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While the fake news about the Biden administration banning beef was making its way around the world, the popular recipe website, Epicurious, has been phasing out recipes for beef for a year and no one squawked until now. They revealed the decision in an article on Monday, saying “We know that some people might assume that this decision signals some sort of vendetta against cows — or the people who eat them.” They also swear they still like burgers and they asked readers to think of it as “not anti-beef but rather pro-planet.” The North American Meat Institute predicted snarkily that as a result, Epicurious’ “reduced web traffic will save some electricity.” Actually, the Epicurious site will still house beef recipes, but the editors won’t include new ones and they don’t seem likely to back down even in the face of conservative “cancel culture,” saying “our readers have rallied around the recipes we published in beef’s place.”
by Natasha Lasky, ODP Staff Writer Food waste is a serious concern in the United States — every year, between 30 and 40% of all food in the country is unsold or uneaten. The Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC), ReFED, NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council), and World Wildlife Fund (WWF), among […]
by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer A new analysis from the World Wildlife Fund lays out a plan to use the existing logistical infrastructure of the United States Postal Service to distribute millions of tons of food from farmers directly to consumers. Each year, an estimated 17 million tons of crops never leave the farm, despite millions of Americans living in […]
by Natasha Lasky, ODP Staff Writer While humans have been domesticating crops for the past 10,000 years, we also need wild variants of the crops we cultivate as they have traits that make them more resistant to disease and resilient to environmental changes. We can breed these traits into our domesticated crops. But a new […]
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