local farmers http://wemu.org en Issues of the Environment: Tracking Cattle From Birth To Dinner Plate http://wemu.org/post/issues-environment-tracking-cattle-birth-dinner-plate <p>What would be the benefit of electronically tracking our beef supply from the birth of a calf to its arrival on our dinner plate?&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p>Potentially, the benefits are numerous. In this week's installment of &nbsp;WEMU's <em>Issues of the Environment</em>,&nbsp; Morning Edition host David Fair talks with Dr. Dan Buskirk.</p><p>Dr. Buskirk is Associate Professor and Beef Extension Specialist with the <a href="http://www.ans.msu.edu/">Department of Animal Sciences </a>at Michigan State University.&nbsp;</p><p>He contends that the electronic tracking can help facilitate creation of regional food systems, better connect consumers to farmers and increase revenues for local, small and mid-sized farmers.</p><p></p><p> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 12:43:09 +0000 David Fair 32632 at http://wemu.org Issues of the Environment: Tracking Cattle From Birth To Dinner Plate