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  • New Record: Pound of Ground Beef Tops $4 for First Time

    09/17/2014 11:19:06 AM PDT · by C19fan · 58 replies
    CNS News ^ | September 17, 2014 | Ali Meyer
    Although the overall Consumer Price Index dropped by 0.2 percent in August, the price index for food rose 0.2 percent, with the average price for a pound of ground beef rising to $4.013 per pound--the first time it has ever topped $4 per pound. In July, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average price for a pound of ground beef had been $3.884 per pound—which was the record price up to that point. From July to August, the average price jumped 12.9 cents, an increase of 3.3 percent in one month.
  • Average Price of Ground Beef Hits All-Time High

    08/20/2014 5:47:09 AM PDT · by xzins · 69 replies
    CNS ^ | August 19, 2014 | Ali Meyer
    (CNSNews.com) – The average price for all types of ground beef per pound hit its all-time high -- $3.884 per pound -- in the United States in July, according to data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). That was up from $3.880 per pound in June. A year ago, in July 2013, the average price for a pound of ground beef was $3.459 per pound. Since then, the average price for a pound of ground beef has gone up 42.1 cents--or about 12 percent. Five years ago, in July 2009, the average price for a pound of...
  • Average Price of Ground Beef Hits All-Time High

    08/19/2014 1:57:06 PM PDT · by george76 · 67 replies
    CNS News ^ | August 19, 2014 | Ali Meyer
    The average price for all types of ground beef per pound hit its all-time high -- $3.884 per pound -- in the United States in July, according to data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). That was up from $3.880 per pound in June. A year ago, in July 2013, the average price for a pound of ground beef was $3.459 per pound. Since then, the average price for a pound of ground beef has gone up 42.1 cents--or about 12 percent. Five years ago, in July 2009, the average price for a pound of ground beef...
  • Cargill to close beef plant, cites cattle shortage

    07/30/2014 1:43:43 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 30, 2014 4:14 PM EDT
    Cargill plans to close a Milwaukee beef-processing plant which employs about 600 people on Friday due to a shortage of cattle. A Midwest drought in 2011 and 2012 hurt cattle levels, said Cargill spokesman Mike Martin. Now, many herders are breeding the cattle they have and not selling them. U.S. beef cattle herd is at its lowest level since 1951, Cargill said. …
  • Scientists find beef production harmful to the environment (yeah, this again)

    07/26/2014 7:02:00 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 25/07/2014 - 08:12
    Production of beef is nearly ten times more damaging to the environment than any other form of meat production, according to a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. American scientists measured the environment inputs required for beef production and concluded that beef cattle need 28 times more land and 11 times more irrigation water than pork, poultry, eggs or dairy. […] The scientists calculated that the amount of resources required for all the feed consumed by edible livestock and worked out the amount of hay, silage and concentrates such as soybeans required by the...
  • Return of 'pink slime': Customers flock back to controversial meat 2 years after sales plunged

    06/16/2014 4:50:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | June 16, 2014 | Bryan Keogh
    The leftover beef trimmings derisively known as 'pink slime' is making a comeback two years after a series of graphic news broadcasts devastated sales. Two of the largest makers of the ground beef product are reporting a rebound in customers thanks in part to rising prices of its higher-quality counterparts. Average ground beef prices have jumped 10 per cent this year to an all-time high of $3.808 per pound in April, according to the Bureau of Labor. Cargill Inc's sales of finely textured beef have tripled since March 2012, and the agriculture company now has about 400 customers for the...
  • Holy Cow! How Will You Celebrate Father’s Day?

