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Beyond Meat – The Beyond Burger

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Touch the Soil News #515 (feature photo courtesy of Beyond Meat) One of the largest meat companies in the World – Tyson Foods – just announced it has taken a 5 percent stake in the company Beyond Meat. Beyond Meat is at the cutting edge of creating new protein burgers using plant materials. What makes Beyond Meat attractive is that it has gone light years beyond the traditional “veggie burger” (see video clip below). For those unfamiliar with Tyson – it is a global mega company specializing in chicken, beef, pork and other prepared food products. Founded in 1935, the Springdale, Arkansas company sells its products in over 130 countries…

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Besides the Farmers, What Other Costs Are in Our Food Dollar?

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Touch the Soil News # 126 The USDA just released a corrected and updated estimate of where pieces of the food dollar go.  The USDA data on this report is always a couple of years behind, thus represented here by 2013 numbers. Info graphic #1 below shows how many pennies out of each dollar go to the respective pieces of the food chain. Farm Production, the actual money that goes into producing food, is 10.5 cents. For clarification, grocery stores fall under Retail Costs and restaurants fall under Food Services. When one studies Info graphic #1, the food chain has become so complex and expensive that it is no wonder…

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