#meatcamp Transcript, 18 February 2010

Tonight’s MeatCamp addressed “transparency” – a word people often use to describe what they would like to “see” more of when it comes to meat.  Several folks from the Twitterverse weigh in …


iTweetMeat @carrieoliver Super summary! #meatcamp -9:35 PM Feb 18th, 2010


Minkpuppy Also keep educating ppl every chance we get about the livestock industry #meatcamp -9:35 PM Feb 18th, 2010


iTweetMeat @follownathan Undesirable fan mail, eh? #meatcamp -9:34 PM Feb 18th, 2010


carrieoliver @iTweetMeat People craving info, connection to food. Diff’c b/t traceability & transparency. Former=reactive Latter=consumer value #meatcamp -9:34 PM Feb 18th, 2010


SteakPerfection RT @DebbieLB: takeaway thought: Keep doing the right thing [and] telling ppl about it! my blog: http://bit.ly/d8mmo2#meatcamp -9:34 PM Feb 18th, 2010


DebbieLB Also, I’ll keep having school kids, & anyone else to visit my ranch…see how my family works to keep doing the right thing!#meatcamp -9:34 PM Feb 18th, 2010


tweef32 My takeaway thot is, amazed to see amt of ppl that want to know what we do. #meatcamp -9:34 PM Feb 18th, 2010


Minkpuppy I think the meat ind. needs to do away w/ labels that have info in tiny, illegible print. It would help me do my job better also!#meatcamp -9:34 PM Feb 18th, 2010


iTweetMeat @DebbieLB Way to be! Have a good night! #meatcamp -9:33 PM Feb 18th, 2010


SteakPerfection RT @iTweetMeat: Transparency is more information and more education. #meatcamp #meatcamp -9:33 PM Feb 18th, 2010


DebbieLB takeaway thought: Keep doing the right thing on my ranch & keep telling ppl about it! my blog: http://bit.ly/d8mmo2 #meatcamp -9:33 PM Feb 18th, 2010


AdrianaV RT @PennyFull: That deserves a RT =) @tweef32: thank my wonderful wife for sacrificing family time for this! #meatcamp -9:33 PM Feb 18th, 2010


follownathan @iTweetMeat No bickering allowed 4 helpful conversation Can’t wait til my animal rights friends email me in the AM #meatcamp -9:33 PM Feb 18th, 2010


iTweetMeat Transparency is more information and more education.#meatcamp -9:32 PM Feb 18th, 2010


JohnRumery #meatcamp Thanks everyone for organizing -9:32 PM Feb 18th, 2010


PennyFull That deserves a RT =) @tweef32: thank my wonderful wife for sacrificing family time for this! #meatcamp -9:32 PM Feb 18th, 2010


iTweetMeat TY for coming, MIke! RT @tweef32: thank my wonderful wife for sacrificing family time for this! #meatcamp -9:32 PM Feb 18th, 2010


PennyFull RT @tgnh: Thanks to @tweef32 @BlogWellDone @MinkPuppyfor super chat. #meatcamp -9:31 PM Feb 18th, 2010


DebbieLB Yes! The “organic” label is often consumers craving transparency. RT @tweef32 w/ right amnt of “transparency” certified organic …#meatcamp -9:31 PM Feb 18th, 2010


iTweetMeat What are your the transparent things the meat industry does and should do? #meatcamp -9:31 PM Feb 18th, 2010


tweef32 thank my wonderful wife for sacrificing family time for this!#meatcamp -9:31 PM Feb 18th, 2010


JulieMett RT @AdrianaV: RT @Minkpuppy: Very few ppl realize that processors can be prosecuted if knowingly endanger public. I expect to see more of it #meatcamp -9:30 PM Feb 18th, 2010


AdrianaV @follownathan Not that I know of–but that would be a helpful service. #meatcamp -9:30 PM Feb 18th, 2010


tgnh Thanks to @tweef32 @BlogWellDone @MinkPuppy for super chat.#meatcamp -9:30 PM Feb 18th, 2010


iTweetMeat @follownathan Sure. And if you want to maintain organic status, the mobile processor needs to be cert organic as well.#meatcamp -9:30 PM Feb 18th, 2010


SteakPerfection Thanks for a great #meatcamp @CarrieOliver@iTweetMeat @BlogWellDone @MinkPuppy @tweef32 #meatcamp -9:30 PM Feb 18th, 2010


AdrianaV RT @Minkpuppy: Very few ppl realize that processors can be prosecuted if knowingly endanger public. I expect to see more of it#meatcamp -9:30 PM Feb 18th, 2010


Minkpuppy You’re welcome! #meatcamp -9:30 PM Feb 18th, 2010


Minkpuppy @JulieMett Very few ppl realize that processors can be prosecuted if knowingly endanger the public. I expect to see more of it#meatcamp -9:29 PM Feb 18th, 2010


iTweetMeat Let’s wrap this up with some take-away thoughts about meat and transparency #meatcamp -9:29 PM Feb 18th, 2010


andreabakes Yes, wonderful chat RT@AdrianaV: Thanks for a great chat! @tweef32 @BlogWellDone @MinkPuppy#Meatcamp -9:29 PM Feb 18th, 2010


follownathan @AdrianaV I hear some processors will come to your farm. This true for organic as well? #meatcamp cc @iTweetMeat -9:28 PM Feb 18th, 2010


tweef32 I think with the right amount of “transparency” certified organic labels are unnecessary #meatcamp -9:28 PM Feb 18th, 2010


meatcamp @NateJaeger You lurking or disappeared w/ bourbon in hand #bourbonchat #meatcamp -9:28 PM Feb 18th, 2010


JulieMett Thx @tweef32 @MinkPuppy & see ya soon @BlogWellDone#meatcamp -9:28 PM Feb 18th, 2010


DebbieLB @meatcamp Thanks for #meatcamp. Thx @BlogWellDone,@MinkPuppy @tweef32. Proud to say I follow U all & have long time!#meatcamp -9:28 PM Feb 18th, 2010


iTweetMeat @follownathan It’d be a huge undertaking, considering all of the certification that has to occur. #meatcamp -9:27 PM Feb 18th, 2010


AdrianaV Thanks for a great chat! @tweef32 @BlogWellDone@MinkPuppy#meatcamp -9:27 PM Feb 18th, 2010


follownathan @iTweetMeat Thinking primarily monetary risk. esp given the lack of “wiggle room” in regards 2 the regs comapred 2 other Organic #meatcamp -9:27 PM Feb 18th, 2010


fourgreenis Just got an email from the orchard I go to. They are having a tree pruning seminar. That’s a first. Probably a #meatcamp lesson there. -9:26 PM Feb 18th, 2010


iTweetMeat @JulieMett 😉 Often, YouTube “shock-value” videos are an example. #meatcamp -9:26 PM Feb 18th, 2010


meatcamp Any last questions for our expert guests @tweef32@BlogWellDone @MinkPuppy? We can still chat but thanks to them all!#meatcamp -9:26 PM Feb 18th, 2010


DebbieLB @meatcamp exactly, NAIS was for disease traceback…not even that anymore. But that is transparency in itself! #meatcamp -9:26 PM Feb 18th, 2010


JulieMett Wow, consumr needs to know this too RT @Minkpuppy: Consequences much higher if fail on USDA standards can lead to criminal charges #meatcamp -9:26 PM Feb 18th, 2010


AdrianaV @follownathan I know a NYS farmer who chooses not to do org b/c org processor too far away #meatcamp -9:26 PM Feb 18th, 2010


tweef32 Yup RT @Minkpuppy: Consequences are definitely much higher if you fail on USDA standards–can even lead to criminal charges #meatcamp -9:24 PM Feb 18th, 2010


meatcamp @minkpuppy @debbieLB To me big difference between traceback (disease control) vs. traceability (care in custody, flavor variety) #meatcamp -9:24 PM Feb 18th, 2010


SteakPerfection Ditto RT @iTweetMeat Transparency is good. So is education … And one without the other can create big problems.#meatcamp -9:24 PM Feb 18th, 2010


AdrianaV @follownathan Among other things, you have to find processor who handles organic–transitions, paperwork #meatcamp -9:24 PM Feb 18th, 2010


Minkpuppy Consequences are definitely much higher if you fail on USDA standards–can even lead to criminal charges #meatcamp -9:24 PM Feb 18th, 2010


iTweetMeat @follownathan Risk? #meatcamp -9:24 PM Feb 18th, 2010


tweef32 @JulieMett Agreed but after years of ppl not wanting to know i think it took awhile to catch up with the trend. #meatcamp -9:23 PM Feb 18th, 2010


DebbieLB @BlogWellDone If U visit in April U can see pasture burning in Flint Hills…awesome sight! & baby calves & steers on feed…#meatcamp -9:23 PM Feb 18th, 2010


JulieMett @iTweetMeat what would be an example of transparency w/o education going wrong? (sorry to put you on spot again today!)#meatcamp -9:23 PM Feb 18th, 2010


iTweetMeat @JulieMett That’s true. Industry sat on its hands for awhile.#meatcamp -9:23 PM Feb 18th, 2010


follownathan @iTweetMeat The I suppose raising certified organic beef is a major undertaking risk? #meatcamp -9:23 PM Feb 18th, 2010


BlogWellDone RT @tweef32 Amen! RT @iTweetMeat Transparency is good.So is education on the subject.And one w/o the other can create big problems.#meatcamp -9:23 PM Feb 18th, 2010


Minkpuppy Texas has state regs = to USDA but not enough inspectors–affects state inspected meat a great deal #meatcamp -9:22 PM Feb 18th, 2010


