Archive for the 'Agriculture and Sustainability' Category

Abuse is NOT Sustainable

Lower mortality rates means less animals need to be produced to meet the demands of the consumers and less meat is wasted because of poor quality (major effect of stressed animals, quality of meat plummets). Proper handling, adequate treatment, and ample attention to animal health, comfort, and care are all steps that need to be taken to avoid abusive situations as well as maintain efficient and sustainable production of pork.

November 22nd, 2009
Topic: Agriculture and Sustainability Tags: None

Cooler Talk

As I stood in the cooler the other day, packing hundreds of steaks for research, I was asked what I thought to be the strangest question: ‘what is your favorite steak?’ Hmmm…. I had never thought about it before. As much as I am a fan of meat, I don’t typically eat red meat; it [...]

July 15th, 2009
Topic: Agriculture and Sustainability, For Reference Tags: None

Mending the Food Chain

The American idea of agriculture has shifted. For a country whose whole basis is in agriculture, it barely occupies a moment of time in our brain. Except, of course, when something goes wrong; and because it has taken up so little of our daily thoughts, we have pushed it right out of our lives, our [...]

July 4th, 2009
Topic: Agriculture and Sustainability Tags: None