What is a meat snack bar? with Mark Tilsen of Tanka Bar

Notoriously, Native American cuisine is often an underrepresented/misrepresented category within the industry. It tends to be a segment that is underfinanced and largely unexplored by most people. This week on Just a Taste, we spoke with Mark Tilsen, President and Co-Founder of Native American Natural Foods, the innovator of the first ever national meat snack bar, Tanka Bar. In this episode, Tilsen explains how the Tanka Bar is helping break the social, economic, and political isolation of the Native American reservation where it is produced. He also breaks down why buffalo meat is considered a healthier and more environmentally sustainable option, compared to beef. 

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