Although fast food restaurants can play an instrumental role in pushing meat producers to use antibiotics responsibly, the industry continues to contribute to the growing threat of antibiotic resistance, according to the annual Chain Reaction V report by industry...read more
Beta glucan, a protein that can be derived from algae and yeast, could become the replacement product for a substantial portion of agricultural antibiotics, according to Geoff Horst from Algal Scientific. He admits that it would not completely displace the use of antibiotics in the meat industry, but would be able to provide common ground for consumers who want to cut back on standard-issue antibiotics and farmers who need a product to help promote growth in their animals.read more
Consumer demand for healthier and more transparent products is shaking up the entire supply chain, from producers through retailers and foodservice outlets. Sales of Non-GMO Project Verified products topped $11 billion in 2014, while Chipotle Mexican Grill eliminated all GMOs from its offerings as of April 27, reported Denver Post. Companies...read more
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