Myth: Raising beef isn’t sustainable. The Facts: To the beef community, sustainability means balancing environmental responsibility, social diligence and economic opportunity while meeting the growing global demand for beef. Improving the sustainability of beef is of the utmost importance to the cattlemen and women who are working to ensure the longevity of the industry and […]
Are antibiotics in cattle overused and creating resistant bacteria? No, antibiotics actually have helped improve food safety.
Myth: Antibiotics in cattle are overused, resulting in resistant bacteria. The Facts: Antibiotics in cattle are used carefully by farmers and ranchers in cooperation with veterinarians. Antibiotics in cattle are used to prevent, control and treat disease and raise safe beef. All drugs used to raise food animals are extensively tested and monitored. And each […]
Cows cause global warming? Incorrect. Beef production accounts for less emissions than you might think.
Myth: Cows cause global warming Beef and cattle production have been targeted as one of the United States’ biggest producers of greenhouse gas emissions. Many of the numbers say that livestock or cattle contribute as much as 18 percent of our overall greenhouse gas emissions. The Facts: Beef production and the environment…the truth Cattle are […]
Mary Lee Chin, MS, RD, Food and Nutrition Consultant in Denver, Colo. This is a topic of discussion within the beef industry. The following article does not represent the opinion of the Beef Checkoff or the U.S. Department of Agriculture. As a registered dietitian, I understand it can be difficult to be health and weight […]
Myth: In-vitro meat is replacing conventionally raised beef. The Facts: There is no substitute for real beef from cattle raised on a farm or ranch. Cattlemen and women believe beef comes from cattle raised on a farm or ranch, not from a test tube. The recent test tube burger that made news was created from […]
Dr. Ruth MacDonald, Professor and Chair of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Iowa State University This is a topic of discussion within the beef industry. The following article does not represent the opinion of the Beef Checkoff or the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Over the past year, there has been resurgence in discussion about the […]
Most Americans have never stepped foot on a farm or ranch or even talked to the people who grow and raise the food we eat. Farmland will take an intimate look at the lives of farmers and ranchers in their ‘20s, all of whom are now responsible for running their farming business. Through this film […]