that pollute groundwater, rivers, streams and, ultimately, the ocean. In addition, eating large quantities of beef and processed meats increases your exposure to toxins and is linked to higher rates of health problems, including heart disease, cancer and obesity.