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White House wants $1.2bn to fight antibiotic-resistant bacteria, looming superbug epidemic

White House wants $1.2bn to fight antibiotic-resistant bacteria, looming superbug epidemic | Morgan | Scoop.it
The White House has called for increased investment to fight antibiotic-resistant bacteria to prevent resurgent diseases once thought eradicated and new superbugs that similarly gain strength thanks to the modern penchant for profligate antibiotic...
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​Beef jerky: Not just a gas station staple

​Beef jerky: Not just a gas station staple | Morgan | Scoop.it
One of humankind's most primal foods, preserved meat, is shedding its junk food status and attracting gourmet taste buds
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Red Meat Production by State (This Year vs. Last Year)

Red Meat Production by State (This Year vs. Last Year) | Morgan | Scoop.it
“The United States produced 4.136 billion pounds of red meat in December 2014, up 600K pounds from December 2013.”
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Critics say research center harms farm animals to increase meat production

Critics say research center harms farm animals to increase meat production | Morgan | Scoop.it
“At a remote research center on the Nebraska plains, scientists are using surgery and breeding techniques to re-engineer farm animals to fit the needs of the 21st-century meat industry.”
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Burst In Brisket's Popularity During Nationwide Beef Shortage Means Higher ... - The Consumerist

Burst In Brisket's Popularity During Nationwide Beef Shortage Means Higher ... - The Consumerist | Morgan | Scoop.it
“While brisket lovers may be rejoicing to see Texas-style barbecue restaurants popping up around the nation and fast food chains like Arby's sticking the tender meat on the menu, its newfound popula...”
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New York City Half Marathon fueled by beef - Rapid City Journal

New York City Half Marathon fueled by beef - Rapid City Journal | Morgan | Scoop.it
“PIERRE | The South Dakota Beef Industry Council (SDBIC) and the New York Beef Industry Council (NYBIC) have once again teamed up to promote beef through the Northeast Beef Promotion”
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Climbing beef prices doing little to curb consumers' taste for cow, area ... - LubbockOnline.com

“Cows can't jump over the moon, but beef prices are skyrocketing nonetheless. So, what's the beef? That's a question many cattle herders may be hearing since their supply is tight, which is pushing up meat prices to more than $6 a pound.”
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Myth of Sustainability by Dr. McPherson

“"He's a wealth of knowledge on many key environmental topics, from global warming to peak oil, and he's an excellent instructor," said Darlene DeHudy, the MC...”
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The aging American farmer | Pork Network

The aging American farmer | Pork Network | Morgan | Scoop.it
One of the most well known trends in American agriculture is the aging farmer. Year after year, the average age of the U.S. farmers has increased. This trend was confirmed, yet again, with the release of the 2012 USDA Census of Agriculture.
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Increasing Food-Safety Education in Schools Could Reduce Foodborne Illness in Kids | Food Safety News

Increasing Food-Safety Education in Schools Could Reduce Foodborne Illness in Kids | Food Safety News | Morgan | Scoop.it
“RT @nehaorg: Increasing Food-Safety Education in Schools Could Reduce Foodborne Illness in Kidshttp://t.co/N7UTXVNWKT”;
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Temple Grandin: Animal Behavior and Welfare

“Temple Grandin, an animal welfare expert and designer of livestock facilities, lectured at Kennedy Hall Feb. 24 during her last visit to campus as a Rhodes C...”
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The US Meat Animal Research Center and the Agro-Industrial Complex - Huffington Post

The US Meat Animal Research Center and the Agro-Industrial Complex - Huffington Post | Morgan | Scoop.it
“Every day factory farms and the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center inflicts shocking cruelties on animals. They don't want to have to modify their production methods one bit or give the animals even a few inches of extra space or a quick death....”
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Food safety rules target pathogens in poultry - CBS News

Food safety rules target pathogens in poultry - CBS News | Morgan | Scoop.it
“UDSA proposes new standards to try to reduce salmonella and other contaminants, but do they go far enough?”
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Beef production down 14 per cent

