beef

Beef, livestock, farming, sustainable beef, Ruaraidh Petre, global roundtable for sustainable beef, sustainable beef, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Leon Kaye

The Global Effort to Make Beef More Sustainable

Oft maligned for its hefty environmental impact, the beef industry is finally taking notice of the shifting marketplace. Companies across the value chain…
Sustainable palm oil, soy, pulp and paper, beef, meat industry, Brazil, Argentina, Indonesia, Malaysia, Union of Concerned Scientists, Leon Kaye, deforestation

The Four Commodities Driving Global Deforestation

The Union for Concerned Scientists suggests that four commodities, timber, soy, palm oil and beef, are responsible for the majority of deforestation worldwide.
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Really, Chipotle? A Better Burger?

Now Chipotle wants to enter the burger market, as reported by many business news outlets earlier this week. It turns out Chipotle’s legal…
Chipotle, animal welfare, local, beef, corporate responsibility, Leon Kaye

Free Food Can’t Salvage Chipotle’s Reputation

The past year has not been kind to Chipotle, as contamination outbreaks also revealed less than sustainable, local and transparent business practices. Can…
Laboratory meat, Memphis Meats, cultured meat, beef, meat industry, Leon Kaye,

Memphis Meats Bets Lab-Grown Meat Can Disrupt the Global Food Supply

Yet another alternative meat startup, Memphis Meats, is doubling down on meat products cultivated in the laboratory instead of the factory farm. Its…
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China’s Hunger for Beef Launches First Large-Scale Cloning Facility

The opening of the world’s largest cloning facility for beef production raises a whole host of moral and ethical issues regarding food supply.
McDonalds, organic, fast food, beef, Germany, Leon Kaye

McDonald’s Serves Up Its First 100% Organic Hamburger

The “McB,” McDonald’s first 100% organic beef burger, is coming to a store near you--if you happen to be in Germany and Austria…
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U.S. Roundtable on Sustainable Beef: What’s the Beef

3p Correspondent Danika Carter attended this group's inaugural meeting in Denver to report on who led the charge -- and who was absent.
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.
Mars Inc, deforestation, soy, pulp and paper, beef, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil Forest Code, Leon Kaye, supply chain

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.
Beef industry, beef, USDA, National Cattlemens Beef Association, my plate, food pyramid, big government, Leon Kaye, lobbying

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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