The Educational Meat Atlas Examines Where Food Comes From

By: Alyson Wyers - May 21, 2014
References: foeeurope.org & fastcocreate
A series of graphs called the Meat Atlas shows you everything you probably don't want to know in regards to where food comes from. The colorful and sobering guide critically examines environmental sustainability when it comes to meat consumption.

Rather than being a scare strategy, the Meat Atlas is intended to be an educational tool. Factory farms have a wide reaching impact environmentally and economically, but there are meat production alternatives policymakers should consider. With stats like 60% of cows are inedible, the Meat Atlas offers food for thought when you think about where food comes from.

A grassroots environmental network called Friends of the Earth Europe compiled the disconcerting data highlighted in the Meat Atlas. The organization advocates for sustainable agriculture that supports family farms and reduces harmful eco effects on developing nations.