JulieMett Just thinking of Food Inc. (yes, a piece of #journalism), viewers of that movie had confidence rocked, no comments didn’t help#meatcamp -9:22 PM Feb 18th, 2010


iTweetMeat @follownathan Much heavier … as in, go out of business altogether after having your product and name tarnished. #meatcamp -9:21 PM Feb 18th, 2010


carrieoliver @BlogWellDone @Tweef_32 Just noticed running overtime (as usual, lots of fab info). So early thanks in case U need 2 bow out.#meatcamp -9:21 PM Feb 18th, 2010


tweef32 @BlogWellDone I would love to make everyone happy, but then I’d probably have to be dead. #meatcamp -9:21 PM Feb 18th, 2010


tweef32 Amen! RT @iTweetMeat: Transparency is good. So is education on the subject. And one without the other can create big problems. #meatcamp -9:20 PM Feb 18th, 2010


nika7k @andreabakes LOL #Meatcamp -9:20 PM Feb 18th, 2010


DebbieLB @BlogWellDone: Yep! The only bad time is when the nasty weather hits or while we’re skiing in Colo for my kids break!#meatcamp -9:20 PM Feb 18th, 2010


Minkpuppy RT @Minkpuppy@follownathan Federal regs generally override state regs. Some states have programs that are equiv.to USDA tho #meatcamp -9:19 PM Feb 18th, 2010


follownathan @iTweetMeat @Minkpuppy How do these regs stack up in comparison to the worthless #organic regs? #meatcamp -9:19 PM Feb 18th, 2010


BlogWellDone @tweef32 Just make everyone happy. 🙂 In all seriousness, that makes a lot of sense. #meatcamp -9:19 PM Feb 18th, 2010


andreabakes @nika7k hey, I did what I could. Pilgrims shoulda brought burgers. #Meatcamp -9:19 PM Feb 18th, 2010


AdrianaV Agree RT @follownathan@JulieMett Sad but I honetsly dont think many people think about a processing plant much less farm w/meat #meatcamp -9:19 PM Feb 18th, 2010


iTweetMeat Transparency is good. So is education on the subject. And one without the other can create big problems. #meatcamp -9:18 PM Feb 18th, 2010


tweef32 @BlogWellDone I can do evythng right but if someone has it in for me they can see one thing and blow it out of context. #meatcamp -9:18 PM Feb 18th, 2010


follownathan @JulieMett Sad but I honetsly don’t think many people think about a processing plant much less a farm w/meat #meatcamp -9:18 PM Feb 18th, 2010


nika7k @andreabakes meatless?! what happened to deer? bear? salmon? possum too, depends on which tribe #Meatcamp -9:17 PM Feb 18th, 2010


SteakPerfection Meat in US is strictly regulated, but computers are not. Yet I know more about what’s in my puter than what’s in my steak!#meatcamp -9:17 PM Feb 18th, 2010


iTweetMeat @follownathan Depends if state has state inspection.#meatcamp -9:17 PM Feb 18th, 2010


Minkpuppy RT @BlogWellDone@JulieMett I think so…people assume no comment = “I’m guilty.” #meatcamp -9:16 PM Feb 18th, 2010


follownathan @iTweetMeat Remember I am new. Any states that are more liberal and or strict or USDA has control across the board?#meatcamp -9:16 PM Feb 18th, 2010


DebbieLB @BlogWellDone: You know I’ve invited you to visit my ranch! We’re only about 2 hours west!! :o) #meatcamp -9:16 PM Feb 18th, 2010


BlogWellDone @JulieMett I think so…people assume no comment = “I’m guilty.” #meatcamp -9:16 PM Feb 18th, 2010


iTweetMeat I think so RT @JulieMett: Re: What about flipside: do meat processor “no comment” policies w/ press kill consumer confidence?#meatcamp -9:15 PM Feb 18th, 2010


AdrianaV only if they’re paying attention RT @JulieMett: do meat processor “no comment” policies w/ press kill consumer confidence#meatcamp -9:15 PM Feb 18th, 2010


DebbieLB @BlogWellDone: Overall I believe transparency does inspire confidence. So many probs R because gen pub doesn’t know abt farm life. #meatcamp -9:15 PM Feb 18th, 2010


iTweetMeat @follownathan All in all, I think we’re among the most regulated. #meatcamp -9:14 PM Feb 18th, 2010


DebbieLB @BlogWellDone: I don’t believe they R in large numbers. But they would have us believe it! :o) #meatcamp -9:14 PM Feb 18th, 2010


JulieMett Re: last Q, what about flipside: do meat processor “no comment” policies w/ press kill consumer confidence? #meatcamp -9:14 PM Feb 18th, 2010


meatcamp @tweef32 Indeed. Spent 8 years in DC, have seen how single word (even “any” vs. “the”) can lead to looking @trees not forest.#meatcamp -9:13 PM Feb 18th, 2010


BlogWellDone @DebbieLB Such people exist? In large numbers?#meatcamp -9:13 PM Feb 18th, 2010


iTweetMeat Me too RT @Minkpuppy@DebbieLB Traceback is important for some many reasons–I hope NAIS gets reincarnated in a better format #meatcamp -9:13 PM Feb 18th, 2010


Minkpuppy @meatcamp I agree–there’s a number of other good reasons that are just as impt. Mad cow etc is just one aspect of it#meatcamp -9:13 PM Feb 18th, 2010


follownathan @iTweetMeat Perhaps just give an example. But I have seen markets around the globe we here in the states would flip a lid#meatcamp -9:13 PM Feb 18th, 2010


DebbieLB @BlogWellDone: No, only to radicals who probably don’t want to know where their food comes from. Then when truth is unavoidable… #meatcamp -9:12 PM Feb 18th, 2010


AdrianaV @follownathan Mmmm, venison… #meatcamp -9:12 PM Feb 18th, 2010


tweef32 @carrieoliver I for 1 would love to be more transparent if USDA wasn’t waiting to bust me for every little mistake #meatcamp -9:12 PM Feb 18th, 2010


tgnh That needs to change! RT @DebbieLB: Would greater transparency mean I am paid for the additional work?…not always. #meatcamp -9:12 PM Feb 18th, 2010


iTweetMeat @follownathan BIG question. Compared to which country?#meatcamp -9:12 PM Feb 18th, 2010


BlogWellDone @tweef32 Are you basically talking about the extra cost and effort on the producers for transparency? #meatcamp -9:12 PM Feb 18th, 2010


Minkpuppy @DebbieLB Traceback is important for some many reasons–I hope NAIS gets reincarnated in a better format #meatcamp-9:11 PM Feb 18th, 2010


andreabakes I made a native American feast once. It was meatless, though. Those gourds were killers to hollow out. #Meatcamp -9:11 PM Feb 18th, 2010


iTweetMeat @AdrianaV Yes. A meat label has to have the name of the processor, the establishment number, and contact info. #meatcamp -9:11 PM Feb 18th, 2010


follownathan What are the major differences between USA regs and other Regs around the globe? #meatcamp -9:11 PM Feb 18th, 2010


BlogWellDone @DebbieLB Once the curtain gets pulled back, you think it will cause fear. #meatcamp -9:11 PM Feb 18th, 2010


SteakPerfection Yes – IMO much more RT @OliverRanch@iTweetMeatLast formal Q. Would greater transparency boost confidence in meat industry? … #meatcamp -9:10 PM Feb 18th, 2010


Minkpuppy For most, it would boost confidence. It might turn some ppl away or radicalize others but overall would be good #meatcamp -9:10 PM Feb 18th, 2010


iTweetMeat That’s true. RT @DebbieLB: Boost confidence? Yes, in most ppl it would. In a few radicals, it might cause alternate reaction.#meatcamp -9:10 PM Feb 18th, 2010


DebbieLB @Minkpuppy The NAIS was not good program as designed, but could have been fixed. We need traceback…now only interstate.#meatcamp -9:10 PM Feb 18th, 2010


AdrianaV @iTweetMeat For example, name of processor there on package. Can look them up, ask questions. Can visit info sites like USDA #meatcamp -9:10 PM Feb 18th, 2010


meatcamp @Minkpuppy We should ask @FarmrPhil what the UK gov’t spent on their traceability program. For me not about safety only, tho.#meatcamp -9:10 PM Feb 18th, 2010


tweef32 @BlogWellDone i wud love to unpack more for U but 140 character ain’t enough to get it done #meatcamp -9:10 PM Feb 18th, 2010


follownathan @AdrianaV Can you hit pause > then rewind and throw me in a teepee with pretty girls and an old man smoking a pipe eating venison? #meatcamp -9:09 PM Feb 18th, 2010


DebbieLB Boost confidence? Yes, in most ppl it would. In a few radicals, it might cause alternate reaction. #meatcamp -9:09 PM Feb 18th, 2010


fourgreenis @DebbieLB I think the issue is voluntary v mandatory. Perhaps those who use NAIS can put that on their label? #meatcamp -9:09 PM Feb 18th, 2010


iTweetMeat At the start, @AdrianaV said people may not know what info is already available. What is some of that? #meatcamp -9:09 PM Feb 18th, 2010


Minkpuppy @DebbieLB I think they caved into political pressure myself. USDA is very reactive instead of proactive #meatcamp -9:09 PM Feb 18th, 2010


JulieMett … be very clear on animal genetics, feed ingested, etc. BUT we are VERY small operation. How doable with scale? #meatcamp -9:08 PM Feb 18th, 2010


natejtaylor RT @NateJaeger @meatcamp@fourgreenis 2screens, 1on#bourbonchat, 1on #meatcamp. Manhattan in 1hand, steak in other.#meatcamp #bourbonchat -9:08 PM Feb 18th, 2010


AdrianaV @follownathan Native Americans didn’t have as complex a food system. #meatcamp -9:08 PM Feb 18th, 2010


JulieMett RT iTweetMeat @JulieMett On your farm, what do you do to be transparent? #meatcamp We try to be honest w/ claims, track each animal … -9:08 PM Feb 18th, 2010


DebbieLB I, for one, am disappointed that USDA scrapped NAIS. It wasn’t perfect, but to totally give up…too bad. #meatcamp -9:08 PM Feb 18th, 2010


Minkpuppy @iTweetMeat Most definitely–I’d hate to see the figures on the new Public Health Inspection system database costs #meatcamp-9:08 PM Feb 18th, 2010


carrieoliver @iTweetMeat Last formal Q. Would greater transparency boost confidence in meat industry? What do we now know? What could we know? #meatcamp -9:08 PM Feb 18th, 2010


iTweetMeat @AdrianaV Or code that pretty much all your ground beef has at some point been sprayed with acid? #meatcamp -9:07 PM Feb 18th, 2010


allegrooch RT @carrieoliver: 1 benefit to rancher/butcher offering transparency=flavor/texture. Buyer feedback inspires even better meat. #meatcamp -9:07 PM Feb 18th, 2010


follownathan Did the Native Americans have to deal with the USDA??! Good grief. #meatcamp -9:07 PM Feb 18th, 2010


andreabakes RT@AdrianaV is this code 4 meat treated w/amonia;) RT@BlogWellDone@tweef32 Can you unpack the “spin on an OK process” #meatcamp#Meatcamp -9:07 PM Feb 18th, 2010


