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November 10, 2015



Meat Alternatives Want A Part Of Your The Dinner Plate

The people pushing insect cuisine make compelling arguments. They say insects are high in protein and calcium, and they’re easier on the environment.

November 3, 2015



Farmers Raising Meat Look To Keep Up With Your Changing Diet

The most recent dietary guidelines recommend most Americans eat about .21 pounds of meat per day. Most Americans average about .36 pounds of meat per day.

October 27, 2015


hog farmer Gene Gourley holding piglet

Farmers Asked To Curtail Antibiotic Use In Livestock

To ensure we still have antibiotics to treat diseases in both humans and livestock, doctors and farmers need to use them carefully.

October 20, 2015


harvesting corn

Massive Corn Crops Necessary To Satisfy Appetite For Meat

Our appetite for meat, which began growing exponentially in the U.S. after World War II, is one of the reasons farmers in the Midwest grow so much corn.

October 13, 2015


slicing meat

Choice Cuts: Making Room For More Meat

By the time 2050 comes around, the meat on your plate may not be that different, but the story of how it got there could be.

March 2, 2015


COOL label on beef

Ranchers Count On COOL To Stand Out From Global Competition

These country of origin labels, as they are known, are part of an ongoing international trade dispute that has swept up Midwest ranchers.

January 8, 2015



Will The USDA Advise Us To Eat Less Meat?

Eat less meat for the environment? A draft recommendation for the USDA says so.

November 17, 2014



Meat Labeling Rules May Change

Country of Origin Labeling rules require meat labels to list where animals were born, raised and slaughtered.

January 24, 2012

Hold The Meat, Please 

Close up of a meat supermarket meat counter, featuring many different cuts of red meat.

American Meat Consumption On A Steady Downward Slide

American meat consumption has declined 12.2 percent since 2007. Both industry and food policy critics think they know why.

September 13, 2011

Food Safety 

ground beef

Six New Strains Of E. coli Added To Ground Beef Regulation

In a move applauded by food safety advocates, the USDA has announced ground beef will not be sold if it tests positive for six additional strains of E. coli.

August 18, 2011

Meat Industry 

cows feeding

New Guidelines Ensure Humane Treatment Of Livestock

The USDA announced new guidelines to ensure humane treatment of livestock, defining "egregious inhumane treatment."

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