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|Wednesday, April 03, 2013|
BY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR
“I’m writing to you because you are someone I think of as influential. I know you’re someone who’s well connected and a connector, and you like to spread interesting ideas and good news.”
Flattery will get you everywhere.
I received the aforementioned message this afternoon from Camas Davis, proprietor of the Portland Meat Collective, a mobile butchery school that offers local foodies hands-on education about how meat gets to their tables. Ham charcuterie, pig butchery, chicken slaughter — at PMC, no part of the meat consumption process, from killing to carving, is glossed over, prettified, or taken care of behind the scenes by someone else.
Two years ago, I wrote this article about Davis, just as the Meat Collective was getting off the ground. I knew she was destined for the national spotlight.
Indeed, today Davis launched a Kickstarter campaign enabling communities across the U.S. to launch their own (wildly successful) meat collectives. As Davis notes, the campaign, "Meat Collectives Across America," is unique in the Kickstarter repertoire in that it asks supporters to back a movement, not a product.
It's a movement Davis describes as changing the way communities think about food.
Who knows: if Davis is successful, the Big Mac, a symbol of a certain kind of meat consumption in this country, may soon be replaced by another big MC: the ubiquitous neighborhood Meat Collective.
OB Editor Linda Baker keeps tabs on CEO and public policy issues, with frequent forays into innovation, entrepreneurship, and bikes.
Thursday, March 06, 2014
BY HANNAH WALLACE | OB BLOGGER
The founder of Pacific Foods talks about why his company has flown under the radar in Oregon, how saving a family-run chicken hatchery has helped his bottom line and why he thinks organic food is anything but elitist.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
BY LINDA BAKER
A blueberry bush is a blueberry bush — except when it’s a blueberry tree.
Thursday, March 27, 2014
BY JESSICA RIDGWAY | OB WEB EDITOR
Watch this OB Original Video about three Oregon companies and how crowd-funding "kickstarted" their business ideas.
Thursday, April 03, 2014
BY OB STAFF
Learn how to green your workplace and lower your environmental footprint at the office. Oregon Business presents a two-hour "Greening Your Workplace" seminar on May 28th, 2014 at the Nines Hotel in Portland.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
BY JOE ROJAS-BURKE | OB BLOGGER
The medical research enterprise wastes tens of billions of dollars a year on irrelevant studies. It’s time to fix it.
Friday, April 11, 2014
TOM COX | OB BLOGGER
The auto industry is starting to share more costs across manufacturers for complex and challenging design work, like new transmission design, and certain new engine technologies. What we’re not yet seeing is wholesale outsourcing of “unavoidable waste” components to specialist companies.
Friday, April 04, 2014
BY ERIC FRUITS
The rapidly rising cost of higher education has left even the smartest researchers and the wonkiest of wonks wondering what’s happening and where’s all that money going. More and more, prospective students—and their families—are asking: Is college worth the cost?
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