Food and cooking website Epicurious made a big announcement on Monday, with some critics saying it’s a “drastic” one. “Epicurious is cutting out beef,” the site, which falls under the Conde Nast umbrella, posted in a tweet, explaining that beef will no longer be included in any of the brand’s new recipes, articles, or other collateral, per the Takeout. Epicurious explains the move is an effort to “encourage more sustainable cooking,” and to help combat the effects of climate change, as nearly 15% of greenhouse gas emissions around the world emanate from livestock, with the majority of emissions traced back to cows and beef. The site notes it actually stopped publishing most beef-centered recipes about a year ago, and that readers seemed receptive to the alternatives it’s been publishing instead.
Epicurious also acknowledges that nixing beef isn’t a “silver bullet”—other animals raised for