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|4/8/2015 - The price of ground beef just set another record high in recent days, as a combination of factors including the 2012 drought, which caused ranchers to dramatically thin herds, contribute to its doubling in price since 2010.
As reported by CNS News, the average ground beef price rose to its new record...|
|1/30/2015 - Over 1,000 pounds of ground beef have recently been recalled by Minnesota-based Rancher's Legacy Meat Co., after routine product inspection conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) at the company's facility raised concerns over possible E. coli contamination.(1)
|12/28/2014 - A recent headline in The Spokesman-Review seemed to have been pulled right out of the Old West: "Rustling suspected as Idaho cattle herds vanish." The article describes how three ranchers have had 150 cattle "go missing" over the last few weeks. Those cattle are estimated to be worth $350,000, about...|
|12/3/2014 - Consumption of meat certainly is not for everyone, but hamburger meat is consumed by tens of millions of Americans every day, and when the cost of this staple item rises, it affects the pocketbooks of millions of families, many of which are already having trouble making ends meet.
In the Obama economy...|
|9/20/2014 - During inflationary periods in the 1970s, Betty Crocker introduced "Hamburger Helper" as a way to stretch a struggling family's budget. While the meals themselves were anything but the epitome of good healthy eating, the idea was that at least they were an affordable way for families to put food on...|
|9/1/2014 - Disingenuous claims by the Obama Administration of widespread economic recovery are blighted by new data recently put forth by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). According to the latest figures, the average price of ground beef in the U.S. has now reached $3.884 per pound, the highest amount ever...|
|7/25/2014 - Concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) have sprung up in recent years, confining cattle in as little space as possible, with no room for the animals to roam, with no grass for them to feed on. Genetically modified feed is trough-fed to the animals as they fight for space and trounce in their...|
|7/24/2014 - Yet another reason to remove meat from diets has surfaced, this time from a study that identified the most environmentally harmful animal product in the American diet as beef. (1) The study, which was conducted as part of a collaborative effort from several respectable institutions, aimed to show that...|
|5/3/2014 - Employees in the healthcare industry are now reaping the benefits of healthy, organic food while on the clock, according to UCLA Newsroom.
The Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, have added much healthier choices to their cafeteria menus. Employees can now get...|
|2/7/2014 - Back in 2012, when ABC News broke the story of an industrial beef byproduct being secretly added to children's lunches, the nation was outraged. And a major purveyor of that byproduct, South Dakota-based Beef Products Inc. (BPI), suffered massive losses as a result, which prompted the company to file...|
|8/14/2013 - Earlier today, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc., reportedly told Bloomberg.com that it was considering expanding its supply chain to include sick animals treated with antibiotics. As Bloomberg shockingly reported:
If Chipotle allows sick animals treated with antibiotics to remain in its supply chain,...|
|8/6/2013 - The era of robotic, factory-produced test tube hamburger meat is nearly here. Yesterday, the first stem-cell-grown hamburger "meat patty" was grilled up and consumed by taste testers who declared it edible. The burger cost $332,000 to "grow" in test tubes, a project spearheaded by vascular biologist...|
|3/20/2013 - Did you know that some varieties of beef on the market today come from cattle that has been deliberately modified to grow abnormally large muscles for beef production? A recent segment aired by the National Geographic Channel offers a glimpse into the eerie production of so-called "super cows," which...|
|3/17/2013 - CLA, or conjugated linoleic acid, wasn't discovered until 1979 when researchers applied a beef extract to the skin of mice that were also exposed to a potent toxin. After a 16-week period, the group of mice with the beef extract had 20 percent fewer tumors than those without. Nine years later, in 1987,...|
|12/1/2012 - I have updated the story that originally appeared here with this account after having met Dr. Oz face to face and appeared on his show as a guest for a heavy metals research segment.
