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Beef Discoloration: Economic Loss and Waste

In today's episode, we are joined by Dr. Ranjith Ramanathan, a Professor at Oklahoma State University and fresh meat color expert. Together we discuss his recent research titled "Economic Loss, Amount of Beef Discarded, Natural Resources Wastage, and Environmental Impact Due to Beef Discoloration." This study sheds light on the economic and environmental implications of beef discoloration, revealing staggering losses and waste within the industry.

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Industry
February 21, 2024
30
 MIN

In today's episode, we are joined by Dr. Ranjith Ramanathan, a Professor at Oklahoma State University and fresh meat color expert. Together we discuss his recent research titled "Economic Loss, Amount of Beef Discarded, Natural Resources Wastage, and Environmental Impact Due to Beef Discoloration." This study sheds light on the economic and environmental implications of beef discoloration, revealing staggering losses and waste within the industry.

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Human Resources
February 13, 2024
23
 MIN

In today's episode, we're joined by M.S. Megan Eckhardt, a passionate Ph.D. candidate at WTAMU and advocate for the meat industry. Megan serves as the AMSA Student Board President and Student Representative for the IFT Muscle Foods Division. Throughout our conversation, we explore key topics such as leadership, community building, and the future of the meat industry. Megan shares insights on the importance of mentorship, empowerment, and hands-on learning in shaping the next generation of meat industry professionals.

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Industry
January 30, 2024
28
 MIN

In today's episode, we have Dr. Mahesh N. Nair, Associate Professor of Meat Science at Colorado State University, discussing food packaging, specifically Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP). He explores how MAP impacts meat color and shelf life, examining the use of gases like oxygen, carbon dioxide, and carbon monoxide in packaging. Dr. Nair also delves into the delicate balance required to achieve vibrant meat color while ensuring product longevity. We delve into consumer preferences in the US versus Europe regarding packaging atmospheres, the role of carbon monoxide in preserving the coveted cherry-red color, and the challenges of balancing tenderness and color in aged meats.

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Sustainability
January 16, 2024
34
 MIN

On today's episode, Dr. Pablo Manzano shares the mic with Francisco to uncover numbers and facts around the water use propaganda surrounding livestock. Dr. Pablo Manzano, an esteemed ecologist with expertise in grasslands, domestic and wild animals, at The Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3) What is required to produce 1 kg of beef?

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Human Resources
January 9, 2024
25
 MIN

In today's episode, join Drs. Francisco Najar and Phil Bass as they share insights on the upcoming meat industry shows, events, and networking opportunities. Dr. Bass also explores his book, "It's Not a Cow." The title cleverly hints at the common lack of awareness in our industrialized society regarding how food is grown and transported. This book sheds light on the often-overlooked and sometimes unfairly criticized individuals who raise cattle for meat and milk, presenting their story with precision and authenticity. Get a sneak peek into the fascinating revelations of "It's Not a Cow" on this episode.

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