Over the past several years, I have been engaged in several conversations about transparency, animal welfare, and requests for more information about how livestock make it to our plates. Recently, American Meat Institute has teamed up with Dr. Temple Grandin, a well-know animal scientist who focuses on improving animal welfare practices, especially during slaughter. The … Continue reading Turkey welfare and slaughter Video with Dr. Temple Grandin
Where does your favorite cut of steak come from? During my #BigSkyMove, I had the opportunity to visit Manhattan, Kansas, specifically my friends Brandon and Jodi Oleen. Jodi works for the Kansas Pork Association and Brandon with one of the Beef Cattle units at Kansas State University. Talk about house divided when it comes to … Continue reading #BigSkyMove: Manhattan Kansas serves up a great steak diagram
Do consumers really want to see where food comes from? How is agriculture doing on transparency of the system and is this something consumers want to see? This was originally published on CNN Eatocracy on August 19, 2013. Click here to see all of my CNN articles. Do consumers really want to see where food … Continue reading Do consumers really want to see where food comes from?
In the debate over transparency in our food systems and recent 'ag gag' bills/laws across the country, there has been a lot of fuss about slaughterhouses and the consumers' ability to visualize what happens during livestock slaughter. The New York Times ran an opinion article titled "Open the Slaughterhouses" that opened debate on the 'ag … Continue reading If slaughter houses had glass walls… (Video)