BlogWellDone @AdrianaV It’s a secret code. #meatcamp 🙂 -9:07 PM Feb 18th, 2010


iTweetMeat Paperwork RT @DebbieLB: Guess another negative is more expense….more records, more traceability, more hassle = more expense. #meatcamp -9:07 PM Feb 18th, 2010


DebbieLB Guess another negative is more expense….more records, more traceability, more hassle = more expense. #meatcamp -9:06 PM Feb 18th, 2010


tweef32 RT @Minkpuppy: A huge negative for inspectors: more paperwork and more computer databases to get fouled up and not work right #meatcamp -9:06 PM Feb 18th, 2010


meatcamp @ApplecheekFarm Must vary by state. Have generally found I need to hire a caterer or restaurant to offer tastings to public.#meatcamp -9:05 PM Feb 18th, 2010


iTweetMeat RT @BlogWellDone@NateJaeger We should have an intermediate time when we talk about bourbon marinades. #meatcamp#bourbonchat #meatcamp -9:05 PM Feb 18th, 2010


AdrianaV is this code for meat treated w/amonia 😉 RT @BlogWellDone:@tweef32 Can you unpack the “spin on an OK process” #meatcamp?#meatcamp -9:05 PM Feb 18th, 2010


JulieMett You make me blush! thx RT @meatcamp @JulieMett Hi, Julie, welcome. Love your family’s beef, yum. #meatcamp -9:05 PM Feb 18th, 2010


DebbieLB RT @Minkpuppy: Huge negative 4 inspectors: more paperwork & more computer databases to get fouled up and not work right #meatcamp #meatcamp -9:05 PM Feb 18th, 2010


BlogWellDone @NateJaeger We should have an intermediate time when we talk about bourbon marinades. #meatcamp #bourbonchat -9:05 PM Feb 18th, 2010


tgnh That said, first out of gate with transparent process will be a $ winner and pull sales. #meatcamp -9:05 PM Feb 18th, 2010


tweef32 Yes, its called slaughter, can be done right but still a bloody process #meatcamp -9:05 PM Feb 18th, 2010


Minkpuppy A huge negative for inspectors: more paperwork and more computer databases to get fouled up and not work right #meatcamp -9:04 PM Feb 18th, 2010


meatcamp I think we can minimize impact of transparency on price by reducing the number of steps farm-fork. Regain margin lost at each step #meatcamp -9:04 PM Feb 18th, 2010


andreabakes @AdrianaV Wait! We’re talking about animals???#Meatcamp -9:04 PM Feb 18th, 2010


BlogWellDone @tweef32 Can you unpack the “spin on an OK process” for me #meatcamp? -9:04 PM Feb 18th, 2010


DebbieLB In the recent HBO movie, Temple Grandin said cattle R here for us to eat! But we need to treat them well before slaughter!#meatcamp -9:04 PM Feb 18th, 2010


iTweetMeat i.e. “We want you to be transparent, so we can tell you that we know more about what you’re doing that you do” <– happens a lot #meatcamp -9:03 PM Feb 18th, 2010


NateJaeger Its closing time! You don’t have to go home…but you can’t stay here! Turn out the lights…& then 2 #meatcamp#bourbonchat -9:03 PM Feb 18th, 2010


ApplecheekFarm @follownathan if animals have been slaughtered at a USDA inspected facility we can give samples at the market cc@CarrieOliver #meatcamp -9:03 PM Feb 18th, 2010


meatcamp @NEFarmBureau This calls for a joint #bourbon #meattasting. Who’s in charge of #bourbonchat#meatcamp -9:03 PM Feb 18th, 2010


Minkpuppy RT @iTweetMeat: RT @tweef32@AdrianaV The reports from insp would tell U very little abt a plant. Myb amt of reports but not actual content #meatcamp -9:03 PM Feb 18th, 2010


tgnh Negatives-adminstration + overhead costs,could lead to higher retail prices. Consolidation in industry all about driving costs out#meatcamp -9:03 PM Feb 18th, 2010


iTweetMeat V clever RT @carrieoliver@NateJaeger You offering me a#manhattan? No bourbon in house #bourbonchat #meatcamp -9:02 PM Feb 18th, 2010


SteakPerfection negatives for producers in higher costs: so challenge is to translate that into more demand so higher prices #meatcamp -9:02 PM Feb 18th, 2010


tweef32 @iTweetMeat Was trying to find a way to say that and you nailed it on neg to transparency #meatcamp -9:02 PM Feb 18th, 2010


Minkpuppy AGREED! RT @iTweetMeat: Yes, I think there are negatives to transparency, one being spin on an otherwise OK process.#meatcamp #meatcamp -9:02 PM Feb 18th, 2010


carrieoliver @NateJaeger You offering me a #manhattan? No bourbon in house #bourbonchat #meatcamp -9:02 PM Feb 18th, 2010


NEFarmBureau I think half my friends r at #meatcamp tonite and another half are at bourbonchat. Interesting mix of convos in (cont)http://tl.gd/a2sfm -9:02 PM Feb 18th, 2010


AdrianaV re negatives: people might realize they’re eating animals–OMG! #meatcamp -9:01 PM Feb 18th, 2010


bkfarmyards I am having a hard time thinking of a negative to transparency in meat #meatcamp -9:01 PM Feb 18th, 2010


andreabakes Gee, a neg to transparency? Yeah, we find out stuff we do NOT want to know. #Meatcamp -9:01 PM Feb 18th, 2010


iTweetMeat Yes, I think there are negatives to transparency, one being spin on an otherwise OK process. #meatcamp -9:01 PM Feb 18th, 2010


SteakPerfection negatives in transparency: not for the consumer, who shd know everything about the steak that the producer knows about the steer #meatcamp -9:01 PM Feb 18th, 2010


NateJaeger Last Call! Lets wrap things up so we can all get to#meatcamp. This has been great! #bourbonchat -9:01 PM Feb 18th, 2010


meatcamp @DebbieLB Very glad you could join, Debbie. #meatcamp -9:01 PM Feb 18th, 2010


BlogWellDone @DebbieLB That’s a great answer! #meatcamp -9:01 PM Feb 18th, 2010


iTweetMeat RT @tweef32@AdrianaV The reports from insp would tell U very little abt a plant. Myb amt of reports but not actual content#meatcamp -9:00 PM Feb 18th, 2010


DebbieLB Negatives? Sometimes it means we do things the hard way, instead of the easy, but wrong way! #meatcamp -9:00 PM Feb 18th, 2010


iTweetMeat @DebbieLB I like that. “Do the right thing-no matter who is watching.” Is a challenge if the onlooker doesn’t get what UR doing?#meatcamp -9:00 PM Feb 18th, 2010


Minkpuppy Most definitely! RT @AdrianaV: I think farmers have a stake in slaughter/processor running clean, too. Is there a dialogue there?#meatcamp -9:00 PM Feb 18th, 2010


bkfarmyards Just discovered #meatcamp. I am raising 50 chicks this year, not for meat. I love some well raised meat though! – Stacey -8:59 PM Feb 18th, 2010


andreabakes RT @AdrianaV: I think farmers have a stake in slaughter/processor running clean, too. Is there a dialogue there?#Meatcamp -8:59 PM Feb 18th, 2010


tweef32 @AdrianaV The reports from insp would tell U very little abt a plant. Myb amt of reports but not actual content #meatcamp -8:59 PM Feb 18th, 2010


SteakPerfection RT @OliverRanch@Tweef_32 @Minkpuppy@iTweetMeat @EatMeaty New Q. are their negatives to transparency in meat? #meatcamp #meatcamp -8:59 PM Feb 18th, 2010


DebbieLB @iTweetMeat: transparency means that I make sure I do the right thing–no matter who is watching! For animal welfare, food safety. #meatcamp -8:59 PM Feb 18th, 2010


AdrianaV RT @iTweetMeat@fourgreenis Very true. Perhaps we could rely on transparency if people were educated on the process?#meatcamp -8:58 PM Feb 18th, 2010


iTweetMeat @fourgreenis Very true. Perhaps we could rely on transparency if people were educated on the process? #meatcamp -8:58 PM Feb 18th, 2010


carrieoliver @Tweef_32 @Minkpuppy @iTweetMeat @EatMeaty New Q. are their negatives to transparency in meat? #meatcamp -8:58 PM Feb 18th, 2010


Minkpuppy @iTweetMeat Hooray, at least I know I’m good for something! Lol! #meatcamp -8:58 PM Feb 18th, 2010


andreabakes Maybe it’s worth the hassel at farmers markets. I know the regulaters can be obnoxious…. But look at what you’d gain.#Meatcamp -8:58 PM Feb 18th, 2010


AdrianaV I think farmers have a stake in slaughter/processor running clean, too. Is there a dialogue there? #meatcamp -8:58 PM Feb 18th, 2010


natejtaylor Multi-task Jodi! :-). This coming from someone who isn’t. RT @agropinion: How can a tweep choose btwn #meatcamp and#bourbonchat? -8:57 PM Feb 18th, 2010


iTweetMeat @JulieMett On your farm, what do you do to be transparent? #meatcamp -8:57 PM Feb 18th, 2010


BlogWellDone @DebbieLB Hi Debbie! Welcome to #meatcamp!! 🙂 -8:57 PM Feb 18th, 2010


SteakPerfection @iTweetMeat yes, you can use transparency, because then a consumer right exists: right to truth (or suit for misrepresentation) #meatcamp -8:57 PM Feb 18th, 2010


iTweetMeat @DebbieLB Hi there. What does transparency mean to you and how do you make your ranch “transparent” #meatcamp -8:57 PM Feb 18th, 2010


