I’m doing a prerecorded online presentation to the V Congresso Nacional de Alimentos e Nutrição, Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto, at 8:00 p.m. on my book Unsavory Truth (Um Verdade Indigesta). Information about the conference is here. It runs from October 4 to 8.
Midweek reading: The Meat Atlas
The authors write:
It is clear that many (especially young) people no longer want to accept the profit-driven damage caused by the meat industry and are increasingly interested in and committed to climate, sustainability, animal welfare and food sovereignty causes. We consider this an encouraging step for our future and want to use this Atlas to strengthen their commitment with information.
This Atlas is intended to support all those who seek climate justice and food sovereignty, and who want to protect nature. Revealing new data and facts, and providing links between various key issues, it is a crucial contribution to the work done by many to shed light on the problems arising from industrial meat production.
They aren’t kidding about data, facts, and issues. The graphics alone are worth viewing. Three examples.
Pesticide applications, global:
Diseases transmitted by animals to humans: A chronological list
Trends and investment in plant-based meat alternatives
And here’s what The Guardian highlights: meat and dairy firms emit more greenhouse gases than Germany, Britain, or France.