Huffington Post: Tester Pitches Montana Beef As Taco Bell Alternative

WASHINGTON — There are beefier issues for politicians to address, but there are few other issues that deal so directly with beef.

On Monday, Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) became one of the first members of Congress to take on the controversy over Taco Bell’s so-called beef product, releasing a statement pitching his home state’s meat as a more authentic alternative.

“When I go to a restaurant, I expect the beef I order to be beef — not ‘filler’ — and my guess is most Montanans, and Americans feel the same way,” Tester said in the statement. “Montana’s ranchers raise the best cattle in the world. If Taco Bell needs to beef up, they can give their customers the highest quality meat around by using Montana beef, and in the process, supporting agriculture jobs in Montana. And that’s a win-win.”

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