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Beef Industry

How Will the Restaurant Industry React to Rising Beef Prices?

Erik Oberholtzer | Posted 05.27.2015 | Taste
Erik Oberholtzer

Beef prices are at historical highs due to low supply, increasing demand, the effects of drought and rising feed costs. Beef prices climbed this past year, and prices are expected to continue climbing 5-6 percent.

Animal Rights Activists Are an Easy Punchline, But Their Cause Deserves Greater Public Advocacy

Bob Cesca | Posted 10.27.2014 | Politics
Bob Cesca

There's nothing wrong with a group of people standing against torture and abuse -- there's nothing wrong with lobbying for humane alternatives -- there's nothing wrong with strongly, perhaps loudly advocating on behalf of the defenseless animals who exist at the receiving end of our collective selfishness and gluttony.

Animal Rights Activists Find A Very Unlikely Ally

The Washington Monthly | Siddhartha Mahanta | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

Independent ranchers and animal rights activists don’t agree about much, except that it’s time to stop using federal tax dollars to support the me...

For The First Time In 100 Years, Americans Are Eating More Chicken Than Beef

Alison Spiegel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

America might think of itself as a nation of beef eaters, but for the first time in over a century, Americans are eating more chicken than beef, Price...

Slaughterhouse Investigation Reveals Nasty Beef Secrets

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 04.18.2013 | Green

"The Way of All Flesh," the cover story of this month's Harper's magazine, may be named after a well-regarded 1903 novel by Samuel Butler, but it incl...

Huge Investigation Uncovers Shocking State Of Big Beef

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 12.12.2012 | Home

This is the origin myth of the food safety system in the United States: The beef industry was a mess, led to awful practices by the profit motives of ...

WATCH: The Hidden Costs Of Hamburgers

Posted 08.02.2012 | Home

Before you tuck into your next hamburger, best think about the consequences. We're not just talking about your waist line: research suggests that the ...

The Dirty Secret About Ice Cream's Connection To Beef Production

Zester Daily | Posted 08.26.2012 | Home
Zester Daily

Everyone who eats ice cream -- or butter, cheese, yogurt, or any other variety of dairy -- participates in beef production by the inescapable facts of nature.

The Perfect Storm: How the Pink Slime Debacle Created Food System Change

Nancy Huehnergarth | Posted 07.03.2012 | Home
Nancy Huehnergarth

Inciting grassroots involvement in food system issues is critical -- yet, until the pink slime debacle, consumer uprisings have mostly eluded the movement. Why did this issue create such a powerful consumer reaction?

Pink Slime Outrage Is Not a Vegetarian Plot

Michele Simon | Posted 06.03.2012 | Home
Michele Simon

During the weekend, the meat industry hosted a massive picnic in Iowa (with what else, free burgers) to show its support for Beef Products Inc, maker of the filler. The event was held, fittingly, at the Tyson Events Center.

Let's Not Give in to Beef Industry "Slimewashing"

Bettina Elias Siegel | Posted 05.20.2012 | Home
Bettina Elias Siegel

The beef industry is pushing back hard in the last few days against opposition to Lean Beef Trimmings, better known as "pink slime."

The Beef Industry Tries to Defend "Pink Slime" and My Response

Bettina Elias Siegel | Posted 05.14.2012 | Home
Bettina Elias Siegel

Three fast food giants -- McDonald's, Burger King and Taco Bell -- have discontinued their use of "Pink Slime." But while fast food customers can vote with their dollars, students must passively consume whatever the federal government sees fit to feed them.