A new study conducted by the Weizmann Institute of Science looked at the five main sources of protein in the American diet: dairy, beef, poultry, pork and eggs. They calculated the environmental inputs, or costs, per nutritional unit. Find out the real price of steak.
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Powerful agriculture interests want to declare farming a right at the state level as part of a wider campaign to fortify the ag industry against crusades by animal-welfare activists and opponents of GMOs. The battle could have lasting repercussions for America's food supply.
Cypress Grove Chevre in Humboldt County, Calif., constructs a state-of the-art facility to carry on a decades-long legacy of producing specialty goat cheese.
Supporters of a proposed farming amendment to be added to the Missouri Constitution hope amending the constituion could provide a legal shield against efforts by animal welfare groups to restrict particular farming methods or by organic food advocates to prohibit GMOs.
In a new report on the global beef industry, Rabobank says that the global beef market will regain its positive momentum in Q3, once the current, temporarily high supply has worked through the system. Beef imports to China are historically very high.
A new law in effect this month would increase the amount of money collected from Iowa corn. The state's corn industry has had to fight attempts to disparage high-fructose corn syrup, a sweetener made from corn, as a major contributor to obesity.
The University of California President Janet Napolitano has plans to tackle one of the world's most important problems: food. As a former Homeland Security secretary, Napolitano has issued a new UC Global Food Initiative to safeguard the world's food supply.
This year marks a record for U.S. farmers planting soybeans, with millions of acres of land devoted to the crop. Among the states that planted record amounts include Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota and Wisconsin.
Moving to protect fragile marine life, President Barack Obama announced plans Tuesday to create the largest ocean preserve in the world by banning drilling, fishing and other activities in a massive stretch of the Pacific Ocean between Hawaii and American Samoa.
Crop scientist Sanjaya Rajaram, 71, was named Wednesday as the 2014 recipient of the World Food Prize. He is credited with developing hundreds of varieties of disease-resistant wheat adaptable to many climates and difficult growing conditions.
Dan Brown, a Blue Hill farmer who wanted the right to sell raw milk without being forced to spend thousands of dollars for upgrades to win a state license, lost his appeal to Maine's highest court. Brown was issued a civil summons in 2011 for selling without a license.
Chipotle Mexican Grill — from Australia? The Texas agriculture commissioner says he wants to talk with Chipotle founder Steve Ells after the company decided to import grass-fed beef from Australia because of his beliefs that Australian meat is raised more responsibly.
Manufacturers relying on farmers for the raw material in their products must take a more active role in ensuring the crops are grown in a way that minimizes damage to water soil and environment. General Mills and Unilever have both adopted sustainability programs.
The Center for Food Safety celebrates 15 years of fighting "the big guys" in the industry. With a vision of finding better ways to produce foods, CFS represents farmers, environmental organizations and consumers against powerful corporations and the government.
Grain futures were mostly lower Monday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade, with wheat and oats unchanged. Beef and pork were reported higher on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and agricultural live cattle was 1.20 cents higher at $1.4250 a pound.
The EPA agreed to restore temporary buffer zones for spraying agricultural pesticides along salmon streams in Oregon, California and Washington. The buffers prohibit farmers from spraying on the ground within 60 feet of a salmon stream.
A University of Florida scientist has pinpointed Mexico as the origin of the pathogen that caused the 1840s Irish Potato Famine, a finding that may help researchers solve the $6 billion-a-year disease that continues to evolve and tormet potato and tomato growers.
Cargill released its first global progress report on its activities to support cocoa farmers, communities and the development of a sustainable global cocoa supply chain. The report highlights the progress the company has made since its work began a decade ago.
Four Hawaii farms, Mac Farms, Kelena Farms, Captain Cook Coffee Co. and Kauai Coffee Co., are settling a discrimination lawsuit for a total of $2.4 million over allegations that they exploited hundreds of Thai workers. The lawsuit was filed in 2011.
As the top rice exporter, Thailand hoped to control the market and push prices up. It's unclear if Thailand will maintain the top exporter for the whole year. Thailand said the country exported 3.93 million tons of rice from January to May 20.
J.M. Smucker Co. raised prices for most of its packaged coffee, including Dunkin' Donuts and Folgers brands. The company said it increased prices an average of 9 percent. The price hike came in response to "sustained increases in green coffee costs."
Most commercially grown vegetables and fruits are shipped to Alaska from at least 1,400 miles away. High tunnels extend growing seasons by covering crops for weeks on either end and create tiny microclimates that allow warm-weather crops to grow.
Annie's, a natural and organic foods company based in Berkeley, California, was disappointed with its fourth-quarter results. Annie's said the cost of organic wheat and other ingredients and inputs grew, which hurt its profit in the last quarter.
Coffee! Coffee! Get your coffee! Vendors from across the country are on their way to the St. Louis America's Center convention complex this weekend for the annual trade show. Coffee Fest is one of three held yearly, with similar events in New York and Portland.
The Denver area welcomes Ardent Mills, a joint venture of ConAgra Mills, Cargill and CHS, which began operating yesterday as the nation's largest flour milling company. Some watchdog groups opposed the venture, fearing it could lower prices paid to wheat farmers.
Strategic planning is especially critical for coffee producers to avoid this proliferation of SKUs. While you may not be able to anticipate all of your customers’ unique needs, your strategic plan can establish guidelines and processes to help manage requests.
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