Daily Archives: February 15, 2010

Harvard Hometown Plans Coercive Taxes, Veganism to Stop Climate ‘Emergency’

Harvard Hometown Plans Coercive Taxes, Veganism to Stop Climate ‘Emergency’

Joshua Rhett Miller


Congestion pricing to reduce car travel. Elimination of curbside parking. A carbon tax "of some kind," not to mention taxes on plastic and paper bags. Advocating vegetarianism and veganism, complete with "Meatless or Vegan Mondays." Those are just some of the proposals put forth by the Cambridge Climate Congress, an entity created in May 2009 to respond to the "climate emergency" plaguing the Massachusetts city.

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Tofu can harm environment more than meat, finds WWF study

Tofu can harm environment more than meat, finds WWF study

Times Online

Becoming a vegetarian can do more harm to the environment than continuing to eat red meat, according to a study of the impacts of meat substitutes such as tofu.

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Herd health focus of San Juan Basin Extension symposium

Herd health focus of San Juan Basin Extension symposium

High Plains Journal

The 27th annual San Juan Basin Extension Beef Cattle Symposium will be March 2 at the La Plata County Fairgrounds, 2500 Main Ave., Durango, Colo.

The event is co-sponsored by New Mexico State University’s San Juan County Cooperative Extension Service office and Colorado State University Cooperative Extension Service offices in La Plata, Archuleta, Montezuma and Dolores counties.

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As for antibiotics, more isn’t better

As for antibiotics, more isn’t better

Capital AG Press

The raging debate over the use — and potential overuse — of antibiotics in humans and livestock has forced the medical and veterinary professions to take a close look how those potent medicines are used, and why.

At the heart of the debate is how much excessive use of antibiotics contributes to drug resistance in infections. Critics, including the Union of Concerned Scientists, argue that subtherapeutic doses of antibiotics in animal and poultry feed reach the human food chain and contribute to the likelihood of drug-resistant infections in people.

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Three-day grazing school to address increased challenges in beef production

Three-day grazing school to address increased challenges in beef production

Robert Burns

North Texas E-News

Too little rain, too much rain, high fertilizer prices and a volatile cattle market – both inexperienced and the veteran beef producers will learn strategies to deal with all these scenarios at the Pasture and Livestock Management Workshop set March 30 – April 1, said a Texas AgriLife Research scientist.

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Rancher talks experiences with fixed-time artificial insemination

Rancher talks experiences with fixed-time artificial insemination


The Prairie Star

“All estrus synchronization systems work, but none has worked as well for us as fixed-time artificial insemination (AI). In terms of the cost, the results and my time input, it offers us the best solution,” said Mike Kasten, 4M Ranch, Millersville, Mo. He shared his experience with synchronization and AI at the Applied Reproductive Strategies in Beef Cattle symposium Jan. 29.

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Calving season tips

Calving season tips

Richard Snell

The Fence Post

Calving season is here for a vast majority of beef cattle producers. A lot of cow-calf producers still calve from late January to late February. A lot of management is required when this time arrives.

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