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  • Meat Sector Leads Food Price Inflation

    10/20/2021 8:26:11 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 29 replies
    agweb.com ^ | 10/14/21 | Greg Henderson
    Food prices climbed 4.5% last month, the sixth consecutive month of increases, according to the Consumer Price Index for Food. The increase was led by the meat sector, with the “meat” basket of goods up 12.6% from a year ago while the poultry index was 6.1% higher. The September data, generated by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, follows a 3% gain in August and 2.6% gain in July. The surge marks the fastest level of growth since March 2009. The rapid increase in food prices has many meat industry analysts worried about the impact on beef demand. The Livestock...
  • Unhappy with prices, ranchers look to build own meat plants

    10/19/2021 8:09:02 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 16 replies
    CBS 2 Iowa ^ | 10/16/2021 | SCOTT McFETRIDGE
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Like other ranchers across the country, Rusty Kemp for years grumbled about rock-bottom prices paid for the cattle he raised in central Nebraska, even as the cost of beef at grocery stores kept climbing. He and his neighbors blamed it on consolidation in the beef industry stretching back to the 1970s that resulted in four companies slaughtering over 80% of the nation’s cattle, giving the processors more power to set prices while ranchers struggled to make a living. Federal data show that for every dollar spent on food, the share that went to ranchers and...
  • Ranchers launch effort to build own meat plants to fight against low beef prices

    10/17/2021 12:04:49 AM PDT · by blueplum · 69 replies
    Fox ^ | 16 October 2021 | Michael Lee
    Like other ranchers across the country, Rusty Kemp for years grumbled about rock-bottom prices paid for the cattle he raised in central Nebraska, even as the cost of beef at grocery stores kept climbing... Federal data show that for every dollar spent on food, the share that went to ranchers and farmers dropped from 35 cents in the 1970s to 14 cents recently. It led Kemp to launch an audacious plan: Raise more than $300 million from ranchers to build a plant themselves, putting their future in their own hands.... ...Crews will start work this fall building the Sustainable Beef...
  • The Great Reset of Beef Consumption

    09/25/2021 7:11:58 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 148 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 9/21/21 | Janet Levy
    "You are not going to eat beef in the future — I one hundred percent guarantee it." Political commentator and rancher Glenn Beck stresses each of those words at the beginning of his recent video. He explains that in the not too distant future, public land will not be used for cattle grazing, resulting in government-imposed meat shortages. Beck worries that our food supply will be crippled by the globalists, and Americans will no longer have control over what they eat, how it is processed, and what it costs. Globalist advocates of the New World Order are promoting so-called "sustainability"...
  • Could feeding cows seaweed make climate-friendly steaks? [barf]

    09/16/2021 5:38:39 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 09.14.2021 | Tim Schauenberg
    Cattle for milk and meat production are responsible for about 9% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Methane — a gas about 25 times more climate-damaging than CO2 but which breaks down after just a decade — is spewed into the atmosphere in large quantities each time the 1 billion cows on the planet burp and fart. And while scientists have shown that eating less meat is a necessary step to greening the farming sector — particularly in industrialized countries, where the average person eats three times as much as in poorer ones — world leaders have mostly avoided policies to...
  • Biden administration plans tougher action to rein in meat prices

    09/12/2021 2:55:30 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 77 replies
    REUTERS ^ | September 8, 2021
    WASHINGTON, Sept 8 (Reuters) - The Biden administration plans to take a tougher stance toward meatpacking companies it says are causing sticker shock at grocery stores. Four companies control much of the U.S. meat processing market, and top aides to President Joe Biden blamed those companies for rising food prices in a blog on Wednesday. As part of a set of initiatives, the administration will funnel $1.4 billion in COVID-19 pandemic stimulus money to small meat producers and workers, administration aides said in the blog post. They also promised action to "crack down on illegal price fixing." Four companies slaughtered...
  • The price of BEEF has risen 59.2%

    09/10/2021 3:56:16 PM PDT · by RandFan · 83 replies
    Washington Times ^ | September 10, 2021 | By Dave Boyer and Kery Murakami
    Wholesale prices soared 8.3% in August from a year ago, the biggest annual gain since the Labor Department began tracking the inflation data in 2010 and potentially another sign of trouble for President Biden’s big-spending agenda. The Labor Department reported Friday that its producer price index — which measures inflationary pressures before they reach consumers — rose 0.7% last month from July after increasing 1% in both June and July. Wholesale food prices rose 2.9% in August and have climbed 12.7% in the past year. The price of beef has risen 59.2%.
  • Meat wars: why Biden wants to break up the powerful US beef industry

