Food, Health and Nutrition

It was my great pleasure to participate in the Chefs Collaborative National Summit 2010 held in Boston October 3-5.  I spoke on a panel about rare breeds and pastured animals.  True to the theme of the event we looked at the past and how before industrial-scale factory farming with livestock raised in CAFOs became the norm most of our country’s…
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Chefs Collaborative National Summit 2010
 
Food Network chef Marc Bynum joined with Rain Crow Ranch/ American Grassfed Beef to wow a packed crowd at Taste of St. Louis this weekend.  Chef Marc is thoroughly delightful and entertaining as he cooks.  Filled with energy as he prepared our bone in rib eye he explained how, “the food talks to me and I listen.”  In this case…
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Taste of St. Louis 2010
 
Spring time always brings out the renewal of our outside spirit and with that comes the grill.Naturally,our family is beef eaters and that makes for our major protein consumed.We love steaks but there are times that nothing quite satisfies like a good ol American hamburger cooked on the open grill. I read a consumer survey recently that said 85% of…
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grass fed beef burger
 
On Sunday a California meat company issued the largest beef recall in history.This recall by Westland-Hallmark Meat Company in Chino, California comes after an undercover video by the Humane Society was distributed.The video shows workers kicking, shocking, and pushing crippled and sick animals with forklifts.Some animals that were unable to stand even had water sprayed down their noses. You can see…
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beef recall
 
Grass fed is not at this time legally defined.The USDA did publish for comment a standard in May 2006 which if it passes into regulation will establish a grass fed standard.This definition would allow the Grass fed label to be applied to animals whose energy/feed source for 99% of their life time has been from forage and herbage and no…
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usda
 
According to the USDA, Natural may be used on the label when products contain no artificial ingredients and are no more than minimally processed.In effect, all fresh meat in the USA qualifies as “Natural” under the current USDA definition.As a result producers and marketers who use this label try to further define what they in particular mean by Natural. Most…
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natural
 
Organic can only be used in meat that has been raised under the regulations from the USDA’s National Organic Program Standards and by farms that have been inspected to assure compliance.Though the USDA certifies the various 3rd party entities that do the certification inspections they (USDA) have ownership of the term USDA Organic. These standards for meat exclude the use…
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What is Organic Beef?
 

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