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Oregon companies join vegetarian food fight – Portland Business Journal

By Wendy Culverwell, Staff Reporter: Portland Business Journal | May 4, 2015 Oregon is well-represented in a brewing battle over the final version of the 2015 U.S. Dietary Guidelines. With a comment deadline looming Friday, the meat, dairy and now plant-based industries are lobbying the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Department of Health and Human Services to include their views in the final recommendations of what Americans should eat. The agencies are required to review the guidelines …

Other views: Know how that chicken got to your table?

… with a mixture of gases. Improvements in the lives of egg-laying hens show how much difference the public can make. After a campaign by the Humane Society of the U.S. in 2008, California voters passed an initiative, which went into effect this January, requiring hens be raised in environments where they can move about freely. Animal advocates and farmers are still fighting over precisely what is required, but the hens are already better off. Michigan, Oregon, Ohio and Washington followed with …

20 years of Tofurky: Why people eat fake meat | FOX31 Denver

DENVER — Options for meat substitutes have come a long way since Seth Tibbott’s first few Thanksgivings as vegetarian in the 1970s. Vegetable side dishes and salads were nice but they didn’t seem as festive as a turkey, the traditional centerpiece of the Thanksgiving table. The Oregon man tried all kinds of experiments, from a stuffed pumpkin to a gluten roast that took all day to make but was “unsliceable and indigestible.” After becoming a professional “soycrafter” in 1980, …

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