Chalk it up to leaner herds, evolving tastes, the U.S. Dollar, and vaccinations: America has a new meat champion. New information shows that pork has recently surpassed beef as America's second most-consumer meat in the country. Chicken remains in first place.
Let's face it - groceries have never been cheap. And prices have hardly (if ever) gone backwards. But, forecasters are predicting that the summer of 2014 will probably bring all-time high record prices in the meat department of your grocery store.
Earlier this week, news reports from Europe and Great Britain were calling for a "worldwide bacon shortage" - brought on by a combination of the drought in the United States and new farming regulations overseas. American pork producers are telling fans of the smoky meat to stop panicking. They say they domestically, we should be okay.
Is "the Other White Meat" on it's way to becoming "thee white meat"?
A recent survey of the nation's restaurants show that pork offerings are up significantly.
Over the past year, menu mentions of pork have increased by 7 percent, according to the foodservice consulting group’s MenuMonitor database...
People have a tendency to overcook meat - especially on a grill. As we move into the summer season, the USDA has lowered the "cook-to" temperature for pork: from 160 to 145.
This new temperature target is the result of better-quality pork making it to market...