When you're eating a juicy hamburger, you would hardly think that you are affecting the health of the planet - but according to the federal government, you are. An advisory panel of nutritionists and researchers are advising in a new report that Americans eat less meat in order to save the environment.
Researchers from New York University are claiming to have developed a vaccination regimen that can effectively fight off brain-wasting disease, like Mad Cow disease, which can infect deer and other animals. They say that this will solve problems on two fronts: preventing livestock infection and also halting a risk of these diseases jumping to humans.
Invasive grasses and weeds have been slowly moving into California's pastures, making things harder for the local grasses that livestock have relied on for generations. Now, researchers are saying that if farmers let the grasslands rest, they can get healthy enough to resist invasion.
You think you know the major sources of the greenhouse gases that are driving climate change? According to a recent international survey, you've probably got the wrong idea.
A new study has revealed the complexities of deforestation, showing that a very wasteful land management strategy is not only encouraging the decline of our world's rainforests, but actually making little use of the resulting cleared land. Now experts are suggesting a new strategy.
Though we usually picture the burning of fossil fuels, deforestation, or everyday traffic when it comes to the buildup of greenhouse gas emissions, the production of livestock is also a factor. A new study has for the first time estimated the amount of these "hidden" emissions found inside our cows and pigs.
In an overarching review of nearly three decades worth of livestock feed studies, researchers recently determined that regulated genetically engineered (GE) feed has no notable impact on the health or productivity of animals. These results dispute the claims of some organic farmers and anti-GMO activists, many of whom have stipulated that altered feed was harming animals and tainting our food.
Pig farmers are claiming that if we want to preserve hog diversity, we will have to just develop a bigger appetite for them. The Red Wattle Hog is one type of pig that is on the brink of extinction in the United States, and ironically, to save them, people will have to start eating them.
The interest of fauna and farmer, trying to protect their livestock, may finally be unified by Africa's poison "apple," a toxic invasive plant that has overrun vast swaths of East African savanna and pastureland.