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Animal Rights

Vegetarianism, Veganism, Pescatarianism, Flexitarianism. Never before have there been so many ways to define how and what we eat. But are these choices simply a matter of personal taste, or do they reflect a broader ethical conundrum about what we put in our bodies? Ethicists, animal rights activists, and environmentalists increasingly argue that what we eat constitutes a moral choice.


Opinion | Let’s launch a moonshot for meatless meat

By Peter Prato Photo: Peter Prato for The New York Times

I’m a vegan, but I’m also a realist. There’s no chance humanity is going to give up meat, en masse, anytime soon. That said, we can’t just wish away the risks of industrial animal agriculture. If we don’t end this system, soon, terrible things will happen to us and to the planet. Terrible things are already happening.


He Wrote a Gardening Column. He Ended Up Documenting Climate Change.

By Zach St. George Photo: Ash Adams , New York Times

In the summer of 2019, Jeff Lowenfels told me, one of his friends successfully grew okra in Anchorage. Lowenfels could not believe it. The crop was shorthand for all the change he has witnessed since he moved to the city in the 1970s, a distance between past and present that he has measured in vegetables and fruits — from cabbage, snow peas and potatoes to tomatoes, pumpkins and now, incredibly, okra. “Holy crow!” he said. “We can grow anything!”


Food security and nutrition around the world in 2020

Five years into the 2030 Agenda, it is time to assess progress and to question whether continuing efforts implemented thus far will allow countries to reach SDG 2 targets.


Vegetable Gardening For Beginners

By Catherine Boeckmann

Ready to jump into gardening? It can be daunting at first, but gardening is an incredibly rewarding hobby to get into. Our Vegetable Gardening Guide for Beginners will help you to plan and grow your tastiest vegetables ever.


Consumer Resources to Support Sustainable Seafood from the Seafood Watch Program at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

What You Can Do: The easiest and most important thing you can do is ask the question: “Do you serve sustainable seafood?” Let your favorite businesses know that ocean-friendly seafood’s on your shopping list.


Eating Fish Sustainably

For millions of people globally, eating fish is a key component of a balanced and healthy diet. Because of its growing popularity, the fishing industry has grown significantly over the years. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, in 2012, the commercial fishing industry in the U.S. caught 9.2 billion pounds of seafood. The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reports that global fish consumption trends are exceeding global population growth.


Humankind – Climate Friendly Food Guide

There’s no getting around it: The foods we eat have a huge environmental impact and they contribute to global warming. That’s why a lot of people who are concerned about recent weather extremes and climate change are now paying closer attention to their dietary choices. It’s not just what kind of car you drive (if you drive one), or how well you conserve energy (hopefully you do). It’s also which foods you eat. And earth- smart eating tastes great!