Special Report

The Cowpath to a Healthier Planet

How and what we feed animals affects human health and our environment. So what should we feed cattle, both for their benefit and to improve our current health?

Reconsidering Managed Grazing

Reconsidering Managed Grazing

Alice Abler

Popular images of bovine bliss involve contented cattle browsing in fields of fresh fodder. But such a picturesque ideal is rarely a modern reality.

Grass-Fed Cattle and the Consumer

Grass-Fed Cattle and the Consumer

Alice Abler

Grass-fed beef, milk and milk products are growing in popularity with health-conscious and environment-conscious consumers.

Respectful Dominion

Respectful Dominion

Alice Abler

Even a creature as mundane as a cow responds to proper, respectful treatment, as Ted Forrest Fansher showed many decades ago.

Bovine Methane: Just a Lot of Hot Air?

Bovine Methane: Just a Lot of Hot Air?

Alice Abler

Global warming and greenhouse gases are prominent subjects in the news lately. But humans aren’t the only species implicated in our warming trend.

Food for Thought: Omega-3 and Omega-6

Regina Meyer

For many years we have heard that fats are bad for us. In recent years science has discovered that dietary fats are not all equal, nor are they all bad.

Is God Green?

Is God Green?

David Hulme

Environmentalism is the subject of heated debate all over the globe. But where do we end up when we set aside political and commercial questions?