McDonald’s Canada plans to serve Canadian beef from certified sustainable farms and ranches, sourcing more than 20 million Angus burgers from them over the next 12 months. The company will purchase Angus beef certified according to standards set by the Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (CRSB).
New taxes on meat products promise to have positive effects on the environment and public health, but they are unlikely to actually lower global greenhouse gas emissions from the livestock sector, two University of Guelph economists wrote in The Conversation. Michael von Massow, an associate professor of food economics and … Read more »
McDonald’s aims to begin purchasing verified sustainable beef in 2016, according to the fast food giant. On its new beef sustainability webpage, McDonald’s outlines a three-part plan including aspirations, vision and approach. The company’s aspirations include developing global principles and criteria this year, developing purchasing targets and then beginning to … Read more »
The Sustainable Agriculture Initiative (SAI) Platform, whose members include McDonald’s Europe and Unilever, has launched its Principles for Sustainable Beef Farming, intended to help the beef industry produce beef sustainably. The group says the principles are the most complete guidelines developed for beef production to date, covering sustainable farming systems, … Read more »
Dairy and beef prices could spike from the hotter-than-normal summer heat and worsening drought conditions. Beef prices hit an all-time high earlier this month because of the 2012 US drought, Bloomberg reports. AccuWeather.com says consumers could soon begin to see a rise in dairy costs after record-breaking high temperatures scorched … Read more »
Brazil-based global food processor Marfrig Group has completed its first Scope 3 GHG emissions inventory, concluding that some 95 percent of its global emissions are generated within Scope 3. The company, one of the largest beef producers in the world, said that this finding will prompt it to focus efforts … Read more »