Weekly Leeks Jan 7-14 Edition

As part of our Weekly Leeks series, we’ll be sharing helpful resources, interesting articles, and other insightful materials to help encourage and support the journey towards becoming more environmentally conscious and ethically responsible citizens.

Here are some current, thought-provoking pieces that caught our eye within the past couple of weeks:

Taxing Animal Product 

Oxford researchers now say taxing animal product (meat and yes my friends, dairy) could not only save millions of lives but cut billions in greenhouse gas emissions. Read it and watch it here today!

Yummy Buggy in my Tummy

Here’s some food for thought… insects may very well be the food of tomorrow. Yuck! The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations likes the idea and so does this Marcel Dicke in the Ted Talk.

Milk, Melk, or Mylk

Cashew, Almond, and Soy oh my! Many yummy plant-based milks – or should I say melk or mylk – are rising in popularity and the dairy industry is none to happy. They want to keep “milk” all to themselves. Check out what they have to say.

Minimilasim: A New Mindset

January is always a good time to declutter. But why not go to the root of the problem – over-consumption. Available on Netflix, Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things, will challenge you to rethink how and what you buy.

Milk Hurts 

Think there’s such a thing as “humane” or “ethical” dairy?   Think Again.  These two articles explore why even farms with the highest “humane” certifications are anything but.   Don’t be in the dark on dairy. Inform yourself!

10 Dairy Facts the Industry Doesn’t Want You to Know
What You Need to Know About Humane

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