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  • Is Southern-Fried Squirrel the Answer to KFC's Extraordinary Chicken Shortage?

    03/03/2018 9:37:24 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 55 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Morwenna Ferrier
    Some people in Britain hate grey squirrels enough to devour them. With the UK’s biggest purveyor of fried chicken in crisis, perhaps we should be cooking up our furry feral friendsne cold Sunday morning last month, I visited Pow Hill, a glorious moorland thick with pine trees that overlooks the Derwent reservoir, north-west of Durham. In a clearing, three amateur wildlife photographers, in full camouflage gear, sat on plastic bags and watched a red squirrel race across the bracken. As I watched the little fella leap from log to tree, the sunlight dancing across its tail, naturally my thoughts turned...
  • “I Haven’t Eaten Meat In 2 Months” – Venezuelan Oil Workers Are Collapsing From Hunger On The Job

    02/24/2018 10:26:29 AM PST · by blam · 111 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 2-24-2018
    Those who are unfamiliar with Venezuela’s unprecedented economic collapse might be surprised to learn that the country’s oil production has only slowed, even as the price of a barrel of crude has risen in most international markets. Unsurprisingly (it’s Venezuela), there’s a macabre explanation for this phenomenon: The workers at PDVSA – Venezuela’s state-owned oil company, which once showered Venezuelans with oil wealth – are literally collapsing due to hunger and exhaustion as workers defy their government handlers and flee their jobs in their desperation as the value of their pay has been completely erased. Bloomberg spoke with several workers...
  • Trump’s new food-stamps plan: A basket of U.S. food, direct to your doorstep

    02/12/2018 3:26:49 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 108 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | Feb 12, 2018 3:01 p.m. ET
    The White House says the changes could save $214 billion over a decade. “The Budget proposes to combine the traditional retail-based SNAP electronic benefit with the direct provision of nutritious and 100 percent American-grown USDA Foods to participating households. This cost-effective proposal maintains our commitment to helping needy families avoid hunger while generating substantial savings,” the budget said. Households receiving $90 per month or more would get a portion in shelf-stable milk, ready to eat cereals, pasta, peanut butter, beans and canned fruit, vegetables, and meat, poultry or fish. The remainder of the benefit would go onto the debit card...
  • Korea dog meat campaigners accused of barking up wrong tree

    12/27/2017 8:50:01 AM PST · by Red Badger · 26 replies
    AFP ^ | 12/27/2017 | Staff
    Barking at their rescuers, labradors, beagles and mongrels desperately scrambled out of rusty cages in South Korea: saved from the dinner plate by a deal with dog-meat farmer Kim Young-Hwan. In the face of falling demand, Kim agreed to close his establishment in exchange for compensation from US-based Humane Society International (HSI). The dogs are bound for a new life in adoptive homes in the West. He is the 10th canine-meat farmer to accept such an offer in three years. The exact sums are confidential, but each deal requires hundreds of thousands of dollars once adoption costs are included. "This...
  • Silicon Valley and the Search for Meatless Meat

    12/20/2017 7:54:20 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    Fortune ^ | December 19, 2017 | By BETH KOWITT
    In August one of Silicon Valley’s hottest startups closed a $17 million round of funding. The Series A had attracted some of the biggest names in tech. “I got closed out because of Richard Branson and Bill Gates, with one of its then-partners calling the nascent company’s work an “enormous technological shift.” The cutting-edge product the startup was trying to develop? Meat—the food whose more than $200 billion in U.S. sales has come to be the defining element of the Western diet. But what made this company’s work so revolutionary was not what it was trying to make so much...
  • Taxes on Meat Could Join Carbon and Sugar to Help Limit Emissions [Bloomberg Link Only]

    12/12/2017 6:35:57 AM PST · by C19fan · 42 replies
    Bloomberg [Link in Thread Body] ^ | December 11, 2017 | Emily Chasan
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  • TWITTER VIDEO: Man saving wild rabbit from SoCal flames - the best of humanity

    12/07/2017 8:29:47 AM PST · by doug from upland · 39 replies
    twitter ^ | 12-7-17
    Watch the video of a man near the fire saving one of God's helpless creatures. Man is capable of so much evil and of so much kindness and humanity.
  • How To Save the Elephants? Buy Ivory, Shoot Them

