We can only kickstart a food and farming revolution by working together. We have gathered some of the best food and farming reports and resources around to showcase the ways in which people and organisations are exploring the true cost of factory farming as well as identifying positive, practical food and farming solutions.
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Slow Food et al. / 2013 / PDF / 4.2MB
Produced by ActionAid, Compassion in World Farming and Slow Food, the Too Much At Steak guide takes a closer look at one of our most popular foods: meat. Every EU citizen consumes on average 232 grams of meat per capita per day, a total of 85 kilos per capita per year. For a healthy diet, the recommended amount is around 630 grams a week, meaning that each of us is eating for 2.5 people. Such an excessive consumption has heavy costs not just for our health and for the environment, but also in terms of animal welfare and farmers’ livelihood.download file
Oxfam / 2012 / PDF / 5MB
This Oxfam report shows the connections between the global food system and our daily lives. It looks at households in towns and cities in six countries: Brazil, India, the Philippines, Spain, the UK and the USA. Oxfam gathered information from 5,000 women about food prices, food choices, and opinions on how their food is produced. The survey results suggest a significant opportunity: households in towns and cities across the world would like to have a better food system. This report begins to explore how, together, they might bring that about.download file
UNFAO / 2006 / PDF / 19.5MB
This report from FAO says livestock production is one of the major causes of the world's most pressing environmental problems, including global warming, land degradation, air and water pollution, and loss of biodiversity.download file
Pew Commission / 2008 / PDF / 6.4MB
The current industrial farm animal production system often poses unacceptable risks to public health, the environment and the welfare of the animals themselves, according to this extensive two and a half year examination conducted by the Pew Commission on Industrial Farm Animal Production.download file
CIWF / 2012 / PDF / 1.76MB
Billions of animals suffer in factory farming, nearly a billion people are hungry and our resource base and environment are being eroded faster than ever. Philip Lymbery, CEO of Compassion in World Farming, provides hope in his visionary briefing on a common sense approach to feeding the world as we move towards the possibility of 9 billion people by 2050.download file
WSPA / 2012 / PDF / 15.5MB
Most Canadian farm animals spend their lives crammed into tiny pens, battery cages or crates inside windowless barns. They are fed unnatural diets, antibiotics and suffer painful mutilations like de-beaking and tooth breaking so they can be kept at huge numbers on intensive livestock operations (ILOs). This report exposes the destructive impacts of ILOs on our health, the environment, animal welfare and rural Canada.download file
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