AMI, AMSA Address Myths Surrounding Processed Meats in Most Recent Mythcrushers Installment

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

(American Meat Institute)

The American Meat Institute (AMI), in conjunction with the American Meat Science Association (AMSA), today launched the third installment of seven new myth-crushing videos that aim to set the record straight about myths associated with processed meats.

In the new video (http://bit.ly/tyAFX1)  released this week on http://www.meatmythcrushers.com/, Janeal Yancey, Ph.D, of the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture, Department of Animal Science, discusses misconceptions regarding processed meats and  the meaningful role they play as part of a balanced diet.

“The word processed gets so stigmatized but what people don’t realize is all food is processed. …,” Yancey says in the video. “(Processed meat) is a high quality source of protein at a low cost that’s been value-added. It’s a safe product, it’s a very convenient product and it’s a product that you can store for a longer time than you could a fresh meat product.”

Yancey’s video is the third of seven to be released on http://www.meatmythcrushers.com/ during the next several weeks.

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