At 21 years old, I felt blindsided when I first learned about the water footprint of meat. As I was growing up, speakers dispatched to schools by Denver Water encouraged my classmates and me to take shorter showers and shut off the tap while brushing our teeth to save water. Meanwhile, producing a single hamburger […]
Opinion: What we should learn from the beef over MeatOut Day
Pastoralism, the practice of raising livestock for food, has sustained human populations, grassland ecosystems and biodiversity around the world since Neolithic times. Not only does well-managed livestock grazing produce meat, a nutrient-dense protein source important to human health, it is also an essential economic and ecological tool in maintaining healthy landscapes, clean air, water, wildlife […]
Animal cruelty initiative aggravates Colorado ranchers fresh off MeatOut Day controversy
Coloradans who participated in the great, governor-inspired meat battle of 2021 either tore into a juicy steak Saturday or opted for a vegan burger and a side of veggies. But last weekend’s fight, prompted by Gov. Jared Polis’ proclamation of MeatOut Day, was nothing compared to a brewing battle over what ranchers are calling the […]
Carman: The real question for Jared Polis’ critics: Where’s the beef?
I am not a vegan … not that there’s anything wrong with that. Then again, I enjoy vegetarian meals several times a week and have read the science that makes it clear the meat-intensive diet of my childhood was not merely boring but unhealthy. So, I’m OK with our governor supporting the MeatOut challenge to […]
Jim Morrissey: What’s for dinner at the Colorado governor’s mansion on “meat out” day?
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Colorado ranchers already had beef with Jared Polis. Then came “MeatOut Day.”
LIMON — When Kelsey Pope watches her kids doing after-school chores, scattering hay for some of the 1,200 head of Red Angus cattle on their high plains farm, a beef-bashing proclamation from a governor 70 miles away doesn’t feel like a distant nuisance. Colorado’s official embrace of “MeatOut Day” on March 20 feels like a […]