Text Sustainable table: meet your meat

TLF ID M017102

This is a website about the environmental and animal welfare issues related to the consumption of meat. It contains sections on the amount of meat we eat; the environmental impacts of consuming meat; cattle, chicken, egg-laying-hen and pig-farming factories; and what can be done to improve the current state of the meat industry. The website includes photographs, statistics, figures and links to further resources about more mindful purchasing and consumption of meat.

Educational details

Educational value
  • This is a very useful resource for the Biomes and food security unit of study in the year 9 geography curriculum. It is relevant for the content descriptions referring to food security and the capacity to sustainably feed the future population for Australia; and the challenges to food production, including shortage of fresh water and competing land uses. The section of the resource on the environmental impacts of eating meat is useful here, providing information about environmental and sustainability issues associated with the meat industry. The Cattle, Meat or 'broiler' chickens, Egg laying hens and Pigs sections also include relevant information.
Year level

7; 8; 9

Learning area
  • Geography
  • Science
  • Humanities and Social Sciences

Other details

  • Contributor
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
  • Copyright Holder
  • Name: Sustainable Table
  • Organization: Sustainable Table
  • URL: http://www.sustainabletable.org.au
  • Publisher
  • Name: Sustainable Table
  • Organization: Sustainable Table
  • Description: Publisher
  • URL: http://www.sustainabletable.org.au
  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
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Learning Resource Type
  • Text
  • Image
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