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Beyond the Buffalo Burger
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Want to know a true bison taste-challenge? Try serving bison brisket in Texas. At the World Food Championships (WFC) no less. Talk about some discerning customers… That’s exactly what the National Bison Association did for three sunny November days in Dallas, TX. Working in collaboration with NBA member Benjamin Lee Bison (OK) and NBA President, …
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A Memo from Milan
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Can Italians appreciate a buffalo that doesn’t provide mozzarella? I had an opportunity to explore that question this past week at the Tutto International Food Show in Milan, Italy. Tutto, which is held every two years in Milan, typically attracts more than 82,000 retailers, foodservice operators, distributors and other food industry professionals for a five-day …
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We Are All Part of the Conservation Community
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Conservation. Years ago, terms like “conservation groups” and “conservation community” seemed to describe only organizations and individuals committed to protecting wildlife, plants and other resources on our public lands. In fact, policy debates often brought the conservation community into direct conflict with commercial bison producers. Some of those conflicts began to ease over the past …
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A Bison Moonshot
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“That’s one small step for man; one giant leap for mankind.” Nearly every schoolchild learns that phrase, and a few of us have been around long enough to remember watching the grainy television images as Neil Armstrong uttered those historic words while stepping onto lunar soil in 1969. I thought about those words the other …
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Perhaps a Road Best Not Travelled
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As genetic engineering capabilities vault forward, USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) recently initiated the steps to start developing regulations governing the production of genetically modified animals, and the meat they produce. The advance public input process undertaken by APHIS presumes that meat from genetically engineered animals will soon ben headed to retail …
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