Food for Thought

Farmers’ Rights, Workers’ Rights, Animal Rights
May 13, 2016, 3:12 pm
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Farmers’ Rights:

Workers’ Rights:

Slaughterhouse Workers

Animal Rights:


Environmental Impacts of Meat
March 20, 2016, 2:45 pm
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Here’s where we got the information for our environmental impacts poster:

Climate change:

UNEP- Growing GHG emissions due to meat production

Water use:


Local pollution:


Land use:

The Triple Whopper Environmental Impact of Global Meat Production


Look out for our next poster on workers’ rights, farmer’s rights, and animal rights!

Why Meat?
February 24, 2016, 11:06 pm
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We wanted to take a closer look at our food system. And we thought that the meat industry was a good avenue to explore, especially given the criticism it has received in recent years. So what’s up with meat in the U.S.?

We broke our research down into the ’causes’ and ‘consequences’ of our current system.

The ’cause’, it seems, is a number of powerful players who control most of the processes involved in meat production, combined with their ability to lobby government and sway policy.

Our ‘consequences’ posters (to come in the following months) focus on three areas:

  1. The environmental impacts of the industry
  2. The implications for workers’ rights, farmers’ rights, and animal rights
  3. The effects of high meat consumption on Americans’ health

For each poster, we have an associated blog post with a list of sources for all of our information.

We hope you learn as much from these posters and blog posts as we did!


Meat Industry
February 24, 2016, 9:44 pm
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Have you seen our recent poster? Here’s where all the information came from: check it out!

Control of the Market

Government Subsidies:

Conflict of Interest?

Food Libel Laws:


Our next poster will be about the environmental impacts of the meat industry.


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