Mindful meat consumption means that no part of the bison that could possibly be eaten is tossed out. Wasting valuable parts of a whole bison does not make sense from an economic or environmental standpoint. We often snicker at how funny it sounds to say, “Sorry, we are all out of tongue today” or “We no hearts today” at the market, but it does happen more regularly than you would think. It makes sense if you think about it, we get hundreds of pounds of steaks, roasts and ground bison, but only one tongue and one heart per animal.
So besides the economic and environmental reasons, just why is eating organ meat so popular? Because eating organ meat is so incredibly good for you. Nose-to-tail eating is common place in many countries and America remains a melting pot so it is gaining popularity. We are glad to see mindful consumerism gaining momentum in America.
At Red Cedar Bison we celebrate proverb, waste not, want not, which came from the earlier version, willful waste makes woeful want.