Tyson profit misses estimates, full-year sales forecast cut

Tyson Foods Inc, the largest U.S. meat processor, reported a weaker-than-expected quarterly profit as shoppers and restaurants switched to cheaper chicken from beef, and the company cut its full-year sales forecast. FULL STORY »

Teens who eat more protein at breakfast eat fewer calories later

Teenage boys and girls who chronically skip breakfast have a new and tasty weapon in the fight against obesity. FULL STORY »

Canada mulls retaliation against U.S. over meat-origin dispute

Canada is prepared to take "extensive retaliatory measures" against the United States unless it complies with a WTO order to redesign its meat labels, Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz said on Tuesday. FULL STORY »

Commentary: Meat cuts get confusing new monikers

I came across a news story this morning from NBC’s "Today Show" that reported a group within the meat industry is moving toward renaming some of our favorite meat cuts in order to make them “more consumer-friendly.” FULL STORY »

Don't look for cheaper food yet, even as grain prices drop

Consumers can't yet bank on a year of cheaper food, despite predictions for bulging grain crops in the United States and other major global producers that have dragged futures prices back from last year's record highs. FULL STORY »

Trust in food

Consumers are confused about food and food production, and many do not know whom to trust for food information. But the good news is, many trust farmers and ranchers more than other information sources, and first-hand exposure to production agriculture tends to improve consumers’ perceptions of food production. FULL STORY »

Project focuses on improving food pantries in rural food deserts

Ohio State University Extension is taking part in a five-year, $4 million grant to help isolated communities increase availability of nutritious foods. FULL STORY »

Ball Park brand adds rookie to lineup

Gearing up for opening day of baseball season, Ball Park brand, the maker the official hot dog of the Detroit Tigers, has announced the addition of a new hot dog variety to its product line-up: Ball Park Lean Franks. FULL STORY »

DuPont, Monsanto partner on new soybeans

DuPont and Monsanto announced a series of technology licensing agreements that will expand the range of seed products they can offer farmers. FULL STORY »

Papa John’s raises the bar with premium pork toppings

Any way you slice it, pork is proving that “Better ingredients. Better pizza” is more than a slogan at Papa John’s restaurants. FULL STORY »

Pork Checkoff helping consumers beat the winter 'blahs'

Roasts, casseroles and slow-cooker dishes define cold-weather comfort food, and a new retail promotion is encouraging consumers to satisfy all their comfort food cravings with pork. FULL STORY »

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