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Meat and dairy production emit more nitrogen than Earth can cope with

The amount of nitrogen pollution emitted just by global livestock farming is more than the planet can cope with, prompting scientists to say we need to eat less meat and dairy produce.

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Lowered meat production leads to decline in pollution, waste and greenhouse gases

The coronavirus has sent the U.S. reeling into an economic recession, resulting in consumer-facing industries combating unique challenges - especially meat production. What effect will lowered meat production have on our overall environment?

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Top tips for a low-carbon diet

Eating less tropical fruit, choosing organic grass-fed meat and buying less processed food are among the top tips for a low-carbon diet.

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Struggling farmers are selling midwest hogs ad hoc and online

An under-the-radar market has sprung up to prevent euthanizing pigs and help support farmers. But communities on the receiving end have limited processing capacity and big concerns.
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Industrial meat 101: Could large livestock operations cause the next pandemic?

Novel viruses have been emerging in CAFOs for years. Advocates say coronavirus should act as a wake-up call.
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Plant-based ‘meats’ catch on in the pandemic

As the meat industry struggles to respond to the outbreak, makers of vegan substitutes are ramping up production to meet new interest from shoppers.
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Jonathan Safran Foer: The coronavirus and a world without meat

If you care about the working poor, about racial justice, and about climate change, you have to stop eating animals.
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Livestock welfare: 'It doesn't sound humane, and it's not'

As the COVID-19 pandemic draws new attention to industrial-scale livestock agriculture, animal welfare groups are criticizing the way healthy farm animals are killed.
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As COVID-19 disrupts the industrial meat system, independent processors have a moment to shine

Big Meat put most small slaughterhouses out of business. Those left are demonstrating their resilience, but their limited numbers point to the need for improved infrastructure.
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Meat plant closures mean pigs are gassed or shot instead

Coronavirus outbreaks at meatpacking plants have created a backlog of animals ready for slaughter but with nowhere to go. Farmers are having to cull them.
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Where bats are still on the menu, if no longer the best seller

Indonesia’s wildlife markets are “like a cafeteria for animal pathogens,” but they have resisted efforts to close even as China has shut its own markets over coronavirus fears.
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Powerful meat industry holds more sway after Trump's order

The executive action signals that decisions around whether to close or reopen plants should be driven by the federal government, not local authorities.
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Mapping COVID-19 in meat and food processing plants

The spread of the virus is affecting some of the country's largest agribusiness companies. This map shows the location of meat and food processing plants where cases of COVID-19 and/or deaths from the disease have been reported.

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Missouri pork plant workers say they can't cover mouths to cough

A lawsuit filed against a Smithfield Foods plant claims it has created a public nuisance by failing to protect workers from coronavirus infection.
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Closure of Smithfield and other plants forces South Dakota pork producers to consider desperate measures

The closure of major pork processing plants across the U.S. has state officials and pork producers in South Dakota planning for the worst — the potential euthanization of thousands of hogs that cannot be sold.

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