The United States is home to 95 million cattle, and changing what they eat could have a significant effect on emissions of greenhouse gases like methane that are warming the world.
Jan DutkiewiczOh look! A fluff piece on the cattle industry in the NYT that reduces all its impacts to GHG emissions! It's almost as if ... focusing exclusively on carbon blinds us to other ecological, ethical, and political-economic impacts of harmful industries.
Red meat could be a casualty of EU’s climate goals.
Jan DutkiewiczFor the 1000th time: meat is a climate issue.
“Consumption and production of beef in high-income countries has to be reduced by around 90 percent if we want to avoid dangerous levels of climate change and keep global warming to below 2 degrees."
Pharmaceutical companies use the creature's blue blood to test for contaminants
Jan Dutkiewicz"... an estimated 50,000 crabs die during the annual blood harvest..."
Yet another argument in favor of cellular/acellular ag: growing the things we need for medical purposes (blood) without sacrificing already-threatened species to medical research.
Jan Dutkiewicz"Inductive reasoning leads to the conclusion that an influenza epidemic will arise, as such epidemics have arisen many times before [...] The relevant questions, therefore, are when the next one will emerge and how bad it will be." - David Benatar (2007)
Covid-19 has laid bare many flaws of industrialized animal agriculture. Plant- and cell-based alternatives offer a more resilient solution.
Jan Dutkiewicz"The problem ... isn’t the whole supply chain but its weakest link: industrialized animal farming."
In our new article for @WIRED, @LizSpecht and I lay out a pragmatic approach for addressing the crisis of meat production.
The Covid-19 pandemic lays bare vulnerabilities and inequities that in normal times have gone undiscovered. Nowhere is this more evident than in the American food system.
Jan DutkiewiczWe need new food writers.
Yes the food system has a lot of problems, but the old "quote Warren Buffet, conjure specter of empty Soviet Union supermarkets, call for decentralized slaughterhouses (!?), fetishize smaller-scale" song and dance is getting old.
Jan DutkiewiczIt was an honor to be able to present my research on alternative proteins and learn from the other speakers at the "Innovations in the Food System: Shaping the Future of Food" workshop hosted by @theNASEM. The workshop proceedings have now been published.
Our global, profit-driven, meat-centered food system is making us sick. We need a radical rethink
Jan Dutkiewicz"Eating meat, it seems, is a socially acceptable form of science denial."
@astradisastra, @TroyVettese and I wrote for the @guardian about the links between COVID-19 and modern agriculture, and what we need to do to change it.
The Interior Department is proposing to let hunters and anglers kill more migratory birds and other animals in wildlife refuges—an opportunity to “celebrate” victory over the coronavirus pandemic in the fall, Interior officials said Wednesday.
Jan DutkiewiczDeath cult.
"The Interior Department is proposing to let hunters and anglers kill more migratory birds and other animals in wildlife refuges—an opportunity to 'celebrate' victory over the coronavirus pandemic in the fall, Interior officials said..."
Ranchers and their political allies want to brand plant-based foods like the Impossible Burger as inferior imitations, but consumers shouldn’t have their choices limited.
Jan DutkiewiczFood animal producers want to legally limit the use of the word "meat." This doesn't serve consumers' interests and is politically, linguistically, and etymologically suspect. I wrote about these semantic squabbles for @WSJ.
Meat is killing the planet, but Americans are unlikely to give it up. Lab meat could be our best hope of winning tens of millions of American meat eaters over to a Green New Deal — if that lab meat can be socialized.
Jan DutkiewiczMy latest piece for @jacobinmag wherein in argue for public investment in cellular agriculture as part of a shift to a low-carbon economy.✊🏻🧫🍔