Friday, April 1, 2011

Cattleman's Stewardship Review

Did you know that the U.S. beef industry produces 20% of the world’s beef with only 7% of the world’s cattle? That the production of a pound of grain-finished beef uses 45% less land, 76% less water, 49% less feed, while producing 51% less manure and 42% carbon emissions than producing a pound of grass-finished beef? That more than $30 million of the industry’s own money has been spent on beef product safety and E. coli research (although it costs you and me $0 to cook beef to 160°F and kill pathogens)? If you’re curious about the beef industry in general, or animal, human, environmental and local economic health, visit this online handbook, the Cattlemen’s Stewardship Review. Read to see what you Think.

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