The seasonal grilling period is poised to increase demand for meat, according to statistics compiled by Oklahoma State University. The Food Demand Survey found consumers’ willingness-to-pay for steak increased nine percent this month. Meanwhile, consumers say their willingness-to-pay for chicken breast increased 1.2 percent, and 2.45 percent for pork chops, compared to levels indicated in April. Consumers noted a decrease …
Meat companies in Brazil lost the U.S. equivalent of $1.52 billion after the nation’s federal police announced an investigation into a tainted meat scandal. Meat industry publication Meatingplace reports an economic measure of the losses discovered the declines that followed an investigation which stopped virtually all exports from Brazil for a brief time. The bulk of the losses were attributed …
Brazil’s tainted meat corruption probe uncovered tainted meat samples and will result in the closure of some processors. As part of the investigation, the nation found eight samples of meat out of 302 tested positive for bacteria contamination.
A group of South Dakota state Congress members has introduced a bill that would require retail beef products sold in the state to bear a country-of-origin label.
A recent study published in Nature magazine found that human brain evolution would not have been possible without eating meat. The report stated energy saved from less chewing and the calorie-rich, nutritious benefits of meat played a large role in the evolution of the human brain.
Everett Griner talks about a farmer raising table meat in today’s Agri View.
U.S. Cattlemen’s Association Disappointed in Brazil Announcement The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced yesterday that the U.S. will resume importing fresh, frozen or chilled, beef products from Brazil.