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  • What Does ‘The Sustainable American Dinner Plate’ Look Like?
  • Released: August 27, 2014

    Mary Lee Chin,"The Sustainable American Dinner Plate" Video
    A term common in food production today, sustainability has been difficult to define. Even so, several major food companies have promised to only use and sell products that are raised in a sustainable manner.
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  • Pregnant Women: Don’t Avoid Eating All Fish
  • Released: August 22, 2014

    For most people, eating fish and shellfish is not a health concern, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). In fact, fish contains omega-3 fatty acids and healthy oils, some of which can’t be found in any other food source. Fish and seafood also are sources of lean protein, low in saturated fat and high in essential minerals, such as iron.
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  • Crop Specialist Shares Research-based Information One e-Pub and Tweet at a Time
  • Released: August 19, 2014

    Ignacio Ciampitti is a long way from the Buenos Aires neighborhood of his childhood, but remembers his grandmother’s influence on his early decision to work outdoors with plants and solve production problems. The Kansas State University agronomist spent summers working in the fields with her in a small town outside the city.

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  • History Lesson in Packing Plant Closures
  • Released: August 12, 2014

    March 2008, Emporia, Kansas—a Tyson beef plant ceased a majority of its beef processing operations. February 2013, Plainview, Texas—Cargill stopped processing beef at one of its facilities. April 2014, Brawley, California—a beef packing plant operated by the National Beef Packing Co. closed its doors. In just the past two weeks, closing announcements of another Cargill packing plant in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and L&H Packing Co. in San Antonio, Texas, have come to light.
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