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An analysis by the Union of Concerned Scientists suggests organic dairies offer greater state-level economic benefits than conventional dairies. Current federal policies favor large-scale, industrial dairy operations; the report offers policy recommendations on how to better support organic alternatives.
New research suggests that in order to feed a population of 9 billion by 2050, we need to shift to more efficient forms of agriculture. Among the authors’ recommendations are a decrease in meat production, particularly for red meat, accompanied by a reduction in global meat intake to half that of the average western diet.