Meat survey: Consumers picking convenience over price

Today’s consumers are growing increasingly interested in convenience-based meat, a trend that shows value-priced meats becoming less of a priority. FULL STORY »

Commentary: Putting food prices in perspective

Drought has caused many across our nation to worry about the future of food prices. While we can’t predict the market, we can count on farmers and ranchers to keep food prices low through improved efficiency and technology. FULL STORY »

GAO: U.S. risks financial exposure from climate change

The U.S. government is at high risk of financial exposure from climate change, the Government Accountability Office said on Thursday, two days after President Barack Obama vowed to tackle the issue with or without Congress' help. FULL STORY »

Frugal diners, higher costs could squeeze restaurants in 2013

Penny-pinching diners plan to eat out more this year and spend less on each meal, according to a new forecast released by consulting firm AlixPartners on Wednesday. FULL STORY »

Fruits, veggies not necessarily better for the planet than meat

A nutritious diet that includes lots of fruits and vegetables might not be the greenest in its environmental impact, according to a new study from France. FULL STORY »

Study finds benefits of moderate meat consumption

A British study shows moderate consumption of red meat provides levels of essential minerals for people who currently consume lower-than-recommended amounts. FULL STORY »

IHOP, Applebee's removing gestation-sow stalls from the menu

Restaurant giant, DineEquity, Inc., became the third company this week to announce their decision to end the use of gestation-sow stalls in their pork supply chain. DineEquity’s policy change will affect food served at 3,500 IHOP and Applebee's restaurants. FULL STORY »

Au Bon Pain eliminating gestation-sow stalls

Boston-based café bakery Au Bon Pain has announced it is committed to ending the use of gestation-sow stalls and will require its pork suppliers to completely phase out the stalls by 2017. FULL STORY »

EU meat tax proposed

The Swedish government is pushing for a meat tax to help curb the environmental impact of meat production, but officials don’t want to stop there. They would like to see the meat tax enacted throughout all of the European Union. FULL STORY »

Nebraska farmers offer consumers food for thought

Nebraska consumers are being challenged to learn more about their state’s agriculture, and in the process they could also win a year of free groceries from the group Farmers Feed Us. FULL STORY »

Can agriculture meet the challenge of feeding 9 billion people?

Population growth over the next 40 years will require more food production, estimated to be an additional one billion tons of cereal grains and 200 million tons of meat. FULL STORY »

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