Click around our freshly retooled Web site — Launched last month, the redesign offers one-stop buttons to information-rich, category sections such as genetics, markets, health, nutrition and pasture/range, to name a few. Other new features include easy-to-find links to updated resources on feed composition values, the latest in fencing products and suppliers, animal ID suppliers, estate planning and biosecurity.

In addition, current weather has been added to the site, as well as a host of other handy links to BEEF magazine's monthly content, its four newsletters and four Web sites. Over the coming months, we'll be adding commodity reports, audio downloads and the opportunity for readers to post online comments and discussion on our editorial coverage.

Health risk perceived as “serious” by shoppers
Contamination by bacteria or germs 49%
Product tampering 43%
Avian influenza 38%
Terrorist tampering 38%
Pesticide and herbicide residues 37%
Antibiotics and hormones used on poultry or livestock 25%
Eating food past the use-by date 20%
Food handling in supermarkets 20%
Foods produced by biotechnology & GMOs 20%
Irradiated foods 18%
Eating food past the sell-by date 17%
Additives and perservatives 16%
Eating food past the best-by date 14%
Source: U.S. Grocery Shopping Trends 2007 Food Marketing Institute