    06/15/2014 5:18:13 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 6-15-2014 | MOTUS
    Still haven’t decided what to serve Pop for your Father’s Day cookout? Why not try your hand at a homemade version of Lady M’s new favorite burger: The Holy Cow!The “Holy Cow” includes an insouciant “wink” at the NSA’s “ICU”  programBrought to my attention by Gerard at American Digest and 'splained by Sploid, the “Holy Cow” was engineered by Red’s True Barbecue and is,“basically like sandwiching an entire cow” between the bun. Here’s what you’ll need. Carpaccio beef and olive (that’s the eyeball “winking” at you) 21-hour Texas-smoked brisket Juicy Lucy (melted cheese hidden inside a 100% steak burger) A...
  • Where’s the Beef? Michelle Obama's Kids’ Recipe Contest Winners Are Mostly Meat-Free

    06/11/2014 4:41:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    cns news ^ | 6/11/14
    (CNSNews.com) - The White House announced on Wednesday that judges have picked 54 children whose “healthy lunchtime” recipes have earned them a trip to Washington, D.C., to dine with First Lady Michelle Obama next month. Beef and pork producers may not be pleased to learn that of all the recipes chosen from every U.S. state and territory, only a handful have meat as an ingredient if their title is any indication – Chi-Irish Sheppard’s Pie, Mexican Haystack and Mediterranean Kabob. Instead, vegetables, fish and poultry dominate the list. Winning recipes include “Veggie Spaghetti,” “Over the Rainbow Veggie Pancakes,” “Mo-Rockin' Meatless...
  • Woman Smashes Record by Eating 72-Ounce Steak in Under Five Minutes… Then She Did It Again

    05/27/2014 7:57:00 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 107 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 05-27-2014 | Mike Opelka
    Molly Schuyler, 34, reportedly weighs in at 120 pounds. However, on Monday, the professional competitive eater may have added to that total after she consumed two steaks, each weighing 72 ounces. Moreover, she accomplished this feat in under 15 minutes.
  • The 8 Hottest Steak Trends Across America

    04/23/2014 6:04:17 PM PDT · by kingattax · 39 replies
    Zagat ^ | 2-11-14 | By Kelly Dobkin
    It may have started with female-friendly chainlets like STK in the early 2000s, but lately chefs and restaurateurs all over the country are redefining the steakhouse in new and unexpected ways. Below, we've rounded up some of the most notable carnivorous trends of the last year - and shared our picks for the best places in the country to try them yourself. Vegetarians, turn away now.
  • Soaring Food Inflation Full Frontal: Beef, Pork And Shrimp Prices Soar To Record Highs

    04/17/2014 6:29:53 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 34 replies
    We previously noted that both beef and pork (courtesy of the affectionately named Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus) prices have been reaching new all time highs on an almost daily basis. It is time to update the chart. Below we show what a world in which the Fed is constantly lamenting the lack of inflation looks like for beef prices...
  • Sticker shock at the steak house; beef prices highest in 27 years

    04/15/2014 3:08:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    Edd Hendee reached into the chilled glass case containing cold cuts of steak, the classic Texas entrée upon which he built his restaurant and his fortune, proudly showing off his merchandise like a jeweler displaying his diamonds. “This is a center cut filet,” he said. “It’s the very best filet you can possibly buy. And that’s why it’s expensive.” And lately, at the Taste of Texas restaurant in west Houston, it’s become even more expensive. “When the price goes from just under $20 a pound to us wholesale to almost $25 a pound, that’s almost a $5 increase in this...
  • Beef prices hit all-time high in U.S.

    04/09/2014 3:42:47 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 68 replies
    latimes.com ^ | April 8, 2014 | David Pierson and Tiffany Hsu
    Come grilling season, expect your sirloin steak to come with a hearty side of sticker shock. Beef prices have reached all-time highs in the U.S. and aren't expected to come down any time soon. Extreme weather has thinned the nation's beef cattle herds to levels last seen in 1951, when there were about half as many mouths to feed in America. "We've seen strong prices before but nothing this extreme," said Dennis Smith, a commodities broker for Archer Financial Services in Chicago. "This is really new territory." The retail value of "all-fresh" USDA choice-grade beef jumped to a record $5.28...
  • Beef Prices Surge Most In A Decade As Food Inflation Soars