    08/25/2021 3:57:53 PM PDT · by devane617 · 51 replies
    thegaurdine ^ | 08/252021
    Meat wars: why Biden wants to break up the powerful US beef industry Both the planet and US politics have heated up in tandem over recent decades, but few sectors have stewed in controversy quite like America’s beef industry. Four super-powered meatpackers control more than 80% of the US beef market, an extraordinary concentration of market power that the Biden administration is not happy about. A recent executive action signed by the president aims to increase competition in the beef industry, with the White House noting that, over the past five years, “farmers’ share of the price of beef sales...
  • Tax-Funded Research: Britons Could Live off Bug Meat by 2030 Because ‘Net Zero’

    08/01/2021 12:46:47 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/30/2021 | KURT ZINDULKA
    Burgers made of bugs will replace beef in the British diet within a decade in order to hit the green agenda ‘net zero’ government targets, a Great Reset-style taxpayer-funded review has predicted.The UK Research and Innovation Council (UKRI) said that meat substitutes made from insects, such as mealworms and crickets, are more environmentally friendly as they require less space and feed compared to traditional bovine burgers.“Although methane inhibitors in feed could reduce emissions by around 30 per cent, meat is still one of the highest-impact foods,” the UKRI said per The Sun.The public body, which is funded by the Department...
  • McDonald's Burger Factory Blockaded by Activists (UK)

    07/15/2021 3:48:36 AM PDT · by Libloather · 30 replies
    Newsweak ^ | 7/15/21 | Ewan Palmer
    Climate change and animal rights protesters in the U.K. have blocked entry to a factory which makes burgers for McDonald's while demanding the fast-food chain moves to an entirely plant-based menu. Around 50 activists from the Animal Rebellion group have set up camp and formed a blockade at the OSI Food Solutions factory in Scunthorpe, England, in a bid to cause "massive disruption" to McDonald's supply chain. **SNIP** "More generally, McDonald's represents the broader meat and dairy industry, which we want to see a transition to a plant based food system, which in line with reports and science which shows...
  • Udderly brilliant! Scientists discover microbes in cow stomachs that can break down PLASTIC — representing a sustainable way to reduce litter

    07/02/2021 8:02:11 PM PDT · by blueplum · 49 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 2 Jul 2021 | Ian Randall
    Microbe communities found in the stomach of cows can break down plastic, potentially offering a sustainable way to help reduce litter, a study has found. Specifically, the organisms come from the rumen — the first and largest of the four compartments that make up the bovine stomach.... ...The team found that the microbes from the cows' rumens were capable of breaking down all three plastics — PET, PBAT, PEF — with the powdered versions, with their greater surface areas to attack, unsurprisingly breaking down faster than the films. Moreover — compared to the results of similar studies conducted using single...
  • Where's the Beef? Thanks to Russian Hackers, It's Ever Closer to Home

    06/15/2021 4:08:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 15, 2021 | Salena Zito
    MURRYSVILLE, Pennsylvania -- Elaine Noll is standing in front of the cherry white and blue stand for Billy's Country Smokehouse at the local farmers market. Wrapped around her left arm is a canvas bag filled with local roots and vegetables she purchased. She is now listening as Shirley Stana explains to her the different fresh and smoked meats she has in her cooler from the local farm. "I've always liked to purchase fresh vegetables from the local farmers markets," Noll says of her armload of beets, turnips and kale. "It is more than just about supporting local farms. The vegetables...
  • Pasvik, the River that tells the High North (between Finland, Norway and Russia)

    04/10/2020 1:10:14 PM PDT · by texas booster · 32 replies
    The Barents Observer ^ | April 09, 2020 | Olivier Truc
    ...So it is no coincidence that when the opportunity arose, we chose the Pasvik River, the river that forms the border between Norway, Russia and Finland. For one simple reason: the Pasvik River alone tells the story not only of the High North, but also of the continent. Nothing less. We followed it from Lake Inari in Finland, where it originates, to Kirkenes, where it flows into the Barents Sea. From the depths of Lapland, where it tells History, to the Arctic Ocean, where it meets future. The Pasvik border can be summed up like this, stories of reindeer and...
  • War on Beef: Corporate censors come for the chefs

    04/27/2021 10:18:54 AM PDT · by rktman · 106 replies
    Americanthinker.com ^ | 4/27/2021 | Monica Showalter
    For any person — or publication — wanting to envision a more sustainable way to cook, cutting out beef is a worthwhile first step. Almost 15 percent of greenhouse gas emissions globally come from livestock (and everything involved in raising it); 61 percent of those emissions can be traced back to beef. Cows are 20 times less efficient to raise than beans and roughly three times less efficient than poultry and pork. It might not feel like much, but cutting out just a single ingredient — beef — can have an outsize impact on making a person's cooking more environmentally...
  • Condé Nast title 'Epicurious' axes beef recipes

