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    Oct 19, 2013

    Numbers Show Going Meatless Is Losing Its ‘Cool’ 6

    Participation in Meatless Mondays is waning or was initially overly hyped. The Animal Agriculture Alliance (AAA) has investigated the numbers, and it appears the participation in this campaign has been grossly misrepresented....More
  • Sep 17, 2013

    Chipotle Continues To Use Fear To Sell Its Burritos 25

    The Chipotle fast-food burrito chain is at it again – using fear-mongering tactics to scare folks into buying its burritos. This isn’t the first time the brand has used fear to sell products, it does appear, however, that Chipotle has upped the ante in recent years....More
  • Aug 31, 2013

    Packing Business Has Evolved From Carcass To Case-Ready

    The beef packing industry has evolved dramatically during BEEF magazine’s tenure: from swinging carcasses to case-ready beef....More
  • Aug 29, 2013

    4 Items To Ponder Other Than Miley Cyrus 2

    My Facebook newsfeed has been flooded with blogs, photos, videos and commentary on Miley Cyrus’ scandalous and disturbing performance at the VMAs on Sunday. It seems the entire world is watching as the former Disney Channel star morphs into a mix of wannabe singer and out-of-control call girl....More
  • Aug 26, 2013

    Should We Fear Our Food? 12

    The growing consumer concern over our nation’s food supply I think is characterized by a single quote by author Laurell K. Hamilton, who says, “People are supposed to fear the unknown, but ignorance is bliss when knowledge is so damn frightening.”...More
  • Aug 15, 2013

    Chipotle Changes Its Tune On Beef 22

    Desperate times for call desperate measures. At least that’s apparently what Chipotle is saying with the burrito chain’s consideration of using “antibiotic-treated” beef in its menu. To the rest of us, that translates into “conventionally raised” beef....More
  • jamie oliver says mcdonald's burger unfit for human consumption
    Aug 11, 2013

    Jamie Oliver Says McDonald’s Burgers Unfit For Human Consumption 49

    It’s been more than a year since the industry was “pink-slimed,” a term coined by ABC News, news anchor Diane Sawyer, and British food blogger Jamie Oliver. The term, of course, was describing Beef Product Inc’s (BPI) process of separating fat from lean in beef trim to result in a lean, finely textured beef (LFTB) product, commonly used in school lunch programs and fast food burgers....More
  • Aug 6, 2013

    Would You Eat A Test-Tube Burger? 9

    Yesterday, the first test-tube produced burger made its debut. The burger cost $330,000 and took years to develop. The man-made meat is not a meat substitute like a soy burger or veggie burger; it’s created from stem cells of a live beef animal that have been cultured in a petri dish. Sound appetizing? I’m not so sure....More
  • burger trends
    Aug 5, 2013

    Three New Burger Trends 1

    Beyond the fun, fellowship and competition that state fairs offer attendees, there's also a very innovative menu of foods that are deep-fried and/or served on a stick. Do you remember a few years ago when one of the most talked about fair dishes was a cheeseburger served between two Krispy Kreme donuts?...More
  • Jul 29, 2013

    Study Looks At Burger Trends 2

    From a Philly, to Cajun, to Southwest, to Cuban, to Hawaiian, to Asian, these days burgers are much more than a patty, a slice of cheese and a bun. Today’s burger has a wide variety of flavors and toppings. It seems Americans have fallen in love with this easy-to-eat treat, and a new study has revealed that it’s the taste that keeps folks coming back for more....More
  • Jul 24, 2013

    Is Organic Better Than Conventional? 20

    Organic is a great option to have at the grocery store, but that doesn’t mean such producers should bash conventionally raised beef in their efforts to promote their niche market....More
  • Jul 18, 2013

    Culver’s Supports FFA In New Campaign

    The Culver’s campaign calls for thank-you letters written to the farmers and ranchers who raise the beef and dairy products featured in their menu items. For every thank-you note written, Culver’s will donate $1 to the National FFA organization....More
  • transparency with consumers
    Jul 17, 2013

    3 Ways To Be More Transparent With Consumers 3

    Today’s average consumer is three or more generations removed from the farm, but we have to realize that many of us are similarly unfamiliar with the hustle and bustle of busy city life. We’ve got our work cut out for us to bridge the wide gap between producers and consumers....More
  • Jul 14, 2013

    Health Publication Lists 8 Foods That Pack On Muscle 4

    Want to look leaner and have bigger muscles? Then chances are you’re already eating muscle-building foods like beef. Ranchers will be happy to know that Men’s Health magazine lists beef in its list of eight foods that will help build those biceps....More

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