Research from the University of Illinois is helping swine producers know what they're getting when they buy soybean meal from different countries. Genetic differences among varieties of soybeans, as well as differences in growing conditions and processing, may affect the nutritional value of soybean meal produced in different places.
Australians devote almost 60 cents of every dollar they spend on food to unhealthy stuff. They could eat better for less money, but “affordable luxuries” get in the way.
You can eat a perfectly nutritious diet for a lot less money than the US government says you need. But would you want to?
Giving up on animals as a source of food is a luxury that many people cannot afford. For poor people in developing countries, a bit of animal source food can greatly improve their health and wellbeing.