    03/19/2014 9:06:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 3/19/14 | tyler durden
    Just a month ago we warned that food inflation was on its way. Today we got the first confirmation that problems are on their way. While headline data washes away the nuance of what eating, sleeping, energy-using human-beings are paying month-in and month-out, the fact, as WSJ reports, that beef prices surged by almost 5% in February - the biggest change since Nov 2003 - means pinching consumers and companies pocketbooks that are still grappling with a sluggish economic recovery. "Things are definitely more expensive," exclaimed on mother of three, "I can't believe how much milk is. Chicken is crazy...
  • Price of Ground Beef Climbs to Another Record High

    03/18/2014 8:47:09 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 46 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 18, 2014 - 2:49 PM | Ali Meyer
    The seasonally adjusted price index for uncooked ground beef jumped 3.8 percent from January to February, as the average price for a pound of 100-percent ground chuck rose from approximately $3.59 in January to a new record high of $3.73 in February, according to data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The BLS’s seasonally adjusted price index measures the relative change in the price of product from a baseline of 100. From January to February, the price index for uncooked ground beef rose from 248.864 to 258.323, its highest level ever. The 258.323 price index also indicates that...
  • Cow Injures Two in Escape From Abattoir

    03/12/2014 4:30:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    The Local ^ | 12 Mar 2014
    A cow injured two men in central Germany on Wednesday while making a break for freedom from an abattoir. One of the victims was so badly hurt he had to go to hospital. A farmer in Hesse planned to take the eight-year-old cow to slaughter. But as he was unloading her from the truck, she bolted, injuring the 66-year-old driver on her way out. The animal raced about 500 metres away from the abattoir at Tann near Fulda at around 10am, eventually coming across two brothers who were walking down the road carrying tools. One of the men, a 53-year-old...
  • Question: Beef Sausage Patties

    03/03/2014 6:50:25 AM PST · by Yosemitest · 41 replies
    Mar 3, 2014 | Yosemitest
    Why can't I buy all-beef sausage patties, any more? It seems that none of the grocery stores are selling them.
  • Tomorrow’s hamburger may cost as much as today’s steak - Beef prices expected to rise through 2016

    02/22/2014 8:47:27 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 69 replies
    marketwatch.com ^ | Feb. 21, 2014 | Catey Hill
    Beef: It’s what you can’t afford for dinner — for years to come. Retail beef prices are near record highs. During 2013, the price consumers paid for ground beef climbed roughly 5%, according to government data beef price data released Thursday finds that consumers paid an average of nearly $3.50 per pound for 100% ground beef. What’s more, experts say that climbing beef prices are here to stay. The USDA’s Economic Research Service projects that beef prices will rise faster than almost anything else this year. Don Close, a cattle economist with Rabo AgriFinance says he thinks prices this year...
  • Inside McDonald's quest for sustainable beef

    01/17/2014 10:49:28 AM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 65 replies
    Greenbiz,com ^ | January 6 2014 | Joel Makowr
    Today, McDonald’s announces that it will begin purchasing verified sustainable beef in 2016, the first step on a quest to purchase sustainable beef for all of its burgers worldwide.
  • Special Report: Lost hooves, dead cattle before Merck halted Zilmax sales

    01/01/2014 5:56:02 PM PST · by fella · 69 replies
    Reuters ^ | 30 Dec 2013 | By P.J. Huffstutter and Tom Polansek
    (Reuters) - The U.S. beef industry's dependence on the muscle-building drug Zilmax began unraveling here, on a sweltering summer day, in the dusty cattle pens outside a Tyson Foods Inc slaughterhouse in southeastern Washington state. As cattle trailers that had traveled up to four hours in 95-degree heat began to unload, 15 heifers and steers hobbled down the ramps on August 5, barely able to walk. The reason: The animals had lost their hooves, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture documents reviewed by Reuters. The documents show the 15 animals were destroyed. The next day, the hottest day of the...
  • Robot hamburger factory makes 360 Gourmet Burgers every hour...

