DeSmog

Michaela Herrmann

About

Michaela is the Lead Researcher at DeSmog, with a particular focus on agribusiness and the livestock sector. She joined DeSmog in June 2021, having previously worked as a freelance researcher and as a podcast producer for the US Centre at the London School of Economics.

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The Securities and Exchange Commission's new climate disclosure rules uphold tradition of “agriculture exceptionalism,” say campaigners.

The Securities and Exchange Commission's new climate disclosure rules uphold tradition of “agriculture exceptionalism,” say campaigners.
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Democracy professor Dana R. Fisher says we cannot ‘keep kicking the can down the road.’

Democracy professor Dana R. Fisher says we cannot ‘keep kicking the can down the road.’
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Research reveals industrial salmon producers are depriving communities in West Africa of vital nutrients to fuel salmon consumption in wealthy countries like the UK.

Research reveals industrial salmon producers are depriving communities in West Africa of vital nutrients to fuel salmon consumption in wealthy countries like the UK.
Analysis
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A DeSmog review of hundreds of documents identifies eight arguments fielded by the industrial farming lobby to allay concerns over livestock drugs.

A DeSmog review of hundreds of documents identifies eight arguments fielded by the industrial farming lobby to allay concerns over livestock drugs.
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The fossil fuel industry has a huge presence at this year's UN climate talks — including many US lawmakers who count the sector among their biggest donors.

The fossil fuel industry has a huge presence at this year's UN climate talks — including many US lawmakers who count the sector among their biggest donors.
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The influential newspaper featured ten opinion writers with links to the UK’s main climate science denial group.

The influential newspaper featured ten opinion writers with links to the UK’s main climate science denial group.
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"Shocking” findings turn spotlight on supermarket chains sourcing fish and squid produced in brutal conditions.

"Shocking” findings turn spotlight on supermarket chains sourcing fish and squid produced in brutal conditions.
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The UN’s “Stocktaking Moment” provided cover for industrial agriculture’s continued harms, critics claim.

The UN’s “Stocktaking Moment” provided cover for industrial agriculture’s continued harms, critics claim.
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Meat companies are using slick PR and industry-funded science to convince the public that beef and dairy are good for the planet.

Meat companies are using slick PR and industry-funded science to convince the public that beef and dairy are good for the planet.
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A traffic filter scheme in Oxfordshire has been “weaponised” by the anti-climate lobby.

A traffic filter scheme in Oxfordshire has been “weaponised” by the anti-climate lobby.