Greg Henderson and Friends

Articles By Greg Henderson and Friends

Oct 14, 2016

Green Beef?

A chorus of activists continue to tout the nasty effects eating beef has on climate change. The melody is gradually changing, however, from “beef is bad,” to one that is more consumer acceptable, as in “eat greener produced beef.” That’s beef from cattle raised on pristine pastures, where, we assume
Oct 13, 2016

We Just Don’t Love Chickens

Tuesday we told you about Tyson Foods taking a 5% stake in a veggie burger company, Beyond Meat. It’s a jaw-dropper, especially when you consider Tyson folks put one out of every five pounds of meat in the grocery store. Alas, we aren’t the only ones to notice Tyson has
Oct 12, 2016

Tip-Top, Toxin-Free

Let’s face it, there’s plenty of reasons to be in the doldrums. The cattle markets seem stuck in reverse, we still have nearly four weeks until this bizarro election is over, and America’s biggest meat company is investing in fake meat. It’s enough to make you want to have a
Oct 11, 2016

Et Tu, Tyson?

Tyson Foods has purchased a 5% stake in Beyond Meat, a California-based company that makes “meat” from protein sources such as soy and peas. The news is…beyond incredible. It means Tyson, America’s largest meat processor, is investing in a business that – if successful – will reduce the consumption of
Oct 10, 2016

Clifford, The Big Red Steer

Friday’s Youth Livestock Auction at the State Fair of Texas saw Clifford, the big red steer named Grand Champion, sell for a record $131,000. Fourteen-year-old Jagger Horn of Jones County 4-H, raised the steer and will take home $30,000 of the proceeds, with the rest going to the State Fair
Oct 07, 2016

Cargill’s “Pasture Crafted” Beef

Cargill Meat Solutions will soon launch its Pasture Crafted Beef brand, which will be grass-fed, grain-finished, “guaranteed tender and traceable to birth on sustainably operated ranches.” Cargill says the product is “designed for the socially conscious beef consumer that can’t afford to go all the way to organic.” The company
Oct 06, 2016

Creepy Clown Capers

Some folks have their bucket list of things they hope to do before they expire. We keep a “loser list,” activities we consider losers because they’re either dangerous or extremely stupid. Climbing Mount Everest, for instance. Riding a bull (why strap yourself to an angry bull when horses are much
Oct 05, 2016

Water Security at Risk

The world’s groundwater is being depleted, often at increasing rates due to drought. That was part of the message delivered Monday night by Jay Famiglietti, professor and hydrologist at the University of California-Irvine, during the Henry C. Gardiner Global Food Systems Lecture at Kansas State University. Famiglietti used NASA satellites
Oct 04, 2016

Activist Testifies at “Pig Trial”

Accusations flew around an Ontario courtroom yesterday as Anita Krajnc, 49, testified in her trial in which she is charged with criminal mischief for giving water to pigs in a truck on their way to a slaughterhouse. She admits to giving water to the animals, but she contends that it