What we’re reading about beef

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You mean all beef has hormones?

One of the biggest myths about additional hormones in beef is that the meat is unsafe to consume. Associate Professor and SDSU Extension Meat Science Specialist Amanda Blair breaks down that stereotype and explains the function that both natural and added hormones play in beef production.

Just the facts, ma’am

The restaurant chain Chipotle grabbed headlines recently when it vowed to eliminate genetically modified organisms from its ingredients. But the Washington Post responds with some myth-busting facts about food. If you read nothing else today, click on this.

Your kid could dine at the White House!

No, seriously! Children ages 8-12 are being asked to create a healthy lunch recipe as part of the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge. A winner from each state will be selected to attend a Kids’ State Dinner at the White House, hosted by the First Lady. (Of course, we’d like to chaperone…) Via PBS.

But does he do dishes?

IBM’s Chef Watson, a computer, is changing the way we think about recipes, and can help cut down on food waste. An update from South by Southwest in Popular Science.

Take me out to the ballgame!

This season, Milwaukee Brewers fans can order a Doritos-crusted, deep-fried stick of taco meat, all topped with cheese sauce, sour cream, and pico de gallo. From “First We Feast.”

And at the Minnesota Twins’ ballpark you can get a bloody mary topped with a slice of pepperoni pizza. More unique eats from America’s baseball stadiums via Bloomberg News.

You had me at bacon!

The next time you’re at the grocers or the meat market, stock up on bacon (see, it didn’t take much persuading!). That’s because your freezer is your ever-lovin’, bacon-keepin’ friend. Read more from J. Kenji Lopez-Alt, author of the James Beard Award-nominated column, The Food Lab. Via Serious Eats.

I’ll take a burger, please!

The Ohio Beef Council is encouraging people to take the 30-day protein challenge during the month of May. Beef is a great source of protein and can help to manage weight and preserve and build muscle. All the more reason to enjoy a burger at your next cookout!

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