    12/11/2013 2:31:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 85 replies
    Next Big Future Blog ^ | December 5, 2013 | Brian Wang
    Momentum Machines robot enables a restaurant can offer gourmet quality burgers at fast food prices. It does everything employees can do except better: * it slices toppings like tomatoes and pickles immediately before it places the slice onto your burger, giving you the freshest burger possible. * their next revision will offer custom meat grinds for every single customer. Want a patty with 1/3 pork and 2/3 bison ground to order? No problem. * Also, our next revision will use gourmet cooking techniques never before used in a fast food restaurant, giving the patty the perfect char but keeping in...
  • Any cattlemen out there?

    12/03/2013 2:18:20 PM PST · by TheRhinelander · 119 replies
    self | 12/3/2013 | TheRhinelander
    Any cattlemen out there? I'm thinking about raising one for meat. It would be more like free range veal as I'd get it in April and slaughter it in October. Any experience? Is this a good idea? I'm trying to avoid hay which is expensive. Is that long enough to get good weight? Anything to watch out for?
  • Early snow kills thousands of cattle in SD

    10/07/2013 6:29:58 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 306 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 7, 2013 7:10 PM EDT | Chet Brokaw
    A record-breaking storm that dumped 4 feet of snow in parts of western South Dakota left ranchers dealing with heavy losses, in some cases perhaps up to half their herds, as they assess how many of their cattle died during the unseasonably early blizzard. Meanwhile, utility companies were working to restore power to tens of thousands of people still without electricity Monday after the weekend storm that was part of a powerful weather system that also buried parts of Wyoming and Colorado with snow and produced destructive tornadoes in Nebraska and Iowa. At least four deaths were attributed to the...
  • America’s best chain steakhouses

    08/23/2013 2:25:11 PM PDT · by Sopater · 170 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 23, 2013
    There comes a time in just about everyone’s life when they feel the urge to eat some red meat. Sure, a supermarket steak cooked in a frying pan might suffice, but there’s nothing quite like the experience of going to one of those big chain steakhouses. We’ve come to depend on these places for a good steak and a cold beer, enjoyed in a comfortable and just-boisterous-enough atmosphere, with an overall experience that leaves you full and content. From sea to shining sea, it’s our right to have unrestricted access to chain steakhouses, darn it, and for that reason we...
  • Lab-grown burger tasted at event in London, said to require ketchup (Lacks FAT)

    08/05/2013 6:15:11 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 25 replies
    Engadget ^ | August 5, 2013 | Sharif Sakr
    A couple of tasters, who claim they're unpaid and impartial, are currently chomping their way through some very expensive artificial flesh at a publicity event in London. According to the BBC's science correspondent Pallab Ghosh, who is also at the gathering, the main feedback so far is that the meat -- which is presented as a burger -- isn't as juicy or tasty as the real thing, mainly because it's totally lean. The substance was created by a team at the University of Maastricht, with funding from none other than Google visionary Sergey Brin. Lead researcher Prof. Mark Post doesn't...
  • Info for this weekend's Grill fun: A Guide to Steak Cuts

    07/19/2013 6:27:56 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 46 replies
    The Daily Meal ^ | Jun 28, 2013
    Every summer weekend, grill masters and barbecue beginners alike will raise their tongs in pursuit of the perfect steak. But once grilling season is in full-swing, you may get tired of your go-to cut, or you may be on the hunt for more affordable options to feed the crowd. Choosing a new steak cut for your summer gathering doesn't have to be intimidating.
  • Israelis brand selves in solidarity with animals

    06/27/2013 1:59:04 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    AP via Yahoo! News ^ | June 27, 2013
    JERUSALEM -- Sasha Boojor squirmed and struggled as black-clad masked men yanked him out of a cage and branded him with a hot iron. While the smell of seared flesh was disturbing, he said, this shocking and painful act was worth it: He was showing solidarity with animals that suffer branding on farms around the world.
  • Giant T-Rex Burger, sold at Brandon Wendy’s, now extinct

