Meeting Archive:
Getting to the Meat of the Matter: Do Meat Substitutes Stack Up to Beef?

Meeting Description:
Meat and poultry consumption is expected to hit record highs this year[i]. However, the news about animal proteins’ popularity has been overshadowed by recent headlines generated by plant-based meat substitutes. It is important to look beyond the headlines to put the hype of these next-generation meat substitutes, as well as the claims made by the companies producing these products, in context with sales numbers and consumer perceptions, as well as environmental and nutritional facts.
Join Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner., a program of the National Cattlemen's Beef Association, a contractor to the Beef Checkoff, for a webinar for retail and foodservice professionals which will explore how beef stacks up against its imitators.

[i] Source:  USDA WASDE, December 11, 2018; Alternative Proteins at Foodservice Study, Technomic, October 2018; IRI Refrigerated and Frozen Meat Substitutes, July 2018

Date: Thu, Aug 29, 2019
Time: 12:00 PM MDT
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): Beef. It's What's For Dinner., a program of the National Cattlemen's Beef Association, a contractor to the Beef Checkoff
 Presenter Information
Mandy Carr Johnson, Ph.D.
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Mandy is the Sr. Executive Director for the Science, Culinary and Outreach team at National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, a contractor to the Beef Checkoff. This department includes programs focusing on human nutrition research and influencer outreach, product quality, sustainability, and beef safety research as well as the NCBA Culinary Center. This talented team provides key information needed by influencers and industry decision makers to continually improve beef production, processing, consumer options and perceptions about beef.

Mandy was raised in the small rural community of Sudan, Texas where her family still lives and raises beef cattle. Mandy is a graduate of Texas Tech University with an undergraduate degree in Food Science and Technology, a master’s degree in Food Science, and her Ph.D. in Animal & Food Science specializing in food safety. 

Danielle Beck
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Danielle Beck joined the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association in June of 2016. As Senior Director of Government Affairs, she is the lead lobbyist on all issues pertaining to tax, credit, appropriations, nutrition, food safety, labeling, and research. Prior to joining NCBA, Danielle represented clients across the food and agriculture sector as a lobbyist for The Russell Group. Before that, she spent five years on Capitol Hill working for Congressman Tom Rooney (R-FL), where she managed his work on the Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee and House Agriculture Livestock Subcommittee Chairmanship.