This experience drastically altered my opinion of Dr. Oz, and in my view he has become more and more of an "activist"...|
|9/17/2012 5:07:59 PM - A major producer of the infamous "pink slime" meat product that captured headlines back in the spring is suing ABC News, news anchor Diane Sawyer, and several other individuals for what it claims was "a month-long vicious, concerted disinformation campaign" about "lean finely textured beef." Beef Products...|
|9/3/2012 - It may be hard to associate "corruption" with a U.S. government agency (insert dripping sarcasm here), but it's true: Sometimes those stewards of our tax dollars don't spend them very wisely.
At least, that's what cattleman and rancher advocate Michael Callicrate is alleging in a federal suit he...|
|8/21/2012 - As drought conditions persist well into late summer across the majority of U.S. states, agricultural production continues to be well below normal, meaning consumers will literally be paying the price for so much crop destruction.
One product where that has already begun to happen is beef; in fact,...|
|8/13/2012 - It has become all the rage at fancy, high-end restaurants around the world, and many patrons are willing to fork over $100 or more for a single serving of what many celebrity chefs and culinary aficionados consider to be among the highest quality forms of beef in the world. But despite its claimed presence...|
|5/27/2012 - While there's no official definition of the term superfood, the generally implied idea is a fruit or vegetable that is particularly nutritious and beneficial to your overall health and wellness, with high phytonutrient content. By that definition, kale should have a spot in the top ten. If you want...|
|5/8/2012 - Vegetarians and vegans can put up quite the convincing argument when it comes to what they are passionate about - not eating meat. Several have even appeared on this site. With all due respect to them, in the interest of fairness there is another side to the story. Humans are omnivores designed to use...|
|4/25/2012 - It's baaack! Mad cow disease, our favorite prion from planet Bovinopolis, has once again reared its ugly folded protein head in a California dairy cow. It was detected there just a few days ago, but have no fear, courageous American beef eaters: U.S. "authorities" have declared it to be a "random mutation,"...|
|4/2/2012 - Would you knowingly eat ground beef which contained scrap meat items such as muscle connective tissue which had been sprayed with ammonium hydroxide? Would you want your children to eat such ground beef in their school lunches? According to recent revelations, if you or your children eat ground beef...|
|3/29/2012 - For several decades now, the conventional beef industry has secretly been lacing ground beef products with an industrial, ammonia-laced byproduct known as "pink slime," a disturbing fact that recently came to the forefront of national attention after Food Network chef Jamie Oliver first drew attention...|
|3/28/2012 3:13:01 PM - The company, Beef Products, Inc., that created "pink slime", if you'll pardon the expression, beef, stopped producing it because of enormous protests by the public.
For those of you not aware of "pink slime", it is a lower cost ingredient made from fatty bits of meat scraped up from the slaughterhouse...|
|3/18/2012 1:02:07 PM - Most of us know, following a wave of Internet anger about the use of the "pink slime" filler in school lunch hamburgers, that the US Department of A-holes insists that the product is safe.
But first, let's see what it is. It is very low-cost ground beef filler made up of the leftover, fatty bits...|
|3/15/2012 - After garnering nationwide attention for being secretly added to processed hamburgers and beef products, including those served in school lunchrooms, "lean finely textured beef," aka "pink slime," is reportedly on its way out from the menu offerings of McDonald's, Taco Bell, and Burger King. But according...|
|3/12/2012 4:35:07 PM - In perhaps the most amazing display of unmitigated gall since the Journal of Pediatrics declared mercury 'good for kids,' (1) Beef Products Inc. (BPI) told The Daily that its "lean finely textured beef," treated with ammonia, is good for America's schoolchildren. Last week The Daily broke...|
|2/9/2012 - A recent CBS article wrote of wholesale beef prices rising to the point where retail beef sales are dropping. Unhappy customers are asking how much is the beef now instead of where's the beef.