BlogWellDone @andreabakes Absolutely. I think we’re on to something here. #meatcamp -8:57 PM Feb 18th, 2010


meatcamp @fourgreenis Yes, I say things like that (bourbon and steak) and then people find out I’m a girl 😉 #bourbonchat #meatcamp -8:56 PM Feb 18th, 2010


fourgreenis @iTweetMeat Always cross contamination issues. Food safety also belongs at home. #meatcamp -8:56 PM Feb 18th, 2010


DebbieLB Sorry I’m late! Kansas cattle rancher cking into #meatcamp -8:56 PM Feb 18th, 2010


iTweetMeat @AdrianaV Basically, they get reports if they do something wrong, like finding a problem in the report provided to them by the biz#meatcamp -8:56 PM Feb 18th, 2010


Minkpuppy @meatcamp I know some folks that can probably hook you up and even write an article about it. 🙂 #meatcamp -8:56 PM Feb 18th, 2010


andreabakes @blogwelldone @AdrianaV Yes! Unusual notes in the meat. Explain – don’t just list cuts. I can help w recipes… #Meatcamp -8:56 PM Feb 18th, 2010


meatcamp @JulieMett Hi, Julie, welcome. Love you family’s beef, yum.#meatcamp -8:55 PM Feb 18th, 2010


follownathan All I know is that you can not beat a great quality meat that benefits the mind, spirit of the animal and soil. #meatcamp -8:55 PM Feb 18th, 2010


BlogWellDone @meatcamp A session on less popular cuts would be great. They’re some of my favorites. #meatcamp -8:55 PM Feb 18th, 2010


tweef32 @iTweetMeat I don’t think so if UR transparent and dirty, ppl will soon find out and go elsewhere. #meatcamp -8:55 PM Feb 18th, 2010


iTweetMeat @JulieMett Great to have you with us #meatcamp -8:55 PM Feb 18th, 2010


AdrianaV @iTweetMeat Do businesses get regular reports from inspectors? Can those be published? #meatcamp -8:55 PM Feb 18th, 2010


fourgreenis @meatcamp You and @agropinion remind me of my dad. He would join both #meatcamp#burbonchat -8:55 PM Feb 18th, 2010


meatcamp RT @iTweetMeat: Are we saying now that we cant rely on transparency to ensure food safety and quality? #meatcamp -8:55 PM Feb 18th, 2010


CBalling @meatcamp #meatcamp#bourbonchat = synergy! Where is@agchat when we need her. What a great finish. pun intended. -8:54 PM Feb 18th, 2010


Minkpuppy @andreabakes The bathroom is usually a pretty good indicator of the kitchen hygiene in restaurants I think #meatcamp -8:54 PM Feb 18th, 2010


meatcamp @Minkpuppy Great idea re: tastings in Houston, I’ll send you dm so we can follow up. Thanks! #meatcamp -8:54 PM Feb 18th, 2010


JulieMett Dang it. Checking in late tonight, we raise grass-fed beef in NE Kansas. Wait for it … #meatcamp ! -8:54 PM Feb 18th, 2010


meatcamp @follownathan I’m bit of a dreamer, optimist myself. Otherwise wouldn’t be doing what I’m doing, trying to change $100B category! #meatcamp -8:54 PM Feb 18th, 2010


iTweetMeat Are we saying now that we can’t rely on transparency to ensure food safety and quality? #meatcamp -8:54 PM Feb 18th, 2010


AdrianaV That would be awesome RT @meatcamp@AdrianaV Lets have a session on cooking the less popular cuts! #meatcamp -8:53 PM Feb 18th, 2010


Minkpuppy @CarrieOliver Any plans to do any tastings in the Houston area? That would be a great addition to H-town culinary arts!#meatcamp -8:53 PM Feb 18th, 2010


iTweetMeat RT @tgnh@follownathan im your counterpart hopeless romantic trying to instigate change from inside…its the quote i hear most! #meatcamp -8:53 PM Feb 18th, 2010


meatcamp @AdrianaV Let’s have a session on cooking the less popular cuts! #meatcamp -8:53 PM Feb 18th, 2010


andreabakes @mimkpuppy you best believe in checking out restaurant bathrooms! You bet! #Meatcamp -8:53 PM Feb 18th, 2010


NateJaeger RT @meatcamp@fourgreenis Two screens, one on#bourbonchat, 1 on #meatcamp. Manhattan in one hand, steak in another. #meatcamp #bourbonchat -8:53 PM Feb 18th, 2010


fourgreenis Around here there are lots of summer festivals. Can skip the farm market if you like. #meatcamp -8:53 PM Feb 18th, 2010


BlogWellDone @follownathan We need more hopeless romantics my friend! #meatcamp -8:53 PM Feb 18th, 2010


follownathan @ApplecheekFarm are there tough regs on tastings at the local markets here in #VT ? cc @CarrieOliver #meatcamp -8:52 PM Feb 18th, 2010


FeatureBlocktgnh @follownathan i’m your counterpart hopeless romantic trying to instigate change from inside…it’s the quote i hear most! #meatcamp -8:52 PM Feb 18th, 2010


meatcamp @fourgreenis Two screens, one on #bourbonchat, one on#meatcamp. Manhattan in one hand, steak in another. #meatcamp -8:52 PM Feb 18th, 2010


NateJaeger @agropinion ha! not trying to compete we’re wrapping up hopefully by 8 CST, love the #meatcamp #bourbonchat -8:52 PM Feb 18th, 2010


BlogWellDone @andreabakes Offering recipes is a great idea for meat providers. Especially if they can accent unusual notes in the meat.#meatcamp -8:52 PM Feb 18th, 2010


andreabakes @carrieoliver You know I love that you do artisan tastings!#Meatcamp -8:52 PM Feb 18th, 2010


BarbarosaRnchrs yep – Too many regs to fight through at farmers markets. would love to give out samples but just too much hassle#meatcamp -8:51 PM Feb 18th, 2010


follownathan @CarrieOliver @tgnh #meatcamp Guess I’m a hopless#meatcamp romantic / more interested in honest accounting than profit -8:51 PM Feb 18th, 2010


Minkpuppy @iTweetMeat That’s why I encourage folks to check out their local processors. And restaraunt bathrooms-If dirty, don’t eat there! #meatcamp -8:51 PM Feb 18th, 2010


AdrianaV Yes! RT @andreabakes: Idea for unusual or any cuts. Recipes available for all cuts of meat you offer;-) #meatcamp -8:51 PM Feb 18th, 2010


fourgreenis LOL RT @agropinion: How can a tweep choose btwn#meatcamp and #bourbonchat? -8:51 PM Feb 18th, 2010


BlogWellDone @JohnRumery Agreed. Um, need a test congration?#meatcamp -8:51 PM Feb 18th, 2010


andreabakes Idea for unusual or any cuts. Recipes available for all cuts of meat you offer;-) #Meatcamp -8:50 PM Feb 18th, 2010


carrieoliver @andreabakes That’s one reason I host artisan tastings. Too many regs to fight through at farmers’ markets 😦 #meatcamp -8:50 PM Feb 18th, 2010


SteakPerfection RT @: @BlogWellDone I know. Preaching to the choir.:) The grill needs to be the bully pulpit! #meatcamp #meatcamp -8:50 PM Feb 18th, 2010


iTweetMeat You betcha! RT @EatMeaty@iTweetMeat I agree 100%. local, small, transparent does not mean anything on its own.#meatcamp -8:50 PM Feb 18th, 2010


iTweetMeat @Minkpuppy Hey! We found a benefit to inspection! Food safety and humane handling — at least a somewhat better assurance.#meatcamp -8:50 PM Feb 18th, 2010


Minkpuppy @andreabakes I agree. There’s a huge disconnect in our society when it comes to food sources. #meatcamp -8:50 PM Feb 18th, 2010


tgnh @follownathan razor thin margins…little r&d…what incremental sales would it bring? #meatcamp -8:49 PM Feb 18th, 2010


carrieoliver @follownathan Retailers want same box of Trix to show up every week. They don’t like to manage complexity, penny profit mindset. #meatcamp -8:49 PM Feb 18th, 2010


agropinion How can a tweep choose btwn #meatcamp and#bourbonchat? -8:49 PM Feb 18th, 2010


JohnRumery @BlogWellDone I know. Preaching to the choir.:) The grill needs to be the bully pulpit! #meatcamp -8:49 PM Feb 18th, 2010


SteakPerfection not inspected by local health dept? RT @iTweetMeat[some] totally transparent butcher shops … are the dirtiest [&] not inspected #meatcamp -8:49 PM Feb 18th, 2010


EatMeaty @iTweetMeat I agree 100%. local, small, transparent does not mean anything on its own. #meatcamp -8:49 PM Feb 18th, 2010


iTweetMeat @Minkpuppy Many of the Custom-Exempt operators are fantastic. And some simply aren’t. #meatcamp -8:49 PM Feb 18th, 2010


andreabakes True, but tastes at farmers markets are always available. Never seen grilled meat given out. A great way to taste quality…#Meatcamp -8:49 PM Feb 18th, 2010


follownathan Funny 2 think that big $$ making grocers could rlly benefit from $ 2 create transparency w/#tech yet it doesnt happen#meatcamp -8:48 PM Feb 18th, 2010


Minkpuppy RT @iTweetMeat: The prob was the info they “taught” people was totally wrong, evangelizing rather than educating.#meatcamp #meatcamp -8:48 PM Feb 18th, 2010


Minkpuppy I worry about the places that i TweetMeat describes–do you want to buy meat from a dirty butcher shop? I don’t! #meatcamp -8:48 PM Feb 18th, 2010


tweef32 Agreed! RT @iTweetMeat: The prob was the info they “taught” people was totally wrong, evangelizing rather than educating.#meatcamp -8:48 PM Feb 18th, 2010


carrieoliver @iTweetMeat If one can’t rely on transparency for cleanliness & humane, what can home buyers and chefs look for as gauge instead? #meatcamp -8:48 PM Feb 18th, 2010


fourgreenis @BlogWellDone @AdrianaV I think both are important. Don’t want to spend arm & leg on cut I don’t know how to cook.#meatcamp -8:48 PM Feb 18th, 2010


iTweetMeat The prob was the info they “taught” people was totally wrong, evangelizing rather than educating. #meatcamp -8:47 PM Feb 18th, 2010


andreabakes Bottom line–rancher/farmer relationship w consumers must be tangible. We need to connect. #Meatcamp -8:47 PM Feb 18th, 2010


