Indigenous People’s Customs Could Be Threatened by Cattle Ranching in Aru, Indonesia
The Aru Islands are rich in cultural and biodiversity. Many Aru Indigenous people are worried their traditions, Aru's flora and fauna and Read more
Cattle Ranching May Threaten Karst Ecosystems, Water Resources in Aru, Indonesia
Development of large-scale cattle ranching in Trangang, the largest island in Indonesia's South Aru district, may threaten its water resources.
Switching Out Meat in Thailand…With What Exactly?
Experts agree that the world should be consuming less meat overall for the health of the planet, and Thailand may be poised to offer the right alternatives. But which ones?
Four cattle-ranching firms have acquired permits for an area covering almost 62,000 hectares on Trangan Island, one of the most pristine of the Aru Archipelago. Mongabay Indonesia explores how this came to be. Read more
The advent of alternative proteins, including plant-based meats, no longer requires people to convert to vegetarianism out of a sense of morality. But in China, as elsewhere, ethical eating isn't so simple. Read more
Indonesia's well-conserved Aru Islands may soon be taken over by cattle ranching stretching across almost 62,000 hectares, including 16 villages home to the area's Indigenous people. Read more
Vietnam loves pork. Its environment is paying the price. Read more
In a regional poultry hub - India's co-called "egg capital" - farms have forced land-use change, polluted the water, displaced wildlife, and flouted important health and environmental norms. Local people feel helpless to stop them. Read more
Pig farmers in Malaysia must install expensive wastewater treatment systems to curb environmental pollution. Add this to rising costs and diseases, and alarm bells ring about pork prices and supply. Read more
Pork was once only affordable to the upper class but is now available to all of us. Today, when everyone can finally be a carnivore, we wonder if meat is a cause of so many of the planet's problems. Read more
Penang, Malaysia is mandating its farms modernize or shut down. But pig farms might not be the only, or main polluters along the whole river. Will this mandate bring relief to the ecosystem and impacted communities? Read more
Fiji has yet to formalize the One Health concept, which could help streamline the country’s work in identifying and understanding the links between public, animal, and environmental health. Read more
Leptospirosis, a zoonotic disease, has been a continual problem for rural communities in Fiji - often with fatal consequences. Read more
Alternative meat products are seen as potential solutions to problems confronting the planet and its people. But it may not be that simple. Read more
We’ve evolved with meat for over two million years. Eating it is embedded in our political and cultural fabric. But the true cost of affordable meat for all may eventually force us to give it up. Read more
The alternative meats industry in the Philippines remains small. But makers of faux meat products said it is growing, in part, over One Health-related concerns. Read more
Plant-based and lab-grown meat products are on the rise in Thailand; but are they sustainable? Pratch Rujivanarom explores in this data-driven story. Read more
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