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How a global food revolution could help save the planet, farmed animals, and us.

On an increasingly overpopulated planet, making sure that there is enough food to feed everyone is a question of efficiency. In order to sustain an expected population of 10 billion people by 2050, and address the ever-growing problem of climate change, scientists are calling for a ‘great food transformation’: one which would require drastically reducing our consumption of meat and dairy, and making a cultural shift towards a largely plant-based diet...

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Smiling face made from parsley, strawberries, shallots and a banana. - Matthew Maran
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Matthew Maran / Smiling face made from parsley, strawberries, shallots and a banana.
Grazing cows in feedlot, grassless enclosures where they are fed high energy grains to fatten them up prior to slaughter, Texas, USA, July. - Aflo
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Aflo / Grazing cows in feedlot, grassless enclosures where they are fed high energy grains to fatten them up prior to slaughter, Texas, USA, July.
Aerial view of cattle grazing on pasture land taken from Amazon upland (Terra-firme) rainforest, Rondnia State, Brazil. - Luiz Claudio Marigo
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Luiz Claudio Marigo / Aerial view of cattle grazing on pasture land taken from Amazon upland (Terra-firme) rainforest, Rondnia State, Brazil.
Large area of forest cleared for cattle grazing, Pantanal, Brazil - Luciano Candisani
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Luciano Candisani / Large area of forest cleared for cattle grazing, Pantanal, Brazil
Aerial view of cattle pasture land created from tropical rainforest, Western Mato Grosso State, Western Brazil. - Luiz Claudio Marigo
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Luiz Claudio Marigo / Aerial view of cattle pasture land created from tropical rainforest, Western Mato Grosso State, Western Brazil.
N-22304 Slash and Burn. Burning rainforest to clear land for agriculture. Brazil. - Aflo
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Aflo / N-22304 Slash and Burn. Burning rainforest to clear land for agriculture. Brazil.
Deforestation by fire and felling for agriculture, Zambia - Peter Blackwell
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Peter Blackwell / Deforestation by fire and felling for agriculture, Zambia
Giant Anteater (Myrmecophaga tridactyla) and cattle in the Pantanal, Mato Grosso do Sul State, Western Brazil. Endangered - Luiz Claudio Marigo
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Luiz Claudio Marigo / Giant Anteater (Myrmecophaga tridactyla) and cattle in the Pantanal, Mato Grosso do Sul State, Western Brazil. Endangered
Dead fish suffocated by algal bloom from too many nutrients in water. Lake Trafford Florida, USA - Steven David Miller
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Steven David Miller / Dead fish suffocated by algal bloom from too many nutrients in water. Lake Trafford Florida, USA
Dead and plucked chickens hang by hooks through their beaks at an early-morning 'wet market' or produce market, Taipei, Taiwan. January 2019. - Jo-Anne McArthur / We Animals
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Jo-Anne McArthur / We Animals / Dead and plucked chickens hang by hooks through their beaks at an early-morning 'wet market' or produce market, Taipei, Taiwan. January 2019.
Woman at an early-morning 'wet market' or produce market, carves up pig meat for sale in Taipei, Taiwan, January 2019. - Jo-Anne McArthur / We Animals
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Jo-Anne McArthur / We Animals / Woman at an early-morning 'wet market' or produce market, carves up pig meat for sale in Taipei, Taiwan, January 2019.
Medium cooked sirloin steak (beef) - Matthew Maran
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Matthew Maran / Medium cooked sirloin steak (beef)
Chard leaves (Beta vulgaris) in autumn, Germany. - Klein & Hubert
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Klein & Hubert / Chard leaves (Beta vulgaris) in autumn, Germany.
Tomatoes for sale in market, North London, England - Matthew Maran
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Matthew Maran / Tomatoes for sale in market, North London, England
Gardeners hands holding carrots, 'Nanco' {Daucus carota} UK, September, - Gary K. Smith
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Gary K. Smith / Gardeners hands holding carrots, 'Nanco' {Daucus carota} UK, September,
Bananas for sale in supermarket. - Matthew Maran
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Matthew Maran / Bananas for sale in supermarket.
Red bell pepper on white background. - Matthew Maran
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Matthew Maran / Red bell pepper on white background.
Lemon on white background. - Matthew Maran
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Matthew Maran / Lemon on white background.
French Green Lentils on white background. - Matthew Maran
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Matthew Maran / French Green Lentils on white background.
Man about to eat a beef burger with bacon, cheese and lettuce, London, UK. - Matthew Maran
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Matthew Maran / Man about to eat a beef burger with bacon, cheese and lettuce, London, UK.
Staphylococcus aureus bacteria, the cause of a wide variety of human infections as well as a common cause of food poisoning. SEM X17,000 at 4- x 4- - Visuals Unlimited
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Visuals Unlimited / Staphylococcus aureus bacteria, the cause of a wide variety of human infections as well as a common cause of food poisoning. SEM X17,000 at 4- x 4-
Influenza A virus. TEM .A subtype of the Influenza A virus, (H5N1) is the Avian Flu Virus. - Visuals Unlimited
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Visuals Unlimited / Influenza A virus. TEM .A subtype of the Influenza A virus, (H5N1) is the Avian Flu Virus.
H1N1 Influenza Virus or Swine Flu Virus. A member of the taxonomic family Orthomyxoviridae, the influenza virus is a single-stranded RNA organism. - Visuals Unlimited
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Visuals Unlimited / H1N1 Influenza Virus or Swine Flu Virus. A member of the taxonomic family Orthomyxoviridae, the influenza virus is a single-stranded RNA organism.
