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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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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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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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Ecologists Turn To Planned Grazing To Revive Grassland Soil

Ecologists Turn To Planned Grazing To Revive Grassland Soil

| August 5, 2013 | 1 Comment

The world’s soil is in trouble. Ecologists say without dramatic changes to how we manage land, vast swathes of grassland are at risk of turning into hard-packed desert. To make sure that doesn’t happen, researchers are testing out innovative ways to keep moisture in the soil.

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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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Vegan Resources for Beginners + Oprah’s Vegan Challenge

Vegan Resources for Beginners + Oprah’s Vegan Challenge

| February 11, 2011 | 0 Comments

A look at Oprah’s show on veganism plus a comprehensive list of helpful (and some local) resources for those interested in the lifestyle.

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