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www.theguardian.com UN livestock emissions report seriously distorted our work, say experts

Exclusive: Study released at Cop28 misused research to underestimate impact of cutting meat eating, say academics

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Chicago Gang Rise Up
  • I can confirm your observations (Me et al., 2024)

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    natural sciences be like
  • You can get there without chemical aid.

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    These Climate Activists Make People Uncomfortable -- And It's Working
  • They're not really trying to change minds, they're just crashing fossil fuel parties. We'll have to see if they crash meat industry parties too. I doubt it.

    It's pretty common for people to fail at understanding systemic problems, unfortunately. We'll see what other groups do after this one fails and disbands.

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  • www.theguardian.com There’s no such thing as a benign beef farm – so beware the ‘eco-friendly’ new film straight out of a storybook | George Monbiot

    A highly misleading new documentary claims soil carbon storage can redeem the livestock industry – it’s all so much ‘moo-woo’, says the Guardian columnist George Monbiot

    the movie is titled: Six Inches of Soil

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    www.theguardian.com There’s no such thing as a benign beef farm – so beware the ‘eco-friendly’ new film straight out of a storybook | George Monbiot

    A highly misleading new documentary claims soil carbon storage can redeem the livestock industry – it’s all so much ‘moo-woo’, says the Guardian columnist George Monbiot

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    Shoppers prefer 'vegan' food labels to 'confusing' plant-based terms, according to new survey
  • Good. Avoid prefixes or other bullshit. A vegan diet is a plant-based diet, but the "based" part has gotten confusing over the years. There's a term now, "plant centered", which is probably useless for product descriptions, but points out the problem.

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  • www.theatlantic.com The Truth About Organic Milk

    Cows are suffering on even the most “humane” dairy farms.

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    www.theatlantic.com The Truth About Organic Milk

    Cows are suffering on even the most “humane” dairy farms.

    https://www.humanehoax.org/ for context

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    FAO’s 1.5 °C roadmap for food systems falls short - Nature Food
  • If anyone has a non-paywall version, post it.

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  • www.nature.com FAO’s 1.5 °C roadmap for food systems falls short - Nature Food

    The first instalment of the FAO food systems roadmap is a key step in identifying pathways to achieve zero hunger without breaching the 1.5 °C climate change threshold. But future instalments should be more methodologically transparent, emphasize the need to reduce animal-sourced food consumption an

    >The first instalment of the FAO food systems roadmap is a key step in identifying pathways to achieve zero hunger without breaching the 1.5 °C climate change threshold. But future instalments should be more methodologically transparent, emphasize the need to reduce animal-sourced food consumption and align with a holistic One Health approach.

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  • Yes, the flatearthers of nutrition

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  • sentientmedia.org Meat Industry Uses Academics to Distort Climate Impact, Research Shows

    We sat down with Viveca Morris and Jennifer Jacquet to discuss their research into the money flowing to academics from the livestock industry.

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  • This is Science memes, not Pseudoscience memes.

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  • sentientmedia.org On Organic Caviar Farms, Fish Still Suffer

    A new investigation reveals fish cut open while still conscious.

    https://fishfeel.org/

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    The Art versus The Artist
  • so how much Bitcoin do you spend per year on child prostitutes?

    (edit: /s because hedonism is not a valid argument)

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    The Art versus The Artist
  • Do it, fuck 'em. There are lots of other artists waiting to be seen.

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    Living Wages
  • maybe don't make the rat race a death race too? start there?

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    How does one even live like this?
  • Slicing up the candle into smaller candles and burning all the ends.

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  • www.desmog.com U.S. Meat Lobby Celebrates ‘Positive Outcome’ of COP28

    Lobbyists for the world’s biggest meat companies have lauded a better than expected outcome at COP28, which they say left them “excited” and “enthusiastic” for their industry’s prospects. U.S. livestock bosses reflected on the conference’s implication for their sector on a virtual panel, fresh from

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    www.versobooks.com Forget Eco-Modernism

    For some years now eco-socialist debate has been locked into orbit around two sharply contrasting perspectives: degrowth and left eco-modernism. The former, represented by Jason Hickel, Giorgos Kallis, Stefania Barca, and others, claims that the growth-based paradigm — capital’s endless material and

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    www.desmog.com IEA Think Tank Contributes to Climate Science Denial Documentary

    A senior figure at the influential Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) think tank contributed to a new documentary that spread numerous myths about climate change.  Stephen Davies, an academic who has worked in educational outreach roles at the IEA since 2010, appeared several times in Climate The M

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    theanarchistlibrary.org Biting Back

    Anonymous Biting Back A Radical Response to Non-Vegan Anarchists 2017

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    Agricultural intensification and childhood cancer in Brazil
  • "Brazil's rapid expansion of soy production has meant an associated rise in pesticide use. Researchers found a statistically significant correlation between soy expansion and acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) deaths in children between 2008 and 2019, representing the first population-wide analysis of the association between indirect exposure to agricultural pesticides and cancer. "

    https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2023/10/231030194537.htm

    "The Brazilian Amazon region is undergoing a transition from low-input cattle production to intensified soy culture with high use of pesticides and herbicides. The expansion has happened really quickly, and it appears educational efforts and training for pesticide applicators didn't match the growth in pesticide use. When not used properly, there are health implications," said Marin Skidmore, assistant professor in the Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics, part of the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) at U. of I. Skidmore is lead author on the paper, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).

    As this transition was happening, there were documented cases of pesticide poisoning of agricultural workers and evidence of chemicals in the blood and urine samples of non-agricultural workers in the surrounding communities," Skidmore said. "This indicates that this rollout had happened in a potentially dangerous way that was leaving people exposed."

    Of course, the 🤠🤡 will insist that this soy is magically disappearing into tofu and it's not animal feed.

    "We want to highlight that when changes happen fast, there are risks associated with that, and this is not isolated to Brazil. There is a lot of focus on agricultural intensification for global food security around the world. We need to find a balance where we get the productive benefits while mitigating any potential risks. When there is rapid rollout of these technologies in a new region, often an underdeveloped or poor region, how do we ensure there are guardrails in place to prevent another case like this?"

    Notice how this embeds the premise of "more meat = more food security", despite the opposite being closer to the truth, as these settlers are destroying food security for locals, especially Amazonian tribes.

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    This is way too close for comfort...
  • In that case I am smoke.

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