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How the meat industry undermines effective climate policy

Borrowing a page from the fossil fuel industry’s playbook, meat’s “merchants of doubt” are funding questionable research and lobbying to keep meat reduction off the table.
Here's why the market for vegan, plant-based meat has cooled
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Here's why the market for vegan, plant-based meat has cooled

High price, nebulous health benefits and other challenges have hindered the success of plant-based meats.
Can a court compel the EPA to protect communities of color from CAFO pollution?

Can a court compel the EPA to protect communities of color from CAFO pollution?

Only a third of factory farms have permits to discharge waste into water, soil, and air. A new legal effort from environmental groups seeks enforcement of the Clean Water Act.
Next on the Supreme Court docket: farm animal welfare

Next on the Supreme Court docket: farm animal welfare

Oral arguments begin next week in a case targeting California’s Proposition 12, a law that bans the sale of pigs raised in confinement. The ruling has implications for a wide range of other environmental and public health laws.
USDA conservation grants prop up agribusiness as usual

USDA conservation grants prop up agribusiness as usual

"Only a miniscule fraction" of program cash is going toward "climate-smart" practices.
In a year of water quality reckoning, national imperative is impeded

In a year of water quality reckoning, national imperative is impeded

Law and policy treat farms as special class of polluter.
Scaling up: The weighty impact of hog farming's evolution?

Scaling up: The weighty impact of hog farming's evolution?

Since the 1990s, hog farms have gotten bigger, more specialized and more productive, according to a new report by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Environmental Research Service. 
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