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Ranchers' Beef: Slogan Isn't American Enough

Cattle producers say marketing campaign is milking them to pay for foreign, fake products

(Newser) - Cattle producers for 35 years have been bankrolling one of the nation's most iconic marketing campaigns, but now many want to end the program that created the “Beef. It's What's for Dinner” slogan. What's the ranchers' beef? It's that their mandatory fee of $1...

Feds Are Changing 'Product of USA' Meat Rules

That 'product of USA' often isn't, it turns out

(Newser) - It's something White House press secretary Jen Psaki learned "that I found a little outrageous," she says: Most grass-feed beef bearing the label "product of USA" is no such thing. Rather, it's raised and slaughtered abroad and then brought to the US for processing, and...

Where's the Beef? Not in This Popular Site's Recipes Anymore

Epicurious' move is in the name of sustainable cooking, but not everyone is happy about it

(Newser) - Food and cooking website Epicurious made a big announcement on Monday, with some critics saying it's a "drastic" one. "Epicurious is cutting out beef," the site, which falls under the Conde Nast umbrella, posted in a tweet , explaining that beef will no longer be included in...

Someone Is Stealing Hot Tubs and Lots of Beef in Canada
Thieves Steal 7 Hot Tubs
With Simple Scheme
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Thieves Steal 7 Hot Tubs With Simple Scheme

They arrived at warehouse with a truck and false paperwork

(Newser) - It was only after the transport truck had pulled away from the loading docks, loaded up with seven hot tubs worth more than $110,000, that workers at a Canadian spa company in Thorsby realized they'd been robbed. And it wasn't the first time such a heist had...

Hog Farmers Face 'Gut-Wrenching' Decision
Meat Shortage Affecting
One Fast-Food Chain's Menus
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Meat Shortage Affecting One Fast-Food Chain's Menus

Some Wendy's locations don't have burgers

(Newser) - Despite President Trump's executive order dictating that meat processing plants stay open , the specter of meat shortages is being felt across the US—and customers of at least one fast-food chain are taking notice. Bloomberg notes that Wendy's has long advertised itself as offering hamburgers made from fresh...

Taco Bell Announces Big Recall After Customer Finds Metal

2.3M pounds of seasoned ground beef has been yanked from restaurants, distribution centers

(Newser) - Yo quiero Taco Bell, but that side of metal slivers—not so much. CNN and USA Today report the fast-food chain recalled about 2.3 million pounds of seasoned beef Friday from distribution centers and restaurants in nearly two dozen states after a customer says they found a metal shaving...

Reducing Red Meat May Not Be Worth It
Reducing Red Meat
May Not Be Worth It
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Reducing Red Meat May Not Be Worth It

Researchers say link to cancer, heart disease is weak

(Newser) - Researchers taking a fresh look at the hazards of eating red meat believe they may have killed a sacred cow of nutritional advice. In a paper published in the Annals of Internal Medicine , an international group of experts says evidence that red meat causes heart disease and cancer is weak...

McDonald's Phases In Switch to Fresh Beef

At least for Quarter Pounders; most restaurants will be in line by May

(Newser) - McDonald's conversion to fresh beef in its Quarter Pounders is speeding up. The company said the switch is now in effect at 3,500 restaurants in cities including Miami, Orlando, Atlanta, and Nashville, reports Reuters . By May, the change will be in effect in most of its 14,000...

McDonald's Ditches Frozen Patties in a Second Burger

The 'Archburger' is being tested in Tulsa

(Newser) - McDonald's is testing the use of fresh beef in another burger, the latest move by the fast food chain to swap out frozen beef as it seeks to improve its image. The company said Tuesday that the new burger, called Archburger, is being tested in seven McDonald's restaurants...

Indian Mob Kills Muslim Man Who Was Transporting Cows

As one Indian state makes slaughtering cows punishable by life in prison

(Newser) - A Muslim man beaten by a mob that accused him of transporting cows for slaughter has died in western India, police said Wednesday, in the latest violence by Hindu vigilante groups enraged over treatment of the animal they consider sacred. Pehlu Khan died late Tuesday of injuries sustained when he...

