What is Genetic Editing and is it a Problem?

By Garth Brown There’s been a recent advance in genetic manipulation that has big implications for livestock. The process is reasonably straightforward, but a theoretical example can help to explain it. Imagine two rams. The first, who we’ll call Lord Ramsington, comes in pretty high in the ranks of sheep, at least from a farmer’s perspective. He’s...

Cows vs. Wildfires

By Garth Brown An excellent article in The Counter examines the conflict over whether grazing cattle could decrease fires on western rangelands. Proponents say cows could help by removing excess cheatgrass, which is a significant fuel for the fires. Opponents counter that this may be true in the short term, but that in the long run the impact...

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