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Dan Murphy: A Better Climate Calculus

Dec 06, 2019 by Dan Murphy
Sure, you can believe that wolfing down an Impossible Burger is the ticket to saving the world from climate disaster. Or, you could recognize there are far better ways to achieve that goal.

Organic GMOs?

Nov 29, 2019 by Dan Murphy
Could genetically modified crops become a thing one day soon? Don’t dismiss the possibility, as newer gene editing techniques now parallel ‘natural’ crop mutations that increase productivity.

Dan Murphy: Farm Payment Failure

Nov 19, 2019 by Dan Murphy
The billions that have been earmarked — some would say needlessly — to offset famers’ losses in the trade wars … turns out they might not be helping the very folks who need help the most.

Dan Murphy: Defeating Depression

Nov 14, 2019 by Dan Murphy
Clinical depression is a worldwide scourge, and while some mental health authorities point to modern lifestyles as a key risk factor, a new study suggest a simple, yet effective treatment.

Dan Murphy: Zebra On The Menu?

Nov 05, 2019 by Dan Murphy
An Australian firm is planning to market ‘cruelty-free’ zebra meat —a product cultured from a cellular substrate, not actually harvested from the iconic African species. Two words: Good luck.

Dan Murphy: Alt-Meat Vs. Biofuels

Oct 30, 2019 by Dan Murphy
We need a framework to better understand how marketing of the alt-meat category has created public perceptions about its environmental and dietary impact. Here’s how: think biofuels.

Dan Murphy: A Study To Savor

Oct 18, 2019 by Dan Murphy
Does a single study counterbalance the tsunami of ‘research’ suggesting that red meat has all the health benefits of radioactive waste products? No, but it’s a damn good start.

Dan Murphy: In Praise of The Range

Oct 14, 2019 by Dan Murphy
One aspect of our global ecosystem that’s consistently, ignored, abused and neglected is the Earth’s rangelands. For the sake of animal agriculture — and the health of the planet — that needs to change.