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Hello! If folks have U.S. or Canadian identification but live in another country that's not a problem, but otherwise we don't have the administrative/payroll systems in place to hire outside those two countries at this time. As we grow we hope to consider employees outside these countries via an employer of record, but unfortunately we're not able to yet.

Hi Jamie! Thank you for bringing this up - we do address this in the accompanying blog post to the Fundamental where we touch on what we covered and what we didn't: 

"The third issue is one that we did touch on, but that goes much deeper than we have the space for: the farming of insects for food. It’s a topic that we’ve covered in some depth in the Faunalytics Library, and many people are looking towards “insect protein” as a potential “solution” to the problem of satisfying the protein needs of a growing global population. The global insect protein market in 2022 was worth over $428 million USD, and with an annual growth rate of about 27%, it’s expected to reach over $1.3 billion in the next few years. There are many obstacles standing in the way of the widespread adoption of insect proteins, especially cultural taboos in Western nations — but considering the industry already affects an estimated 1 trillion animals, even small shifts in cultural acceptance have the potential to affect trillions more."

All contributing sectors should receive media coverage in some way - at the end of the day we need to be reducing emissions from all contributing sectors. I'd say the main issue is that other than animal ag getting little coverage in climate articles, when it is brought up, there's generally a lack of information regarding how animal ag contributes to climate change. 

We know that animal ag is not only responsible for about 11%-20% of global emissions, but is also a leading cause of deforestation and land degradation. There's also evidence that the food sector alone is enough to put the world past the 1.5C limit, and a significant aspect of this is the consumption of animal products. Yet these are things that were rarely discussed in articles. As a result, any improvement in terms of providing more context about the relation between our diets and climate change would be a step in the right direction.

There were some articles that didn't refer to any particular sectors, but even if we excluded those articles from our calculations, the percentage of climate articles mentioning animal ag would still be quite low. Ideally we'd see animal ag receiving at least as much attention in the media as it's responsible for in emissions.

Food deserts are very much still an issue, and not a myth. The resources linked in the Food Empowerment Project page are helpful, as well as this 2022 study.

Hello Fai,

Thank you for your question! We do show the statistics for fishes, just separated in some of the comparison charts due to the massive number difference. 

Thank you for catching that, Ben! We have fixed the file and it all should work now. Thank you!