Pleasanthouse Transparency on all levels of production. Just depends on how many lenses u want to look through to reach the product#meatcamp -8:47 PM Feb 18th, 2010


carrieoliver @BlogWellDone Yes, there is no black or white, there is continuum from worst case commodity to best case artisan.#meatcamp -8:46 PM Feb 18th, 2010


AdrianaV @BlogWellDone As someone with high standards but not much cash, I can still make the economics work. #meatcamp -8:46 PM Feb 18th, 2010


SkeeterNYC @BlogWellDone Yes. I did a story on Jake’s butcher shop, a.k.a @EatMeaty on my site: http://www.foodcurated.com #meatcamp -8:46 PM Feb 18th, 2010


BlogWellDone @andreabakes Most farmers markets welcome this type of participation. Though you might need a permit. #meatcamp -8:46 PM Feb 18th, 2010


iTweetMeat Among some of the totally transparent butcher shops I’ve been to are the dirtiest and least human. They were not inspected.#meatcamp -8:46 PM Feb 18th, 2010


Minkpuppy RT @EatMeaty@iTweetMeat but i do not believe all non-commodity products are good or well raised either. #meatcamp#meatcamp -8:46 PM Feb 18th, 2010


fourgreenis @follownathan Our local grocery has farmers in the store. Usually local cheese and milk. Haven’t seen meat folk there.#meatcamp -8:46 PM Feb 18th, 2010


Minkpuppy I get asked for info all the time so I direct ppl to websites I’m aware of that can answer their ?’s better than I can! #meatcamp -8:46 PM Feb 18th, 2010


tweef32 i think lawsuits and insurance has drove commodity behind wall. U used to be able to see them closer #meatcamp -8:46 PM Feb 18th, 2010


BlogWellDone @AdrianaV But it’s also why I am VERY pro-transparency. Even in mass produced meat there are degrees.#meatcamp -8:46 PM Feb 18th, 2010


tgnh Seems like transparent path cld build customer trust after purchase as well-timely delivery of info on what I’ve bought(recall etc#meatcamp -8:46 PM Feb 18th, 2010


iTweetMeat RT @tweef32@iTweetMeat Im small butcher but commodity still has place alongside my work #meatcamp -8:45 PM Feb 18th, 2010


BlogWellDone @AdrianaV I hope your right. I just worry about the economics of the situation. #meatcamp -8:45 PM Feb 18th, 2010


EatMeaty @iTweetMeat but i do not believe all non-commodity products are good or well raised either. #meatcamp -8:45 PM Feb 18th, 2010


andreabakes At farmers markets…bring a grill & give out tastes! You will make up money in sales. Word of mouth follows! #Meatcamp -8:45 PM Feb 18th, 2010


EatMeaty @iTweetMeat mostly i think quality, animal treatment, food safety become issues when there is no transparency #meatcamp -8:45 PM Feb 18th, 2010


BlogWellDone @SkeeterNYC That is so cool. Are your documentaries avaiable for download or on the web? #meatcamp -8:45 PM Feb 18th, 2010


ApplecheekFarm First time #meatcamp transparency=healthy soils=honor animal’s lives from field to plate=high quality nutrient dense meats=healthy you -8:45 PM Feb 18th, 2010


tweef32 @iTweetMeat I’m small butcher but commodity still has place alongside my work #meatcamp -8:44 PM Feb 18th, 2010


EatMeaty @iTweetMeat Many sadly. I think that there being such a barrier between consumer and producer/processor leads to poor practices. #meatcamp -8:44 PM Feb 18th, 2010


MeatCampChris This chat is really quite interesting! #meatcamp -8:44 PM Feb 18th, 2010


follownathan @andreabakes Yes. Right now I identify w/ my local farmers values. We are building a strong relationship and will both benefit #Meatcamp -8:44 PM Feb 18th, 2010


BlogWellDone I’m starting to think I’ve neglected really focusing on product quality on the blog. #meatcamp -8:44 PM Feb 18th, 2010


SteakPerfection yes RT @: Quality I’ll pay more if a good reason RT@BlogWellDone What is relevant to most cooks other than price?…#meatcamp -8:44 PM Feb 18th, 2010


carrieoliver @follownathan Couldn’t agree more, we should talk about tech ability to minimize steps farm to fork. Have studied closely for yrs. #meatcamp -8:44 PM Feb 18th, 2010


BlogWellDone @JohnRumery As befitting an elite BBQer. We’ve already found religion. Still need to evangelize. #meatcamp -8:43 PM Feb 18th, 2010


AdrianaV @BlogWellDone I think that’s changing–but then I live in a culinary bubble (Brooklyn) #meatcamp -8:43 PM Feb 18th, 2010


SkeeterNYC @BlogWellDone I educate home cooks through my short documentaries. I help people learn about where good food comes from. #meatcamp #meatcamp -8:43 PM Feb 18th, 2010


andreabakes Spreading the word thru social media. Get on tv. Articles in mags #Meatcamp -8:43 PM Feb 18th, 2010


JohnRumery Quality I’ll pay more if a good reason RT @BlogWellDoneWhat is relevant to most cooks other than price? How do we edcuate?#meatcamp -8:42 PM Feb 18th, 2010


BlogWellDone @AdrianaV See,I disagree. I think the most relevant thing to cooks is price. 😦 #meatcamp -8:42 PM Feb 18th, 2010


iTweetMeat @EatMeaty What elements of commodity meat production do you think are bad? #meatcamp -8:42 PM Feb 18th, 2010


Minkpuppy @AdrianaV We can chat anytime! 🙂 #meatcamp -8:42 PM Feb 18th, 2010


BlogWellDone @meatcamp Perhaps use social media and blogging as well? #meatcamp -8:42 PM Feb 18th, 2010


AdrianaV @BlogWellDone How to cook different cuts and why, how all factors in production affect taste (what is most relevant to cooks)#meatcamp -8:41 PM Feb 18th, 2010


andreabakes @follownathan I absolutely agree! Be prepared and willing to discuss your product.I want 2 hear yr story,yr passion,yr enthusiasm! #Meatcamp -8:41 PM Feb 18th, 2010


follownathan @BlogWellDone Gd question. I think far 2 many people focus on farmer/slaughter & “consumer” & forget about CHEF!#meatcamp -8:41 PM Feb 18th, 2010


iTweetMeat @follownathan Me too. It’s a huge opportunity. #meatcamp-8:41 PM Feb 18th, 2010


meatcamp @BlogWellDone One way to educate cooks is through tastings and offering the why’s and how’s. #meatcamp -8:41 PM Feb 18th, 2010


EatMeaty @BlogWellDone In my experience once people learn how bad commodity meat production is, they want to learn more. #meatcamp -8:41 PM Feb 18th, 2010


Minkpuppy I would like to see a return to the old butcher shop ways of promoting the reasons why you should buy their meat #meatcamp -8:41 PM Feb 18th, 2010


iTweetMeat Among the transparent factors, there are many opportunities for that info to be lost. How do we overcome that?#meatcamp -8:41 PM Feb 18th, 2010


Minkpuppy @meatcamp I like that idea! Right now processing is geared to how much can be produced rather than appealing to consumers #meatcamp -8:40 PM Feb 18th, 2010


BlogWellDone @meatcamp What is relevant to most cooks other than price? How do we edcuate? #meatcamp -8:40 PM Feb 18th, 2010


follownathan @iTweetMeat I am getting interested in ways to bring the farm to the market ( of all sizes) via emerging tech #meatcamp -8:40 PM Feb 18th, 2010


EatMeaty @AdrianaV I worked on occation on the kill floor, but more often in the cutting room. #meatcamp -8:39 PM Feb 18th, 2010


janemaynard @meatcamp thanks! interesting discussion! #meatcamp -8:39 PM Feb 18th, 2010


janemaynard hey guys @AdrianaV @BlogWellDone interesting conversation tonight! checking in while making dinner #meatcamp -8:39 PM Feb 18th, 2010


meatcamp @EatMeaty A butcher who also knows livestock and slaughter is near and dear to my heart. We gotta talk. #meatcamp -8:39 PM Feb 18th, 2010


AdrianaV @EatMeaty So you’ve had experience slaughtering?#meatcamp -8:39 PM Feb 18th, 2010


Minkpuppy If the information is readily available–that’s good. I tend to go into information overload myself #meatcamp -8:39 PM Feb 18th, 2010


BarbarosaRnchrs @EatMeaty u feel your abbatoir enhances your transparency and meat quality? #meatcamp -8:38 PM Feb 18th, 2010


meatcamp @Minkpuppy If I were a processor, I’d seek profitability through genuine differentiation that is relevant to home cooks, chefs#meatcamp -8:38 PM Feb 18th, 2010


iTweetMeat As for the type of information provided? #meatcamp -8:38 PM Feb 18th, 2010


EatMeaty @SkeeterNYC We use a small slaughterhouse I used to work at. I pick up directly each week. Farmer just has to get animal there.#meatcamp -8:38 PM Feb 18th, 2010


JohnRumery RT @follownathan@iTweetMeat I think if U want 2 tap in2 wallets & get ppl 2 invest in gd meat U shld B stacked w/ info & engage #meatcamp -8:37 PM Feb 18th, 2010


iTweetMeat RT @follownathan@iTweetMeat I think if U want 2 tap in2 wallets & get ppl 2 invest in gd meat U shld B stacked w/ info & engage #meatcamp -8:37 PM Feb 18th, 2010


BlogWellDone @iTweetMeat Readily available is probably okay. Someone people don’t want to be overloaded with info. #meatcamp -8:37 PM Feb 18th, 2010


follownathan @iTweetMeat I think if U want 2 tap in2 wallets & get ppl 2 invest in gd meat U shld B stacked w/ info & engage #meatcamp -8:37 PM Feb 18th, 2010


