When Congress created the U.S. Department of Agriculture in 1862, it was called "The People's Department" because nine out of ten Americans lived on farm. Today, fewer than five percent of Americans live on farms. The majority are separated from farming by multiple generations.

This means that for many people, the news media, books and movies are their sources for information about how America's food is produced. This also means Americans are vulnerable to myths and misinformation. At Meat MythCrushers, our goal is to crush the myths and provide you with referenced facts so you can make informed choices that are right for you.

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