Beyond Beef

Beyond Beef

The Rise and Fall of the Cattle Culture

Book - 1992
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Baker & Taylor
Traces the history of human beef consumption and asks why Western civilization continues to raise and eat the cattle that threaten the global environment, human health, and economic stability

Baker
& Taylor

Traces the history of human beef consumption and asks why Western civilization continues to raise and eat the cattle that threaten the global environment, human health, and economic stability. 35,000 first printing. National ad/promo. Tour.

Publisher: New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Dutton, c1992.
ISBN: 9780525934202
0525934200
Branch Call Number: 394.12 RIF
Characteristics: xi, 353 p. ; 24 cm.

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Apr 04, 2012

This book is full of historical and political context on the American beef industry, and its evolution from grass-fed to corn-fed, and why this is wrong. It also notes the environmental degradation caused by cattle ranching.

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Apr 04, 2012

By favoring fat over lean beef in its grading system and pricing policy, the USDA has helped sustain the grain-fed cattle complex of North America for the better part of a century. p.97

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