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Republican Ricketts cast meat as an integral part of the state’s economy and national food security. He argued that “radical environmentalists” and Bill Gates promoted alternatives such as meat grown in synthetic laboratories, and that the current global meat production system is unsustainable. I criticized that.
“Abolishing the beef industry would have a devastating impact on Nebraska,” Ricketts told a steakhouse in downtown Lincoln, declaring “Beef Month” every May. “It will have a huge impact on our small towns and rural communities.”
Nebraska is one of the top beef producing countries in the United States, and much of the corn it produces is used to feed livestock.
Meat is nutritious and “part of a traditional and healthy diet,” according to Ricketts. He said 3 ounces of beef contained more protein than 3 cups of quinoa.
“Who wants to eat three glasses of quinoa anyway?” He said.
The Nebraska Beef Passport, managed by the Nebraska Beef Council, has 40 restaurants throughout the state serving meat on its menu. It is modeled after the state-owned Nebraska Passport Program. This is a popular annual initiative for visitors to travel to various businesses, museums, parks and other attractions to collect stamps that can be sent as prizes.
The beef program requires restaurant patrons to order beef items from the menu and earn stamps. Submit your stamp to the Nebraska Beef Council and you’ll have the chance to win prizes such as premium meat-filled coolers.
“Farmers and ranchers are committed to producing high quality protein in the most sustainable way possible,” said George Cooksley, chairman of the Nebraska Beef Council.
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