H1N1 Influenza Virus or Swine Flu Virus. A member of the taxonomic family Orthomyxoviridae, the influenza virus is a single-stranded RNA organism. - Visuals Unlimited
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Visuals Unlimited / H1N1 Influenza Virus or Swine Flu Virus. A member of the taxonomic family Orthomyxoviridae, the influenza virus is a single-stranded RNA organism.
(Escherichia coli) Bacteria, commonly known as E. coli, can cause food poisoning when found in above average numbers. SEM X40,000 - Visuals Unlimited
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Visuals Unlimited / (Escherichia coli) Bacteria, commonly known as E. coli, can cause food poisoning when found in above average numbers. SEM X40,000
Staphylococcus aureus bacteria, the cause of a wide variety of human infections as well as a common cause of food poisoning. SEM X17,000 at 4- x 4- - Visuals Unlimited
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Visuals Unlimited / Staphylococcus aureus bacteria, the cause of a wide variety of human infections as well as a common cause of food poisoning. SEM X17,000 at 4- x 4-
Dead Sheep - culled during foot and mouth disease outbreak in North Cumbria, UK. 2001 - Ashley Cooper
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Ashley Cooper / Dead Sheep - culled during foot and mouth disease outbreak in North Cumbria, UK. 2001
A funeral pyre burning animals infected with Foot and Mouth Desease near Longtown in Cumbria, England. UK. 2001. - Ashley Cooper
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Ashley Cooper / A funeral pyre burning animals infected with Foot and Mouth Desease near Longtown in Cumbria, England. UK. 2001.
Hen's egg on white background. - Matthew Maran
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Matthew Maran / Hen's egg on white background.
Calves at a dairy farm in Taiwan. Because they are kept indoors year-round, the animals in these unkempt barns were filthy. Taiwan, January 2019. - Jo-Anne McArthur / We Animals
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Jo-Anne McArthur / We Animals / Calves at a dairy farm in Taiwan. Because they are kept indoors year-round, the animals in these unkempt barns were filthy. Taiwan, January 2019.
Beef going through mincing machine at butchers. - Matthew Maran
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Matthew Maran / Beef going through mincing machine at butchers.
Pigs crowded together at slaughterhouse before slaughter, Thailand. February. - Jo-Anne McArthur / We Animals
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Jo-Anne McArthur / We Animals / Pigs crowded together at slaughterhouse before slaughter, Thailand. February.
Pig carcasses are unloaded from a refrigerated truck at a meat market, Thailand, February 2019. - Jo-Anne McArthur / We Animals
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Jo-Anne McArthur / We Animals / Pig carcasses are unloaded from a refrigerated truck at a meat market, Thailand, February 2019.
Beef sirloin steaks for sale at butcher's counter in supermarket, North London, England, UK - Matthew Maran
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Matthew Maran / Beef sirloin steaks for sale at butcher's counter in supermarket, North London, England, UK
Dairy cow with swollen udders covered in dirt. This cow is dirty as they are kept inside barns all year round. Taiwan, January 2019. - Jo-Anne McArthur / We Animals
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Jo-Anne McArthur / We Animals / Dairy cow with swollen udders covered in dirt. This cow is dirty as they are kept inside barns all year round. Taiwan, January 2019.
Glass of milk. - Matthew Maran
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Matthew Maran / Glass of milk.
Veterinarian Dewi Jones injecting antibiotics into the rump of a sick Holstein Friesian cow (Bos taurus) held in a crush, Gloucestershire, UK, September 2014.  Model released. - Nick Upton
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Nick Upton / Veterinarian Dewi Jones injecting antibiotics into the rump of a sick Holstein Friesian cow (Bos taurus) held in a crush, Gloucestershire, UK, September 2014. Model released.
Veterinarian Dewi Jones preparing to inject antibiotics into a sick Holstein Friesian cow (Bos taurus) held in a crush, Gloucestershire, UK, September 2014.  Model released. - Nick Upton
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Nick Upton / Veterinarian Dewi Jones preparing to inject antibiotics into a sick Holstein Friesian cow (Bos taurus) held in a crush, Gloucestershire, UK, September 2014. Model released.
Cross-section of Chinese Gooseberry / Kiwi fruit (Actinidia chinensis) showing fruit flesh and seeds, native to China, New Zealand - Philippe Clement
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Philippe Clement / Cross-section of Chinese Gooseberry / Kiwi fruit (Actinidia chinensis) showing fruit flesh and seeds, native to China, New Zealand
Strawberry on white background. - Matthew Maran
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Matthew Maran / Strawberry on white background.
Dried quinoa on white background. - Matthew Maran
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Matthew Maran / Dried quinoa on white background.
Split chickpeas on white background. - Matthew Maran
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Matthew Maran / Split chickpeas on white background.
Yellow bell pepper on white background. - Matthew Maran
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Matthew Maran / Yellow bell pepper on white background.
Organic Butternut squash (Cucurbita moschata) - Christophe Courteau
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Christophe Courteau / Organic Butternut squash (Cucurbita moschata)
Chickpeas on white background. - Matthew Maran
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Matthew Maran / Chickpeas on white background.
Red rice on white background. - Matthew Maran
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Matthew Maran / Red rice on white background.
Green lime on white background, North London, England - Matthew Maran
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Matthew Maran / Green lime on white background, North London, England
Aubergine on white background. - Matthew Maran
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Matthew Maran / Aubergine on white background.
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