Minkpuppy @AdrianaV Processors are already highly protective of their businesses and some (not all) use “trade secrets” 2B less transparent#meatcamp -8:36 PM Feb 18th, 2010


carrieoliver 1 benefit to rancher/butcher offering transparency=flavor/texture. Buyer feedback inspires even better meat. #meatcamp -8:36 PM Feb 18th, 2010


SkeeterNYC @EatMeaty Can you answer the Q: Do your meat shops also slaughter the livestock?? #meatcamp | Via @iTweetMeat -8:36 PM Feb 18th, 2010


Pleasanthouse @iTweetMeat choices as in knowing what kind of meat u want u want to buy (ie brand, conventional/small farm, etc)#meatcamp -8:36 PM Feb 18th, 2010


andreabakes @eatymeaty wow, I’ve heard such great things!#Meatcamp -8:36 PM Feb 18th, 2010


BlogWellDone @iTweetMeat It’s also important to tell them what to ask and what to listen for. to @SamVance‘s point. #meatcamp -8:35 PM Feb 18th, 2010


BlogWellDone @iTweetMeat I encourage people to shop at small stores and farmers markets and to ask tough questions. #meatcamp -8:35 PM Feb 18th, 2010


tgnh Hi Jake! Welcome. #meatcamp -8:35 PM Feb 18th, 2010


SteakPerfection RT @iTweetMeat: Large element! RT @tweef32: Being transparent is also willingness to inform and educate #meatcamp#meatcamp -8:34 PM Feb 18th, 2010


EatMeaty @SkeeterNYC Hi, I’m Jake, owner of Dickson’s Farmstand Meats, a butcher shop in chelsea market NYC. Happy to join#meatcamp -8:34 PM Feb 18th, 2010


iTweetMeat Does the information need to be offered up directly, or should it be something readily available when wanted? #meatcamp -8:34 PM Feb 18th, 2010


Minkpuppy @AdrianaV I don’t think so-We inspectors feel we are held responsible rather than the processors sometimes. #meatcamp -8:34 PM Feb 18th, 2010


follownathan @meatcamp Right, Thinking transparency from farmer to “consumer” builds social capital which we trust/pay u 2 work w/ right ppl #meatcamp -8:34 PM Feb 18th, 2010


iTweetMeat Large element! RT @tweef32: Being transparent is also willingness to inform and educate #meatcamp -8:34 PM Feb 18th, 2010


iTweetMeat @BlogWellDone What about other foods that you deal with … and transparency? #meatcamp -8:33 PM Feb 18th, 2010


BarbarosaRnchrs remember – there is difference between slaughter and processing. two distinct operations, sometimes in one place sometimes 2+ #meatcamp -8:33 PM Feb 18th, 2010


tweef32 Being transparent is also willingness to inform and educate#meatcamp -8:33 PM Feb 18th, 2010


samvance If ppl don’t know what they’re looking at, they won’t feel good about what’s happening. This breeds fear and hysteria.#meatcamp -8:33 PM Feb 18th, 2010


BlogWellDone @meatcamp I start food education with the basics whenever possible. Ingredient selection, using the store, basic techniques. #meatcamp -8:32 PM Feb 18th, 2010


SkeeterNYC @EatMeaty Hey Jake, why don’t you introduce yourself to everyone at #meatcamp. You’re such an inspiration. CC: @carrieoliver -8:32 PM Feb 18th, 2010


andreabakes @itweatmeat Good question re:humane slaughter, gee thanks. #Meatcamp -8:32 PM Feb 18th, 2010


meatcamp @Minkpuppy That’s really a shame. Blaming (unless malicious intent) not helpful. #meatcamp -8:32 PM Feb 18th, 2010


tgnh I agree with @pleasanthouse. For me it’s about giving me information to make my own decision. #meatcamp -8:32 PM Feb 18th, 2010


samvance Ignorance of science and production processes makes transparency pointless… #meatcamp -8:32 PM Feb 18th, 2010


iTweetMeat @SkeeterNYC That’s great! Do your meat shops also slaughter the livestock? #meatcamp -8:32 PM Feb 18th, 2010


AdrianaV @Minkpuppy Hmm, does anyone learn anything from that or does it make people more protective of their businesses? #meatcamp -8:32 PM Feb 18th, 2010


meatcamp @follownathan Personally, I’d rather let a pro do the butchering. But I love to see demos so I know how to find the best butchers #meatcamp -8:31 PM Feb 18th, 2010


EatMeaty RT @SkeeterNYC: lucky to have so many great butcher shops popping up in Brooklyn & NYC: @EatMeaty @theMeatHook Marlow & Daughters #meatcamp -8:31 PM Feb 18th, 2010


Minkpuppy @AdrianaV Often, it’s treated as a witchhunt within USDA–find the person who screwed up and get rid of them #meatcamp -8:31 PM Feb 18th, 2010


iTweetMeat RT @tweef32: We are always open to show ppl thru plant. certainly risks but always impresses them #meatcamp -8:30 PM Feb 18th, 2010


meatcamp @BlogWellDone When you try to help others learn about food, meat, where do you start? #meatcamp -8:30 PM Feb 18th, 2010


follownathan @SkeeterNYC The market right up the road here in rural#VT offers butchering classes. Pricey. But pretty cool. #meatcamp -8:30 PM Feb 18th, 2010


iTweetMeat @Pleasanthouse Knowing the choices, as in understanding food systems and what’s available? #meatcamp -8:30 PM Feb 18th, 2010


andreabakes @AdrianaV Hi! I’m not a kosher butcher~I believe it’s a quick slit of a major arterie/quick death. And butcher 1st asks May I?#Meatcamp -8:30 PM Feb 18th, 2010


iTweetMeat Circling back to the question – what is transparency? We want it, but do we know what it is? #meatcamp -8:30 PM Feb 18th, 2010


Minkpuppy We need to use transparency to identify the problems and come up with viable slutns instead of just firing/disciplining inspectors#meatcamp -8:29 PM Feb 18th, 2010


tweef32 We are always open to show ppl thru plant. certainly risks but always impresses them #meatcamp -8:29 PM Feb 18th, 2010


meatcamp RT @follownathan: Think transparency brings trust and stewardship which increases product value. Which encourages safety assurance #meatcamp -8:29 PM Feb 18th, 2010


Pleasanthouse Transparency (meat) to me starts w/ knowing & understanding all the choices first #meatcamp -8:29 PM Feb 18th, 2010


carrieoliver @EatMeaty Excellent. Best way for people to see your posts for #meatcamp is to add #meatcamp to your posts. Follow in Twubs or Tweetchat! -8:29 PM Feb 18th, 2010


SkeeterNYC I am lucky to have so many great butcher shops popping up in Brooklyn and NYC: @EatMeaty @theMeatHook Marlow & Daughters #meatcamp -8:29 PM Feb 18th, 2010


NYFarmer @itweetmeat http://bit.ly/duvBS1 NYC Food Blueprint recommends “Meatless Mondays” #meatcamp gotta go finish milking but want 2 send to u -8:28 PM Feb 18th, 2010


AdrianaV @Minkpuppy Not about laying blame, but being able to connect the dots when something happens enables swifter response to contamin #meatcamp -8:28 PM Feb 18th, 2010


follownathan I think transparency brings trust and stewardship which increases product value. Which encourages safety assurance#meatcamp -8:28 PM Feb 18th, 2010


BlogWellDone @fourgreenis Hrmm, I’m going to have to look around.#meatcamp -8:28 PM Feb 18th, 2010


iTweetMeat @tweef32 What are some of the transparent efforts you make at your plant? #meatcamp -8:28 PM Feb 18th, 2010


BlogWellDone @fourgreenis That, sadly is what I’m talking about. 😦 😦#meatcamp -8:28 PM Feb 18th, 2010


meatcamp @PennyFull Hi, thanks for joining! #meatcamp -8:27 PM Feb 18th, 2010


tweef32 I agree RT @Minkpuppy@iTweetMeat If all were doing is looking to lay blame, then transparency isnt solving the problems#meatcamp -8:27 PM Feb 18th, 2010


agropinion Missing #meatcamp Headlight burned out when started home. Usually a snap to change it-not easy 2nite. -8:27 PM Feb 18th, 2010


iTweetMeat RT @AdrianaV: Transparency-safety: I think the effect is psychological–the more you have to answer for the more careful youll be #meatcamp -8:27 PM Feb 18th, 2010


AdrianaV Transparency-safety: I think the effect is psychological–the more you have to answer for the more careful you’ll be #meatcamp -8:27 PM Feb 18th, 2010


meatcamp RT @Minkpuppy@iTweetMeat If all were doing is looking to lay blame, then transparency isnt solving the problems #meatcamp -8:26 PM Feb 18th, 2010


fourgreenis @BlogWellDone There are some butcher shops here. Usually eastern european. Have ethnic sausages, etc as well as general meat cuts #meatcamp -8:26 PM Feb 18th, 2010


BarbarosaRnchrs only few kosher abattoirs in whole US. good method of butcher, but far too rare to use for ppl like me #meatcamp -8:26 PM Feb 18th, 2010


follownathan @carrieoliver I agree, people keep forcing us to believe that ppl can’t afford a product they know and believe in. Not true at all#meatcamp -8:26 PM Feb 18th, 2010


iTweetMeat @andreabakes Why do you think doing Kosher makes slaughter more humane? #meatcamp -8:25 PM Feb 18th, 2010


SteakPerfection Start with list on Carrie’s cheat sheet : farm breed feed etc RT @iTweetMeat: What … “transparent” elements people want to see? #meatcamp -8:25 PM Feb 18th, 2010


andreabakes To me it has for some time. And to anyone who saw food, Inc it should! #Meatcamp -8:25 PM Feb 18th, 2010


carrieoliver @BarbarosaRnchrs Agree completely. There are a lot of accidentally misleading claims & plain old obfuscation in meat.#meatcamp -8:25 PM Feb 18th, 2010


BlogWellDone @remarkablogger I think it can as long as organic/good stuff is $1-$2 more a pound. It’s going to take a lot of demand.#meatcamp -8:25 PM Feb 18th, 2010


