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Articles By Dan Murphy

Dec 23, 2019

Dan Murphy: The Resistance is Real

CDC’s latest assessment of the threat posed by antibiotic-resistant pathogens has good news and bad news: Good, that incidence levels are declining; bad because thousands are still dying.

Vegan Stan Smiths
Dec 20, 2019

Dan Murphy: Statement Shoes

If more proof were needed that veganism is primarily a feel-better guilt eraser for a small slice of affluent folks in the U.S. and Europe, that evidence has arrived. And just in time for the holidays!

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Dec 19, 2019

Dan Murphy: A New Farming Framework

Farm support is crucial if the USA intends to maintain its ability to feed the American people and continue to export agricultural products. Here’s what needs to happen to build that support.

Dec 16, 2019

Dan Murphy: A Very Culinary Christmas

Most of the tasks on our holiday wish lists are fun and festive. But choosing an appropriate holiday entrée can be more challenging than gifting your Secret Santa. Here’s some help.

Dec 12, 2019

Dan Murphy: The Neglected Nutrient

Most of us recognize that vegan diets are lacking vitamin B12. But there’s another nutrient that’s equally important — and equally absent, one that's available from beef.

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Dec 06, 2019

Dan Murphy: A Better Climate Calculus

Sure, you can believe that wolfing down an Impossible Burger is the ticket to saving the world from climate disaster. Or, you could recognize there are far better ways to achieve that goal.

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Dec 04, 2019

Dan Murphy: Doctor’s Orders - Eat Meat!

A recent study that didn’t condemn red meat drew outrage from numerous self-proclaimed health authorities. But a prominent M.D. has now weighed in with the opposite opinion.

Nov 29, 2019

Organic GMOs?

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.

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Nov 19, 2019

Dan Murphy: Farm Payment Failure

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.