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The Lexicon of Sustainability: “Grass Fed” features Joel Salatin of Polyface Farm

The Lexicon of Sustainability: “Grass Fed” features Joel Salatin of Polyface Farm

| April 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

What does it mean to eat grass fed beef? What are the larger implications of producing and eating grass fed beef on animals, the environment and ourselves? In this new video, “Grass Fed” from the Lexicon of Sustainability project, filmmaker Douglas Gayeton explores grass farming, rotational grazing and other concepts with Virginia-based farmer Joel Salatin of Polyface Farm.

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Food Giants Want ‘Sustainable’ Beef. But What Does That Mean?

Food Giants Want ‘Sustainable’ Beef. But What Does That Mean?

| March 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

McDonald’s says it will start to buy beef that’s “verified sustainable” in 2016. But defining sustainable beef production is tricky because the environmental issues involved are so complex.

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Saving the Local Slaughterhouse

Saving the Local Slaughterhouse

| March 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

The closure of the Rancho Feed Co. slaughterhouse has left a gaping hole in the Northern California food system. But, Marin Sun Farms’ David Evans has purchased the facility and hopes to step up for local ranchers.

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What To Do About Your Recalled Meat

What To Do About Your Recalled Meat

| February 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Petaluma’s Rancho Feeding Corp. has shut down and is being investigated after having been forced to recall nearly 9 million pounds of meat. The shutdown is affecting a number of local meat producers and consumers. Any tainted beef should be thrown out.

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Why Farmers Can Prevent Global Warming Just as Well as Vegetarians

Why Farmers Can Prevent Global Warming Just as Well as Vegetarians

| February 25, 2014 | 1 Comment

A study argues that if we want to cut emissions from meat production, we should help farmers produce more meat with less land. Farmers also need incentives not to cut down forests to graze animals.

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Glamorous Comfort Food: Succulent Braised Short Ribs for Christmas

Glamorous Comfort Food: Succulent Braised Short Ribs for Christmas

| December 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

Rich and decadent doesn’t have to mean hours sweating over the stove, or a huge dent in your wallet. Make these succulent braised short ribs the centerpiece of your Christmas dinner, and you won’t be disappointed.

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Inside the Beef Industry’s Battle Over Growth-Promotion Drugs

Inside the Beef Industry’s Battle Over Growth-Promotion Drugs

| August 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

Beta agonists, a class of drugs widely fed to cattle and hogs to make them put on weight faster, are coming under increasing scrutiny. Reports suggest animals fed these drugs can seem reluctant to move — lethargic, unable to walk properly — and may die more often, too.

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In Iraq, Laying Claim to the Kebab

In Iraq, Laying Claim to the Kebab

| August 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Iraqis, among many other Middle Easterners, believe they invented the kebab. The skewered meat dish appears as early as the 9th century in a book from the southern city of Basra called The Book of Misers.

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Did Tyson Ban Doping Cows with Zilmax to Boost Foreign Sales?

Did Tyson Ban Doping Cows with Zilmax to Boost Foreign Sales?

| August 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

Tyson Foods said it will stop using the controversial drug, which fattens cattle, because of potential animal welfare issues. But many in the beef industry say the company is just interested in boosting exports to countries like China and the European Union, where growth-promoting drugs for meat production are banned.

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Long Awaited Lab-Grown Burger Is Unveiled In London

Long Awaited Lab-Grown Burger Is Unveiled In London

| August 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

Rarely has a single food gotten such star treatment as the hamburger that made its debut in London on Monday. But the burger — grown from stem cells taken from a cow — represents a technology potentially so disruptive that it has attracted the support of Google co-founder Sergei Brin.

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Why You’ll Be Paying More For Beef All This Year

Why You’ll Be Paying More For Beef All This Year

| June 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

No, your eyes aren’t fooling you: Prices for burger and steak meat have been going up this summer. Why? The ongoing drought in the Midwest has created a shortage of feed, raising expenses for ranchers and forcing some to cull their herds. And economists don’t expect the beef price hikes to let up this year.

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Michigan Tracks Cattle From Birth To Plate

Michigan Tracks Cattle From Birth To Plate

| May 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

Would you like to know the life history of that steak before you eat it? Technology exists to give you that information, at least in Michigan, where the state government requires all cattle to carry an electronic tag for tracking purposes.

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10 Tips for Making Great Hamburgers

10 Tips for Making Great Hamburgers

Happy National Hamburger Month! In honor of this made-up celebration of all things burger, let’s get to the meat of the matter. When the weather is nice — usually sunny, but let’s be honest about where we live and include mildly foggy — it’s time to grill.

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Polpettone alla Toscano, or Tuscan Meatballs Recipe

Polpettone alla Toscano, or Tuscan Meatballs Recipe

| April 10, 2011 | 0 Comments

This meatball recipe comes to you straight from Florence, Italy, highlighting the best of Tuscan cooking.

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