Impact of Meat Consumption on Health and Environmental Sustainability, 1st Edition

  • Talia Raphaely
  • Dora Marinova
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  • ISBN-10: 1466695544
  • ISBN-13: 9781466695542
  • DDC: 333.95
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 410 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2016 | Published/Released April 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2016

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Meat consumption impacts all aspects of human life and humanity’s long-term survival prospects. Despite this knowledge, society continues to ignore the negative impact of consuming meat, which include excessively high contributions to global greenhouse gas emissions, land and water pollution and depletion, antimicrobial resistance, and negative impacts on human health. This book addresses the difficulties, challenges, and opportunities in reducing excessive meat consumption in order to mitigate human and environmental damage. Policymakers, academicians, researchers, advanced-level students, technology developers, and government officials will find this text useful in furthering their research exposure to pertinent topics such as dietary recommendations for limiting meat consumption, trade and the meat industry, ethics of meat production and consumption, and the environmental impacts of meat consumption.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Practice, Progress, and Proficiency in Sustainability (PPPS) Book Series.
Titles in this Series.
List of Reviewers.
Table of Contents.
Detailed Table of Contents.
Climate and Water.
1: The Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Various Dietary Practices and Intervention Possibilities to Reduce This Impact.
2: A Fresh Look at Livestock Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Mitigation.
3: Improving the Understanding of Climate Change Factors with Images.
4: Water Quality Impacts of Abattoir Activities in Southern Africa.
5: Livestock and Climate Change: An Analysis of Media Coverage in the Sydney Morning Herald.
6: Environmental Concerns and the Mainstreaming of Veganism.
Diet and Wellbeing.
7: Meat and Dietary Guidelines.
8: Red Meat and Health: Evidence Regarding Red Meat, Health, and Chronic Disease Risk.
9: The Future of Antibiotics and Meat.
10: Impact of Meat Consumption on the Health of People, the Animals They Eat, and the Earth’s Resources.
11: China’s Growing Meat Demands: Implications for Sustainability.
Society and Politics.
12: Exploring Flexitarianism: Meat Reduction in a Meat-Centred Food Culture.
13: Feasting From the Federal Trough: How the Meat, Egg and Dairy Industries Gorge on Taxpayer Dollars While Fighting Modest Rules.
14: Sustainable Food Consumption: A Mission Almost Impossible Because of the West.
15: Meat Myths and Marketing.
16: Intensive Speciesism Regions in Brazil: Ethical and Social Stains in Territories Supplying Global Meat Markets.
17: Meat Production and Consumption: An Ethical Educational Approach.
18: After Meat.
Compilation of References.
About the Contributors.