    11/19/2017 6:54:18 PM PST · by marktwain · 35 replies ^ | June 8, 2011 | Professor Mark J. Perry
    In the 1970s, Kenya had about six times as many elephants as Zimbabwe, and today Zimbabwe has three times more elephants than Kenya (see chart).  What happened that caused the dramatic reversal in elephant populations in the two African countries?  Terry Anderson and Shawn Regan of the Property and Environment Research Center (PERC) explain in their excellent article "Shoot an Elephant, Save a Community": "Anti-hunting groups succeeded in getting Kenya to ban all hunting in 1977. Since then, its population of large wild animals has declined between 60 and 70 percent. The country’s elephant population declined from 167,000 in...
  • A steak and a skirt all in one

    11/19/2017 5:21:09 AM PST · by SandRat · 18 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Christopher Zimmerman
    Boy, there just isn’t anything that goes together better than nudity and raw meat. A group of beauty contestants in Brazil recently sported bikinis made of uncooked meat to highlight their opposition to the sexual harassment of women. The name of the pageant they were participating in is called the Miss Bumbum Brazil pageant. The purpose of the contest is to find the Brazilian woman with the best buttocks. The message the women were trying to send was that they were “not just a piece of meat.” That might have sounded a little confusing to people who were trying to...
  • Options hunters can use to bring their meat home from a hunting trip

    11/11/2017 12:47:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    KDVR-TV ^ | November 10, 2017 | Shaul Turner
    DENVER -- Colorado attracts hunters from around the world, Including many who are new to the sport. This time of year, you’re likely to see a hunter's catch in the back of a truck on Colorado’s roads. While some hunters prefer to carry their catch uncovered while transporting it to processing facilities, others opt to make the catch less obvious to other drivers by either placing the animal behind the gate of their truck or quartering the animal before they venture home. FOX31 looked into available options and learned using game bags and other products benefit hunters looking to avoid...
  • What Do People Eat in North Korea? A Lot of Corn, Pizza and 'Man-Made Meat'

    11/04/2017 5:20:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | November 4, 2017 | Julia Glum, Newsweek
    Kim Jong Un doesn't want you to know it, but North Koreans are hungry—and desperate. An estimated 4.4 million people in the reclusive nation are in a state of "crisis, emergency and famine," meaning they have what the United Nations calls "food consumption gaps with high or above usual acute malnutrition." North Korea has a public distribution system for food, but it's insufficient, leaving much of the impoverished population to rely on street-food stalls to supplement their diets, according to a Reuters report out Friday. At these markets, people can access injogogi, a spicy soy bean-rice combination that translates to...
  • Richard Branson is predicting the end of meat in 30 years. Will he be right?

    10/01/2017 1:22:51 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    AOL Finance ^ | September 29, 2017 | Tim Mulkerin, Mic
    Think you can’t live a fulfilling life without eating traditional meat? Richard Branson, billionaire founder of Virgin Group, thinks you can. In fact, he thinks meat as we know it will be completely different in just a few decades. “I believe that in 30 years or so, we will no longer need to kill any animals and that all meat will either be clean or plant-based, taste the same and also be much healthier for everyone,” Branson wrote in a blog post about Virgin’s investment in Memphis Meats, a company that synthesizes meat using real animal cells. “One day we...
  • Want to combat climate change and Trump's denialism? Eat less meat

    09/24/2017 12:31:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 83 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | September 21, 2017 | Nathan Runkle
    A recent survey of 50 Nobel Prize winners found the smartest among us believe that two of the biggest threats to humanity are climate change and President Trump — and we can’t rely on the latter to help us resolve the former. The President’s swift exit from the Paris accord, rollback of key components of the Clean Power Plan and persistent denial of climate change itself (not to mention his own hot temper) make this clear. People of conscience must tackle this issue ourselves, and one of the single best steps we can take to help fight climate change is...
  • Immigrants from Middle East reviving lamb and goat market

    09/17/2017 3:27:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Berks Country ^ | September 13, 2017 | Lisa Scheid
    Shumaila Shah knows how to cook her husband's favorite dish the way one might say the Pledge of Allegiance. "Cook onions, tomatoes, garlic and ginger crushed together," she said, articulating something so familiar it didn't need words, English or Punjabi. "Salt, pepper, garam masala. Put meat in and add water to make a gravy. Cook until the meat is soft, not tough." How long? She thinks for a moment. "A half-hour; it depends on the meat," she said. "Then add the potatoes, because they take a shorter time to cook. We eat it with naan." The recipe for her aloo...
  • The price of Rat meat goes up in Thailand

