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Newest Meat MythCrusher Discusses Variety of Products Derived From Animals and Impacts on Sustainability

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

(North American Meat Institute)

The newest Meat MythCrusher video addresses the variety of products that come from animals besides meat and the positive impact of those rendered products on measures of sustainability. The video, produced by the Meat Institute and the American Meat Science Association (AMSA), features Dale Woerner, Ph.D., associate professor at Colorado State University who says, "Rendering certainly adds to the sustainability of our industry in that we repurpose or reuse almost the entire animal for many things. We're able to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and that can be equated to 12 million cars per year off U.S. roadways."

Woener explains that the additional products derived from animals such as leather, medicines, cosmetics and pet food are often not included in calculations of sustainability cited in the media. All of the Meat MythCrusher videos are available at www.meatmythcrushers.com .

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