New Beef Section on Cater to the Earth
Check out the new Cater to the Earth section on Beef. This in-depth look at the environmental impacts of meat consumption follows cows from their food and water to the meatpacking plant, your plate, and beyond to the atmosphere.
- Greenhouse gases, corn's footprint, and what happens when cows are fed
- Water concerns: Contamination of waterways and freshwater use
- Social issues: The Jungle, meatpacking dangers and industry
- Health: Beef consumption and food safety
Speaking of beef, what is it about burger ads? They seem to be designed by the id run amok. Remember the "viral" advertisements about "Whopper Virgins" (not the first time a quasi-sexual allusion has been made in the form of voluptuous cheeseburgers)? The most recent burger ad snafu is a European campaign that has caused an uproar over the stereotypical portrayal of Mexicans.