More at Stake in the Battle to Define Meat Than Meets the Eye

March 13, 2018 Marc Brazeau 0

The U.S. Cattlemen’s Association is making a pre-emptive strike against potentially misleading marketing for the next wave of plant meat and other meat alternatives, but the definition is changing fast. Trying to define meat by production process doesn’t play well with where the industry would like to see biotech regulation reformed.

What Constitutes Good Nutrition Advice?

March 12, 2018 Marc Brazeau 0

While affirming the conventional wisdom on What to Eat, two skilled health reporters diverge on What Not to Eat. The divergence underscores two different approaches to giving nutrition advice – outlining an optimal diet or emphasizing a few improvements that people will likely follow?

Why Reducing Post-Harvest Losses is a Priority for Africa

February 28, 2018 Marc Brazeau 0

According to the FAO, 30% of food is lost or wasted along the supply chain every year. This is a whopping 1.3 billion metric tons of food that doesn’t ever reach the consumer. This lost or wasted food could be used to feed 1.6 billion people every year. In Africa, the losses are even higher: between 30% and 50%.

2. Can Manure Sustain Soils?

February 7, 2018 Andrew McGuire 0

Returning manure to the soil that produced it can be a sustainable way of restoring soil organic matter. Too often the organic matter of many farms is pushed through the bottleneck of intensive livestock production to be applied just a few farms. Robbing Peter to pay Paul.