Author archive for Patti

  • Suzanne Somers’ Advice on Staying “Sexy Forever” Includes American Grass Fed Beef

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    Actress and author Suzanne Somers has written 20 books (12 best sellers) on health, beauty and fitness.  In her new book “Sexy Forever: How to Fight Fat after Forty,” she discusses why balanced hormones, exercise, and a diet that includes “good fats” are key to losing weight after the age of 40. Part of the problem has to do with leaky

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  • An American Legend Becomes Animal Welfare Approved

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    CONTACT: Jill Nado December 10, 2010       Alexandria, VA– Some of the best burgers in the United States are now being made with humanely raised beef, thanks to Animal Welfare Approved, American Grass Fed Beef, and Dan Rosenthal, owner-operator of the Rosenthal Group. The legendary Poag Mahone’s, of the Rosenthal Group, is the very first restaurant in Chicago

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  • John Stossel’s Take is Just Wrong

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    John Stossel aired a program last week on Fox Business that amazed me.  The aim as he admitted on the show was to offer the idea that natural, organic, chemical laden and grassfed food is not any better or even worse than industrial factory produced foods.  He further indicated that he is in favor of corporate capitalism and the cheap

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  • State of the Plate 2010

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    State of the Plate took Chicago by storm in a one day event about sustainable meat.  Booked at the beautiful Harold Washington Library and Robert Morris University the attendees were treated to a full day of presentation, discussion and tasting by many leaders in the sustainable food movement.  The invigorating interaction tackled the questions and confusion about Sustainable Meat: What

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  • Chefs Collaborative National Summit 2010

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    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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  • Taste of St. Louis 2010

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    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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  • A New Generation of Grass Farmers

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    Since the time our kids were born I had dreams of them loving farm life, the animals, the outdoors, and developing a deep passion for the wonder of the land and passion for its stewardship. Simple living that feels so right to the soul and keeps you in tune with the natural order of the world. Yet, for decades I

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  • Can You Tell From a Label What Is Truly Grass Fed?

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    Our loyal customers are concerned about how their food is sourced as well as how it is raised.  Grass fed in the United States started on small family farms but as its popularity grew . . . industrial beef has represented a niche market that has grown immensely over the last few years. What began as an inclination of consumers

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  • Should We Eat Cloned Animals?

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    Recently, FDA approved the sale of cloned animals and products. The FDA declared that meat and milk from cloned cattle, swine and goats are as safe to consume as food from conventionally bred animals. The controversial decision removes a hurdle for the small cadre of American biotechnology companies that have waited for the approval to lift a voluntary freeze on selling

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  • Dr. Whisnant’s Statement for House of Representatives

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        Patricia Whisnant wrote a Statement for the Records for the U.S. House of Representatives. Click here to  read Dr. Patricia Whisnant’s statement for the hearing.

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  • Barbacoa

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      It is almost dark as we finish building the mound that covers a pit of glowing volcanic rock and coals from hickory wood. Deep in the mound is a savory treasure of seasoned beef that will spend the night being steamed and smoked. It is to be the feast for the celebration of spring as it is our first

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  • Flip Burger

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      When we travel we are huge fans of local eating and love to discover chefs who create seasonal menus sourcing product from their local farms. Our farm works with some great chefs that take our beef and work their magic with amazing results. When on the road we love to especially seek out burger joints. In fact we consider

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  • Farmers Wear Different Hats

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    Family farms such as our Rain Crow Ranch allow for plenty of variety in your job description. As a grassfarmer we nurture the soil so it can produce better grass. We promote the grass growth for the maximum quality and yield while using sustainable practices. Our cattle harvest our grass crop without having to use the first drop of fossil

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  • Family Farmed Expo 2010

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    The Family Farmed Expo was held recently in Chicago at the University of Illinois at Chicago Forum. It is been coined as The Midwest’s Premier Local Food Event and may eventually become the nation’s local food event at the rate it is growing. The Expo is spread out over three days of carefully crafted events that are designed to connect

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  • At Last! USDA No Longer Missing the Link Between Antibiotic Use by Big Ag and Human Health

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    By Andrew Gunther At a hearing of a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Wednesday, July 14, 2010, a representative of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) finally caught up with the rest of the world – and his peers at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – and admitted that

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