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Major Trends in U.S. Food Supply, 1909-99

Major Trends in U.S. Food Supply, 1909-99 – Brief Article How Food Consumption Is Measured Food supply and utilization data, compiled and published annually by USDA’s Economic Research Service, measure the flow of raw and semi-processed food commodities through the U.S. marketing system. The series provides continuous data back to 1909 and is typically used […]

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Food marketing sales, mergers, and new product introductions rose in 1994

Food marketing sales, mergers, and new product introductions rose in 1994 Anthony E. Gallo Sales in the U.S. food marketing system reached $825 billion in 1994, up 4.6 percent from 1993 sales. Retail foodstores rang up $336 billion, accounting for 41 percent of food marketing sales, and foodservice sold $303 billion, accounting for another 37 […]

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Trends in eating out

Trends in eating out Charles C. Price This country has more than 785,000 places to eat out, ranging from hot dog vendors at the ball park to school cafeterias and fancy restaurants. Dining out continues to grow in popularity – from $170 billion worth of meals and snacks (excluding alcoholic beverages) in 1986 to slightly […]

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Minimum wage increases have little effect on prices of food away from home – includes related articles on data sources and methods used for estimation

Minimum wage increases have little effect on prices of food away from home – includes related articles on data sources and methods used for estimation – Statistical Data Included Chinkook Lee Since the away-from-home food industry employs many workers at or near the minimum wage, policymakers question whether raising the minimum wage would significantly increase […]

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Growth in world food consumption slowed in the late 1980’s

Growth in world food consumption slowed in the late 1980’s C.E. Overton Global per capita food consumption continued to grow in the late 1980’s, but slower than in the 1960’s or 1970’s. All nations, however, did not share in the increase. Developed North America and centrally planned Asia had the strongest growth, while Africa endured […]

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The Changing Food Assistance Landscape: The Food Stamp Program in a Post-Welfare Reform Environment

The Changing Food Assistance Landscape: The Food Stamp Program in a Post-Welfare Reform Environment The Changing Food Assistance Landscape: The Food Stamp Program in a Post-Welfare Reform Environment by Craig Gundersen, Michael LeBlanc, and Betsey Kuhn, ERS. Agricultural Economic Report No. 773. The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (PRWORA) dramatically transformed […]

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Milk and biotechnology: maintaining safe, adequate milk supplies – includes related article

Milk and biotechnology: maintaining safe, adequate milk supplies – includes related article – Charting the Costs of Food Safety Don P. Blayney Amid unparalleled coverage of the introduction of a new technology for milk production, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved in late 1993 a synthetically produced hormone for cows–called recombinant bovine somatotropin, […]

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Food Cost Review, 1950-97

Food Cost Review, 1950-97 Food Cost Review, 1950-97 by Howard Elitzak, ERS. Agricultural Economic Report No. 780. Food prices, as measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI), increased 2.6 percent in 1997. This increase was greater than the overall increase in the CPI (which rose 2.3 percent) for the third consecutive year. Higher charges for […]

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American children’s diets not making the grade – Polling Data

American children’s diets not making the grade – Polling Data – Statistical Data Included Biing-Hwan Lin Many health professionals are concerned about the quality of children’s diets in the United States. A varied diet is one of the keys to good nutrition, but many children are choosing foods high in fat or added sugars at […]

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A look at America’s children and their families – child population statistics

A look at America’s children and their families – child population statistics – Statistical Data Included Carolyn C. Rogers The number of children in the United States continued to grow in the last decade of the 20th century though children now represent a smaller proportion of the Nation’s total population than they did in the […]