    08/17/2017 5:06:28 AM PDT · by vannrox · 32 replies
    Living Thai ^ | Not Specified | Editorial staff
    The price of Rat meat goes up in Thailand I rarely copy a news story but a story about eating rats I can't pass up. This story from PDN about the price of rat meat in Phitsanulok. Before you think that's it's only poor farmers eating rats, the cost of rat meat is double that of chicken and pork. This lady says it costs 250 baht a kilogram for a big rodent, not that i'm noting to buy a whole kilo of it! Still I've eaten rat meat and although I prefer fried frog, fried rat isn't too bad...
  • Brits need to get over their beef with US meat

    08/08/2017 5:35:36 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 47 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7th August 2017 | Daniel Hannan
    I eat steak whenever I'm in the United States. Your steaks are bigger, juicier, and more tender than those I can buy in Europe. Why? Partly because American cattle are given hormones that are banned in the EU. Now, you might prefer the idea of unadulterated beef, raised only on rich green grass. Plenty of people in Europe say they do, and good luck to them. No one is going to force them to eat anything they don't want. But why should they impose their taste on the rest of us? Over the past two weeks, a bizarre alliance has...
  • Debunking new netflix documentary What the health

    08/05/2017 2:24:12 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 14 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | August 4th 2017 | Abigail Miller
    A new documentary urging people to ditch animal food products and start eating vegan is 'irresponsible' and 'misleading', according to a leading nutritionist. What The Health, which debuted on Netflix in March, tells viewers that the is one healthy way to eat involving cutting out all animal products from our diet. The documentary, a huge success on the streaming site, says that meat, fish, poultry and dairy are making us fat, giving us cancer, and poisoning us with toxins. Directors Kip Andersen and Keegan Kuhn said their aim was to help Americans make healthier food choices. But New York City...
  • Hampton Creek announces plan to offer lab-grown meat by 2018, 3D printing under consideration

    07/07/2017 10:04:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    3Ders ^ | July 6, 2017
    Hampton Creek, a plant-based food startup headquartered in San Francisco, recently announced that it will be moving into the lab-grown meat industry, and plans to have its clean meat products on shelves as soon as 2018. According to Spanish tech site, Hampton Creek is considering using 3D printing to realize this goal. Since its founding in 2011 by Josh Balk and Joshua Tetrick (the company’s current CEO), Hampton Creek has gained a lot of attention for its plant-based food products—both good and bad. On the good side, the company has been recognized as a unicorn startup and has done...
  • Evidence shows dogs in Bali are being brutally killed and the meat sold to unsuspecting tourists

    06/20/2017 1:01:19 PM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 34 replies
    ABC Australia ^ | 6/19/17
    Australian tourists are unwittingly eating dog meat in Bali, according to evidence provided to the ABC's 7.30 program. The animals are brutally caught and then butchered not far from the beaches visited by more than 1 million Australians every year. 'Nothing prepared me for the brutal catching of dogs' Equipped with little more than his phone, a scooter and a small video camera, investigator 'Luke' spent four months infiltrating and documenting the brutal dog meat trade in Bali. Some of the animals are poisoned, posing a risk to human health, according to a leading toxicologist. Whilst eating dog meat is...
  • What's next with food trends?

    06/09/2017 2:47:45 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Meat & Poultry ^ | June 8, 2017 | Monica Watrous
    Kara Nielsen, manager of Sales and Engagement USA for Innova Market Insights, discussed food trends during her presentation at the Sosland Publishing Purchasing Seminar. KANSAS CITY — Vegetable butchery, lab-grown burgers, seaweed and spirulina may be among the food trends of tomorrow. Concepts supporting sustainable nutrition and busy consumer lifestyles are set to emerge, said Kara Nielsen, manager of Sales and Engagement USA for Innova Market Insights. During a June 6 presentation at the Sosland Publishing Purchasing Seminar in Kansas City, Nielsen discussed current and future food trends, including what’s next on the health and wellness horizon. Protein may be...