From the article:
read it here. There is a lot of explanation of the real Kobe Beef process, rules and regulations that I found very interesting.
I like that Olmsted points out that there are many US based beef products that are of superb quality, some may be even better than true Kobe. Search these out next time you are going to a BBQ Competition or cooking something for a special gathering.
Bottom line, find the best product that you enjoy the most and can afford. And get that!
This is actually just part one in a series of three stories. Also take a look at:
Part 2: What about "Wagyu" and "Domestic Kobe beef"? Sorry, more meaningless labels.
Part 3: Why the U.S. Government wants you to eat fake foods.
From Part 3:
"Don't worry, I'm with the Government and I'm here to help." - Sure...
Just another example of how more government and more laws doesn't mean we citizens are better off.
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