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Consumer perceptions of plant-based products vs ground beef - Dr. Travis O'Quinn

This week we feature two members of the K-STATE Meat Science group to talk about palatability and one of their most recent research comparing plant-based products to ground beef. Dr. Travis O'Quinn and MS Sam Davis discuss about their findings and how consumers preferred ground beef over plant-based beef alternatives.

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This week we share our microphone with Dr. Colle to discuss the effect of extended aging times on beef subprimals on tenderness and other quality attributes. To optimize tenderness, the meat industry utilizes aging as a practice to ensure a good eating experience, but in some cases, there are certain beef cuts that undergo more than 21 days of aging. Dr. Colle studies the impact of long aging times and how these times affect color stability of beef cuts when displayed at the retail level. Finding a nice balance between tenderness and color shelf-life attributes is key to get a tender product and also preventing retailers to mark prices down due to oxidation. Today you will learn about: 1. The importance of aging 2. Tenderness and color-life 3. Benchmarks in meat industry 4. Shelf-life 5. The role of calpains 6. Inexpensive means to optimize color

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Meat Science
November 2, 2021
38
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This week we feature two members of the K-STATE Meat Science group to talk about palatability and one of their most recent research comparing plant-based products to ground beef. Dr. Travis O'Quinn and MS Sam Davis discuss about their findings and how consumers preferred ground beef over plant-based beef alternatives.

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Meat Science
October 19, 2021
35
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This week we have the honor to feature Dr. Jesús Velazco, Director of Perishables at HEB México, who will touch on the current challenges faced by the retail industry in North America. He shares some tips for folks in the meat department to have a profitable and prosperous business.

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Trade & Export
September 21, 2021
23
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Many countries pay close attention to the inbound quality of their pork products, and during this conversation we dive into how the industry is currently monitoring and evaluating these factors.

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Sustainability
October 5, 2021
25
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This week we sit down with Dr. Ty Lawrence to address some questions from meat processors on how much water we should use when processing livestock.

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