Category: Research & Data

New York Pension Fund Asks McDonald’s to Explain Why Its Chicken Welfare Standards Fall Short

The clash over consumers’ demand for fast food chains to improve the animal welfare requirements that they use when sourcing meat hit new heights last week when the third largest public retirement fund in America, New York Pension Fund, penned a letter to McDonald’s warning it about “potential financial and reputational risks associated with McDonald’s chicken welfare practices.”

conscious carnivore

Can You Really be a Conscious Carnivore?

The New Food Economy recently investigated those ethical eaters (dubbed conscious carnivores) who choose to consume meat only under certain standards such as locally sourced and humanely raised without antibiotics.

2 Disruptive AgriFood Tech Startups Face Industry Backlash

Phytelligence, a micropropagation business, and food assistance app developer Propel are both in disputes with industry players about the rollout of their technologies that could impact their success to the detriment of the industries they serve.

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Should You Be Using CRISPR for Your Ag Business?

Management teams in plant genetics companies have likely been asked by at least one well-intending board member: “Are we using CRISPR? I sat next to this guy on the plane and he said that CRISPR will change everything,” writes Vonnie Estes.