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GET INVOLVED

  • Eating Animals raises a lot of questions about our food system, and you may also be interested in some answers.

    The resources provided below relate to the range of issues explored by the film, including animal welfare, health, the environment, and other concerns. You’ll find a series of curated links, with introductory information, individual ways to take action, and ideas for making a broader impact.

    So dig in to what you’re curious about, what you care about, and what you can do to eat more sustainably—no matter what’s on your mind or on your plate.

health

HEALTH & LIFESTYLE

Experience the benefits of Eating Veg (The Humane League)

Discover a wealth of delicious recipes, meal plans and information to make Eating Veg easy and empowering.

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How much meat do you eat? (Reducetarian)

See how your meat consumption compares with the rest of the world—you may be surprised. And find out how various ways of being a reducetarian—someone who reduces the amount of meat in their diet—can make a difference.

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The Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet (Consumer Reports)

Research on the effects of eating less meat and more plants for the heart, cholesterol, brain, and longevity.

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Eat Plants for a Change (Compassion in World Farming)

Whether or not meat, eggs, and milk are factory-farmed vs. produced with higher-welfare standards can have a significant effect on their nutritional content.

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Reduce Your Impact. Improve Your Health (Environmental Working Group)

Tips for meat and dairy eaters to eat greener.

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environment

ENVIRONMENT

Factory Farming and the Environment (Farm Sanctuary)

How factory farming negatively affects climate, air and water quality, and more.

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Take Extinction Off Your Plate (Center for Biological Diversity)

What would food labels look like if they showed us how much damage to water, wildlife, and climate came with each serving?

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Organize Community Members to Help Stop CAFO Pollution (Sierra Club)

Whether you call it a CAFO (concentrated animal feeding operation), factory farm, intensive livestock operation, or confinement agriculture, it harms not only the unnaturally confined animals but also the people in nearby homes, parks, and schools who may suffer from contamination and health problems. These guidelines show how to bring neighbors and community members together to fight factory farming pollution.

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ANIMAL WELFARE

Shop With Your Heart (ASPCA)

Free-range, cage-free, all natural…what does it all mean, and how do these claims impact animal welfare?

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The Truth Behind “Humane” Meat, Milk and Eggs (Farm Sanctuary)

You may not be aware of common conditions for dairy cows, “free range” poultry, and birds producing “cage free” eggs.

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Pocket Guide To Humane Food Labels (Food Animal Concerns Trust)

Not all humane food labels are created equal. This printable pocket guide shows which meat, dairy, and egg labels have the highest standards and which ones are highly misleading.

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Top Animal Charities (Animal Charity Evaluators)

Interested in supporting charities found to produce the greatest gains for animals? You can donate to one of these top-reviewed organizations or to a combined fund supporting several.

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antibiotics

ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE

What Is Antibiotic Resistance? (Antibiotic Resistance Action Center)

Why should you be concerned about antibiotic use in food animals? Check out these infographics on antibiotic resistance—what it is, how it spreads, and the scary consequences

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Chain Reaction Antibiotic Scorecard (NRDC)

See how your favorite fast-food restaurant chain stacks up in terms of antibiotic-use practices, according to a 2017 report.

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SUSTAINABLE FOOD & FARMING

Sustainable vs. Industrial Fact Sheet (Grace Communications Foundation)

What are the differences between sustainable agriculture and industrial agriculture? Here are 13 major points of distinction.

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5 Food Apps That Make It Easy to Eat Sustainably (Forbes)

From shopping for groceries to finding a restaurant to figuring out what to order off the menu, apps can make sustainable choices simpler.

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Questions to Ask Farmers and Store Managers (Grace Communications Foundation)

What to ask at the farmers market or the grocery store to help you buy sustainably raised food and support sustainable farmers.

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future

FUTURE OF FOOD

Video Gallery (The Good Food Institute)

Watch featured videos on the emerging science, technology, and business of plant-based innovation.

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Five Questions About Plant-Based Protein (The Good Food Institute)

Plant-based protein sources include beans, nuts, quinoa, hemp seeds, soy products, pea protein, and other new forms being developed by food-focused startups. What are some of their advantages?

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COMPANIES & INVESTORS

The 5 Step Guide for Improving Menus Where You Work (Balanced)

Looking for healthier, more sustainable meals at work? Check out this 5-step guide to start advocating for meat reduction in your workplace.

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Making the Case for Healthy Menus (Balanced)

If you’re an employee looking to make a change in your workplace menus, this guide will help you convince decision makers that meat reduction is a critical need for the company.

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Take Action As An Investor (FAIRR)

Invest in more sustainable farming practices and higher welfare standards by getting involved with the Farm Animal Investment Risk & Return (FAIRR) network.

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