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California’s top methane emitter is a vast cattle feedlot. For now, federal and state greenhouse gas regulators are giving it a pass.

A “kid gloves” approach to agricultural emissions, including burping cows, raises questions about an environmentally minded state’s commitment to combating climate change.

Can you trust a pro-beef professor? It's complicated

Can you trust a pro-beef professor? It's complicated

Food industry funding can influence how research questions are asked. Critics contend the results can confuse consumers.
The real problem with beef

The real problem with beef

An extensive study confirms that red meat might not be that bad for you. But it is bad for the planet, with chicken and pork less harmful than beef.