    06/12/2013 7:03:21 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 24 replies
    Winnipeg Sun ^ | June 12, 2013 | Jim Bender
    Just when the Wendy’s in Brandon was getting the most publicity it has had in years, its burger buzz was killed. The Huffington Post created a sensation when it released a story Tuesday about the T-Rex Burger, a nine-patty monstrosity priced at $21.99 that was only being sold at the Brandon restaurant. The burgers were born after a fictional ad appeared in an edition of Sports Illustrated magazine nine years ago. Customers started requesting the artery-clogger and Wendy’s management had obliged almost daily for the past nine years — despite the fact it was not actually listed on the menu....
  • Germany drops its longest word: Rindfleischetikettierungsüberwachungsaufgabenüber

    06/03/2013 11:53:46 AM PDT · by DFG · 67 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | 06/03/13 | Jeevan Vasagar
    Germany's longest word - Rindfleischetikettierungsüberwachungsaufgabenübertragungsgesetz - a 63-letter long title of a law regulating the testing of beef, has officially ceased to exist. The word - which refers to the "law for the delegation of monitoring beef labelling", has been repealed by a regional parliament after the EU lifted a recommendation to carry out BSE tests on healthy cattle. German is famous for its compound nouns, which frequently become so cumbersome they have to be reduced to abbreviations. The beef labelling law, introduced in 1999 to protect consumers from BSE, was commonly transcribed as the "RkReÜAÜG", but even everyday words...
  • A New Reason Why Red Meat, and Some Energy Drinks, May Be Bad for Our Heart

    04/09/2013 2:35:06 PM PDT · by neverdem · 59 replies
    ScienceNOW ^ | 7 April 2013 | Jennifer Couzin-Frankel
    Our guts are awash in bacteria, and now a new study fingers them as culprits in heart disease. A complicated dance between the microbes and a component of red meat could help explain how the food might cause atherosclerosis. The work also has implications for certain energy drinks and energy supplements, which contain the same nutrient that these bacteria like chasing after. Red meat is considered bad news when it comes to heart health, although studies aren't consistent about how much can hurt and whether it always does. Furthermore, it's not clear which components of meat are doing harm. Various...
  • New culprit for red meat health risks

    04/08/2013 1:49:21 PM PDT · by neverdem · 14 replies
    Chemistry World ^ | 8 April 2013 | Emma Stoye
    Gut bacteria may convert a nutrient found in red meat into a compound that can damage the heartThe link between red meat and poor heart health has traditionally been blamed on cholesterol, but new evidence suggests this isn't the whole story. US researchers found that carnitine, a nutrient found in red meat, is converted into a metabolite that promotes cardiovascular disease by gut bacteria. This may mean that the popular practice of taking carnitine supplements to build muscle is unwise.‘The cholesterol and saturated fat content of red meat is not sufficient to account for increased cardiac risk,’ says lead author...
  • Meat industry to reboot labels to help consumers

    04/04/2013 10:27:11 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 14 replies
    www.wtop.com ^ | 04-04-13 | J.M. HIRSCH
    <p>Don't know your pork butts from your rump roasts? It may be getting a little easier.</p> <p>The American meat industry is rolling out a refresh of the often confusing 40-year-old system used for naming the various cuts of beef, pork, lamb and veal. That's because the system -- the Uniform Retail Meat Identification Standards, or URMIS -- was designed more for the needs of retailers and butchers than for the convenience of harried shoppers more familiar with Shake 'n Bake than boneless shank cuts.</p>
  • Pork chops are now ribeyes as U.S. meat industry renames cuts

