New research will help beef industry increase sustainability

Researchers at the University of Arkansas are conducting a lifecycle analysis of the beef industry—an in-depth look at all the factors that go into producing beef products—in order to identify ways the industry can increase ...

Keeping beef in the center of the plate

The United States' cow herd saw its highest numbers—132 million head—in 1975. Over the last 40 years those numbers have diminished, with the USDA reporting 89.8 million cattle within the country at the beginning of 2015.

Steroids may persist longer in the environment than expected

Assessing the risk posed to aquatic organisms by the discharge of certain steroids and pharmaceutical products into waterways is often based on a belief that as the compounds degrade, the ecological risks naturally decline.

Trade emerging as a key driver of Brazilian deforestation

A new study published online April 4th in the journal Environmental Research Letters finds that trade and global consumption of Brazilian beef and soybeans is increasingly driving Brazilian deforestation. Consequently, current ...

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