Issues of concern to people who live in the west: property rights, water rights, endangered species, livestock grazing, energy production, wilderness and western agriculture. Plus a few items on western history, western literature and the sport of rodeo... Frank DuBois served as the NM Secretary of Agriculture from 1988 to 2003. DuBois is a former legislative assistant to a U.S. Senator, a Deputy Assistant Secretary of Interior, and is the founder of the DuBois Rodeo Scholarship.
Thursday, December 01, 2016
Beef Production - McDonald's, Walmart and Subway Are Right at the Top of the List in Wrecking the World's Forests
Beef production is the primary contributor to tropical deforestation worldwide.The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) recently released a report,
“Cattle, Cleared Forests, and Climate Change: Scoring America’s Top
Brands on Their Deforestation-Free Beef Commitments and Practices.” The
publication highlights how beef production is the primary contributor to
tropical deforestation worldwide, predominantly occurring in South
America. According to the report, consumer goods companies “have the
power to help stop this destruction,” yet none of the 13 United States
companies studied for sourcing South American beef had strong
deforestation-free policies or procedures in place. The report advises
that companies should work together with meatpackers, ranchers, and
government to develop a comprehensive plan to end deforestation
practices within the beef industry...more
I'm sure this will go to the top of your holiday reading list.