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Laura Driscoll

As Research Manager for Stray Dog Institute, Laura writes articles and white papers revealing the role of animals in our food system and leads research on topics that can support improved advocacy for farmed animals. She is committed to amplifying the intersectional benefits of food system transformation.

The High Cost of Consuming Animals

cows eat from a trough on an industrial dairy

Worldwide, roughly 70 billion animals are raised and slaughtered each year within the food system. Producing so many animals comes with a high price for us, for animals, and for our planet. These costs make the UN Sustainable Development Goals much harder to achieve.

Our Vision for a Sustainable Food System

Joining hands

Our current industrial food system is a primary driver behind many of the underlying problems described by the SDGs. To achieve the SDGs, we must transform food production and food consumption into forces that strengthen, rather than weaken, global progress toward sustainable development.

About the Author

As Research Manager for Stray Dog Institute, Laura writes articles and white papers revealing the role of animals in our food system and leads research on topics that can support improved advocacy for farmed animals. She is committed to amplifying the intersectional benefits of food system transformation.

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