Top Game—that's the name they gave him—is one of the luckiest Black Angus bulls alive. The four-year old won't be dinner anytime soon. His sperm is too valuable to Walmart.
With mounting concerns about the spread of disease, razor-thin profit margins, investors pulling out and even Washington taking action, the animal product industry may not survive COVID-19.
Conditions for meat industry workers "have become much more dangerous during this pandemic," Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh said in a statement Tuesday.
Starting on Wednesday, the plant is scheduled to close temporarily to test employees for the new coronavirus after more than 60 cases were confirmed among staff.
China's food-processing factories provide most of what goes into vegan burger patties and other meat replacements made by market leaders Beyond Meat and Impossible foods—an arrangement that could damage their standing among consumers in the coronavirus age.
"Overall, people will still be able to find enough meat and poultry to take care of their families," one industry expert said.
"We can't foresee a time when America would run out of meat," Sarah Little, vice president of communications at the North American Meat Institute told Newsweek. "We have reserves in cold storage and we have the most abundant livestock supply in the world—so much so that we export meat."
Marking Bacon Day in the U.S., we look at the origins of the popular cured pork belly meat and where to bag some good bacon deals.
"Meat and poultry slaughterhouses are currently one of the largest point source dischargers of nutrient pollution into waterways," said a spokesperson from the Center for Biological Diversity.
To create the cultivated beef steaks, an Israeli start-up devised a method which mimics the natural process of tissue regeneration inside a cow's body.
A group of former inmates at an Arizona prison say they were served meat labelled "not for human consumption," echoing several other claims made by prisoners allegedly served unfit meat in recent years.
A Chatham House report says shifting to a plant-based diet could drastically lower global greenhouse gas emissions.
The impact that animal agriculture has on our planet cannot be underestimated.
To keep global temperatures from rising, we must cut down on animal agriculture.