The Department of Agriculture (USDA) claims the cattle herd in the USA is at its lowest since 1952, at only...|
|12/20/2011 - For over 60 years red meat has been vilified for its heart clogging saturated fat & cholesterol content. Poultry products have been marketed as the healthiest animal protein due to their low-fat content. New understandings of health and inflammation now reveal that grass-fed beef is significantly more...|
|9/15/2011 - A number of recent studies about red meat consumption have led to widely publicized advice that eating red meat is unhealthy. However, such studies have often made flawed generalizations. As a result, many people have likely been mislead into believing that red meat is bad in and of itself and may be...|
|7/23/2011 - The Fukushima Prefecture, a roughly 5,300 square mile region in Japan where the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear facility is located, recently conducted an area-wide inspection of local farms after discovering levels of radioactive cesium three-to-six times higher than maximum safety thresholds in...|
|4/17/2011 - Remember all the hubbub about the S.510 "Food Safety Bill" and how it would make your food safe to eat? Well, it turns out those expanded FDA powers do absolutely nothing to even address the safety of fresh meat products, and yet new research reveals that nearly half of all fresh meat and poultry products...|
|3/27/2011 - Lower yields and continually-rising demand has sparked a sharp rise in prices for wheat and beef in the US. And extended drought conditions across Texas, which is the nation's largest cattle producer and second-largest winter-wheat grower, has contributed to the overall US cattle herd now being the...|
|1/29/2011 - The word spread like wildfire across the internet: An Alabama law firm had filed a class action lawsuit against Taco Bell in California, saying its meat fails to meet the definition of beef set forth by the U.S. government (and even that's a pretty low hurdle, if you ask me). The lawsuit claims Taco...|
|9/2/2010 - The conventional U.S. food supply is no stranger to chemicals, pesticides, growth hormones and antibiotics. But a Michigan dairy has violated what minimal restrictions do exist concerning these additives by illegally selling antibiotic-ridden dairy cows to be processed for human consumption over the...|
|8/16/2010 - We already know that cloned beef has entered the food supply both in the United States (http://www.naturalnews.com/023718_food_beef_cloned.html) and the UK (http://www.naturalnews.com/029411_cloned_beef_food.html). Now, thanks to revelations from JR Simplot, a U.S. company specializing in the cloning...|
|6/1/2010 - The USDA's Office of the Inspector General (OIG) recently issued a shocking report (http://www.usda.gov/oig/webdocs/24601-08-KC.pdf) about the condition of the nation's industrial meat supply. It turns out that a lot of the U.S. meat supply is tainted with veterinary drugs, pesticides and heavy metals.
|4/29/2010 - A recent investigation into industrialized agriculture feeding practices has revealed some disturbing information of which many may not be aware. Commercial animal husbandry practices often involve feeding livestock mass amounts of animal waste, including chicken litter, which contains chicken feces,...|
|3/25/2010 - Beef produced in the United States contains dangerously high levels of natural and synthetic hormones, warns Dr. Samuel S. Epstein of the Cancer Prevention Coalition.
According to Epstein, more than half of all beef cows slaughtered in the United States each year have been treated with either the...|
|2/1/2010 - This article has been removed|
|1/5/2010 - If you're in the beef business, what do you do with all the extra cow parts and trimmings that have traditionally been sold off for use in pet food? You scrape them together into a pink mass, inject them with a chemical to kill the e.coli, and sell them to fast food restaurants to make into hamburgers.
|11/6/2009 - There are 14 billion hamburgers consumed each year in the United States alone. The people who eat those burgers, though, have little knowledge of what's actually in them. Current USDA regulations, for example, openly allow beef contaminated with E. coli to be repackaged, cooked and sold as ready-to-eat...|
|10/23/2009 - What do you get when you combine a good operating system with a ridiculously bad idea of a burger? Burger King's news "Windows 7 Whopper," made with 7 beef patties and sold for ¥777 (Yen).
The seven-decker processed beef burger clocks in at 1,000 calories, reports FoxNews. It's offered only...|
|8/31/2008 - Farmers are blasting the role of the food cartels in destroying farm output capacity, creating food shortages and producing monopolistic conditions. In a recent interview for Executive Intelligence Review, Frank Endres, board member of the National Farmers Organization, focused on newly announced acquisitions...|
|8/29/2008 - Farmers are blasting the role of the food cartels in destroying farm output capacity, creating food shortages and producing monopolistic conditions. In a recent interview for Executive Intelligence Review, Frank Endres, board member of the National Farmers Organization, focused on newly announced acquisitions...|
|7/29/2008 - The major cattle cloning companies in the United States have admitted that they have not bothered to try and keep meat from the offspring of clones out of the U.S. food supply, in spite of a request by the FDA several years ago.
