GOP defends big agribusiness and makes beef out of the new Dietary GuidelinesAdvisory Committee’s recommendation on eating less meat.
We Americans love our meat and so of course does our meat industry. But health concerns over a diet high in meat protein has the medical establishment encouraging us to eat less meat in general, and less red meat in particular. The BBC has just issued some of the results of an investigation into the […]
Shanghai (AFP) — Shanghai has shut a factory of U.S. food producer OSI Group for selling out-of-date meat to restaurant giants including McDonald’s and KFC, authorities said Monday, in China’s latest food safety scandal. A Shanghai television channel, which reported the original allegations, said that workers at the plant mixed expired meat with the fresh […]
By David Pierson, Los Angeles Times A Washington, D.C., health advocacy group has sued the U.S. Department of Agriculture for not doing enough to prevent the spread of antibiotic resistant strains of salmonella in meat. The Center for Science in the Public Interest filed a lawsuit Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the District […]
By Monte Morin, Los Angeles Times If the notion of biting into a hamburger made from lab-cultured stem cells doesn’t make your mouth water, perhaps your brain can find it appetizing. That’s the view of two Dutch professors who argue that meat grown in enormous test tubes, or bioreactors, can provide an ever more prosperous world […]
By Barry Shlachter, Fort Worth Star-Telegram GRANDVIEW, Texas — Jon Taggart squinted toward a dozen or so steers, all uniformly black-hided and docile, as they moseyed through a gate to an adjoining pasture of foot-high grass, unlike neighboring fields that almost looked as if the land had been scraped bare. Forage is key to producing grass-fed […]