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McDonald's sales are suffering around the globe--can a shift to sustainable beef save the company

One Year Later: McDonald’s Slow Lurch Toward Sustainable Beef

A year ago McDonald's said it would start sourcing sustainable beef in 2016, and the shift has proven to be a slow one.
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Mars Announces Updated Global Deforestation Policy

Mars Inc. has announced what it says is a more aggressive policy towards addressing deforestation within its beef, soy and paper supply chains.
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Beef Industry Having a Cow over Potential USDA Recommendations

The U.S. beef industry is livid that a USDA advisory panel may recommend a diet that is higher in plant foods and reduces…
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Researchers Tally Up the Ecological Cost of Eating Beef

Can we afford to eat beef? Supermarket prices may suggest so, but our ecological footprint is another matter, say researchers. And what about…
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Op-Ed: Latest Global Roundtable on Sustainable Beef Criteria ‘Falls Short’

This past Friday, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and our partners at Rainforest Alliance, Food Alliance and Friends of the Earth U.S.…
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Farmed Fish Production Overtakes Beef

A major milestone was reached in 2011: for the first time, world farmed fish production topped world beef production. The gap widened last…
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Cargill Cattle Plant Closes: Global Warming Casualty?

When Cargill announced the closing of its Plainview, Texas, cattle operation, they cited a record low cattle supply as the result of the…
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McDonald’s Addresses Sustainable Beef Sourcing

Finding how to reduce the impact of the raising of the cattle, which is responsible for the largest part of McDonald’s ecological footprint,…
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Faced With Industry Pressure, USDA Butchers Meatless Monday

Many businesses, schools and other institutions, out of concern for the people they serve, and for the planet, have adapted a “Meatless Monday”…
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Playing Chicken with Meat: One Company’s Quest to Build a Better Garden Burger

Beyond Meat, now in fake chicken form, the product is flying out of Whole Foods stores in California and two in Maryland, the…
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How China’s Dietary Habits are Changing World Agriculture

Last month Leon Kaye suggested that America might have reached ‘peak-meat consumption.’ Now it appears that China consumes way more meat that the…
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Wendy’s Denies Using Pink Slime, Ever

On Friday Wendy's ran advertisements in eight major American newspapers that state pink slime was never used in its products.
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Study: Even a Little Red Meat Is Bad For You

A 20-year study conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health found that the consumption of any kind of red meat significantly increases…
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Condensed Cattle Herding Actually Improves Arid Land

How intensive cattle farming might be the answer to our climate crisis. Those of us that fancy ourselves environmentally conscious eaters spend a…

Business Opportunities in Sustainable Food

In all the sustainable industries, none perhaps present such ubiquitous opportunities for entrepreneurs as sustainable food. Clean tech, green building and alternative transportation…