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Planning Christmas Dinner in August? Well, You Should Be!

 

Tennessee Department of Agriculture

Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Agriculture says the  dog days of summer seem an odd time to start planning holiday menus.

However, if you want locally produced meats grown and processed just the way you like them gracing your holiday tables, it’s time to track down that rack of lamb, pasture raised turkey, prime beef rib, or heirloom breed pork sausage. 

Now is the time to plan your holiday meals if you plan on buying local produced meats says Tennessee Department of Agriculture.

Now is the time to plan your holiday meals if you plan on buying local produced meats says Tennessee Department of Agriculture.

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American Heart Association reports Grilling and other High-Temperature Cooking may raise risk of High Blood Pressure

 

American Heart Association Meeting Report

American Heart AssociationNew Orleans, LA – Grilled or well-done beef, chicken or fish may raise the risk of developing high blood pressure among people who regularly eat those foods, according to preliminary research presented at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology and Prevention | Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health Scientific Sessions 2018, a premier global exchange of the latest advances in population based cardiovascular science for researchers and clinicians.

Among people who routinely eat meat, chicken and fish, those who grill, broil or roast these foods at high temperatures may be more likely to develop high blood pressure. (American Heart Association)

Among people who routinely eat meat, chicken and fish, those who grill, broil or roast these foods at high temperatures may be more likely to develop high blood pressure. (American Heart Association)

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Dodging the Roadkill: Saltgrass Steakhouse

 

Dodging the Roadkill - A Biker's JourneyColorado Springs, CO – I traveled to Colorado recently and after a couple of hard days of riding, I was yearning for a good steak.  The Saltgrass Steak House was just down the road from where I was staying, so I had to give it a try. 

They refer to themselves as “the original Texas Steakhouse” and after slicing into my rib-eye, I could understand. 

Their story dates back to the 1800’s, according to their website, when millions of Longhorns roamed freely throughout Texas.  With the taste for beef becoming a newfound favorite in the North, Texas ranchers prospered as never before.

Saltgrass Steakhouse Rib-Eye

Saltgrass Steakhouse Rib-Eye

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USDA gives safety tips for Barbecue and Food

 

USDA - U.S. Department of AgricultureWashington, D.C. – Cooking outdoors was once only a summer activity shared with family and friends. Now more than half of Americans say they are cooking outdoors year round.

So whether the snow is blowing or the sun is shining brightly, it’s important to follow food safety guidelines to prevent harmful bacteria from multiplying and causing foodborne illness.

Use these simple guidelines for grilling food safely.

Outdoor cooking.

Outdoor cooking.

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U.S. Department of Agriculture offers Barbecue and Food Safety Tips

 

USDA - U.S. Department of AgricultureWashington, D.C. – Cooking outdoors was once only a summer activity shared with family and friends. Now more than half of Americans say they are cooking outdoors year round.

So whether the snow is blowing or the sun is shining brightly, it’s important to follow food safety guidelines to prevent harmful bacteria from multiplying and causing foodborne illness.

Outdoor cooking.

Outdoor cooking.

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USDA Grilling Food Safety 101 for Independence Day

 

USDA - U.S. Department of AgricultureWashington, D.C. – Questions received to USDA’s Meat and Poultry Hotline about grilling meat and poultry increase during spring and summer months.

In anticipation of the popular summer grilling holidays like Memorial Day weekend and the Fourth of July, I have put together some of the most frequently asked questions that we receive about grilling.

Outdoor Grilling

Outdoor Grilling

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Consumer Reports Poll shows that the Majority of Americans Want Meat raised Without Antibiotics sold at Local Supermarkets

 

Consumer Reports Finds Misleading, Unapproved Labels that Can Confuse Consumers; Calls on USDA to Tighten Labeling Standards for Meat Raised Without Antibiotics

Consumer ReportsYonkers, NY – A majority of Americans want meat raised without antibiotics to be sold in their local supermarket, according to a new national poll conducted by Consumer Reports. The poll is part of a report released today, “Meat On Drugs: The Overuse of Antibiotics in Food Animals and What Supermarkets and Consumers Can Do to Stop It,” available online at www.ConsumerReports.org . «Read the rest of this article»

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USDA offers Outdoor Barbecuing Food Safety Tips

 

USDA - U.S. Department of AgricultureWashington, D.C. – Cooking outdoors was once only a summer activity shared with family and friends. Now more than half of Americans say they are cooking outdoors year round.

So whether the snow is blowing or the sun is shining brightly, it’s important to follow food safety guidelines to prevent harmful bacteria from multiplying and causing foodborne illness. Use these simple guidelines for grilling food safely.

A young man grills up some of the delicious food.

A young man grills up some of the delicious food.

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The Quest for Local Food

 

UT Extension OfficeClarksville, TN – According to the Organic Consumers Association, a 1,000 acre U.S. corporate farm growing genetically engineered crops nets an average of $39.00 an acre. In contrast, a 4-acre family farm nets, on average, $1400 per acre. Small organic farms are proving to be even more profitable. Why? Because they are meeting the needs of a niche market and can charge a little more, they aren’t as reliant on oil, because they use fewer large machines, less pesticides and fertilizer. «Read the rest of this article»

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