Daily Archives: April 1, 2015

Many producers and lawmakers are asking, “Where’s the beef?” in proposed dietary guidelines

Many producers and lawmakers are asking, "Where’s the beef?" in proposed dietary guidelines

Sarah Te Slaa

KTIV

There could be some changes in the government’s guidelines for what we eat and how much we need, but not everyone is happy about it. We all know the basics of a good healthy diet… fruits, vegetables, and lean protein. But the protein part in the new proposed dietary guidelines is what’s causing an uproar among many producers and lawmakers.

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This drug, banned in Europe, Russia and China, may be in your lunch

This drug, banned in Europe, Russia and China, may be in your lunch

Reuters

Editor’s note: Stories of this ilk are included in the blog to inform those in our industry how agriculture is being presented to and perceived by the public.

If you eat meat in any country in the European Union, or even in China or Russia, you don’t have to worry about getting a dash of ractopamine with your pork or beef. All these nations ban the use of the growth-promoting drug.

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Ground beef has health benefits

Ground beef has health benefits

Blair Fannin

Southwest Farm Press

Ground beef is actually a healthy choice. “We can increase the fat and marbling throughout the production cycle, but for many years there’s been this perception among consumers that too much fat in ground beef isn’t a good thing.

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