Editorial

Insects: They’re what’s (not) for dinner

Americans love meat, but as pork, beef and poultry prices soar to record highs, will insects ever be a viable protein option for our squeamish consumers? FULL STORY »

New coalition puts the heat on Congress to fix COOL

The battle over the United States’ mandatory country-of-origin-labeling (COOL) law is heating up again as a new coalition of U.S. industry groups are pressuring Congress to take action ahead of an anticipated World Trade Organization decision whether or not the COOL law is compliant with trade obligations. FULL STORY »

Sjostrom: Fat won’t make you fat – Part 2

Butter is back, whole milk sales are up, and lard dinners are a new fad in New York City. We’ve been part of one of the worst-tasting experiments of all time. FULL STORY »

FSIS issues details for testing for both Salmonella, E. coli

As it moves closer to its intended June 29, 2014, implementation date to begin the enhanced testing protocols, FSIS recently issued a notice providing instructions for inspectors to follow. FULL STORY »

Chicago Council strategizes response to climate and food security

After examining the impact of human-induced climate change on agriculture—along with an overview of climate science—and the reasons that agriculture needs to take immediate steps to adapt to climate change, the publication, “Advancing Global Food Security in the Face of a Changing Climate”, produced by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs outlines a series of strategies that they believe will both mitigate the impact of climate change and advance global food security. FULL STORY »

Ties to the past, eye on the future Play video

Lynda Stuart and her family run a Virginia ranch that has operated continuously since 1774. At the BIF conference, she outlines how the operation has adapted to modern times, using artificial insemination, crossbreeding and feedyard data to improve genetic progress. FULL STORY »

Jolley: The insanity of ag-gag laws

Salon magazine, that curious publication covering news, politics and entertainment (wait a minute, isn't politics news?) just published a story that should gag almost everyone who thinks ag gag laws are a great idea. FULL STORY »

Commentary: So sue me!

On a regular basis, people file outrageous lawsuits against food companies for astronomical damages. But when they profess vegetarianism as the cause of their ‘injuries, it gets ridiculous. FULL STORY »

Cattle markets push higher

Across the board, cattle markets pushed higher the third week of June, according to the latest data from the Sterling Beef Profit Tracker. FULL STORY »

133 billion pounds of food trashed in 2010

A recent USDA survey found Americans are wasting a disproportionate amount of meat, poultry and fish. FULL STORY »

Beef, veal prices up nearly 10 percent in first 5 months of 2014

The latest Consumer Price Index data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture indicates food prices increased 0.4 percent in May and are up 2.5 percent compared to May 2013 CPI data. FULL STORY »

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