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NCBA draws timeline on “fake meat”

The Cattle Industry Convention wrapped up last week.

One of the issues at the convention was “fake meat”.

This has caused a lot of comment by consumers and livestock producers…most with incredulity.  “Can this be real?” and if this is real “could it be a threat to raising livestock and knowing if what we are buying in the meat case is from traditional sources”

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) sees this as a signature issue that they can debate better than anyone else. It helps membership and shows action.

Danielle Beck covers many different issues on behalf of cattle producers as a lobbyist for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. One of the priority issues she is focused on currently is what the beef industry has dubbed “fake meat,” or cell-based, cultured protein. She offered an update on the status of that issue and a couple others to Radio Oklahoma Network farm director Ron Hays.

According to Beck, quite a lot has happened on the fake meat front since last year’s convention when NCBA first passed policy on the issue.

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