Meat industry

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The £3 chicken: how much should we actually be paying for the nation’s favourite meat?
Fifty years ago, a medium broiler cost the equivalent of £11 today. Now it is less than a latte or a pint of beer, raising serious ethical and environmental questions

Simon Usborne

24, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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The disposable US workforce: life as an ‘essential’ meatpacking plant worker
Workers are still waiting for reforms of an industry in which 60,000 got Covid and 300 died

Aaron Nelsen in Cactus, Texas; photography by Encarni Pindado

19, Nov, 2021 @11:05 AM

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Brazil’s Amazon beef plan will ‘legalise deforestation’ say critics
The beef industry hopes a planned deforestation-free farming zone will tempt buyers back but many fear it will drive up illegal tree felling

Brian Barth and Flávia Milhorance

17, Nov, 2021 @7:00 AM

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3D-printed steak, anyone? I taste test this ‘gamechanging’ meat mimic | Zoe Williams
Marco Pierre White is championing Redefine Meat’s products, but do they live up to the hype?

Zoe Williams

16, Nov, 2021 @1:41 PM

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The pandemic exposed the human cost of the meatpacking industry’s power: ‘It’s enormously frightening’
The message from companies and regulators has been clear: Americans need meat, and workers need to risk their lives to provide it

Alvin Chang, Michael Sainato, Nina Lakhani, Rashida Kamal and Aliya Uteuova

16, Nov, 2021 @11:05 AM

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‘I’ve never known it like this’ – the UK’s struggle to get the Christmas turkey to the table
Poultry farmers and meat processors have struggled to cope due to Covid- and Brexit-induced staff shortages. But help may soon be at hand

Joanna Partridge

13, Nov, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Sustainable gin and family-sized crisps! My week eating a climatarian diet
Many of us are keen to eat more sustainably – but is a vegan croissant better or worse than locally sourced sausages? And can climate-conscious eating ever be enjoyable? One writer finds out

Emma Beddington

10, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Changes in behaviour needed to tackle climate crisis, says UK chief scientist
At Cop26 Sir Patrick Vallance has said he eats less meat and cycles but society needs to change more

Damian Carrington Environment editor

09, Nov, 2021 @11:10 AM

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UK may eventually need carbon border tax, George Eustice says
Levy on imports related to CO2 generated by meat production might be necessary, says minister

Andrew Sparrow Political correspondent

07, Nov, 2021 @2:03 PM

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Animals farmed: meat taxes, death in farming and anti-climate lobbying
Welcome to our monthly roundup of the biggest issues in farming and food production, with must-read reports from around the web

Tom Levitt and Clare Horton

03, Nov, 2021 @11:39 AM

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Meat carcasses sent to EU for butchering amid UK worker shortage
Great Britain’s beef producers export to Ireland before reimporting, while pork processors consider the Netherlands

Joanna Partridge

03, Nov, 2021 @10:46 AM

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Optimism for Cop26: every bit of heating we prevent reduces suffering
I have spent much of my career focused on the environment. I know we have the tools and technology to beat this crisis

Damian Carrington

01, Nov, 2021 @7:00 AM

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