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Consumer trends: 61% of Americans pay attention to food labels

Food labels are more than just marketing words on a package — they reveal important health information for consumers and allow them to make more informed buying decisions as they stroll down the grocery aisles.

Michigan State University recently released the results of its Food Literacy and Engagement Poll, a survey of over 2,000 Americans […]

Study: Does eating organic reduce risk of cancer?

In recent years, more and more consumers have incorporated organic foods into their diets as a lifestyle choice for several reasons, such as perceived health benefits, supporting local producers and promoting sustainable growing practices. Now, a new study suggests that organic food might help reduce cancer risks as well.

The publicly funded study, coming out […]

Support for the organic food producer: Neogen at Natural Products Expo West

In the supermarket, consumers make decisions about purchasing either organic or conventional foods. Microbes and allergens are less discerning; they don’t care if they’re contaminating organic or conventional food.

In many ways, organic food producers have a greater food safety challenge, since they can’t use some of the intervention methods and anti-spoilage techniques used by […]

Organic food: What you need to know

Predicted to reach approximately $456 billion by 2025, the organic food and beverage industry continues to grow and is currently one of the fastest expanding food markets in the U.S.

Analysts believe this growth comes from a number of factors including rising government support for organic agriculture, expansion of organic products beyond just health food […]

Survey reveals interesting attitudes regarding food issues

You don’t have to be a “foodie” to understand America’s obsession over food. We snap and share photos of it, host parties specifically dedicated to it, and some even travel around the world just to try it. But when it comes to what Americans actually think about food, a new survey is showing that many […]

Monday links

Don’t have time to scour the internet for the latest animal science, food safety, and agriculture news? Relax, we’ve got it covered.

Animal Science

Researching estrogens in cow’s milk – Morning Ag Clips In experiments on mice, even at concentrations 100 times higher than milk from pregnant cows, blood hormone levels and reproductive organs were […]

To eat organic or not to eat organic — that is the question

It’s been an ongoing debate: Is organic food actually more nutritious than its traditionally grown counterpart? A few recently published studies may hold the answer as scientists have discovered evidence that organic production can boost key nutrients in foods and are part of a growing body of evidence documenting how farming methods can influence the […]

Study: Recalls of organic food on the rise

According to new data from the Food and Drug Administration and the Department of Agriculture, a sharp jump is being seen in the number of recalls associated with organic food products. So far this year, 7% of all food units recalled have been organic compared to 2% of those recalled last year. In 2012 and […]

Start off your week with the Monday Links

Another Monday, another Monday Links! Bringing you the latest news in the food and animal safety industries and more, the Monday Links are your go-to source for information. What’s going on in the world? Read on to find out.

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7 stories you need to know this week

[ SPANISH ] With Monday comes the Monday Links—your essential breakdown of all the must-know news stories going on right now. Read on below:

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