Printed Reports & Factsheets

United Nations Animal Agriculture Reports

Assessing the Environmental Impacts of Consumption and Production (external link) - Full Report - June 2010 (111 pages).

Livestock in the Balance (external link) - The State of the Food and Agriculture - UN FAO 2009 full report, graphics, presentation and more (180 pages).

Livestock's Long Shadow - UN FAO 2006 full report of the global warming and other environmental consequences of animal agriculture (408 pages).

Livestocks's Long Shadow - Summary of the global warming and other environmental consequences of animal agriculture (1 page).

News Article on UN Report with commentary by AWFW Founder Dawn Moncrief.


Worldwatch Institute

Response to “Livestock and greenhouse gas emissions: The importance of getting the numbers right" - The commentary by Herrero et al. (2011) consisted mainly of a review of an article that Goodland and Anhang co-authored in World Watch Magazine (2009).  This response states that their commentary misstates some important facts, and in some areas risks misleading readers.  For each such case, they provide a response.

A Fast and Cheap Way to Reduce Climate Disruption by 2017 While Preparing to Feed All in 2050 - “Global Ecological Integrity Group”; Chair: Professor Laura Westra International Conference, Univ. of British Columbia, Liu Center, Vancouver, B.C. 27 June – 3 July 2010 (11 pages).

Livestock and Climate Change published in World Watch Magazine November 2009, recalculates the FAO's numbers from Livestock's Long Shadow (2006), to demonstrate that livestock should be considered the #1 cause of GHGs (makes the case for increasing 18% figure (which is more than all transport combined) to 51%.  - See World Watch Magazine's Sources and Q&A section and Robert Goodland's section below.

Happier Meals: Rethinking the Global Meat Industry - Worldwatch #171, 2005 (47 pages - $9.95).

Overfed and Underfed:The Global Epidemic of Malnutrition - Worldwatch #150, 2000 (35 pages - $9.95).

Taking Stock: Animal Farming and the Environment - Worldwatch #103 - 1991 (62 pages - $9.95).

Goodstuff a fact sheet from the Worldwatch Institute (1 page).


Robert Goodland

AWFW Board Advisor

Chomping Climate Change blog

Response to “Livestock and greenhouse gas emissions: The importance of getting the numbers right" - The commentary by Herrero et al. (2011) consisted mainly of a review of an article that Goodland and Anhang co-authored in World Watch Magazine (2009).  This response states that their commentary misstates some important facts, and in some areas risks misleading readers.  For each such case, they provide a response.

Environmental Risk and Opportunity for China and the World - 10-page report for The Chinese Academy of Social Sciences: Summit on “Science for the Low Carbon Society.” March 2011 Summit in Beijing (Word Doc).

The Overlooked Climate Solution: Joint Action by Governments, Industry, and Consumers -  10-page report for Earth Day 2010 presentation at Chapman University's "Beyond Copenhagen: A Conference on Climate Change."

How the Food Industry Can Reverse Climate Change Quickly and Profitably presented January 2010 at the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture in Berlin.

Forests, Fisheries, Agriculture: A Vision for Sustainability - 10-page brief prepared for the FAO pre-Copenhagen meeting, December 2009 in Rome.

Livestock and Climate Change published in World Watch magazine November 2009, recalculates the FAO's numbers from Livestock's Long Shadow (2006), to demonstrate that livestock should be considered the #1 cause of GHGs (makes the case for increasing 18% figure (which is more than all transport combined) to 51%.  - See World Watch Magazine's Sources and Q&A section for more details. NOTE: Double-listed - see also Worldwatch Institute section.


IFPRI

Livestock to 2020 a report of the International Food Policy Research Institute - coins the term "Livestock Revolution" One of the leading think tanks calling attention to the problem early on - 1999 (83 pages).


Public Interest Groups

Eat Less Meat a report from Compassion in World Farming (80 pages).

Sierra Club's Bertin Report warning the World Bank/IFC not to fund rainforest destruction by increasing large-scale beef production in Brazil, 2007 (22 pages).

American Meat: A Threat to Your Health and to the Environment
a book review from the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future (12 pages - large/slow download).

TNCs and the Global Food Supply - McLaughlin (11 pages).


Handouts/Factsheets

AWFW Fact Sheet on the benefits of plant-based hunger solutions.

AWFW Brochure contrasting livestock and plant-based solutions.

Hunger-Meat a fact sheet of the Global Hunger Alliance.