Tag Archive: Consumers

Friday Feature: Crowd Cow – Selling Packaged Beef Online Direct to Consumers

This week’s featured video was a news report from KOMO Channel 4 News about a new online beef marketing service being offered to consumers in the Western US.  Crowd Cow is the name of a Seattle company that is connecting grass finished beef operations with consumers who purchase packages of the cuts of meat they …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/05/13/friday-feature-crowd-cow-selling-packaged-beef-online-direct-to-consumers/

Teaching Youth to be Smart Consumers

“Experts estimate that 2 to 14 year-olds have sway over $ 500 billion a year in household purchasing (Calvert 2008).”  In other words, adults make decisions each day concerning purchases for their household, but youth have tremendous influence over what parents are buying. The 4-H Consumer Choices judging contest is ideal for helping youth understand …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/09/23/teaching-youth-to-be-smart-consumers/

Food Recalls Help Keep Consumers Safe

Handle food safely and stay informed about food recalls. Have you paid attention to any of the recent food recalls?  In February 2014, both the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued consumer food recalls and alerts for a variety of food safety reasons.  Product recalls warned …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/03/11/food-recalls-help-keep-consumers-safe/