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Fake Meat 'As Highly Processed As Dog Food': Can You Pick The Difference?
James Nason, Beef Central | July 2, 2019
Fake meat alternatives may be promoted as more "wholesome" than conventionally grown meat, but in a recent tweet a US scientist has drawn attention to the highly processed nature of two leading plant–based burger products by comparing their ingredients to those of pet food.
In a tweet, Dr Frank Mitloehner from the University of California Davis published the lists of ingredients of three products. One list was the ingredients of the Impossible Foods burger, and another the Beyond Meat 'Beyond Burger'. The third was a list of the ingredients of a premium brand of vegan dog food. He asked people on twitter if they could pick which was which.
24 hours after posting the tweet, Dr Mitloehner said in an interview that 100,000 people had responded to the quiz, and the "majority got it wrong".
White Paper Tells Red Meat Industry to Speak with One United Voice
Campbell Cooney, Queensland Country Life | July 4, 2019
The independent white paper commissioned by the Red Meat Advisory Council has called for Australia's red meat industry representative groups to be merged and unified as one body, to be known as Red Meat Australia.
If adopted Red Meat Australia would be the single national voice for the red meat and livestock industry, would be the single conduit for levies collected from business, and would take on the industry public policy, social license and marketing roles.
Victoria G. Myers , DTN The Progressive Farmer (blog) | July 15, 2019
A year ago a pilot project was announced to bring cattle traceability to Kansas. The program, called CattleTrace, touted a public–private partnership aimed at the development and testing of an infrastructure that could one day expand to a national scale.
The program, based out of Manhattan, Kansas, continues to gain momentum, and has installed readers and tags in not only Kansas, but in partner organizations in the states of Nebraska, Oklahoma, Missouri and Kentucky. In addition, CattleTrace organizers are in discussions with leaders in seven other states to extend the program. Those states include: Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Colorado, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Texas.
The ultimate goal of CattleTrace is to build a national database to allow rapid trace–back of a diseased animal.