Your Ground Beef May Now Include Heart
Your Ground Beef
May Now Include Heart
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Your Ground Beef May Now Include Heart

Feds change guidelines

(Newser) - Ground beef heart might sound a little less appetizing than ground beef—but it might also be what you're actually eating, reports Consumerist . A 1981 policy under the Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (page 24 here ) decrees that meat from a cow's heart,...

McDonald's Is Testing Fresh Beef in Its Burgers

Starting with 14 restaurants in Dallas

(Newser) - McDonald's says it's testing fresh beef at 14 restaurants in Dallas, but claims it's too early to say whether fresh beef could replace its frozen patties nationally, the AP reports. The company says the test is limited to its quarter pounder patties. "Like all of our...

20-Foot Tapeworm Found Living Inside Man
 20-Foot Tapeworm 
 Found Living Inside 
 Raw-Beef-Loving Man 
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20-Foot Tapeworm Found Living Inside Raw-Beef-Loving Man

He lost up to 22 pounds in three days

(Newser) - Squeamish readers be warned: The South China Morning Post reports a Chinese man was recently found to have a 20-foot tapeworm living inside his intestines. According to Live Science , the 38-year-old man went to the doctor last spring after losing up to 22 pounds over the course of three days....

5% of China's Beef to Come From Huge Cloning Factory

BoyaLife says it will produce 100K bovine embryos per year

(Newser) - Facing a serious meat shortage as its population continues to grow and industrialize, China is set to open the world's largest animal-cloning factory in the first half of 2016. But it's not just cloning and raising cattle for beef. Commercial genetics company BoyaLife , which is building the center...

Where's the Beef? Trucker Steals 40K Pounds of Meat

The missing beef is worth $110,000

(Newser) - Where's the beef? That's what authorities would like to know after someone stole 40,000 pounds of it from a meat plant in central Pennsylvania. State police say it happened last Saturday at Nicholas Meat near Loganton. According to troopers, a trucker loaded $110,000 worth of meat...

3rd Muslim Man Killed Over Beef

This time, an 18-year-old burned to death

(Newser) - For the third time in less than a month, a Muslim man has been killed over beef. In the most recent incident, an 18-year-old truck driver was burned in the cab of his truck in an Indian-controlled part of Kashmir Oct. 9 because he was suspected of transporting beef; he...

India Mob Brutally Kills Man Over Rumor He Ate Beef

They beat him with bricks until they crumbled, his family says

(Newser) - The mob came in the night while Mohammad Akhlaq slept, smashing in his door and dragging him from bed, then beating him to death with bricks until the blocks crumbled in their hands, reports the Washington Post . Why? "They accused us of keeping cow meat," Akhlaq's daughter,...

Veggies More Dangerous Than Beef

At least when it comes to carrying diseases

(Newser) - An apple a day keeps the doctor away—unless, of course, it's carrying a disease. Turns out that vegetables and fruits are actually worse than beef and pork when it comes to making people sick, reports Bloomberg , based on a CDC paper from last year. Experts looked at illnesses...

Beef: Meat Industry's Worst Eco-Offender
Beef: Meat Industry's
Worst Eco-Offender
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Beef: Meat Industry's Worst Eco-Offender

Raising cattle takes up 160 times as much land as plants, study finds

(Newser) - Think drive-thru cheeseburgers are cheap? Think again. What may be light on the wallet is heavy on the planet, according to a new study on the environmental costs per calorie of beef, pork, poultry, dairy, and eggs—which, combined, make up 96% of the calories Americans get via animal sources....

Taco Bell Reveals Exactly What's In Its Mystery Meat

Sure, 88% is beef, but what about the other 12%?

(Newser) - Taco Bell confirmed back in 2011 that its beef is made up of 88% actual beef , but now the company is explaining exactly what that mysterious other 12% is. Some of the non-beef ingredients "do have weird names," but all of them are "completely safe and approved...

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