The Bogus Burger Blame

February 12, 2021

By Frank Mitloehner

One of the most popular meals in America is one of the most maligned.

Climate change is the biggest challenge of our lifetime, which we must address with urgency, but swapping out a hamburger once a month isn’t how we do it. While the burger does have an impact on our climate, which we’re working to reduce, it’s simply not the climate killer it’s made out to be.

How Carbon Neutral is Different than Climate Neutral

October 12, 2020

The terms “carbon neutral” and “climate neutral” are part of the lexicon of global climate change terms. Though they are sometimes used interchangeably, they have different definitions. Understanding the nuances is important.

Methane, Cows, and Climate Change: California Dairy's Path to Climate Neutrality

September 02, 2020
UC Davis White Paper Re-Examines Methane’s Role in Climate Change, and How California Dairy Can Achieve Climate Neutrality

DAVIS, Calif., Sept. 2, 2020 – Researchers from the University of California, Davis are rethinking methane and showing that climate neutrality is within reach for the California dairy sector.

How Do Cattle Produce Methane?

October 23, 2019

When animals are criticized for the part they play in climate change, most often it’s the cattle that take it on the chin. While beef and other products that come from cattle are popular in the United States and abroad, what cattle are often singled out for is the result of a digestive system that differs from those of poultry and swine, two other favorite sources of protein. 

Use Your Head – the Amazon isn’t Our Lungs

September 02, 2019
While the world should be concerned with the tens of thousands of wildfires that have hit the Amazon wonder, the amount of misguided rhetoric that has sprung forth is disappointing. Of the most confounding beliefs is that U.S. beef consumption is to blame for the blazes.