Thursday, February 07, 2008's a good first step, I guess

Ted Turner was in Omaha recently for the reopening and renaming of the local Ted’s restaurant (Ted’s Nebraska Grill, formerly Ted’s Montana Grill).  In an interview with the Omaha World Herald, he talks about the importance of sourcing local foods and reducing greenhouse gases…yet, his idea of local food seems to be factory-farmed beef and bison.  The restaurant has teamed up with Omaha Steaks, for Pete’s sake.  If he is such a proponent of Nebraska and local food, why isn’t he looking into grass-fed pastured-raised beef?  There is surely enough of it to source the Omaha restaurant at the very least!  And Ted, who owns the largest bison herd in the country (as well as the largest patch of ranchland), serves his customers the finest grain-fed bison meat from Great Range Brand (their website assures us they test daily for e coli and salmonella – that’s reassuring).  


OK, Ted – you can talk the talk.  Local food is important!  Now walk the walk and source real local food from farms and ranchers in Nebraska!