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  • 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 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
  • 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
  • Jul 3, 2013

    Meat Market Update | Grilling Season Boosts Beef Sales

    Get a concise summary of how last week's beef trade impacted the cattle market and beef prices in the weekly Meat Market Update for BEEF Magazine....More
  • Jul 3, 2013

    From Closet Vegetarians To Ex-Vegan Hate Mail: Can We Just Eat Meat In Peace? 21

    Your race, religion and political party affiliation aren’t the only markers we use today to sort people into groups. Now, food ideals are playing a huge part in how some people identify with others and how they define themselves....More
  • new pork names similar to beef cuts
    Jun 27, 2013

    New Beef, Pork Names Don’t Do Us Any Special Favors 16

    New meat cut labels lump pork and beef cuts together. Is this good or bad for the industry?...More
  • smithfield get bought out by chinese company
    Jun 24, 2013

    More Foreign Money Entering U.S. Meatpacking Sector

    Smithfield Foods has agreed to sell to a Chinese company. Should the deal go through, two foreign companies will own two venerable names in the meat industry....More
  • Jun 19, 2013

    Does Red Meat Increase Diabetes Risk? 15

    Does red meat increase your chances of getting Type 2 diabetes? A new study released on June 17 by JAMA Internal Medicine has come to that conclusion, recommending that folks consume less red meat to reduce the epidemic of Type 2 diabetes. However, despite the research, I’m waving my B.S. flag on this one, and that doesn’t stand for bachelor of science....More
  • Beef checkoff grilling photo
    Jun 18, 2013

    Consumers Face Sticker Shock At Meat Case This Summer 7

    While you’re spending time in the tractor baling hay this summer, you’ll likely hear the new beef campaign, “Beef, Above All Else,” featuring the voice of actor Garrett Hedlund. Ahead of that, however, the Beef It’s What’s For Dinner website has just been revamped, and the change can’t come soon enough....More
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