beef

McDonald’s to Reduce Antibiotics Use in Beef

McDonald’s to Reduce Antibiotics Use in Beef

In a significant win in the fight to save antibiotics, McDonald’s—the largest and most iconic burger chain on the planet—announced Tuesday that it will address the use of antibiotics in its international supply chain for beef by 2021. “This important step forward raises the bar for other burger chains and sends an unmistakable market signal […]

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    Grass-Fed Beef Will Not Help Tackle Climate Change, Report Finds

    Grass-Fed Beef Will Not Help Tackle Climate Change, Report Finds

    By Daisy Dunne Billed as a more environmentally friendly way to rear cattle, grass-fed beef has been the red meat of choice for many a climate-conscious carnivore. Indeed, research has suggested that grazing cattle can help offset global warming by stimulating soil to take up more carbon from the atmosphere. This process, known as soil […]

    Pruitt Appears in Big Beef Video Urging Farmers to Kill Clean Water Rule

    Pruitt Appears in Big Beef Video Urging Farmers to Kill Clean Water Rule

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator Scott Pruitt appears in a video sponsored by the beef industry calling on farmers and ranchers to file official comments on a proposal to withdraw and rewrite the Obama-era “Waters of the United States” rule (or WOTUS) before the Aug. 28 deadline. The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) video […]

    How Eating Beans Instead of Beef Will Save You and the Planet

    How Eating Beans Instead of Beef Will Save You and the Planet

    By Susan Levin As the world’s second largest greenhouse gas emitter, the United States’ withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement drastically curbs international efforts to fight global warming. But concerned Americans don’t have to feel powerless. It turns out that simple choices we make every day—or three times a day—have the power to help protect […]