The world is eating too much meat, and that’s bad news for the earth’s forests, arable land, and scarce water. That’s the conclusion of a report released this week by the Washington-based Worldwatch Institute.
Global production of meat hit a new high of 308.5 million tons last year, up 1.4 percent, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the report says. “In response to growing purchasing power, urbanization, and changing diets, meat production has expanded more than fourfold over just the last fifty years says the new report, entitled “Peak Meat Production Strains Land and Water Resources.” Read more
Dawn Moncrief – Executive Director of A Well-Fed World
While giving thanks for all that we have over the upcoming holidays, many of us like to remember all those in the world who do not have enough to eat. One organization which is working hard to promote a plant-based diet as a solution to global hunger is A Well-Fed World. We contacted Dawn Moncrief, the executive director, to learn more about what they’re doing.
Tell us about A Well-Fed World.
A Well-Fed World is a hunger relief and animal protection organization based in Washington, DC. We chip away at two of the world’s most immense, unnecessary and unconscionable forms of suffering… the suffering of people from lack of food and the suffering of animals used as food.
We have a positive, practical and action-led approach that produces immediate assistance for those in need and structural change for lasting results. Most directly, we raise funds for, partner with, and promote innovative, highly-effective projects that strengthen: (1) vegan feeding & farming programs, (2) farm animal care & rescue, and (3) pro-veg advocacy & community-building. For the funding, our Sustainable Keys Global Grants program provides about 50 grants a year to projects in the U.S. and internationally. Read more