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NCBA draws timeline on “fake meat”

Photo courtesy of the National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA)

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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