Sustainable Table® created The Meatrix ® to educate people about factory farming. Sustainable Table cultivates a safe, healthy, fair food system by educativng consumers about sustainable agriculture and empowering them with tools to effect change. Today, many consumers are switching to local, sustainable food-they're shopping smarter, eating healthier and enjoying an abundance of fresh, locally grown products. Sustainable Table champions this exciting movement by educating consumers about the issues and ways to get involved. The issue pages and guides we've provided below offer a wealth of information about the issues highlighted in The Meatrix films.
Antibiotics - Factory farms administer routine antibiotics to farm animals to promote growth and compensate for filthy conditions. Learn how
this threatens public health.
Environment - Industrial agriculture pollutes air, water, and soil, reduces biodiversity, and contributes to global climate change. Find the unsavory details here.
Industrial Livestock Production - Also known as factory farms, industrial livestock operations produce the majority of US meat, eggs and dairy products. Find out why they're awful.
Public Health - From antibiotic resistance to arsenic contamination, learn how industrial agriculture threatens public health.
Local Food Systems - Robust local and regional food systems are a critical component of a sustainable food future - learn why.
Sustainable Agriculture: The Basics - Public policy can help build a sustainable food system - or further entrench industrial agriculture. Learn about the policies that determine what we eat - and what you can do to improve them.
Sustainable Livestock Husbandry - Sustainable farms raise healthy animals that benefit the environment and bolster local economies.
Food Policy & Economics
Food Economics - The production, consumption and distribution of food is closely tied to economic forces. Learn how subsidies, externalities and
corporate monopolies affect what we eat.
Food Policy & Regulation - In simplest terms, sustainable agriculture is the production of food, fiber, or other plant or animal products using farming techniques that protect the environment, public health, human communities and animal welfare. Learn about the benefits of sustainable agriculture.