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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 Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer If climate change keeps temperatures rising, staple crops in eight East and Southern African countries could decrease by up to 80% by midcentury. According to a new report by the UN’s International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), a 2-degree Celsius increase in temperature (which the world is currently on […]
By Natasha Lasky, ODP Staff Writer With drought continuing in the West, and the summer’s historic floods throughout Europe, the world is wondering how climate change will also affect the way we eat. This controversial question was addressed by agriculture experts, NGOs, government officials, and corporate leaders at Peas, Trees, and 1.5 Degrees, a Climate […]
By Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer In the lead-up to today’s United Nations Food Systems Summit, young activists spoke about their priorities for the global gathering at yesterday’s Food is the Future event. At the event, youth representatives from worldwide interviewed adult peers in the world of food system work. In an effort to […]
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