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CONVERSATION PIECE: US food firm is using DNA to prove the pedigree of Premium Beef

Here’s one for that lull in your dinner party chatter. An episode of the British sitcom Keeping Up Appearances comes to mind when digesting the news that an American food firm plans to use DNA samples from elite cattle to track your steak back to the farms the beasts grew up on. Are we to DNA-check the meat on our plates now before we tuck in? As for the chef’s face when you send it back to the kitchen with your waiter’s stammered ‘Customer says no, sorry’ – well, you wouldn’t want to be that waiter.


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