plant based

Clearing the Confusion on Plant-Based or Plant-Forward Diets

Dan Peanuts

Bob Parker, National Peanut Board president and CEO, says that one of the hottest trends these days is plant-based or plant-forward eating. This trend is the result of research that says diets focused on eating more fruits, vegetables, legumes, whole grains, nuts and seeds and less meat and dairy lead to improved health outcomes. Tyron Spearman explains why the term …


Exploring a World without Food Animals

Dan Beef, Cattle, Field Crops, Fruits, Industry News Release, Vegetables

What would happen if U.S. farmers stopped producing animals for food and Americans went vegan? Some have called for a move in that direction to address increasing concerns about U.S. health, eating habits, and climate change. Researchers at USDA‘s Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and Virginia Tech recently explored those questions and found surprising results. Mary Beth Hall, an ARS animal scientist at the U.S. …