The Condé Nast cooking brand “Epicurious” announced that it will no longer publish recipes that include beef on its website.
“In an effort to encourage more sustainable cooking, we won’t be publishing new beef recipes on Epicurious,” the company confirmed in a piece published on its website.
“We’ve cut out beef,” it continued. “Beef won’t appear in new Epicurious recipes, articles, or newsletters. It will not show up on our homepage. It will be absent from our Instagram feed.”
The publication wrote, “Almost 15 percent of greenhouse gas emissions globally come from livestock (and everything involved in raising it); 61 percent of those emissions can be traced back to beef. Cows are 20 times less efficient to raise than beans and roughly three times less efficient than poultry and pork.”
Noting that some people might assume that the move “signals some sort of vendetta against cows—or the people who eat them,” the company stressed, “this decision was not made because we hate hamburgers (we don’t!). Instead, our