'Climate-friendly' beef is another instance of greenwashing

Can beef truly be climate-friendly?

Cattle stand in a field in Quemado, Texas
"Climate-friendly" beef is not as environmentally sound as it claims to be.
(Image credit: Brandon Bell / Getty Images)

Food processing companies Tyson Foods and Schweid & Sons have collaborated and recently released the first "climate-friendly" beef burger approved by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), as part of Tyson's Climate-Smart beef program. However, the designation may be misleading, as some experts believe there is no way to make beef consumption climate-friendly. 

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