beef

Why Everyone Wins from Tyson Foods’ Investment in Plant-Based Protein

Tyson’s investment is, at a minimum, disconcerting to some animal welfare activists and Beyond Meat stakeholders. But it carries more benefits than many…

The Case for Sourcing Beef from the Amazon

McDonald's caught heat for its decision to once again source beef from some Amazon-based ranches in Brazil. The reversal, coming 27 years after…

The Ecological Case for Continued Meat Consumption

Recent studies suggest that including some meat in the diet may actually be the most responsible approach if we are going to feed…

Indirect Suppliers, Deforestation and Brazil’s Beef Industry

Brazil's beef industry is booming, with plenty of environmental and social consequences. When it comes to deforestation, indirect suppliers with a huge role…

What Other Countries Can Learn from the Canadian Beef Industry’s Sustainability Progress

Beef industries across the world, which are under social, environmental and economic pressure of becoming more sustainable and responsible, should take notes from…

Laboratory Meat Seeks a ‘Clean’ Branding Makeover

There is now a new term that aims to score consumer acceptance of meat produced without animal slaughter: clean meat. But will consumers…

Beef Industry’s Ties to Deforestation — Wake-Up Call for Brands

A new Union of Concerned Scientists report claims that the international beef sector is responsible for twice as much deforestation than palm oil,…

McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets Now Preservative-Free

McDonald’s menu makeover continues, and its Chicken McNuggets are now free of preservatives, the fast food giant announced this week.

Sustainability, Public Procurement and the Future of Our Forests

Policymakers need to recognize that sustainability criteria in public procurement can go a long way in saving our forests. The sheer volume and…

Zero-Deforestation Commitments: What Do They Mean?

In a new report, the nonprofit organization Forests Trends analyzed more than 500 publicly-available corporate deforestation commitments. The ultimate question: Do these commitments…

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…

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.

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…

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…

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…