meat consumption and health
Farming advocates see livestock not as the great climate polluters, but as essential tools in a functioning agroecological system—ones that provide a highly nutritious, salable food product. “People have a very distorted view of the important role that animals play in human health and the sustainability movement.”
New research from the University of Oxford and the University of Minnesota confirms: the foods which are best for us also have the smallest impact on the environment. It seems intuitive, obvious almost, when we think about the production, distribution and commercialization of processed foods which we can buy all year round for low prices: …
The philosophy of our Slow Meat campaign can be summed up with one simple slogan: eat less meat, of better quality. The commercial meat industry has a completely opposing view that displays a blatant disregard for consumer, animal and farmer well-being, and is destroying the environment in the process. In this article, Stefano Liberti, author and friend of Slow Food, explores one of the enormous, global problems of industrialized meat production, namely the vast overpopulation of animals being raised for us to eat.