Foodie website Epicurious has announced that it will no longer publish new recipes containing beef.
For anyone thinking of a better way to cook, beef cutting was a “worthy first step,” says its article on its website.
Cutting off this one component can have a significant impact on making a person’s preparation environmentally friendly, he adds.
The move “was not an antidote, but rather a planet,” say two of its editors.
In the article, Eddie Maggie Hoffman, former digital director David Tamarkin, says that “all ruminants (such as sheep and goats) have significant environmental costs, problems with chicken, seafood, soy and almost all other components.” «
But they remind their readers that almost 15% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions come from livestock (և everything involved in raising it). 61% of these emissions can be found in beef. “Cows are 20 times less efficient than beans, about three times less efficient than poultry and pork.”
As to why they decided to announce the decision now, they say that although beef consumption in the United States has dropped significantly from 30 years ago, “it has been slowing down over the last few years.”
The publication has been gradually reducing the number of beef recipes over the past few years, publishing “only a handful”.
“Our hope is that the more consistent our coverage, the more sustainable American cuisine will be,” the editors added.
Founded in 1995 by the publishing giant Condé Nast, Epicurious is now a series of apps, YouTube channels, and newsletters, as well as Facebook with 8.4 million digital users and 8.5 million followers on social media.