"This is a fairy tale that this technology is not being used and is...|
|5/24/2008 - Greetings everyone, this is Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, here reporting for www.Naturalnews.com. I am currently in the rainforest of Southern Ecuador, high in the Andes Mountains. I am not joking. I am actually in a bamboo rainforest here. It is raining so I am under some shelter right now. Unfortunately,...|
|2/22/2008 - Following the unprecedented recall of 143 million pounds of beef that was potentially contaminated with mad cow disease, the USDA has decided that it's okay for children and consumer to eat that beef as long as it is comingled with beef from other cows. This startling decision appeared in a USDA memo...|
|2/21/2008 - According to an internal U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) e-mail obtained by the Chicago Tribune, the USDA waited 18 days after confirming that a Florida teenager had become sick from E. coli-contaminated meat before recommending a recall of the contaminated beef.
Under U.S. law, the USDA is...|
|2/18/2008 - In case you were still curious to learn what really goes on behind the closed doors of beef slaughterhouses, the release of a secret video by the Humane Society (www.HSUS.org) silenced the skeptics and naysayers by revealing the horrifying atrocities committed against diseased cows by slaughterhouse...|
|2/5/2008 - On September 23rd, 2007 a 20 year old Cold Spring, MN woman named Stephanie Smith ate E. coli contaminated ground beef. Five days later, with severe intestinal cramping she was admitted to a local hospital. Today she is in a drug-induced coma at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.
While ethanol production...|
|12/18/2007 - The environmental footprint of producing just over two pounds of beef is greater than that of driving a car for three hours, according to a Japanese study reported on "New Scientist."
A research team led by Akifumi Ogino of the National Institute of Livestock and Grassland Science in Tsukuba, Japan...|
|1/14/2007 - First, a warning: This article may be considered extremely gross or nauseating by some readers. It's about where red meat actually comes from and the mental distortions maintained by people who eat large quantities of animal products. So, a courtesy warning: If you're easily sickened by talk of meat...|
|7/5/2006 - There is new concern over evidence that growth and sex hormones in beef can cause genital abnormalities in boys, and early onset of puberty in girls.
British Veterinary Products Committee (VPC) member and chemical expert John Verall was appointed to the government's VPC to represent consumer interests....|
|9/14/2005 - Welcome to Mad Cow Madness! If you've ever wondered what's really going on with mad cow disease in the United States, here's the real story. Let's talk about this downer cow that was recently confirmed as having mad cow disease. It only took... let's see... seven months for the USDA to confirm that...|
|7/13/2004 - The FDA almost never takes action to protect the public. Instead, the agency's decisions consistently and almost universally protect the financial interests of influential corporations such as pharmaceutical companies or, in this case, beef industry companies. Mad cow disease is real, and it's here...|
|1/22/2004 6:32:44 PM - It seems like virtually every food manufacturer wants to jump on the
"natural" bandwagon, but as sharp consumers already know, the word
"natural" on the label of a food product or meat package doesn't really
mean much: tricky food marketers can use the word "natural" even on
|1/17/2004 7:57:49 PM - Mad cow wouldn't be a problem in the first place if the beef industry
didn't grind up old, diseased cows and feed their parts to other cows.
That mad cow is appearing is simply an inevitable result of utterly
inhumane and filthy practices by corporate beef producers. Now, thanks
to this single...|
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|1/5/2004 1:55:27 PM - Here's an excellent New York Times article on the truth behind the
actions of the USDA on mad cow disease. What's obvious to every thinking
person who has paid attention to this issue is that the USDA is acting
as a beef marketing branch of the U.S. government, not as an agency
tasked with protecting...|
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