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Naturally fermented = more flavor + no junk

By Russ Conser | May 3, 2021

With the introduction of BoboLinks, our new naturally fermented grassfed beef snack sticks, I’ve been doing a little fun reading on fermented meat.  The story starts with the rich and diverse history of meat fermentation.   The history of meat fermentation Fermenting meat is not new.  Before refrigeration was invented, all meat was either cooked and eaten immediately,…

“Sacred Cow” Book Review

By Russ Conser | August 27, 2020

I am so tired of the “diet wars” and the obsession with the overly simplistic question of more, less or even no meat. Finally, we get a book that takes on the question of “better” meat with a balanced view of the nutritional, environmental and ethical dimensions of that question. My own journey with food…

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Spring is still silent

By Russ Conser | January 1, 2020

More than 50 years, Rachel Carson put environmental issues on the map with her book “Silent Spring.”  As a result, DDT was banned, the EPA was formed, and Earth Day was born. Given the magnitude of that “Carson Shock,” here’s a hard to swallow truth – our spring is still silent. Since the first Earth Day in 1970, 3…