Why you could one day be picking your meat by its DNA

Why you could one day be picking your meat by its DNA

Jonathan Bender

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It’s a little bit of CSI meets CSA, but in the future, you could be picking your ground beef based on its genes. The Lawrence-Journal World has the story of Lawrence-based IdentiGEN, a company that has figured out how to use DNA to allow restaurants and food processors (and theoretically consumers) to track cattle from where they were raised to the plate on which they’re served as a hamburger.

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