Plant-based meat companies need to stop fighting each other

Brian Kateman: Infighting between meat-replacement companies is making them lose sight of the real goal.

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As the war over meat heats up, American beef consumption skyrockets

America's consumption of red meat has only increased during the pandemic, but problems cited by climate change experts say this trend needs to be addressed.

Epicurious drops beef recipes to fight climate change

The popular cooking website will not publish new beef recipes over concerns about climate change. “We think of this decision as not anti-beef but rather pro-planet,” an article said.

Is the U.S. doing enough to address the meat industry's role in antibiotic resistance?

Despite significant progress in chicken, experts say routine use of medically important antibiotics remains widespread in pork and beef production.

A meat war is waged across state lines

In a ceremonial effort to discourage meat consumption, the Colorado governor declared March 20 “MeatOut Day.” Then Nebraska’s governor announced “Meat on the Menu Day,” seeking to do just the opposite.

Nicaragua to crack down on conflict beef

After dozens of Indigenous people were murdered in land disputes, Nicaragua has moved to monitor its cattle industry. Beef raised on protected lands likely made its way to U.S. consumers.

Brazilian and international banks financing global deforestation: Reports

Some of the world’s biggest banks have invested US$153.2 billion in forest-risk companies in Brazil, Southeast Asia, and Central and West Africa since the Paris Climate Agreement was signed in 2016.

Conflict beef from Nicaragua feeds US market amid pandemic

Nicaraguan beef, raised on lands violently stolen from Indigenous communities, is making its way into American grocery stores.

How Morgan Stanley is linked to deforestation in the Amazon

Investors with strong influence in the Amazon have resisted calls for reform, including Morgan Stanley, a shareholder in two of the three largest beef producers in Brazil.


Dave Dickey: BK’s heart is in the right place

If you live in one of our nation's urban areas – Miami, Austin, Los Angeles, New York or Portland you might have seen on TV this little ditty promoting Burger King's newest offering, the “Wopper with Reduced Methane Emissions Beef."

Will COVID-19 make Big Meat look like a bad investment?

FAIRR wants investors to consider environmental and social risks associated with industrial animal agriculture—and it’s using the pandemic to bolster its case.

Alternative meat and dairy companies are raking in investment

While total VC funding is down because of the pandemic, money is pouring into plant-based and alternative meat and dairy startups.

COVID-19 shows no sign of slowing among food-system workers

The nation is in various stages of reopening as the number of new COVID-19 cases falls in some regions. Yet among the vulnerable workers who produce our food, the pandemic is still raging.

Nicaraguan beef, grazed on deforested and stolen land, feeds global demand

Major multinational companies are at risk of sourcing Nicaraguan beef from indigenous regions consumed by settler occupation and mass deforestation.

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