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May 04, 2019 - CNBC

Cattle industry blasts NYC mayor’s Green New Deal plan to reduce beef purchases

Cattle industry blasts NYC mayor’s Green New Deal plan to reduce beef purchases
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New York Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan to slash meat consumption in schools and other city facilities is being criticized by the U.S. beef industry.

“We think that the mayor’s attempt, while maybe having the best intentions, is pretty misguided to single out beef as something that can have a significant impact,” said Jennifer Houston, president of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, a lobbying group for beef producers.

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