Category Archives: Food and Fiber Issues

Brazilian Authorities Arrest JBS CEO Batista for Insider Trading

In a free society, there would be no such thing as laws against so-called insider trading. If you don’t believe or understand that, go to https://mises.org/ and in the little box in the upper right corner of the page, search … Continue reading

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Amazon positioned to disrupt retail food sector

Amazon’s pending purchase of Whole Foods promises to put a whole new spin on how urban consumers shop for food. Competition is the main reason capitalism works while socialists starve. — jtl, 419 by Wes Ishmael  via Beef Magazine Amazon’s … Continue reading

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Meat Stays On Military Menus

 Ideologically-motivated activists are working to take meat off the menu in institutions across the country, and they have included the U.S. military on their list of targets. To me, this is a reminder of just how fast we as a … Continue reading

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DuPont Exploring Agricultural Deals With Syngenta, Dow Chemical

 The agro-giants dominate “Big Ag” and “Big Wildlife”, a coalition of universities, agencies, legislators and NGOs. Their destructive practices harm free markets, the environment, habitat, wildlife, and our society. Allowing the giants to grow larger makes this worse. Monopolies share … Continue reading

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Consumers want transparency. Are you ready?

 Transparency requirements flow down the supply chain. Are you ready for consumers to take a hard, long look at your operation? The cold hard facts of life. — jtl, 419 by Wes Ishmael in BEEF Editors’ Blog If you’re growing … Continue reading

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WHO weaves a tangled web

Is there something more nefarious than just an anti-beef agenda in the recent WHO-IARC cancer report? Well, what else would you expect from any part of the United Nations? — jtl, 419 by Wes Ishmael in BEEF Editors’ Blog The … Continue reading

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I Call Bull On The Red Meat & Breast Cancer Link

 A Harvard study links red meat consumption to an increased risk of breast cancer. But the study is weak, and there have been numerous counter studies over the years concluding that the link between beef and cancer is erroneous. Help … Continue reading

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Scientists cry foul over IARC red meat-cancer conclusions

…the process typically involves scientists who have previously published research on the substance being reviewed and may have a vested interest in defending their own research… Imagine that! Anyone who cites anything done by the UN (WHO) has proven him/her-self … Continue reading

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Cancer ‘hazard’ not a cancer ‘risk,’ meat industry cautions

 Sector responds to report on meats from WHO’s cancer research arm…IARC defines an agent that “may cause cancer at some level, under some circumstance,” as a “cancer hazard.” You can bet that they (IARC) took all they liberty they thought … Continue reading

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3 ways to disprove IARC on red meat & cancer link

Although IARC considered more than 800 studies to make this conclusion, I believe the committee purposely chose to ignore the large body of research submitted by the beef checkoff and independent scientists. This action is irresponsible at best and malicious … Continue reading

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