    04/04/2013 5:25:31 PM PDT · by markomalley · 70 replies
    Reuters ^ | 4/4/2013 | P.J. Huffstutter
    BBQ fans, brace yourselves: "Pork butt" will soon be a thing of the past. In an effort to boost sales just ahead of the U.S. grilling season, and make shopping at the meat counter a bit easier, the pork and beef industries are retooling more than 350 names of meat cuts to give them more sizzle and consumer appeal. The revised nomenclature emerged after two years of consumer research, which found that the labels on packages of fresh cuts of pork and beef are confusing to shoppers, said Patrick Fleming, director of retail marketing for trade group National Pork Board....
  • Obama EPA Illegally Hands Over Info on Livestock Producers to Extremist Animal Rights Groups

    03/23/2013 11:38:00 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | March 23, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    When the Obama EPA is not spying on cattle and pork ranches with drones, they’re illegally releasing information on livestock producers to far left extremist groups. The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the National Pork Producers are furious after the Obama Environmental Protection Agency illegally gave information on livestock farmers to extremist animal rights groups. Farm Futures reported: NCBA and the National Pork Producers Council are both furious with EPA for handing extremist groups illegally gathered data on farmers who operate confined animal feeding operations. NCBA said early this week it was notified by the EPA that the agency had...
  • Aldi confirms up to 100% horsemeat in beef products

    02/10/2013 5:22:22 AM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 41 replies
    guardian.co.uk ^ | Saturday 9 February 2013 08.20 EST
    Aldi became the latest supermarket to confirm its withdrawn beef products contained up to 100% horsemeat. "We believe that the two particular cases of the frozen burgers from Tesco and the lasagne from Findus are linked to suppliers in Ireland and France respectively. We and the Food Standards Agency are working closely with the authorities in these countries, as well as with Europol, to get to the root of the problem," Owen Paterson said. The Metropolitan police said in a statement it was not carrying out a criminal investigation. "Although we have met with the FSA we have not started...
  • Sweet times for cows as gummy worms replace costly corn feed

    09/24/2012 4:08:33 PM PDT · by Altariel · 15 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | September 23, 2012 | Carey Gillam
    ANSAS CITY, Missouri (Reuters) - Mike Yoder's herd of dairy cattle are living the sweet life. With corn feed scarcer and costlier than ever, Yoder increasingly is looking for cheaper alternatives -- and this summer he found a good deal on ice cream sprinkles. "It's a pretty colorful load," said Yoder, who operates about 450 dairy cows on his farm in northern Indiana. "Anything that keeps the feed costs down." As the worst drought in half a century has ravaged this year's U.S. corn crop and driven corn prices sky high, the market for alternative feed rations for beef and...
  • Red meat is blamed for one in 10 early deaths

    03/12/2012 4:48:53 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 60 replies
    Red meat is blamed for one in 10 early deaths The Department of Health was last night urged to review its guidance on red meat after a study found that eating almost half the daily recommended amount can significantly increase the risk of dying early from cancer and heart disease. By Rebecca Smith, Medical Editor 10:00PM GMT 12 Mar 2012 Small quantities of processed meat such as bacon, sausages or salami can increase the likelihood of dying by a fifth, researchers from Harvard School of Medicine found. Eating steak increases the risk of dying by 12%. The study found that...
  • Extreme Drought Hits Much of US; Ranchers Sell Herds as Feed Costs Skyrocket

    07/15/2012 6:59:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 15, 2012 | Mike Shedlock
    <p>Corn, soybean and wheat prices have soared lately due to poor crop estimates amid extreme drought conditions in 26 states.</p> <p>The blistering summer and ongoing drought conditions have the prompted the U.S. Agriculture Department to declare a federal disaster area in more than 1,000 counties covering 26 states. That's almost one-third of all the counties in the United States, making it the largest distaster declaration ever made by the USDA.</p>
  • “Pretty Please” is Not Enough. Why FDA Should Ban Subtherapeutic Use of Antibiotics in Livestock