    04/27/2021 12:17:26 AM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/26/2021 | Thomas Moore
    Condé Nast's food media brand Epicurious has stopped publishing recipes with beef in them, it announced Monday. "In an effort to encourage more sustainable cooking, we won't be publishing new beef recipes on 'Epicurious,' " the company stated. "Beef won't appear in new 'Epicurious' recipes, articles, or newsletters. It will not show up on our homepage. It will be absent from our Instagram feed," the publication added. However, old beef content already on its website will not be removed, the brand said, and beef recipes may also appear in its recipe galleries which use archival content that is "lightly updated...
  • Biden’s Climate Plan Limits Americans to 4lbs of Beef Per Year, Would Kill Montana Economy

    04/25/2021 12:21:50 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 151 replies
    Montana Daily Gazette ^ | 04/24/2021 | Staff
    Biden’s new climate plan will strip Montana of a vital industry and bankrupt our ranchesSenator Jon Tester (D) wears his agricultural credentials on his sleeve, eagerly relaying to Montana’s farmers and ranchers each campaign how much he supports ag producers, considering he is one. Tester’s family runs an organic farm near Big Sandy, where he pops in to take campaign photos every half-decade or so. But with Biden’s new climate orders in place, the days of Montana’s cattle ranchers being able to conscientiously vote Democrat may soon be over.Montana’s farming and ranching industry accounts for more than 3.6 billion dollars...
  • Heartland Republicans Unite to Defend Meat Against Liberal Attack ( Colorado )

    03/20/2021 8:16:25 AM PDT · by george76 · 38 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | MARCH 19, 2021 | Matthew Foldi
    GOP rallies around meat industry in response to attack by Colorado's Jared Polis... The red meat wars have hit America. Republican governors representing heartland states are uniting in support of the cattle industry in response to calls from Jared Polis, the Democratic governor of Colorado, to move his state away from eating meat. The herd of Republican governors of Nebraska, Iowa, Wyoming, and Montana has taken issue with Polis's call for Saturday, March 20, to be observed as "MeatOut Day," during which residents are asked to replace meat with a plant-based alternative. All four Republican governors issued proclamations in response,...
  • Meat In or Meat Out? Several rural Colorado communities reject Gov. Polis’ proclamation

    03/19/2021 10:11:54 AM PDT · by real saxophonist · 41 replies
    KDVR ^ | Mar 19, 2021 | Lisa D'Souza
    Meat In or Meat Out? Several rural Colorado communities reject Gov. Polis’ proclamation by: Lisa D'Souza Posted: Mar 19, 2021 WELD COUNTY, Colo. (KDVR) — Saturday marks Colorado’s first ever “Meat Out Day”, a proclamation ushered in by Gov. Jared Polis to encourage people to explore the benefits of plant-based diets. But not everyone is happy about the concept. An estimated two dozen rural counties are rejecting the proclamation, celebrating “Meat In Day” instead. Weld Co. commissioners say they feel like the governor’s proclamation is an insult to Colorado’s ranchers and farmers, noting that Weld Co. brings in about $2...
  • Bill Gates: Rich nations should shift entirely to synthetic beef

    02/16/2021 7:14:34 AM PST · by karpov · 85 replies
    MIT Technology Review ^ | February 14, 2021 | James Temple
    ... Q: Do you think plant-based and lab-grown meats could be the full solution to the protein problem globally, even in poor nations? Or do you think it’s going to be some fraction because of the things you’re talking about, the cultural love of a hamburger and the way livestock is so central to economies around the world? A: For Africa and other poor countries, we’ll have to use animal genetics to dramatically raise the amount of beef per emissions for them. Weirdly, the US livestock, because they’re so productive, the emissions per pound of beef are dramatically less than...
  • World's first lab grown 3D bioprinted RIBEYE STEAK that's just as tender and juicy as....

    02/09/2021 1:45:38 PM PST · by dennisw · 100 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 9 February 2021 | JOE PINKSTONE
    Raising the steaks: World's first 3D bioprinted RIBEYE STEAK that's 'just as tender and juicy as one you'd buy from a butcher' is unveiled The 3D bioprinted ribeye steak is real meat but requires no animals to be killed Cells from a swab are grown in a lab and then used to create the replica meat No price has yet been revealed for the ribeye and it could be three years before it is commercially available E A juicy ribeye steak is a treat for many, but meat eating is increasingly falling out of fashion due to ethical and environmental...