The Conscious carnivore: Redefining meat consumption

September 20, 2017

Meat is bad. Meat is too water-intensive. Meat production is inhumane and unsustainable.

We’ve heard these generalizations (and others like them) all too many times. Over the past several years, the ‘expert’ opinions, studies, and outcry condemning the consumption of meat have piled up. They’re...



September 18, 2017

Team Meatcast!

Today’s guest, Joel Salatin of Polyface Farm, is arguably America’s most famous farmer.

Known for his big grin and revolutionary ag strategies, Joel has been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, and in documentaries such as Food Inc., American Meat, and Polyfaced. Joel...


Our State’s Wildlife — Not Mexico — Will Pay For ‘The Wall’

September 12, 2017

Since he stepped into the Oval Office, there have been rumblings about President Donald Trump’s proposed construction of a wall along the Texas-Mexico border. Who would pay for it has been an especially contentious point. But over the past few months, those rumblings have erupted into an...



September 5, 2017


This episode of the podcast is going to be a little different than usual. As y’all know, Texas was rocked by Hurricane Harvey last week, particularly the Houston area — which happens to be where I live. That’s why I thought I’d give y’all a look at my evacuation experience, as well...


ROAM Ranch Update #1: Soil Health, Honeybees, and Healing Lands

September 5, 2017

This is part of our ROAM series, which charts the progress of our recently acquired ranch in the Texas Hill Country. Read the first piece here.

When we purchased ROAM Ranch earlier this year, the property had historically been treated like a monoculture — an unnatural setup where a single crop...


Texas Forever

September 1, 2017

There’s just no way around it: what’s happening in East Texas is heartbreaking. As a company with deep Texas roots, we’re shocked to see the havoc Hurricane Harvey has brought to our shores. Many of the places hit hardest by the hurricane’s ceaseless barrages are home to our families and...


NEXTY ALERT: EPIC Snack Strips Nominated!

August 25, 2017

Around here, we make it a point to smash expectations, push for change, and explore every possible opportunity. This drive propels us to greater heights with every passing day as we continually raise the bar on food sourcing, transparency, and product quality. That’s why we’re so thankful when...


Meatcast - Episode 13

August 21, 2017


We’ve got your ideal soundtrack for the solar eclipse party as we chat with Planeteer, Judith Schwartz (that makes her Gi for all you Captain Planet fans). Judith’s first book, “Cows Save the Planet,” is required reading for all new EPIC employees, so we’re honored to have her come...


Pasture Pollinators, Superorganisms, and Why Bees Hold The Key To Our Future

August 18, 2017

One of the best ways to put life in perspective is to stand in a pasture surrounded by animals. It’s cleansing. It’s a grand reminder that our world, our lands, and the vibrant organisms around us are what truly matter. Everything else is trivial. Amazingly, though, all of this—our lives,...