Face Off: Should lab-grown meat replace traditional animal farming? – YP

If you are interested in joining future Face Off debates, fill out this form to submit your application. Angelina Au-Yeung. Photo: Handout When we think about replacing traditional livestock as a source of meat and protein, we can relate it to the old saying, “When one door closes, another one opens”. In this case, with […]

Are consumers willing to pay for animal welfare?

In the EU, improved animal welfare legislation has been on the cards since the Commission first announced its Farm to Fork Strategy​. Although progress has been made​, some Member States have sought to go further and introduce their own national measures. For example, the culling of male chicks after birth is permitted in most EU […]

Would you eat food made with animal bones? How carnivores could do the planet a favour

Food scientists have found a way to make chicken nuggets and fish cakes out of otherwise discarded bones and hard tissues. ADVERTISEMENT It might sound like the premise for a third ‘Chicken Run’ movie, but there are good environmental reasons behind the solution from Finnish startup SuperGround. The idea is to reduce food waste and […]

DSM-Firmenich brings environmental footprints to animal protein products

A life cycle assessment (LCA) assesses the environmental aspects associated with a product over its life cycle. This encompasses the extraction of raw materials associated with the product, as well as the production and distribution of energy throughout its use, its potential reuse, and final disposal. In food, this cradle-to-crave methodology is widely used to […]

Concerning Lack of Oversight in Horse Meat Industry, Audit Finds

When it comes to the most popular foods, horse meat might not be the first to come to mind. This is especially true in the United States, where horses are cherished as loyal companions, and their meat is no longer sold. In Europe, however, the story takes a different turn. Despite declining horse meat consumption, […]

China’s animal lovers fight illegal cat meat trade

An animal shelter in China’s Jiangsu province is home to scores of cats rescued from the country’s underground meat trade (Rita QIAN) When Han Jiali’s beloved cat Dabai was taken from her Shanghai home last year, she embarked on a hunt for her pet that took her deep into the bowels of China’s underground feline […]

USB survey finds animal diet important when purchasing meat

As consumers continue to be conscientious about their food choices, a new survey from the United Soybean Board reveals valuable insights into consumer preferences and purchasing attitudes for animal protein, particularly pork products. According to the survey, 70% of respondents say that animal diet is extremely or very important to them when purchasing meat, up […]

Indonesia’s dog meat sellers fear for future after crackdowns on trade | Food

Medan, Indonesia – Lina Ginting, the owner of Mechio Restaurant, does such a roaring trade in dog curry, barbecued dog and dog soup that she was able to put her two children through private school. But these days, Ginting, whose restaurant has been in operation for the past 12 years, is worried that her sole […]

Heatwaves and animal welfare: The ethics of livestock farming on a warming planet

Heat stress hits livestock too: How can we adapt our food systems for better animal welfare? Europe recently sweltered through its hottest July on record. The human impacts on work, tourism and health were clear to see. But behind closed doors, animals kept as livestock also suffered from severe heat stress. New data obtained by […]

Cultivated Meat: A Sustainable Revolution in Food Production

Every year around the world, approximately 72 billion land animals are killed for food. But now, a new product is hitting the market that could significantly reduce this number and offer a more ethical and sustainable alternative. While there is still work to be done in the fight to end animal cruelty, the emergence of […]

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