Beef production down 14 per cent | Morgan | Scoop.it
Beef production is expected to drop 14 per cent in 2015 as the national cattle herd continues to decline.
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Research: Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria May Travel Via Feedlot Dust | Food Safety News

Research: Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria May Travel Via Feedlot Dust | Food Safety News | Morgan | Scoop.it
“There have been many concerns raised in recent years about the overuse of antibiotics on farms, but the effect such uses have on human health is not fully understood. Researchers at Texas Tech University are now suggesting that airborne dust could be a pathway for antibiotic-resistance bacteria to travel from feedlots to human environments.”
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Environmental scientists find antibiotics, bacteria, resistance genes in ... - Phys.Org

Environmental scientists find antibiotics, bacteria, resistance genes in ... - Phys.Org | Morgan | Scoop.it
“After testing dust in the air near cattle feedlots in the Southern High Plains, researchers at The Institute of Environmental and Human Health at Texas Tech University found evidence of antibiotics, feedlot-derived bacteria and DNA sequences that...”
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Chris Kresser - Are Red Meat and Saturated Fat Really Bad for You?

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Implications of 2014 beef cow slaughter for 2015 - CattleNetwork.com

Implications of 2014 beef cow slaughter for 2015 - CattleNetwork.com | Morgan | Scoop.it
“U.S. beef cow slaughter during 2014 was 2.6 million cows, the first time this number has been below 3 million since 2006. Since 1990, when beef cow slaughter falls below 3 million, the beef cow inventory normally sees an increase the following year.”
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Cargill pork plant suspends slaughter operations after equipment failure

Cargill pork plant suspends slaughter operations after equipment failure | Morgan | Scoop.it
“CHICAGO, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Cargill's Beardstown,Illinois plant, which processes 19,500 hogs a day, suspendedslaughter operations on Friday due to an equipment breakdown, acompany spokesman said in”
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Obama to Request Research Funding for Treatments Tailored to Patients’ DNA

Obama to Request Research Funding for Treatments Tailored to Patients’ DNA | Morgan | Scoop.it
“President Obama’s budget will seek hundreds of millions of dollars for “personalized medicine,” a proposal that is expected to receive bipartisan support in Congress.”
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After Suspending Supplier, Chipotle Takes Pork Off Menu in 600 Stores - New York Times

After Suspending Supplier, Chipotle Takes Pork Off Menu in 600 Stores - New York Times | Morgan | Scoop.it
“The unidentified meat supplier failed a routine audit to ensure that it met the company’s animal-welfare standards, causing a shortfall in the main ingredient in carnitas.”
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Study Suggests Country-of-Origin Labeling Has Not Hurt U.S. Meat Imports | Food Safety News

Study Suggests Country-of-Origin Labeling Has Not Hurt U.S. Meat Imports | Food Safety News | Morgan | Scoop.it
Study Suggests Country-of-Origin Labeling Has Not Hurt U.S. Meat Imports - Food Safety News http://t.co/D573WSNcv6 @HealthFerret
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Exclusive: USDA Secretary orders update of agency’s animal welfare research strategy

Exclusive: USDA Secretary orders update of agency’s animal welfare research strategy | Morgan | Scoop.it
“CHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has directed agency staff to create and send him an updated Animal Welfare Strategy plan within 60 days, according to an internal memo reviewed by Reuters.”
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EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Walmart ups the ante on food safety - Meat & Poultry (registration)

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Walmart ups the ante on food safety - Meat & Poultry (registration) | Morgan | Scoop.it
“One-stop complete news resource for news, ideas, trends, innovations, issues and more that impact the meat and poultry processing industry.”
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USDA reviewing animal welfare concerns at federal research center - Reuters

USDA reviewing animal welfare concerns at federal research center - Reuters | Morgan | Scoop.it
“CHICAGO, Jan 21 (Reuters) - The federal AgricultureDepartment is looking into recent media reports overcontroversial animal welfare conditions at its U.S. Meat AnimalResearch Center in Nebraska, it”
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