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The raw and the cooked | The Economist

Beef remains an anthropological key to French identity “THERE is no alimentary constraint which does not make the Frenchman dream of steak,” wrote Roland Barthes, a French literary theorist, in 1957. Rare, in a lightly charred crust, it is the “comfortable bourgeois meal”. Flat and yellow-edged “like the sole of …

Is Wagyu see Wagyu get with beef? – BBC News

It’s the world’s most expensive beef, but Australia’s peak competition watchdog is investigating whether “Wagyu” beef is always what it claims to be. It’s the world’s most expensive beef, but Australia’s competition watchdog is currently investigating meat products that are labelled Wagyu. There’s been an outcry, from consumers and producers …

Where’s The Beef? | FiveThirtyEight

Every December, the ranching staff at a Texas Panhandle dairy farm owned by the Braum’s burgers-and-ice-cream chain conducts an audit of its cattle herd. Most years, the audit is nothing more than a bland bookkeeping exercise, the i-dotting and t-crossing of maintaining a 38-square-mile ranch on the Texas-Oklahoma border. But last …