Cows produce a lot of methane. But there’s not much evidence a tax on beef would be effective in fighting greenhouse gas emissions.
A tax on beef isn't likely to achieve the intended outcome of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Instead, it could create a spate of unintended consequences.
Is meat the new tobacco? Some are suggesting it is, and urging a “sin tax” on beef, pork and other meats.
Taxing a food product like meat, which has been entrenched in our culture for so long, is silly. We should let the market evolve and allow consumers to make their own choices.
Gym-goers are going crazy for these products. It's time for a reality check.
Nearly one-third of tropical animal species face extinction if humans do not curb our growing appetites for beef, pork and other land-intensive meats. The Panamanian golden frog bred by the Vancouver Aquarium in this 2014 file photo may be extinct in its natural habitat.
(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
As much as one-third of animal species in the tropics could be eradicated if their habitats continue to be converted for monoculture farming. We can all do something to make a difference.
Are cows sacred to all Hindus?
Vigilante Hindu groups in India have lynched several people for eating beef. A scholar traces the history of beef-eating in ancient India.
Eat less meat, save the world
Australians are becoming more aware of where their meat comes from, but it’s still and ethical minefield.
A new SBS doco will spark more questions about if and how we should eat meat.
Australia’s beef exports to China have been falling despite a reduction in tariffs.
Australia is not mustering the exports of beef it should under the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement, a new report finds.
When fat is trimmed off red meat it compares favourably to other lean meats.
There has been a drastic reduction in the fat content of red meat in the last 40 years. South African red meat can now be classified as lean.
Kashmiri lawmaker Sheikh Abdul Rashid after an attack by activists from hardline group Hindu Sena.
Attacks on Muslims for eating beef have raised tensions in India.
Jockeying for power in the rap world: earlier this summer Drake and Meek Mill traded barbs.
Drake (on left): Steve Marcus/Reuters; Meek Mill: Kevork Djansezian/Reuters
Taking a lyrical swing at another rapper is part and parcel of the genre. So why the profound backlash when Meek Mill accused Drake of not writing his own lyrics?
Beef is generating record prices as forces converge to reward farmers.
Gina Rinehart's purchase of the Fossil Downs cattle station comes as beef prices are headed for new highs.
Indonesia has long wanted to be able to meet rising national demand for beef through domestic production.
Restriction on import quotas is part of Indonesian government’s policy to reach beef self-sufficiency.
Indonesia is turning to homegrown cattle for its beef needs, and cutting its Australian live imports.
EPA/Hotli Simanjuntak/AAP Image
Indonesia's shock decision to cut imports of Australian beef signals two things: Indonesia's desire to focus on domestic cattle farming, and Australia's lack of alternative options for exporting its own herd.
Australian cattle wait to be loaded onto a ship to Indonesia. Their voyage to the United States would be even longer.
AAP Image/Xavier La Canna
Australia's cattle industry is keen to begin live exports to the United States. But America is very different to existing live export markets such as Indonesia, making the move much more ethically fraught.
Australia’s reputation for strict farming standards helped its beef industry weather the BSE crisis.
Malcolm Paterson/CSIRO/Wikimedia Commons
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