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10 Steps to Becoming a Burger Expert

By Leslie Stephens Our definitive guide to burgers--for now, and to carry you well through tailgating season. More: 5 tricks to making a mind-blowing burger Burgers are easy: Just buy a patty at the store, grill it, and serve. But great burgers--those juicy, you-still-remember-them-from-the-summer-of-'09 burgers--require some more expertise.


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The Case For Buying Meat from Farmers

Lorentz Take: Mike Lorentz has spoken before about why farmers markets are NOT good places to sell meat. To clarify, his case is based on inventory balance. If consumers are able to pick there cuts, the farmer is left with a lot of the unpopular cuts. If you really want to help your farmers market's meat sellers, ask them what cuts they have a bunch of and buy a lot of that!
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Discover the real beef about meat

Lorentz Take: While some researchers seek to find a meat substitute, others are searching for alternative, sustainable production methods. The researchers in Bristol, UK are hoping their studies lead to overall better production, including reduced fertilizer use, increased nutritional quality and reduced methane emissions.
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Vermont GMO label case likely headed for trial

Lorentz Take: We wish food labeling could be straightforward and easy, but it’s not. And the more we try to regulate or legislate for clarity the more confused consumers will get, even if in the name of protecting us. The discussion coming out of the Vermont GMO labeling case is a fascinating conversation to follow.   BURLINGTON, Vt. – A US District Court judge ruled against food retail industry groups that sought to block Act 120, Vermont’s GMO labeling law from going into effect on July 1, 2016. However the judge also ruled that industry groups are likely to prevail
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Coalition: End CAFO emission exemption

Lorentz Take: Without making a judgment on whether factory farms should be allowed to operate, we should all agree they are factories. These sophisticated businesses are NOT run by some poor old farmer. They use the latest technology and scientific advances to make cheap food. This is great if it can be done without having to compromise quality of life factors—the quality of a farmer’s life, the quality of the animals’ lives and the quality of the surrounding environment, to name a few. At the very least, though, these CAFO operations should comply with EPA rules, like any other factory.
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Check out Lorentz Meats at the Twins game!

The Lorentz Take: Lorentz Meats is supplying the bacon again this year for Andrew Zimmern’s bacon sandwich at his concession stand at Target Field; we are also sending up a brisket for his smoked meat sandwich. Wallow away any Twins disappointments in good (m)eats! New Food At Target Field The Twins return to Target Field for their home opener on Monday, April 13. Fans will want to bring their appetites to the game. Read More >> Brat dogs and tot dish: This season’s new offerings at Target Field Warning: Do not read this if you’re hungry. The Minnesota Twins and
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