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27 – It’s in the gas

11/30/2018
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It must have been 2004. I was at Brussel’s Seafood, the largest seafood show in the world, and was looking at a mussel company’s display. The mussels were sealed in black plastic boxes, each holding about a half pound of the shellfish. A guy at the stand came over. “How long do you think their...

Duration:00:34:21

26 – The birth of a red meat world

10/31/2018
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If you visit a modern meat, poultry, or even fish processing plant, you might be surprised at how similar they are – no matter where you are in the world. But what surprise you even more that all our modern plants can be traced back to two Chicago meat packing rivals, who created the system...

Duration:00:29:23

25 – How Poland became Europe’s poultry king

10/17/2018
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When Meat Talk visited Poland, things were getting a bit crazy weather-wise. Hotter than blazes, even the animals were feeling it with livestock going off feed and wolves attacking people. But, besides the weather, something else has been heating up in Poland, something for the last 10 years, and that’s its poultry industry, now rated...

Duration:00:31:16

24 – Pet food, the rendering gem (part 2)

10/1/2018
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In Part I of pet food we talked about how the globally industry will reach somewhere between $78 billion to $94 billion this year – don’t even ask about the value of baby food because it doesn’t even come close. In Part II we will talk about the nuts and bolts of the industry. The...

Duration:00:29:21

23 – Pet food gold rush (part 1)

9/19/2018
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One of the fastest moving, biggest growth industries is not chicken, burgers, plant protein, or even anything for the Millennials. No, it’s food for our four-legged best friends. Whatever you think the global value of pet food is – you’re wrong, it’s a lot, lot more. In this episode of Meat Talk, we’ll be talking...

Duration:00:26:07

22 – A love of chicken feet

8/29/2018
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It’s a tale of two feet – chicken feet that is. Scorned by the West and loved in Asia, with the world’s poultry industry producing around 100 billion feet a year, do you fill up landfills with chicken feet or turn them into big profits? If only the answer was that easy. In ‘A love...

Duration:00:26:49

21 – Tracking the Killer

8/9/2018
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Back in 2006, an E. coli outbreak in the USA killed five people, made hundreds ill, and left scientists scratching their heads. They suspected strongly raw packaged spinach was the cause, but where was the source? By the time it was tracked down to a tiny, tiny Californian farm, all spinach in the USA –...

Duration:00:20:48

20 – Pressure to kill

7/21/2018
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In 1963, the US nuclear attack submarine Thresher was lost at sea after an accident put her past her crush depth of 2,400 feet. In around 1/20 of a second, the boat imploded, releasing the same energy as 22,000 pounds of TNT. Now imagine a machine weighing a massive 120 tons and capable of producing...

Duration:00:28:30

19 – The battle of the plant burgers

7/2/2018
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Americans love their burgers, eating around 50 billion a year, which works out to an average of three a week for each person. While these billions include chicken, turkey, ostrich, kangaroo, bison, and even salmon, the clear majority are beef. But, thrown into this mix are some new offerings that look and taste pretty much...

Duration:00:21:57

18 – Holy Cow!

6/18/2018
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As every visitor to India since Alexander the Great can tell you, it’s a country of contradictions. While it’s world’s largest Hindu nation, where cows have been revered and considered sacred for around 2,000 years, it has also recently become the world’s largest exporter of beef, with numbers well beyond that of Australia, Brazil and...

Duration:00:27:14

17 – North Carolina tsunami

5/31/2018
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A recent court case decision in the US south against a pig producer is going to send shockwaves around the world. If you farm, produce, or process pork, beef, poultry, or even Pacific Northwest geoducks, you WILL to be affected by this. In a nutshell, a team of lawyers convinced people living around a pig...

Duration:00:24:30

16 – The little engine that could

4/3/2018
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Indonesia has been called many things over the years but let’s give you one more name of the massive archipelago – Indo-opportunities. The country has the world’s fourth largest population and in those millions, is also one of the world’s fastest growing middle-class societies. As it’s been shown 100% of the time; a rise in...

Duration:00:25:14

15 – Knights of the road

3/10/2018
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It’s hard to believe today, but once truck drivers were seen as knights of the road and the subject of feel-good songs and films. But as that image has faded, so too has their paychecks. Throughout the western world there is now such a shortage of qualified 18-wheel drivers that it is close to hitting...

Duration:00:20:16

14 – Insects as a future protein

1/30/2018
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While for us in the States and Europe there is a massive ‘yuck and disgust’ factor, for 2 billion people around the world, eating our six, eight, and more-legged friends is a way of life. In a new series in MPJ called Future Protein, we’ll be taking a look this year at which of these...

Duration:00:18:45

13 – California: the tail that wags the dog

12/17/2017
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Once again voters in California will be going to the polls to decide how Midwest farmers are going to raise their livestock. This will leave USA’s big Ag gnashing its teeth at the Golden State, while giving the Humane Society US a reason to smile. Hard to believe, but it wasn’t always this way. In...

Duration:00:20:47

12 – Pinning hope on the Millennials

10/12/2017
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Editor Velo Mitrovich is fresh back from a visit to Greece. In this episode he is why all his hope for this industry is resting on the Millennials. The boomers are the most selfish generation every to live, and the millennials have been left holding the bag on banking, climate change, pollution and much more....

Duration:00:14:39

11 – Russia: part 2

9/12/2017
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We continue our profile of Russia’s agricultural industry, looking at what you need to know if you want to do business in Russia, and what makes Russian’s tick. You need a lot of money to make it in Russia.

Duration:00:18:27

10 – Russia: the next Klondike

8/21/2017
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It might seem like an odd time to be talking about Russia. The USA and Russia are wiping the dust off their old Cold War launch codes, there is talk of more sanctions being placed on Russia, and even European countries are beginning to think the Bear could be interfering in their elections. So why...

Duration:00:20:08

9 – Why Amazon’s buyout is great news for you

6/30/2017
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Your craft meat company has everything going for it except for one thing – supermarkets won’t touch you because you can’t afford to offer them the same deal as the big players. Do you pack your bags and go home? Maybe this was the case last week but no longer; you now have access to...

Duration:00:16:41

8 – How do you grow the lamb business?

5/12/2017
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Lamb is the world’s most popular red meat with fans in all countries except for one – the USA where a staggering 40 percent of the population has never even tasted lamb. And, to add insult to injury to US lamb producers, the lamb most commonly found in US supermarkets comes from Australia and New...

Duration:00:18:57