    04/16/2012 8:51:02 AM PDT · by Sopater · 4 replies
    Food & Water Watch ^ | April 13th, 2012 | Sarah Borron
    For decades, farmers have given livestock low doses of antibiotics in their feed to speed growth and prevent infection. And, for decades, scientists and public health officials have warned that this practice, known as “subtherapeutic use,” leads to the creation and spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Antibiotic-resistant bacteria have grown more common both in people and in meat at the grocery store. Doctors encounter patients with infections that are harder to treat and last year, we saw a massive food recall—the third-largest recall of meat in USDA’s records—thanks to antibiotic-resistant Salmonella in ground turkey.The FDA acknowledges there’s a problem, but has...
  • Industrial poultry about to get even crappier — literally

    04/05/2012 7:41:56 PM PDT · by Eyes Unclouded · 15 replies
    Grist ^ | 3 Apr 2012 | Rachel Cernansky
  • Majority of 'pink slime' production suspended

    03/26/2012 11:27:45 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 39 replies · 42+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 03/26/2012 | Betsy Blaney
    The company that makes "pink slime" suspended operations Monday at three of four plants where the beef ingredient is made, saying officials would work to address recent public concern about the product. Beef Products Inc. will suspend operations at plants in Amarillo, Texas; Garden City, Kan.; and Waterloo, Iowa, according to Craig Letch, the company's director of food safety and quality assurance. The company's plant at its Dakota Dunes, S.D., headquarters will continue operations. "We feel like when people can start to understand the truth and reality then our business will come back," Letch said. "It's 100 percent beef."
  • Soaring Beef Prices Force Shoppers To Find Other Foods [Spam Alert - REALLY!]

    02/01/2012 2:07:38 AM PST · by Lmo56 · 22 replies
    CBS Philly ^ | 1/30/12 | Oren Liebermann
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) -- At Cappuccio’s Meats in the Italian Market, the cuts of beef are cutting into the profits. “Every week when I talk to my suppliers, I’m amazed by how much it’s going up,” said owner Domenick Crimi. Beef prices soared more than 10 percent last year according to the Department of Agriculture, and they will likely go up at least another 5 percent this year. “It bumps up a bit, comes down a tiny bit, then it bounces again, and when it bounces, it goes up another dime, 15, 20 cents,” said Crimi, “and sometimes that’s in a...
  • Animal rights activists take credit for burning of Harris Ranch cattle trucks

    01/10/2012 4:04:32 PM PST · by jazusamo · 52 replies
    Fresno Bee ^ | January 10, 2012 | Jim Guy
    Animal rights activists are behind the burning of cattle trucks at the Harris Ranch truck lot early Sunday, according to a statement from the purported arsonists. The statement, released Monday, describes how the fire, which heavily damaged 14 tractors and several trailers, was set and says the attack was aimed at "the horrors of factory farming." Spokeswoman Nicoal R. Sheen of the Animal Liberation Press Office, which released the statement, said the office doesn't take part in illegal actions but distributes communiqués from those who do. Fresno County sheriff's spokesman Chris Curtice said detectives are looking into the claim. He...
  • The Beefbreaker: Oscar Yedra Wants His Cut of the New Meat-Carving Movement

    11/20/2011 10:19:12 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    San Francisco Weekly ^ | Wednesday, Nov 16 2011 | Lauren Smiley
    There is nothing subtle about a 200-pound, fat-flanked steer hindquarter slung on a man's back. The sight brings out the red-blooded Neanderthal in even the Mason-jar-wine and skinny-jeans crowd at Oakland's Eat Real Festival in September. Despite the event's civilized sponsorship partners, like Whole Foods and Prius, the spectators roar and whistle as if a gladiator had entered the Colosseum. The charge is visceral, vaguely sexual. "Kill somebody!" one man yells. Staffers hang up the leg by its heel on a hook. "Bring on the ketchup!" "Give us some scraps!" The crowd sees a naked animal carcass, arguably as provocative...
  • Udder confusion: Cows flee cops on Marsha Sharp Freeway

