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Food and Contamination

By Kat M. A year after the infamous ‘horsemeat scandal’ the UK is in the midst of another food health scare, chickens contaminated with the food bug campylobacter. The Food Standards Agency will publish rates of contamination for each supermarket chain. The industry is bracing itself for the results to be significantly worse than those […]

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Better Foods = More Water-Intensive Foods?

By Dave Uppal In our class on Whole Foods, we discussed the importance of moving our population toward a healthier diet. Students talked about how they felt better when they ate food they bought at Whole Foods and how we could solve a lot of public health crises by eating better. I decided to look […]

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Increasing Animal Insight in the U.S. Beef Value Chain

By Wyatt Smith In IdentiGEN, we learned about a business model presenting substantial opportunity for increasing information on U.S. meat products, but success in penetrating the market. Growing up on a cow/calf beef production operation in Alabama, I developed early interest in the U.S. beef industry and appreciated the opportunity to comment in class about […]

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Your Prius or my Beefy Crumbles?

By Ann Marie Envision a typical American meal from the 1950s. Now envision an American meal in 2000. Which plate contains more red meat? Hint: stories of a move away from the old “meat and potatoes” diet do not play out in the data. In 2000, Americans consumed a whopping 195 pounds of meat per […]

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