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January 7, 2016

 

A customer shops for packaged meat at a supermarket

Consumer Groups Vow To Fight Meat Label Repeal

Consumer groups are rearing for a fight in 2016 after Congress repealed a law that required an animal's country of origin on packages of meat.

December 21, 2015

 

microscope image of PED

Deadly Pig Virus Remains A Mystery – And A Threat

What we have pieced together from interviews and public records shows that PED confounded researchers and industry insiders scrambling to contain it.

August 24, 2015

 

JBS sign

Why Aren’t Robots Slicing And Dicing Our Beef?

Many manufacturers have gone to automated machines to process food. Yet it still takes thousands of workers to keep a modern beef plant up and running.

July 24, 2015

 

Dried flakes of dulse seaweed sprinkled on a table

Dulce: Bacon Of The Sea?

Researchers might have discovered the Holy Grail of meat replacement - seaweed that tastes like bacon and packs more vitamins than kale.

June 30, 2015

 

JBS building

Inside World’s Largest Food Company You’ve Never Heard Of

JBS is a powerhouse in meat. The Brazilian multinational is the largest global producer of beef, chicken and lamb, and number three in pork.

March 19, 2015

 

marked queen bee

Queen Bee Microbiome, Yams, Resistance To Organic Checkoff

Researchers analyze a queen bee's gut. Problems with an organic checkoff. Yams for dinner. A look at one Pakistani-American family's hybrid food traditions.

March 16, 2015

 

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Nebraska Farmers At Center Of Pork Industry Debate

As the pork industry becomes more concentrated, small and mid-sized producers are forced to either get bigger, get out, or get into a niche market.

January 16, 2015

 

carnitas

No Carnitas For One-Third Of Chipotle Restaurants

After a routine audit of a pork supplier found they were not meeting humanely raised standards, Chipotle has pulled carnitas from several restaurants.

September 25, 2014

 

American Guinea Hogs

Farming In Retirement: J&P Heritage Farm

Jerry and Paula Perron of J&P Heritage Farm have grown their retirement hobby into a small, pork-producing business

July 30, 2014

 

pork cheeks at Late Harvest Kitchen

Indiana Dish: Pork Cheeks With Chef Ryan Nelson

Pork cheeks have earned a spot on the menu at Nelson's Late Harvest Kitchen partially because of the good memories, but mostly because it’s a fantastic dish.

June 11, 2014

 

Bag of Tyson's frozen chicken nuggets

Tyson Foods Wins High-Priced Bid For Hillshire Brands

Drought and disease have driven up the prices of beef, pork and chicken, scoring big profits for meat processing companies.

May 29, 2014

 

pigs inside

Pigs Thought To Be Immune Reinfected By Fatal Virus

Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus has killed up to 7 million pigs and could boost the price of pork by 12 percent.

September 16, 2013

Veritable Smorgasbord 

Pigs rooting for food scraps

Could Pigs Take A Bite Out Of Food Waste?

A group in the U.K. is reviving a lost farm tradition: feeding scraps to pigs. Could it work in the U.S?

June 3, 2013

Bringin' Home The Bacon 

A small pig stands behind a fence

Smithfield Bought By Chinese Company Shuanghui

In the largest proposed takeover by a Chinese company, pork producer Shuanghui has proposed to buy Smithfield to meet rising Chinese demand.

May 31, 2013

International Oink 

pig

Hog Farmers Hope To Benefit From U.S., China Merger

China's largest meat processor is buying U.S.-based Smithfield foods, and that could provide a major opportunity for hog farmers.

March 12, 2013

Sausage Study 

processed meats for sale

Processed Meats Linked To Heart Disease, Cancer

A study released Thursday found an increased risk of early death with high processed meat intake.

February 21, 2013

Everyone's Downstream 

pigs

Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria Found In Chinese Pig Manure

With one half of the world's pigs living in China, the discovery of antibiotic resistant bacteria in Chinese pig dung is cause for concern the world over.

November 30, 2012

Pork Problems 

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Study Finds Bacteria In American Pork, Some Drug-Resistant

Consumer Reports has just published some bad news for pork lovers.

November 19, 2012

Breeding Better Bacon 

A pig, just woken from a nap in the sun, smiles at the camera from atop a bed of twigs and dirt.

New Report Unveils Domestic Pig Genome

Scientists from over forty countries collaborated on a project to decode the genome of a common domestic pig breed.

September 7, 2012

Animal Farming 

pork gestation crates

Crate Question Looms Over Pork Producers

Sysco recently became the latest company to announce it will phase out pork produced with gestation crates. Farmers worry they’ll be left picking up the tab.

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