beef

Cory Booker Proposes to Shut Down New Factory Farms

Cory Booker Proposes to Shut Down New Factory Farms

New Jersey senator and presidential hopeful Cory Booker put forth the Farm System Reform Act of 2019, in recognition of the environmental impact of industrial agriculture, which would put a stop to any new factory farms, as The Hill reported. The bill will reform the agriculture system by breaking up monopolistic practices in the industry […]

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    Drug-Resistant Salmonella Linked to Overuse of Antibiotics in Cattle Farming

    Drug-Resistant Salmonella Linked to Overuse of Antibiotics in Cattle Farming

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warned Thursday of a drug-resistant strain of salmonella newport linked to the overuse of antibiotics in cattle farming. The strain sickened 255 people in 32 states between June 2018 and March 2019, leading to 60 hospitalizations and two deaths, the agency wrote in its Morbidity and Mortality […]

    This London University Bans Beef Sales on Campus

    This London University Bans Beef Sales on Campus

    In a bid to fight the climate crisis, one London university is taking beef off the menu at all campus eateries. Goldsmiths, University of London announced the beef ban Monday as part of a series of steps designed to help the institution, which has declared a climate emergency, go carbon neutral by 2025. Other measures […]

    Beef Industry Takes the Biggest Bite Out of Earth’s Natural Resources

    Beef Industry Takes the Biggest Bite Out of Earth’s Natural Resources

    By Jennifer Molidor One million species are at risk of extinction from human activity, warns a recent study by scientists with the United Nations. We need to cut greenhouse gas pollution across all sectors to avoid catastrophic climate change — and we need to do it fast, said the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. This […]

    E. Coli Outbreak Linked to Ground Beef Has Spread to 10 States

    E. Coli Outbreak Linked to Ground Beef Has Spread to 10 States

    An E. coli outbreak linked to ground beef has spread to 10 states and infected at least 156 people, CNN reported Wednesday. The outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O103 began March 1 and has hospitalized 20 people, but no one has died, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said. “Ill people in […]

    6 Pressing Questions About Beef and Climate Change, Answered

    6 Pressing Questions About Beef and Climate Change, Answered

    By Richard Waite, Tim Searchinger and Janet Ranganathan Beef and climate change are in the news these days, from cows’ alleged high-methane farts (fact check: they’re actually mostly high-methane burps) to comparisons with cars and airplanes (fact check: the world needs to reduce emissions from fossil fuels and agriculture to sufficiently rein in global warming). […]

    Criminal Investigation Launched After ‘Sick Cow’ Scandal in Poland

    Criminal Investigation Launched After ‘Sick Cow’ Scandal in Poland

    A tainted meat scandal is rocking Europe after an undercover reporter revealed workers at a Polish slaughterhouse mistreating and killing sick cows and selling the beef for human consumption. Nearly three metric tons of suspect meat has reached least a dozen European Union countries, according to EuroNews, including Estonia, Finland, France, Hungary, Lithuania, Portugal, Romania, […]