Macedonia agrees to change its name and end its 27-year beef with Greece

Milos Bicanski/Getty Images The leaders of Macedonia and Greece reached an agreement on Tuesday to end a 27-year feud surrounding the Balkan country’s name.  The prime ministers have agreed to refer to Macedonia as the Republic of Northern Macedonia or Severna Makedonija, in the Macedonian language.  The move aims to appease Greece, which had opposed the […]

The battle between the beef industry and Silicon Valley’s lab-grown meat startups is heating up

Flickr / Marc Dalmulder In February, the US Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) filed a petition to the USDA arguing that lab-grown meat startups should not be able to call their products “meat,” since they do not come from slaughtered animals. But this week, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) asked the USDA to regulate the startups as […]

Trump wants to beef up border security to ‘knock the hell out of the drug flow’ — but it could still miss most of the smuggling

Trump wants to beef up border security to ‘knock the hell out of the drug flow’ — but it could still miss most of the smuggling NOW WATCH: Some of the craziest ways cartels smuggle drugs into America See Also: Drug-related violence is soaring in a quiet corner of Latin America, and it’s not clear […]

Arthritis could be triggered by milk and beef, new study reveals

Scientists discovered that certain bacteria, found in a third of British cattle, can lead to the agonising condition.  The US team found a direct link between a germ known as MAP and rheumatoid arthritis during trials with 100 patients. The bacterium is commonly found in cows, but researchers warned it can be spread to humans […]

Where did corned beef get its name? All you need to know about this foodies' favourite

The food of kings The term ‘corned’ originates from covering meat with ‘corns’ of salt to preserve it. The term is thought to date back to 17th century England but the practice dates back centuries and in some places sea ash (burnt seaweed), was used. A 12th century Irish poem, Aislinge Meic Con Glinne, describes […]

Rethinking how the US grows beef

Enlarge / Watch out for that cow. (credit: Getty | Tim Graham) How can we, as WEIRD (Western, Educated, Industrialized, Rich, and Democratic) individuals, mitigate our catastrophic effects on the environment? Pretty much all recommendations start with this: eat less meat. Like the other top recommendations—drive less and fly less—this is not super appealing to most […]