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Meat companies like Tyson marketing “climate-friendly” burgers, but experts are skeptical

A climate-friendly hamburger? A carbon-neutral glass of milk? As companies make bold claims, a heated debate erupts.
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The billionaire brothers who are giving the Kochs a run for their money

Wesley and Joesley Batista run a business empire linked to rampant emissions, deforestation, worker abuses, Covid crises, bribery, price-fixing, SEC violations, and tainted meat. It’s almost impressive.
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Brazil lawsuits allege direct relationship between meatpackers, deforesters on protected land

In an unusual series of legal actions, Brazilian prosecutors have sued multinational meatpacker JBS and three smaller slaughterhouses for allegedly buying cattle directly from illegal ranches in a protected area.
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Corporate interests ‘watered down’ the latest IPCC climate report, investigations find

References to fossil fuels and meat consumption were removed from the report summary, while language bolstering controversial carbon removal technologies were added.

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Carbon footprint of salmon and chicken farming mostly stems from feed, study suggests

Animal feed given to farmed chickens and salmon account respectively for at least 78% and 69% of the industries’ environmental pressures, according to a study published in the journal Current Biology.

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George Monbiot: ‘Let them eat lentils’ won’t save us from animal farming – we must embrace meat substitutes

Our insatiable appetite for meat is laying waste to the planet. But the alternative is looking (and tasting) better by the day

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Plant-based meat’s mistake: Focusing too much on the real thing?

Companies invested hugely in plant-based meat alternatives. But human psychology is stubborn.