An independent project about the loss of balance in our planet that is threatening our future.

 

 

The feature documentary

Until the End of the World”

now released!

 

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THE ONE EARTH PROJECT

Studies estimate that, from the beginning of time, 113 billion people have ever lived on Earth (source: Population Reference Bureau).

Globally, more than 80 billion land animals are slaughtered every year for food consumption (based on FAO data), including:

  • 75.2 billion chickens
  • 7.8 billion laying hens
  • 1.5 billion pigs
  • 533 million rabbits
  • 515 million turkeys
  • 504 million goats
  • 308 million cattle

(Source: FAO 2022)

According to studies:

  • 1.1 to 2.2 trillion individual wild fish are caught globally each year
  • around half of all fish caught – between 490 and 1,100 billion – are used for reduction to fishmeal and oil, which are mostly fed to farmed animals
  • since 1990, farmed finfish numbers killed annually for food have increased nine-fold, to 124 billion in 2019

(Sources: Animal Welfare 2023 and 2024)

  • between 691 and 783 million people faced hunger in 2022
  • in 2021 close to 193 million people acutely food insecure and in need of urgent assistance across 53 countries/territories

(Source: FAO and FAO)

  • food systems are responsible for a third of global anthropogenic GHG emissions (Nature 2021)
  • between 1990 and 2020, around 420 million hectares of forest (mainly tropical forest) has been lost and a further 10 million hectares, an area the size of Scotland and Wales combined, is being lost each year. (The Royal Society)
  • agricultural expansion drives almost 90 percent of global deforestation (FAO 2021)
  • as species vanish at a rate not seen in 10 million years, more than 1 million species are currently on the brink (Reuters 2022)
  • Every year about 1% of global land deteriorates and the amount of arable and productive land per person in 2050 will be only a quarter of what it was in 1960 (FAO)

Every year, some two million people, mostly in low- and middle-income countries, die from neglected zoonotic diseases. In 2020 UNEP identified seven trends driving the increasing emergence of zoonotic diseases, including:

  • increased demand for animal protein;
  • a rise in intense and unsustainable farming;
  • the increased use and exploitation of wildlife;
  • the climate crisis.

(Source: UNEP 2020)

ONE EARTH doc is an independent investigative project to research the environmental, social and ethical impact of the global food system.

We investigate the ever-increasing animal production and the further intensification in factory farming.

We follow a One Health approach: human health is deeply related to animal health and environmental health. So what happens to humankind when the balance gets broken? 

 

 

We expose the “side effects” of the food system, including deforestation, land, water and resources grabbing, loss of biodiversity, chemical pollution, social impacts.

We also include in our research the ethical matter, investigating the cultural and religious roots that brought us to an unbalanced and unethical food system, that is now jeopardizing our life in this planet.

The documentary and the enquiries

ONE EARTH doc is an independent journalistic project. The main outputs are:

  • Feature stories published on international media, investigating the global food system, factory farms, environmental and social matters, fishery and fish farms, deforestation and loss of biodiversity, human health, food security, ethics.
  • A series of documentaries investigating different aspects of an unsustainable food system.

Support Us

Support this project through the crowdfunding campaign at this link. Every support is precious to tell this story!

The budget will be used to produce the documentary and the video inquires (video production, editing, post production, distribution).

About us

One Earth is an independent project, based on the team of professionals that worked on the production of Deforestation Made in Italy (feature documentary, ITA, 2019, 67′), about tropical deforestation and the import of forest risk commodities in Europe and Italy, and ONE EARTH – Everything is connected (feature documentary, ITA, 2021, 93′), about the impact of the iper-industrialization of the food system.