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Do We Have To Shun Meat to Save the Planet?

Factory farms focus on producing cheap food for huge profit gains. This comes with severe environmental and animal welfare costs that are not accounted for in the price of the meat product. Source: Socially Responsible Agricultural Project, Flickr Conventional beef production has one of the largest impacts on global natural resources. It threatens clean air… Read more »

‘Enough’ Misleading Ads on Antibiotics in Meat

Cornucopia’s Take: A social media campaign, “Enough,” is working hard to confuse consumers about the dangers of widespread antibiotic use in livestock, among other things. The ads reassure us that there is no antibiotic residue in our food, that organic isn’t “worth it,” and that “innovation” is needed to produce enough meat to feed the… Read more »

Rule Protecting Small Meat Farmers Tossed by Trump

Cornucopia’s Take: Contract meat producers have historically had little to no recourse against the companies providing their stock and feed if the big companies behave unfairly. A proposed rule by the Obama administration had given small farmers grounds to sue the company if they believed they were wronged. The Trump administration has thrown that rule… Read more »

San Francisco Tells Meat Producers to Disclose Antibiotic Use

Cornucopia’s Take: The city of San Francisco is poised to require grocery stores to publish antibiotic use in the meat and poultry brands they sell to the city’s consumers. Critics claim this places an unfair burden on groceries and producers. It has also been suggested that the threat of forced transparency may cause some brands… Read more »

Meat Grown in a Vat May be Coming to Stores in 2018

Cornucopia’s Take: Although billed as a sustainable source of meat, the necessary use of fetal bovine serum is a major controversy. Cornucopia offers no comment on the potential “yuck factor” of lab-grown meat but the secretive process of its creation needs explaining. Lab-Grown Meat Will Be In Your Supermarket Next Year—Would You Eat It? Rodale’s Organic… Read more »

USDA Sued for Removing Country of Origin Labeling on Meat

Cornucopia’s Take: Cornucopia supports country of origin labeling (COOL) for food. COOL was passed in 2009, but in 2016, under intense pressure from industry, it was revoked. Cattle Ranchers Sue to Return Country-Of-Origin Labeling U.S. News & World Report by Nicholas K. Geranios, Associated Press Source: Jenny Mackness Ranchers are suing the U.S. Department of… Read more »

Corporate Meat Wins with TTIP

Cornucopia’s Take: Deregulation, policy decisions, quota expansion, and tariffs would enable huge meat corporations to rule the European and U.S. markets under TTIP, leaving family farmers out in the cold. New Report Documents Corporate Meat’s Takeover Through TTIP Institute for Agriculture & Trade Policy by Shefali Sharma Brussels – Today at the European Parliament, Institute for… Read more »

Plant-Based, the Beyond Burger Aims to Stand Sturdy Among Meat

The New York Times  by Stephanie Strom For the handful of companies working to develop plant-based alternatives to meat, finding a hearty stand-in for the humble hamburger is the holy grail. One of those companies, Beyond Meat, says it has come up with that burger. The company will begin selling the Beyond Burger on Monday… Read more »

Organic Meat and Milk Higher in Healthful Fatty Acids

The New York Times by Kenneth Chang Nick’s Organic Farm in Adamstown, MD Source: USDA Organic meat and milk differ markedly from their conventionally produced counterparts in measures of certain nutrients, a review of scientific studies reported on Tuesday. In particular, levels of omega-3 fatty acids, beneficial for lowering the risk of heart disease, were… Read more »

Behind Closed Doors – the Vulnerability of Big Meat.

ARC by IATP’s Ben Lilliston Hog CAFO with liquid waste lagoon Source: Socially Responsible Agricultural Project Already in January, workers entered 10 massive, confined turkey and chicken operations in Indiana and sprayed foam designed to suffocate the birds. When the cold temperatures froze the hoses, local prisoners were brought in to help manually kill the birds…. Read more »