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Do Your Part: Going meatless one day a week helps everyone

When the average person stops and thinks about all the meat they consume in just one day, it starts to really add up. From bacon at breakfast, to that chicken Caesar salad at lunch, to ground beef tacos for dinner, many of us chow down on several meat products each day. Do your part for the planet and your family’s health and go meatless for at least one day a week.

N. Idaho nonprofit strives to fill gap in nutrition

When the construction industry slumped two years ago, eliminating the sole income in Adrian and Davis Sandahl’s family, they turned to the Post Falls food bank for help. “I remember going in there and it was my daughter’s (10th) birthday … and they gave me birthday cakes, and I was in tears,” Davis Sandahl said. “They’re really gracious and they didn’t make me feel bad.

Police say meat thief sold plunder at bars

Patrons in a Spokane Valley pub thought the meat salesman was legit when he walked into the bar a month ago selling frozen steaks. “He had a little uniform on and sounded like he really knew his meat,” said Jackie Christenson, bartender at the Trent N’ Dale pub on East Trent Avenue.

Pigmaster

From the 2007 video archive: Dave Noll has mastered the technique of barbecuing a whole pig for large groups. Check out his tasty tips.

Recalled beef buried in landfill

Officials today buried more than 58,000 pounds of beef at a Spokane landfill. The meat destined for school lunches was recalled earlier this week by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The USDA issued the recall because a California meatpacker did not prevent sick animals from entering the U.S. food supply.

Tests Show Some Of Meat Spoiled Health Officials Will Check On Jbs Foods From Time To Time

Some of the meat samples taken from JB's Foods stores two weeks ago were spoiled, according to Pamela Heeter, food program supervisor for the Spokane County Regional Health District. The two stores were investigated after West Central neighbor Diana Nelson, who worked at each store for a day, complained about the way the food is handled at the business. Nelson also complained about the way customers, especially children, are mistreated by store owners Jim and Jo Barach.

Harder To Lead Beef Commission

Joan Harder, a Ritzville cattle rancher, has been named chairwoman of the Washington State Beef Commission. Harder replaces Gayland Pedhirney, chief operating officer of Washington Beef in Yakima, who had served as chairman the last two years. Rod Nuckolls, a Quincy, Wash., livestock market owner, replaces Harder as treasurer of the commission.

Japanese Expected To Trim Beef Imports

Japan, the largest market for U.S. beef, may ease its imports by the turn of the century as its population ages and consumer tastes shift, a Japanese trade official said. Jiro Shiwaku, president of the Livestock Industry Promotion Corp., a quasi-government agency, told the World Meat Congress Japan's aging 120 million population is showing an increased preference for fish, chicken and turkey.

Demand For Beef Imports Rising

World demand for beef imports will rise significantly this year, driven in part by a big jump in demand by Russia, the Agriculture Department said.