Dr. Richard Jensen, Director of Graduate Studies Greenspun School of Communication University of Nevada Las Vegas
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The environmental degradation caused by beef production is severe. The current literature assesses the ecological damage, but falls short of assigning a per pound dollar amount to reflect the real cost of beef. In the United States, most of the environmental focus has been centered around the use of public lands for grazing and the grazing fee the government considers appropriate. The fee covers the maintenance of the grazing program, which includes maintenance of the actual land. This paper will concentrate on beef-related environmental degradation and select specific damage for monetary valuation.
Beef industry environmental aspects; Grazing environmental aspects; Ranching environmental aspects
Agricultural Science | Environmental Health and Protection | Environmental Sciences | Natural Resources and Conservation | Sustainability
Babcock, Carolyn, "The Real cost of beef: A monetary assessment of the environmental degradation caused by beef production" (1996). UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones. 333.