    10/14/2011 1:26:01 PM PDT · by atomic conspiracy · 35 replies
    KCBD Lubbock ^ | 10-14-2011 | Staff
    LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Two cows caused a traffic jam Friday morning when they got loose on the Marsha Sharp Freeway. The cows were being loaded up from the Texas Tech Animal and Food Sciences Center when they made a break for it. It took a combination of 10 police units and ropers from the Texas Tech ranching team to catch them both. One cow was caught off the MSF between Quaker Avenue and Slide Road. The other cow jumped through a law office window before being captured on 19th Street and Avenue Q behind Lubbock High School. The cows...
  • Kazakhstan flies in US cows (bred to withstand brutal cold) to boost beef industry

    10/14/2011 5:25:55 AM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies
    King 5 ^ | 10/10/11
    Kazakhstan flies in US cows to boost beef industryAssociated Press Updated Monday, Oct 10 at 12:01 PM BISMARCK, North Dakota (AP) — Hundreds of North Dakota cows bred to withstand brutal cold are being shipped in jumbo jets to Kazakhstan to help build the nation's beef industry. **SNIP** North Dakota is known for its harsh winters and hardy livestock, Price said. North Dakota cows typically have thicker coats and more marbling and fatty tissue, state agriculture officials say. More than 2,600 pregnant cows and heifers were shipped last year on Boeing 747 freighters from North Dakota to Astana, the capital...
  • Tochigi's Tactics to Sell Its Beef: Make Children Eat to "Prove" It's Safe (Fukushima)

    10/04/2011 12:11:45 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 10 replies
    ex-skf.blogspot.com ^ | October 3, 2011 | Ex-SKF
    One of the very popular propaganda campaigns by the governments is to use children to appeal safety. Since the national government, prefectural governments, municipal governments all do it, producers and wholesalers must feel they are not just allowed but encouraged to do the same, and they join in with the governments to exploit small children so that they (think they) can sell their stuff, whatever they are peddling. Here's the latest from Tochigi Prefecture, where radioactive cesium in the beef exceeded the national provisional safety limit by wide margin and the shipment of the meat had been halted in August,...
  • Police called after man butchers cow in his driveway

    09/07/2011 8:14:23 PM PDT · by flowerplough · 99 replies
    Ogden(?) Standard-Examiner ^ | 6 Sep | Gurrister
    Charges may ensue for an Ogden man who startled the neighbors by butchering a cow in his driveway over the weekend. Police were called to the scene at 1:44 p.m. Sunday after the cow's owner began harvesting the animal. A patrolman was responding to a caller who saw a cow being trailered to the home in the 2700 block of Gramercy Avenue. The caller then reported hearing the cow's audible mooing, followed by what sounded like a gunshot, said Police Lt. Troy Burnett. Then the mooing stopped. The patrolman's report said when he arrived at the scene a half-block above...
  • Time to reboot thinking on trans fats –- natural trans fats from dairy and beef are good

    09/07/2011 8:10:09 AM PDT · by decimon · 15 replies
    Global Dairy Platform ^ | September 7, 2011 | Unknown
    Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Sept. 7, 2011: Not all trans fats are created equal and it's time for a change in nutrition labels in North America to reflect this, particularly when it comes to dairy and beef products. According to a scientific review published in the latest edition of Advances in Nutrition, natural trans fats produced by ruminant animals such as dairy and beef cattle are not detrimental to health and in fact show significant positive health effects. Some evidence even links these natural trans fats to reduced risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer. "The body of evidence clearly points to...
  • Drought and Hay Shortage Affect Prices and Herds

    08/31/2011 6:35:25 AM PDT · by stillafreemind · 11 replies
    Yahoo/AC ^ | August 30th, 2011 | Sherry Tomfeld
    The severe drought started in Texas and now ranges up to southeast Iowa. Hay sought by farmers and ranchers for their cattle, and by homesteaders and horse lovers. Those people who have a horse or two or a handful of cattle, goats, or sheep are suffering as bad as the large producers. Why? Small hay bales that used to be $3.00 are selling for up to $9.50 in southeast Iowa. Large bales are well over $100.00 in places.