TOUGH QUESTIONS ABOUT BEEF SUSTAINABILITY

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FEATURED QUESTION

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How does the carbon footprint of U.S. beef compare to global beef?

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Does beef really use that much water?

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Would removing beef from the diet actually reduce greenhouse gas emissions?

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How does carbon sequestration affect the sustainability of beef?

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Do growth promotants reduce environmental impact?

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Does grass-finished beef leave a lower carbon footprint than grain-finished beef?

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If we fed corn to humans instead of cattle, would land use be more sustainable?

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Is local beef more sustainable?

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Do feedlots have the largest greenhouse gas impact in the beef value chain?

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Ecosystem Services — What are they and how do they relate to beef production?

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What are enteric methane emissions?

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How have enteric methane emissions from beef cattle changed over time?

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