How Cattle Serve as Environmental Stewards by “Upcycling” to Feed the World

How Cattle Serve as Environmental Stewards by “Upcycling” to Feed the World

Rebecca Bland

Hereford World

The beef industry has been under fire recently for its alleged harmful effects on climate and health. In January 2019, a report published in the British medical journal, The Lancet, claimed a radical change in diet and food production is needed to “avoid potentially catastrophic damage to the planet.” The report recommends a 50 percent decrease in red meat and sugar consumption while doubling the intake of nuts, fruits and vegetables. In addition, nonmeat initiatives, such as Meatless Monday, continue to make headway.

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