Food Feedback: A beef with beef

Re: "The Meat of the Matter" in Sunday's Magazine section [Aug. 3]. I wish you would have devoted a similar two-page spread on your July 22 story on the environmental impact of beef consumption. That one-column article, relegated to the back pages, detailed the findings of the National Academy of Sciences on raising beef. It found raising cattle produces five times more methane, six times more nitrogen, takes 11 times more water and 28 times the land compared to other animal proteins. You can dress up the latest trend in burger joints with words such as artisanal and locally sourced, but nothing changes the damage our overconsumption of beef is doing to the environment.

NORMA BRONDER / Squirrel Hill

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