JohnRumery Transparency concerns more when I buy meat at supermarkets (cryo/prepack) then when I buy from butcher.Enhanced raises yellow flag #meatcamp -8:25 PM Feb 18th, 2010


Minkpuppy @iTweetMeat If all we’re doing is looking to lay blame, then transparency isn’t solving the problems #meatcamp -8:25 PM Feb 18th, 2010


PennyFull Agreed. @andreabakes: Kosher butchers made sure it was done humanely, cleanly. Its a great way. #meatcamp -8:25 PM Feb 18th, 2010


fourgreenis @BlogWellDone Have met inner city kids who never ate peas before and hadn’t seen unsliced bread. Can be pretty sad.#meatcamp -8:25 PM Feb 18th, 2010


AdrianaV @andreabakes Side question–what does it mean for an animal to be slaughtered humanely? What are the standards? Are there any? #meatcamp -8:25 PM Feb 18th, 2010


billiegirltoo RT @andreabakes: Yes. The more I learn, the more I want to know. Kosher butchers made sure it was done humanely, cleanly. It’s a great way. #Meatcamp -8:25 PM Feb 18th, 2010


SteakPerfection Consumers who want info should have it, but do producers really want govt mandate? Why not just do it? #meatcamp -8:24 PM Feb 18th, 2010


BarbarosaRnchrs need to make sure that shared info re transparency isn’t used to bewilder, but rather inform #meatcamp -8:24 PM Feb 18th, 2010


Minkpuppy I think we need to be able to look at all aspects of the process, farm to table so to speak. That part of HACCP has been forgotten #meatcamp -8:24 PM Feb 18th, 2010


BlogWellDone @andreabakes Good to know about kosher butchers.#meatcamp -8:24 PM Feb 18th, 2010


iTweetMeat Does the transparency offer any benefit when it comes to food safety if all we worry about is who did what? (@minkpuppy)#meatcamp -8:24 PM Feb 18th, 2010


remarkablogger @BlogWellDone Not like I really know anything, but I can’t imagine that can last for long. #meatcamp -8:24 PM Feb 18th, 2010


andreabakes Yes. The more I learn, the more I want to know. Kosher butchers made sure it was done humanely, cleanly. It’s a great way.#Meatcamp -8:23 PM Feb 18th, 2010


BlogWellDone @fourgreenis I don’t even know where to find a butcher who doesn’t work at a grocery store. #meatcamp -8:23 PM Feb 18th, 2010


iTweetMeat Scandalous! RT @fourgreenis@iTweetMeat Yes, friends that dont buy sides/bulk from farmer get friendly with the butcher.#meatcamp -8:23 PM Feb 18th, 2010


BlogWellDone @iTweetMeat Production techniques, slaughtering, how the meat was raised #meatcamp -8:23 PM Feb 18th, 2010


tgnh Elements: what was fed, where from, who raised, given ab’s/not, who/where butchered #meatcamp -8:23 PM Feb 18th, 2010


BarbarosaRnchrs @AdrianaV agreed, butcher is the link between rancher and consumer and is an skilled artist in own right. #meatcamp-8:23 PM Feb 18th, 2010


fourgreenis @iTweetMeat Yes, friends that don’t buy sides/bulk from farmer get friendly with the butcher. #meatcamp -8:22 PM Feb 18th, 2010


AdrianaV @iTweetMeat Name of farm, how raised, who processed for starters #meatcamp -8:22 PM Feb 18th, 2010


carrieoliver @AdrianaV Best early lesson 4 me: The moment cattle gets on a truck, all my hard work could be lost. Truckers/butchers critical!#meatcamp -8:22 PM Feb 18th, 2010


BlogWellDone @fourgreenis Of course they know where it comes.The supermarket!! 🙂 There are actually non-profits to teach about farms and such. #meatcamp -8:22 PM Feb 18th, 2010


iTweetMeat Is traceability (to the farm) only one element of overall transparency? #meatcamp -8:22 PM Feb 18th, 2010


SteakPerfection I agree totally RT @carrieoliver@iTweetMeat … I think transparency, by and large, a HUGE benefit to those that offer it.#meatcamp -8:22 PM Feb 18th, 2010


iTweetMeat What are the “transparent” elements people want to see?#meatcamp -8:21 PM Feb 18th, 2010


AdrianaV Knowing about farm is great, but the more I hear the story of meat the more I learn the slaughter/butcher/packer =ly important#meatcamp -8:21 PM Feb 18th, 2010


iTweetMeat @andreabakes Does the #butcher matter to you, though? They’re just important as the #farmer. (@tweef32#meatcamp -8:20 PM Feb 18th, 2010


carrieoliver @iTweetMeat That’s a good question for all. I think transparency, by and large, a HUGE benefit to those that offer it.#meatcamp -8:20 PM Feb 18th, 2010


fourgreenis @BlogWellDone I agree. Most consumers have no idea where their food comes from–why have cows at the zoo? #meatcamp-8:20 PM Feb 18th, 2010


BlogWellDone @remarkablogger We’re seeing pretty good adoption. But the economics favor the not so well raised stuff. #meatcamp -8:20 PM Feb 18th, 2010


iTweetMeat Freedom of Information Act RT @tgnh: What is FOIA?#meatcamp -8:20 PM Feb 18th, 2010


andreabakes I want to know where my meat comes from. Specifically, which farm and where that farm is. #Meatcamp -8:19 PM Feb 18th, 2010


tgnh What is FOIA? #meatcamp -8:19 PM Feb 18th, 2010


follownathan @iTweetMeat Had not looked into FOIA before. Thanks. Not quite my style to meet my needs. But good to know #meatcamp -8:19 PM Feb 18th, 2010


fourgreenis Gut says “No”. Need to answer the phone or have informative website. RT @iTweetMeat: Is FOIA a type of transparency?#meatcamp -8:18 PM Feb 18th, 2010


iTweetMeat @Minkpuppy Should providing that information continue to be optional? #meatcamp -8:18 PM Feb 18th, 2010


BarbarosaRnchrs transparency=a right to know, but too many have abdicated that right to marketers and middle men #meatcamp -8:18 PM Feb 18th, 2010


Minkpuppy FOIA should be a tool for transparency but have seen it used to block access to info as well–especially when press is involved#meatcamp -8:18 PM Feb 18th, 2010


BlogWellDone @fourgreenis Perhaps we try them, but if they love their product, shouldn’t they want to talk about it? #meatcamp Ask me about my blog. 🙂 -8:18 PM Feb 18th, 2010


fiestafarms RT @CarrieOliver: Welcome 2 #meatcamp! A lot of people are asking for transparency in meat. What does this mean to you? -8:17 PM Feb 18th, 2010


remarkablogger @BlogWellDone It definitely has had an impact in the NE. Regular supermarkets carry organic/chem-free meat. #meatcamp -8:17 PM Feb 18th, 2010


BlogWellDone RT @iTweetMeat: Transparency – a “right to know” or a “would like to know”? #meatcamp -8:17 PM Feb 18th, 2010


MeatCampChris @Knickelbein Though off subject – do tell about the flavor of caribou sausage #meatcamp -8:17 PM Feb 18th, 2010


Knickelbein Munching on homemade caribou sausage, beer in hand, hockey in the background and #meatcamp …. could I ask for anything more??? Cheers! -8:16 PM Feb 18th, 2010


Minkpuppy Absolutely, meat processors need to be a part of transparency. I’ve run into a few that fight reg. access to micro test results #meatcamp -8:16 PM Feb 18th, 2010


fourgreenis @BlogWellDone I’m sure we consumers try the souls of producers but they to understand we are trying to educate ourselves#meatcamp -8:16 PM Feb 18th, 2010


MeatCampChris Lots of new folks tonight! So good to see you at#meatcamp -8:16 PM Feb 18th, 2010


meatcamp @Gthenson Welcome! Who do you trust with information about meat? What key information do you seek? #meatcamp -8:15 PM Feb 18th, 2010


SteakPerfection RT @OliverRanch@BlogWellDone My cheat sheet …http://www.scribd.com/doc/21317500/Artisan-Beef-Institute-Cheat-Sheet-10-09 #meatcamp -8:15 PM Feb 18th, 2010


iTweetMeat Is FOIA a type of transparency? #meatcamp -8:15 PM Feb 18th, 2010


BlogWellDone @remarkablogger Truly. We just have to keep voting with our dollar. #meatcamp And getting the word out. -8:15 PM Feb 18th, 2010


andreabakes Hi, sorry I’m late. I am a consumer, I cook & buy grassfed, organic whenever I buy meat. #Meatcamp -8:14 PM Feb 18th, 2010


Gthenson Listening to those who DO know! RT @iTweetMeat: Transparency – a “right to know” or a “would like to know”?#meatcamp -8:14 PM Feb 18th, 2010


BlogWellDone RT @CarrieOliver: My cheat sheet for beef #meatcamphttp://www.scribd.com/doc/21317500/Artisan-Beef-Institute-Cheat-Sheet-10-09 -8:14 PM Feb 18th, 2010


iTweetMeat What about meat processors saying they’re going to be 100% transparent? Shouldn’t they be part of this, too? #meatcamp -8:14 PM Feb 18th, 2010


AdrianaV @carrieoliver Ah, thanks! Going into my delicious bookmarks.#meatcamp -8:14 PM Feb 18th, 2010


meatcamp @janemaynard Welcome to you and @SacGreenDeals@remarkablogger. Thanks for asking & answering questions, helps all of us. #meatcamp -8:14 PM Feb 18th, 2010


remarkablogger @BlogWellDone I hear ya. It’s only unimportant until he sees everybody else buying fish they know the story behind. It’s the story #meatcamp -8:14 PM Feb 18th, 2010


JohnRumery Transparency is not a buzzword…more of a marketing reality (tactic maybe). Often confused w/organic, natural, grassfed,claims #meatcamp -8:14 PM Feb 18th, 2010


carrieoliver @BlogWellDone My cheat sheet for beef #meatcamphttp://www.scribd.com/doc/21317500/Artisan-Beef-Institute-Cheat-Sheet-10-09 -8:13 PM Feb 18th, 2010


remarkablogger @BlogWellDone I see it as opportunity to make changes that capture huge market share — especially for “localvores”#meatcamp -8:13 PM Feb 18th, 2010


