Academic field: Environmental studies
Award category: PhD Holder
Some of the Things We Really Liked when We Read the Application
We think this rarely discussed but important “human” aspect of industrial animal agriculture is worthy of support. What consideration should be given to persons
working for or contracted by operators of factory farms or who are large-scale livestock producers /owners if large farms are closed down or the industrial model is not in use
anymore? One cannot treat these persons – and there is a huge number of such persons in low- and middle-income countries – as “collateral damage”.
These persons need to be able to make a decent living doing other kinds of work, and producing alternative proteins instead may be a good new pathway. On the other hand, one
also cannot keep using the excuse of “well, there are all these hundreds of millions of livelihoods that must not be jeopardized, so let’s maintain the status quo
and not meddle with the current industrial model”.