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ENRICH-0528 – Curr Iss: Meat You Eat (ENRICH-0528_MEAT)

The Meat You Eat

The production and consumption of meat have received quite a bit of attention in the last year. From processing plants to meat alternatives to the impact of livestock on our planet, people are more curious than ever about the meat they eat. Join Jennifer N. Martin, assistant professor at Colorado State University, as she starts with an overview of the meat production process, including an examination of the variety of livestock production systems used in the U.S. Next, learn about meat quality and labeling. How can you pick a good steak or pork chop? What do those terms on a meat label mean, and what can they tell you about the product or the experience you’ll have as a consumer? Martin leads at-home experiments to help you discern different tastes and qualities and to prepare you to pick the best meat product. Up next: Discover some of the nutritional attributes of meat protein and how to include it in a healthy diet. Martin also explains what the sell-by date means and shares ways to enhance shelf life and to reduce food waste. Finally, dive into the world of meat alternatives and the impact of new technologies on meat production. What is cell-cultured meat? How do GMOs and antibiotics affect the meat you eat? Can new technologies make meat consumption more sustainable? Come away with the knowledge to make more informed decisions about the meat you eat.

Four Zoom sessions
Tue., Nov. 2, 9, 16, 30, 2021, 6:30-8:30 pm MT

Jennifer N. Martin is the state meat extension specialist at the Center for Meat Safety and Quality at CSU. Her research explores the complex, interwoven and ever-evolving pathways that influence the production of safe, sustainable and high-quality meat.
Course Details
Location: University ParkMode of Study: OnlinePlaces Left: 26Waitlist Places Left: 10Fee: $140


Days of the WeekStart DateEnd DateTimeVenueInstructor
Tuesday2nd November 202116th November 202106:30PM - 08:30PMN/AJennifer Martin
Tuesday30th November 202130th November 202106:30PM - 08:30PMN/AJennifer Martin