Dan Murphy

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Recent Stories by Dan Murphy


Organic GMOs?

Nov 29, 2019 by Dan Murphy
Could genetically modified crops become a thing one day soon? Don’t dismiss the possibility, as newer gene editing techniques now parallel ‘natural’ crop mutations that increase productivity.

Dan Murphy: Farm Payment Failure

Nov 19, 2019 by Dan Murphy
The billions that have been earmarked — some would say needlessly — to offset famers’ losses in the trade wars … turns out they might not be helping the very folks who need help the most.

Dan Murphy: Zebra On The Menu?

Nov 05, 2019 by Dan Murphy
An Australian firm is planning to market ‘cruelty-free’ zebra meat —a product cultured from a cellular substrate, not actually harvested from the iconic African species. Two words: Good luck.

Dan Murphy: Alt-Meat Vs. Biofuels

Oct 30, 2019 by Dan Murphy
We need a framework to better understand how marketing of the alt-meat category has created public perceptions about its environmental and dietary impact. Here’s how: think biofuels.

Dan Murphy: A Study To Savor

Oct 18, 2019 by Dan Murphy
Does a single study counterbalance the tsunami of ‘research’ suggesting that red meat has all the health benefits of radioactive waste products? No, but it’s a damn good start.

Dan Murphy: In Praise of The Range

Oct 14, 2019 by Dan Murphy
One aspect of our global ecosystem that’s consistently, ignored, abused and neglected is the Earth’s rangelands. For the sake of animal agriculture — and the health of the planet — that needs to change.

Dan Murphy: When Good Writers Go Bad

Sep 30, 2019 by Dan Murphy
How do I debate thee? Let me count the ways — and they’re numerous, because a recent op-ed hit job by the editors at Bloomberg got it totally wrong in their attack on animal agriculture.

Dan Murphy: De-Funding Factory Farms

Sep 20, 2019 by Dan Murphy
As animal agriculture fast forwards toward a future in which we’ll all be subsisting on shamburgers and soybeans, the leading cheerleaders won’t be activists, but ‘enlightened’ investors.