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Tennessee wins grant to study genetic information of cattle

Dec. 4, 2019 6:44 AM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Researchers at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture have landed a $156,000 grant to look into opportunities to market cattle using genetic information. The money from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Marketing Service will fuel the study at the...

China resume pork imports from Canada amid dispute

Nov. 5, 2019 4:02 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — China will resume imports of pork and beef from Canada, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Tuesday, following a major rift between Ottawa and Beijing and amid a serious pork shortage in China as it combats African swine fever. The move comes almost five months after Beijing suspended...

Beyond Meat raises sales forecast despite competition

Oct. 28, 2019 6:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Beyond Meat is facing a growing field of competitors but on Monday it raised its sales forecast for the year citing its leading role a new wave of vegetarian products intended to more closely mimic meat. The El Segundo, California, company noted the multiple fast-food chains offering its...

Company fined after worker's fatal fall into meat grinder

Oct. 24, 2019 8:10 AM EDT

PENNSDALE, Pa. (AP) — Federal officials have fined a Pennsylvania company for violations found after a worker was killed when she fell into a meat grinder this year. The Occupational Health and Safety Administration issued $49,062 in civil penalties against the Economy Storage Locker Co. in Pennsdale....

A solution for food waste in schools: Give it to the pigs

Oct. 13, 2019 10:34 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine has decided that eating like a pig could be a good thing, especially for schools looking to cut down on food waste. A law saying schools can give food scraps away to pig farmers is now on the books in the state. The practice of feeding human food waste to pigs goes back...

Taco Bell pulls beef from some stores on quality concerns

Oct. 12, 2019 1:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Taco Bell restaurants in some states are asking customers to try chicken or steak in their burritos after quality concerns pushed it to stop serving seasoned beef temporarily. The company said Saturday that it told affected restaurants to stop serving seasoned beef it as it replenishes...