SacGreenDeals Consumers LOVE this –> RT @BarbarosaRnchrsTransparency = origin, production method, processing method, marketing methods #meatcamp -8:12 PM Feb 18th, 2010


Minkpuppy @iTweetMeat that has definitely been an issue. Also the misleading and confusing labels that are out there #meatcamp -8:12 PM Feb 18th, 2010


MeatCampChris If you’d like to watch the #meatcamp stream unfold, try Tweetchat or Twubs. #meatcamp -8:12 PM Feb 18th, 2010


AdrianaV @janemaynard Hey Jane, great to see you here! #meatcamp -8:12 PM Feb 18th, 2010


BlogWellDone @janemaynard Hey, how are you!! #meatcamp -8:12 PM Feb 18th, 2010


AdrianaV That would be helpful! RT @BlogWellDone: And of course, where to find it. Do we need a meat transparency cheat sheet?#meatcamp -8:12 PM Feb 18th, 2010


BlogWellDone @remarkablogger I asked a fish producer about sustainable fishing, fish diet, etc. He got pissed. Told me it wasn’t important. #meatcamp -8:12 PM Feb 18th, 2010


tweef32 I think transparency is just being open and honest #meatcamp-8:12 PM Feb 18th, 2010


janemaynard RT @AdrianaV Agree RT @BarbarosaRnchrs: Transparency = origin, production method, processing method, marketing methods#meatcamp -8:11 PM Feb 18th, 2010


fourgreenis @meatcamp Friend called local chicken company to ask questions. She passed on that info to her friends and that’s the brand I buy. #meatcamp -8:11 PM Feb 18th, 2010


BlogWellDone @remarkablogger I am with you 100% The problem is, they’re only selling points for people doing it the right way.#meatcamp -8:11 PM Feb 18th, 2010


Minkpuppy @iTweetMeat definitely, the insane number of recalls lately and the fact that retailer information will not be released #meatcamp -8:11 PM Feb 18th, 2010


BlogWellDone @AdrianaV And of course, where to find it. Do we need a meat transparency cheat sheet? #meatcamp -8:10 PM Feb 18th, 2010


meatcamp RT @BarbarosaRnchrs: Transparency = origin, production method, processing method, marketing methods <– Agree!#meatcamp -8:10 PM Feb 18th, 2010


chadthewino RT @meatcamp: I’m Carrie, MeatCamp is name of my live & home artisan tasting & education events & joint project w/@iTweetMeat to demystify meat #meatcamp -8:10 PM Feb 18th, 2010


iTweetMeat Transparency – a “right to know” or a “would like to know”?#meatcamp -8:10 PM Feb 18th, 2010


AdrianaV Agree RT @BarbarosaRnchrs: Transparency = origin, production method, processing method, marketing methods#meatcamp -8:10 PM Feb 18th, 2010


follownathan Nathan in #VT Love #ag #food Writing a book abt a farm to farm journey I took. Interested in learning & eating good/healthy meat #meatcamp -8:10 PM Feb 18th, 2010


Minkpuppy RT @carrieoliver: RT @Minkpuppy I’m interested to hear how what we meat regulators can do 2B more transparent 2 public#meatcamp <- plz let her know #meatcamp -8:10 PM Feb 18th, 2010


BlogWellDone @Minkpuppy Agreed. I wish the terms marketers use had actual definitions behind them. #meatcamp -8:10 PM Feb 18th, 2010


BarbarosaRnchrs Transparency = origin, production method, processing method, marketing methods #meatcamp -8:10 PM Feb 18th, 2010


MeatCampChris Welcome, @SkeeterNYC, to #meatcamp -8:09 PM Feb 18th, 2010


tgnh Transparency=provide the data in easy form for me if I want to use it or not. What’s missing are standard definitions. #meatcamp -8:09 PM Feb 18th, 2010


iTweetMeat @Minkpuppy How do you think we got to a point where we feel the need/demand to be “transparent”? #meatcamp -8:09 PM Feb 18th, 2010


AdrianaV Not just a buzzword, but I think people don’t always know what questions to ask, don’t realize how much info is already available#meatcamp -8:09 PM Feb 18th, 2010


carrieoliver RT @Minkpuppy I’m interested to hear how what we meat regulators can do 2B more transparent 2 public #meatcamp <- plz let her know #meatcamp -8:09 PM Feb 18th, 2010


BlogWellDone @SkeeterNYC Wow, that’s soo coool. How did you start doing that? Any horror stories? Good stories? #meatcamp -8:09 PM Feb 18th, 2010


Minkpuppy I do think Transparency is the new #buzzword–everyoneuses it but what does it really mean? #meatcamp -8:09 PM Feb 18th, 2010


meatcamp I’m Carrie, MeatCamp is name of my live & home artisan tasting & education events & joint project w/ @iTweetMeat to demystify meat #meatcamp -8:09 PM Feb 18th, 2010


BlogWellDone @follownathan Oh, and apparently there are lots of double entrendres. #meatcamp #weareall12 -8:08 PM Feb 18th, 2010


SkeeterNYC Hello. Liza from NYC. I do local documentaries about sustainable, local farmers and food artisans. I can help tell your story!#meatcamp -8:06 PM Feb 18th, 2010


tgnh #draft@eatmeaty !! #meatcamp -8:06 PM Feb 18th, 2010


JohnRumery John from Grand Rapids, MI. BBQ obsessed. Need the best info for meat/supplier choice #meatcamp -8:06 PM Feb 18th, 2010


iTweetMeat Is transparency just a buzzword? #meatcamp -8:06 PM Feb 18th, 2010


meatcamp @fourgreenis Some of my favorite #fish geeks are big fans of #artisanmeat 🙂 #meatcamp -8:06 PM Feb 18th, 2010


iTweetMeat Welcome everyone! #meatcamp -8:06 PM Feb 18th, 2010


tgnh I’ve been reading labels (or not if they aren’t there) for about 1+ year now. Labels leave more 2 b desired than answered for moi#meatcamp -8:06 PM Feb 18th, 2010


carrieoliver @SkeeterNYC We need to have #EatMeaty on as a guest expert. And it’s great to have you in #meatcamp. What do you think transparency means? -8:05 PM Feb 18th, 2010


BlogWellDone @follownathan Just come and chat about meat transparency with us! #meatcamp -8:04 PM Feb 18th, 2010


fourgreenis @meatcamp Yeah, this group is mostly red meat folks 🙂 Fish has so many different people screaming about it. #meatcamp -8:04 PM Feb 18th, 2010


tweef32 @AdrianaV thanks good to see you on also! #meatcamp -8:04 PM Feb 18th, 2010


meatcamp @follownathan Just like #agchat, best to follow #meatcampusing Twubs, Tweetchat, or # search. Glad you’re here! #meatcamp -8:04 PM Feb 18th, 2010


MeatCampChris I’m Chris from PA, work with buthchers, farmers#meatcamp -8:04 PM Feb 18th, 2010


SkeeterNYC @CarrieOliver Just happen to be online for #meatcamp! I think @EatMeaty has great insight on “transparency”. Just did a video about him. -8:04 PM Feb 18th, 2010


Minkpuppy Hi there, Lisa from Houston, USDA inspector currently dealing with imported meats #meatcamp -8:04 PM Feb 18th, 2010


tgnh @MeatCampChris The artichokes looked very very sad tonight. They were asking to be put out of their misery ;( #meatcamp -8:03 PM Feb 18th, 2010


BlogWellDone RT @carrieoliver: Welcome 2 #meatcamp! People are asking for transparency in meat. What does this mean to you? We have guest experts here! -8:03 PM Feb 18th, 2010


meatcamp @SteakPerfection Hello to you and @Pleasanthouse &@BlogWellDone @ AdrianaV. #meatcamp -8:03 PM Feb 18th, 2010


follownathan @CarrieOliver Been thinking/eating good #meat lately. Am I free to join in on #meatcamp ? Any special format etc. Throw me the skinny. -8:03 PM Feb 18th, 2010


AdrianaV Hi folks, Adriana from Brooklyn #meatcamp glad to see@tweef32 a local processor. -8:03 PM Feb 18th, 2010


fourgreenis @MeatCampChris Yes, have to watch the salt here (sausage is generally out as a main meat) #meatcamp -8:03 PM Feb 18th, 2010


meatcamp @fourgreenis We should have a fish expert come on as guest expert to talk traceability, transparency in #fish #meatcamp -8:02 PM Feb 18th, 2010


BlogWellDone Tonite’s #meatcamp guests @BlogWellDone &@Tweef_32. Plz join 8pm ET. What is on UR plate? What does transparency mean to U? -8:02 PM Feb 18th, 2010


Pleasanthouse Art listening to #meatcamp on west coasthttp://tweetphoto.com/11809797 -8:02 PM Feb 18th, 2010


tweef32 Mike butcher from PA, still lovin my job! #meatcamp -8:02 PM Feb 18th, 2010


MeatCampChris @tgnh Not blasphemous at all. That sounds very tasty! Be better w/ a side of artichokes. #meatcamp -8:02 PM Feb 18th, 2010


carrieoliver Welcome 2 #meatcamp! A lot of people are asking for transparency in meat. What does this mean to you? We have guest experts here to learn, 2 -8:01 PM Feb 18th, 2010


MeatCampChris Thanks all for introducing yourselves. Do you read food labels? #meatcamp -8:01 PM Feb 18th, 2010


fourgreenis @tgnh Fish has lots of transparency issues: Farmed v. wild and HOW wild is caught and how farmed, mercury & PCBs in fish, etc.#meatcamp -8:01 PM Feb 18th, 2010


tgnh Smoked salmon done. Would have rather had a lamb or pork chop. #meatcamp -8:01 PM Feb 18th, 2010


SteakPerfection Evening all! Joe here in Calif. Wanting to know more about steak. #meatcamp -8:00 PM Feb 18th, 2010


SteakPerfection starting now! RT @meatcamp RT @carrieoliver Wonder what’s on UR plate? What do U know … Tonite’s #meatcamp topic: transparency in meat -7:59 PM Feb 18th, 2010

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