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  • Dec 23, 2013
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    True Or False: Animal Fats Make You Fat 15

    In the 1970s, fats were demonized as a new health mantra emerged. The health advice was for a low-fat diet to maintain your waistline. This dietary change was a shift from traditional cooking with whole foods, where animal fats and proteins were king. Instead, low-fat packaged items started lining the shelves and, as a result, America’s obesity problem emerged....More
  • Dec 11, 2013
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    Ultimate Steak Cut Guide, PLUS: 14 Dumb Things People Say To Meat-Eaters

    Yesterday, I rounded up four items that depict the animal welfare and animal rights concerns that consumers have and what the activists who participate in this arena are up to. While their voices seem really loud, only 2-3% of folks are vegetarians or vegans. For the rest of us meat-loving folks, we can still enjoy a juicy ribeye without guilt....More
  • Dec 4, 2013
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    Is Grass-Fed Beef Really Healthier? 53

    Bashing conventionally raised beef in lieu of organic or grass-fed beef isn’t new. I have nothing against any of the production methods that are out there. I’ve long said what makes America great is the abundance of food choices we have when we walk into a grocery store. It’s great that the beef industry has followed suit, and there are countless branded beef programs and production methods to choose from....More
  • Nov 20, 2013
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    Could Beef Be Banned Like Trans Fats? 6

    I would like to respond to and reiterate some points made by Troy Marshall in his most recent column, “Eliminating Trans Fats -- What This Means For Beef Producers.”...More
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    Oct 25, 2013
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    Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) Provides A Real-World Taste To Urbanites 1

    Most community-supported agriculture (CSA) programs are focused on little operations that mostly specialize in vegetables or produce, but there are some that provide meat....More
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    Oct 19, 2013
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    Jamie Oliver Says McDonald’s Burgers Unfit For Human Consumption 51

    British food blogger deems McDonald’s cheese burger unfit for human consumption because of “pink slime.” Here's why beef producers need to fight back....More

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