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
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)
Cattle Welfare. The cattle are here, it's what we do. It's our passion and this business if our livelihood. Bottom line is the cattle are handled better today than they ever were before. The words of this Colorado cattle feedlot operator couldn't be more representative of cattlemen across the country. On farms, ranches, and many … Continue reading The Care Package: Video About Cattle Welfare