A high-profile TV report that focused on Salmonella in chicken raised questions about the nation’s food safety system and who is responsible. A major restaurant chain is removing ingredients in an effort to promote transparency. Additionally, one of the country’s largest poultry processors adopted a new standard for antibiotic use. See where influencers focused most of their scrutiny in this edition of Influence Feed.
Companies are putting their reputations on the line by changing food production policies, but not all of their decisions are equal in the eyes of influencers. That was illustrated clearly by Chipotle Mexican Grill’s choice to eliminate genetically modified organism (GMO) ingredients from its menu and by Tyson Foods’ resolve to no longer treat its chickens with antibiotics that are medically important for humans. See why Chipotle’s announcement brought a large serving of criticism and Tyson’s decision was seen as a bigger game-changer. You’ll find the details on these issues and more in the latest edition of Influence Feed.
Influencers critical of modern agricultural practices are often quick to propagate information that showcases these modern practices in a negative light. This same group is noticeably silent when information is favorable. That was certainly the case following two recent reports from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding antibiotic use. See which report drew plenty of attention and which drew silence in the latest edition of Influence Feed.
Discussion regarding antibiotic use in food production continues to gain prominence. See what the White House has announced regarding its position on fighting antibiotic-resistant bacteria and why one vocal congresswoman says the administration’s position does not go far enough. You’ll find reactions to this and other issues shaping food and agriculture in the latest edition of Influence Feed.
Debate over food entered the 2016 presidential race even before there was an officially declared candidate. We’re seeing high-level discussions about food and agriculture from Iowa to Manhattan. In recent weeks, we’ve also seen celebrations of National Ag Day and condemnations of modern farming practices. In this edition of Influence Feed, watch the videos that have the industry buzzing and see why a slice of cheese has plenty of people divided.
When the world’s largest fast food chain makes new policy about the food it sources, people listen. That certainly was the case when McDonald’s announced its U.S. restaurants would stop buying chicken raised with antibiotics important to human medicine. See what influencers are saying about the McDonald’s reactions to this and the other biggest stories in food and agriculture in this edition of Influence Feed.
It’s a good time for cholesterol, in the sense that foods high in cholesterol might not be viewed as quite the scourge they once were. Newly revised dietary guidelines are attracting plenty of influencer reaction, not only because of the new perspective on cholesterol but also the call for diets heavier on plant-based food and lighter on meat. Which sounds like the perfect occasion for an apple, right? That depends on whom you ask. See why one kind of apple in particular is getting a lot of attention.
You’ll find these issues and more in the latest edition of Influence Feed.
What’s the best way to enforce food safety rules? Proposals from legislators and the White House to overhaul the nation’s regulatory system have ignited plenty of discussion. And it appears more discussion is needed among scientists and the general public, based on a new poll that shows a massive gap in opinion on issues regarding science, engineering and technology. Influencers weigh in on why that’s happening and whether it’s a concern.
You’ll find reaction to these issues and more in this installment of Influence Feed.
The new year is bringing new issues and fresh debates to the food industry. Chicken producers are operating under new food safety standards. Chipotle is drawing attention to its own supplier guidelines, which are affecting its menu. And the Food Tank Summit stimulated plenty of opinions on the most pressing needs for the food system.
See reactions to these issues and more in this installment of Influence Feed.
This edition of Influence Feed highlights the most highly discussed topics from the second half of 2014 as well as providing recent insight from our influencers. After processing tens of thousands of communications, certain subjects dominated conversations among influencers: sustainability, genetically modified organisms (GMOs), organic food, food regulation and foodborne illness. Below are some of the highlights of each topic since July.
Also covered in this edition are highlights from recent stories. California made headlines with the implementation of space requirements for egg-laying hens and the lifting of a ban on foie gras; trade relations with Cuba are thawing; and President Obama signed off on legislation known as the “Cromnibus.”
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