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. …


Agri View: Changing Diets

Dan Agri View

Everett Griner talks about the movement encouraging diets to change in today’s Agri View. Everett checks out the “eat less meat” movement is getting people to change their diet cutting eating meat to just fruits and vegetables. Image: Homemade Vegan Pulled Jackfruit BBQ Sandwich with Coleslaw and Chips


Plant-Based Foods Increasing in Popularity

Dan Industry News Release

The use and popularity of plant-based foods are increasing, but that doesn’t mean a change in course for the world population. A recent survey by the restaurant food delivery service GrubHub reported that vegan orders have increased in popularity by 19 percent in 2017. However, the number of vegan or vegetarian consumers has remained around five percent of the world’s …


Hampton Creek Pledges to Market Lab-grown Meat by 2019

Dan Beef, Industry News Release

A leader in the vegan food industry claims lab-grown meat will be on the market by the end of next year. Hampton Creek, the company behind vegan mayonnaise and cookie dough revealed this week it has been secretly developing technology to produce lab-made meat and seafood, or as they call it, “clean meat.” Business Insider reports that if Hampton Creek …