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  • Apr 23, 2014

    Report Says Organic Label Isn’t All It’s Cracked Up To Be 23

    A new report concludes that organic food is neither safer nor healthier than conventional food, and accuses the organic industry of using misinformation to market the label....More
  • Apr 10, 2014

    Chicken Is Just A Carrier For The Taste Of The Special Sauce 8

    I’d forgotten just how tasteless and bland chicken on its own really is. The reason we in the beef industry talk about price so much is because the threat from chicken is on the price front. Chicken, however, certainly can’t compete with beef on the taste front....More
  • Apr 7, 2014

    Where’s The Beef In School Lunches? 17

    A few weeks ago, I blogged about my sister’s frustration with the school lunch program on the first day a meatless menu was offered in her school cafeteria. Since that post, I received many emails from individuals who have also had some experience in the new school lunch program changes, and it appears there are some individuals working to make sure beef stays in schools. However, the reviews are definitely mixed with how well these meals are going over....More
  • Mar 26, 2014

    3 Ways Beef Made Headlines Again This Week 1

    Beef has been demonized for far too long. It appears that public perceptions are slowly changing, which is good news for cattlemen who rely on consumers to keep loving and purchasing beef products. Step aside beef naysayers, research is calling “bull” on your negative viewpoints. Here are three ways beef has made the news things week....More
  • Mar 20, 2014

    4 Ways That Animal Fats & Proteins Were Championed This Week 7

    Red meat and dairy products have been demonized for quite some time by certain nutritionists, the media and USDA’s food guidelines. However, consumer perceptions of animal proteins and fats seem to be slowly shifting. Here are four positive stories on meat and dairy that made the news this week that lead me to believe that perceptions are trending in our favor....More
  • Mar 18, 2014

    Forget Chipotle’s Negativity; Culver’s Champions For Animal Ag 16

    The animal agriculture community has been up in arms recently about Chipotle’s latest marketing stunt -- a video series entitled, “Farmed and Dangerous.” The humorous series uses modern animal agriculture as the target, and an exploding cow is the punchline....More
  • Mar 13, 2014

    How Should Ag Respond To Chipotle's Negative Campaigns? 18

    Reader, Wayne Vanderwert, doesn’t agree with my stance on Chipotle's marketing strategies and took the time to write me about his thoughts. In essence, he thinks my complaints against Chipotle are unwarranted because the chain is just taking advantage of a consumer-driven niche, and it’s a production opportunity that beef producers should work to fill rather than condemn. What do you think? How should animal agriculture really be responding to Chipotle's tactics?...More
  • Mar 6, 2014

    Is Beef Now A Luxury Item Rather Than A Budget Meat? 7

    As beef prices skyrocket, how will our consumers be able to afford our product, and what does that mean for beef producers?...More
  • Mar 4, 2014

    Misinformation Creates Fear For Ground Beef 12

    Should consumers worry about the safety of their ground beef? Of course not. Here are the facts....More
  • Feb 12, 2014

    A Visual To Add To Your Arsenal About Hormones & Beef 34

    Today’s blog addresses the common misconception that beef is full of hormones, causing early onset puberty in young girls....More
  • Jan 29, 2014

    Chipotle Gearing Up For Second Attack On Modern Agriculture 22

    Chipotle is gearing up for another attack on modern agriculture. How will the negative campaign impact beef producers?...More
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    Jan 28, 2014

    Is It Safe To Eat Red Meat During Pregnancy? 29

    Some experts warn pregnant women against eating red meat, but is that good advice? BEEF blogger Amanda Radke reponds with facts about beef consumption during pregnancy....More
  • Jan 7, 2014

    Is Chicken Really More Popular Than Beef? 7

    In 2013, chicken outsold beef in the U.S. I’ve always been proud of the fact that America’s favorite protein was beef, and I was disappointed, but not entirely surprised, to read that chicken had officially overtaken beef as the most popular meat product consumed in the U.S....More
  • Dec 24, 2013

    3 Beef Recipe Ideas To Spice Up Your Christmas Dinner Table

    Yesterday we talked about the healthfulness of animal products in the diet. Today I want to talk about how good it tastes. The holiday season is a perfect time to add beef to the dinner table, whether it’s meatballs, beef appetizers or prime rib roast....More
  • Dec 23, 2013

    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

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