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Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette 

Food firm targeting poultry system by using slow-grow birds


March 20, 2019

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — A new food company with ties to Northwest Arkansas said it wants to set itself apart by changing the chicken farming system and raising a better bird.

Matthew Wadiak, who helped found the meal-kit delivery service Blue Apron, said he plans to improve the poultry system by producing heirloom, pasture-raised, slow-grow birds in the Ozarks. The system will also aim to mitigate climate change through its farm practices, he said.

The company, Cooks Venture, is marketing itself as a food firm rooted in "regenerative agriculture and transparency."

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