Tags: animal welfare

My Vegan Story: How I Became Vegetarian At 8 Years Old

My plant-powered journey began more than 2 decades ago. I was just 8 years old sitting at the dinner table when I made the connection between the hunk of lamb on my plate and the sweet animals I loved. At that time I didn’t know about factory farms, about the negative health implications of meat,…

A Chicken Named Iann: Factory Farm to Freedom

Driving through the Eastern Shore of Maryland one sunny morning this summer, I passed truck after truck packed full of chickens bound for slaughter. It broke my heart seeing hundreds of chickens crammed into cages, frightened and terrified on the way to the end of their lives. While I’d been well aware of the abuse these…

Four Food Start-Ups That Are Changing the World

The global population is expected to reach nine billion by 2050, and there is growing concern about how to feed that number of people with the resources available. Then there’s our reliance on foods that are resource intensive—especially meat and other animal-based foods. In response, a wave of new food companies has emerged. Food corporations…