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 »

Blogs, not doctors, guide moms in food information

It’s blogs – not doctors or the government – that today’s social media-driven mothers trust the most on food topics. FULL STORY »

Commentary: Not even Martha is immune from holiday food poisoning

Did you hear? It’s true—the domestic queen herself, Martha Stewart, says she spent her Thanksgiving holiday recovering from salmonella poisoning after handling too many raw birds. Proof that no one is perfect when it comes to food safety during the holidays. FULL STORY »

Everything is better with bacon

Consumer demand is high for bacon in many forms. FULL STORY »

Consumers watch food trends, adjust shopping habits in 2012

A survey shows many issues affecting cattle producers also had an impact on consumers this year and their purchases changed accordingly. FULL STORY »

U.S. Army Corps sees Mississippi River staying open

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers projects no "significant interruption in navigation" on the Mississippi River due to low water levels, a U.S. Senator said on Monday, easing concerns about the potential for a crippling shutdown to river commerce. FULL STORY »

Hurd vs. Consumer Reports – I’ll bet on Hurd

Consumer Reports has been busy this year putting out its pseudo-science and recommendations for the public on what/how they should eat and where they should get it. Scott Hurd, DVM, PhD, has no problem taking them to task on their shaky data. FULL STORY »

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