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Then and Now: Old Union Stockyards Company

Established around 1915, the Spokane Union Stockyards was a key piece of the agriculture business in Spokane for more than 80 years.

UPDATED: Thu., June 13, 2019, 7:47 p.m.

Not to be outdone, Tyson enters plant-based meat market

Tyson Foods enters the plant-based meat market and will begin selling nuggets made from pea protein at grocery stores this summer.

UPDATED: Mon., June 3, 2019, 6:41 p.m.

FDA food testing finds contamination by ‘forever chemicals’

The Food and Drug Administration found substantial levels of a worrisome class of nonstick, stain-resistant industrial compounds in some grocery store meats and seafood and in off-the-shelf chocolate cake, according …

UPDATED: Mon., April 29, 2019, 1:49 p.m.

Burger King may sell plant-based burger across U.S. this year

Restaurant Brands International, Burger King’s parent, said Monday that a monthlong test of the Impossible Whopper at 59 restaurants in St. Louis has gone so well that it will start …

UPDATED: Fri., April 19, 2019, 5:57 p.m.

Hormel lawsuit reveals what ‘natural’ meat really means

Consumers want “natural” meat-and the biggest meat companies want to sell it to them. American shoppers are reaching for healthier, more environmentally and animal-friendly meat products, with 39% saying “all-natural” …

David Von Drehle: Has Impossible Burger pushed America to Peak Meat?

Face it: Tastes change. Bottled water is now more popular than soda pop. A new day is dawning for the meat industry, and the Word of the Day is: smaller.

UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 13, 2019, 10:40 p.m.

Industry wary of alternatives tries to protect a word: meat

More than four months after Missouri became the first U.S. state to regulate the term “meat” on product labels, Nebraska’s powerful farm groups are pushing for similar protection from veggie …

Trump farm bailout money will go to Brazilian-owned meatpacking firm, USDA says

U.S. taxpayers will buy about $5 million in pork products from a Brazilian-owned meatpacking firm under President Donald Trump’s bailout program, which was designed to help American farmers hurt by …

UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 9, 2018, 6:17 p.m.

Burgers grown in a lab are heading to your plate. Will you bite?

Lab-grown meats will be increasingly big news as they draw closer to entering the marketplace. But research suggests that consumers may not readily accept the idea of burgers sourced from …

Meat 2.0? Clean meat? Spat shows the power of food wording

If meat is grown in a lab without slaughtering animals, what should it be called? That question has yet to be decided by regulators, but for the moment, it’s pitting …

UPDATED: Mon., April 23, 2018, 7:51 p.m.

Tyson, the largest meat processor in the U.S., invests in fake meat

Beyond Meat burgers – plant-based patties made to resemble, sizzle and even bleed like meat – have the potential to wean wavering carnivores from animal-based proteins. Encouraging such a trend …

UPDATED: Sun., April 1, 2018, 9:28 p.m.

China imposing new tariffs on U.S. meat, fruit, other products

China says it’s rolling out new tariffs on U.S. meat, fruit and other products as retaliation against taxes approved by President Donald Trump on imported steel and aluminum.

Why are Bill Gates and Richard Branson investing in meat that costs $18,000 a pound?

The world loves meat. So much so that demand for meat products is projected to grow by nearly 70 percent by 2050. But meat production places a significant strain on …

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 4, 2017, 2:37 p.m.

Scientists tally the environmental impact of feeding meat to our cats and dogs

You’ve heard about the carbon footprint, but what about the carbon paw-print? According to a new study, U.S. cats’ and dogs’ eating patterns have as big an effect as driving …

Wal-Mart upgrades to Angus beef as grocery competition heats up

Just in time for Fourth of July barbecues, Wal-Mart has upgraded its beef to certified Angus across the U.S. as the fight for food shoppers’ cash intensifies.

Brazil reassures foreign countries after meat scandal

Brazil’s president met Sunday with dozens of ambassadors from countries that import Brazilian meat, seeking to minimize damage from a corruption probe that alleges meatpackers bribed inspectors to keep rotten …

Eskimo village aims to serve up reindeer meat far and wide

A remote Eskimo village on a tundra-covered island in western Alaska is hoping to counter its steep unemployment rate and achieve greater self-sufficiency through one of its few resources: reindeer …

100 years ago in Spokane: Grocery company says hunter killed zoo bear; Ida Tarbell criticizes tariffs

The Spokane Table Supply Company claimed that the bear was, in fact, an old “pet” bear that had been kept in the Manito Park Zoo cages.

California woman targets Spokane, other U.S. cities to help stop dog meat trade in Korea

Giny Woo grew up learning that dog meat, a main ingredient in soup prepared in her native South Korea, had medicinal qualities. She’s launched a petition-writing campaign, including Spokane, asking …

Hot dog makers, meat sellers shake off WHO cancer report

Hot dog makers and meat sellers say a report from the World Health Organization labeling wieners, bacon and other processed meats as cancer-causers is baloney. WHO said Monday that processed …

Doug Clark: Childhood barbecue memories fire up holiday weekend plans

May, according to some drivel I read on the Internet, is National Barbecue Month, with Memorial Day weekend seeing some 150 million hot dogs being cooked on backyard grills across …

Uniontown’s decades-old Sausage Feed offers links to town’s origins

Don’t ask Ken Oenning, or any of the 30 Uniontown, Washington, men stuffing 1,800 pounds of sausage into synthetic casings, where they’ll be smoking the meat. They won’t tell you. …

Where’s the beef? Could be scarce in new federal diet guidelines

WASHINGTON – For years, the government has been issuing guidelines about healthy eating choices. Now, a panel that advises the Agriculture Department is ready to recommend that you be told …

Crown Foods’ custom processing caters to hunters

Crown Foods isn’t open today. Not officially, anyway.

Rocky Ridge Ranch owners keep it real with meat, produce

Thanksgiving turkeys come in all sizes. And some are raised differently than others. Gary Angell’s turkeys roam free and eat a homemade mixture of what he calls “real food.” They …

Endangered Spokane department down to one employee

Steve Parker squeezes the handle on the gas pump for a final jolt to hit 5 gallons. The station’s pump records 5 gallons. If he were a normal customer, he …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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. …