Rethinking Meat: Recentering World Hunger Paradigms publication began as a master’s thesis in 2001, A Well-Fed World plans to expand the concepts into a series of print and online research and advocacy materials.

Rethinking Meat

Rethinking Meat – Recentering World Hunger Paradigms: A Feminist Critique of Food Choice, Food Policy, and Overconsumption 

Examines the ways in which meat consumption is a feminist issue. Specifically, how consuming meat in wealthy countries exacerbates hunger in low-income countries. In particular, its disproportionately negative consequences for women and children.






Hunger, Meat, and the Banality of Evil: Connecting Issues of Justice: Normalizing Compassion with Nonviolent Food Choices

Connects hunger and meat as systems of oppression that normalize atrocities against people and animals that bolster other forms of systemic violence and injustice. It also describes the actual suffering of both people and animals. It highlights the human actions and intention that distinguish suffering from injustice… and harm from violence.





Meat as Waste: Waste Less – Harm Less: The Consequences of Food Choice on Food Security

Reframes meat as a form of overconsumption, and therefore waste. It demonstrates how concerns about global food waste could be better addressed by also calling for a reduction in meat consumption, especial by high-consuming populations. It provides a glimpse into some of the tangible ways in which meat is a form of overconsumption and waste that redistributes food away from the poor.




Meat Bias

Meat Bias in a Hungry World: Reframing Food Scarcity, Distribution, and Waste

Highlights the meat bias (and its consequences) that keeps the prospect of reducing meat consumption off the agendas of individual and global decisionmakers. While arguments for reducing meat consumption have begun to gain favor in some circles, the push to meet increased global demand for meat, instead of reversing it, is still pervasive.