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  • Record U.S.meat prices to make dining tables leaner:Reuters poll

    02/04/2011 11:27:46 PM PST · by FromLori · 38 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2/4/2011 | Bob Burgdorfer
    U.S. cattle and hog futures are expected to hit record highs this year, a Reuters Polls showed, setting the stage for less meat on the dining table. The expected higher prices could make it harder for many countries to tamp down surging inflation and calm citizens angered by record high food prices. Already, there have been riots and protests in some North African countries. Grain prices have been forecast to remain stubbornly high as well this year, with two straight years of high prices seen as the latest sign in the end of cheap food. "There is going to be...
  • South Carolina scientist works to grow meat in lab

    01/31/2011 3:13:27 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 24 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 1-31-11 | Harriet McLeod
    CHARLESTON, South Carolina (Reuters) – In a small laboratory on an upper floor of the basic science building at the Medical University of South Carolina, Vladimir Mironov, M.D., Ph.D., has been working for a decade to grow meat. A developmental biologist and tissue engineer, Dr. Mironov, 56, is one of only a few scientists worldwide involved in bioengineering "cultured" meat. It's a product he believes could help solve future global food crises resulting from shrinking amounts of land available for growing meat the old-fashioned way ... on the hoof. Growth of "in-vitro" or cultured meat is also under way in...
  • Hanging Meat Causes Stir in South St. Louis County

    01/06/2011 12:18:46 PM PST · by Immerito · 38 replies
    Fox 2 Now (St. Louis) ^ | January 5, 2011 | Betsy Bruce
    SOUTH ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI-FOX2now.com) — Imagine looking out your back window and seeing duck carcasses hanging from a neighbor's house. That's been the case for a south St. Louis County neighborhood for nearly two weeks. It turns out what is common in some parts of the world is a violation of the county's health code. A family from Turkey hung chunks of meat and poultry outside to cure or "season" on Christmas day according to neighbor Dan Wampler. "It's out in direct sunlight all day long and the squirrels and animals are getting into the food," he said...
  • Oil refineries sue EPA over ethanol plan

    01/04/2011 8:03:13 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 131 replies
    GOPUSA ^ | January 4, 2011 | Ken Thomas (Associated Press)
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A ruling by the Obama administration allowing the sale of gasoline containing 15 percent ethanol is running into legal hurdles from trade groups opposing the plan. The National Petrochemical and Refiners Association sued the Environmental Protection Agency on Monday over the decision to allow the sale of gasoline containing higher blends of corn-based ethanol, the second major group to protest the ruling. The Obama administration said in October that gas stations could start selling the ethanol blend for vehicles built since the 2007 model year, increasing it from the current blend of 10 percent ethanol.
  • New federal nutrition labels required for 40 popular cuts of meat

    12/29/2010 1:54:45 PM PST · by La Enchiladita · 58 replies · 16+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Dec. 29, 2010 | P.J. Huffstutter
    Coming soon to a grocery store near you: Those nutrition labels slapped on everything from cereal to soda pop will soon be required on packages of meat. The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Wednesday morning that the new rule, slated to start Jan. 1 of 2012, requires that 40 of the most common cuts of poultry, pork, beef and lamb include labels that disclose to consumers the total number of calories, the number of calories from fat and the total grams of fat and saturated fat. ...The rule will apply to whole cuts of meat and poultry, including boneless chicken...
  • Keep your holiday guests calm. Show them a picture of the turkey

    11/23/2010 6:30:17 PM PST · by paudio · 6 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 11/23/10
    According to a new study, meat doesn’t just give us strength or the occasional bit of indigestion, it actually makes us less aggressive.
  • Why I Eat Lion and Other Exotic Meats

    11/21/2010 5:42:03 PM PST · by Immerito · 34 replies
    Popular Science ^ | 11/08/2010 | Dave Arnold
    n the November issue, we looked at how scientists are using DNA analysis to track down endangered species that are being hunted for food. Here, Dave Arnold talks about why some people prefer exotic meats. For the most part, Americans are obsessed with tenderness, and favor mild-flavored meat. We eat a fairly small number of animals, almost all of them slaughtered young, when their meat is at its least flavorful. Fortunately, some of us are starting to realize that meat can be much more interesting. As the food revolution continues to gain traction, our ancestral lust for robust, unusual meats...
  • The religious excuse for barbarity

    11/19/2010 3:54:37 PM PST · by NowApproachingMidnight · 2 replies
    Independent | 11/19/2010 | Johann Hari
    Cannot post article due to copyright claims by source, but article is here: http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/commentators/johann-hari/johann-hari-the-religious-excuse-for-barbarity-2137927.html
  • Meat Market Corn Crunch Means Costliest Beef in Quarter Century (link inside)

    10/11/2010 6:44:41 AM PDT · by FromLori · 28 replies
    Bloomberg | 10/11/10
    Can't post due to copyright http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-10-10/meat-market-corn-crunch-means-most-expensive-u-s-beef-in-quarter-century.html
  • Stunner: Minnesota’s 8th CD in play; Update: “Great news, not surprising”

    10/05/2010 8:12:11 AM PDT · by DManA · 14 replies
    HotAIr.com ^ | October 4, 2010 | Ed Morrissey
    Or perhaps not so stunning, since Jim Oberstar has lived for almost 50 years in Washington DC rather than Minnesota’s 8th CD. The working-class, union, and most importantly pro-life district in the northeastern part of the state has sent Oberstar to Congress for eighteen terms, and previous to that, Oberstar worked on Capitol Hill as a staffer since the Kennedy administration. A new internal poll for Republican challenger Chip Cravaack puts the former Navy pilot and instructor into a virtual dead heat for the seat — and shows the voters in MN-08 ready for a change.
  • We can build whatever animal you want to eat, say scientists

    09/21/2010 11:37:47 AM PDT · by Scythian · 84 replies
    TINKER with the genetics of salmon and maybe you create a revolutionary new food source that could help the environment and feed the hungry. Or maybe you're creating what some say is an untested "frankenfish" that could cause unknown allergic reactions and the eventual decimation of the wild salmon population. The US Food and Drug Administration hears both arguments this week when it begins a two-day meeting on whether to approve the marketing of the genetically engineered fish, which would be the first such animal approved for human consumption. The agency has already said the salmon, which grows twice...
  • Nationwide Saturday Cookout Recipes in Honor of 9/11

    09/09/2010 2:59:49 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 92 replies
    Self | 9/9/10 | Self
    I am looking for recipes for a good cookout meat this Saturday. Anyone?
  • Move Over Fruit, Meat-Flavored Vodkas Moving In

    06/29/2010 11:12:50 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 29, 2010
    Prepare your palate for carnivorous cocktails. The Alaska Distillery in Wasilla just recently launched its Smoked Salmon Flavored Vodka, about a year after the Seattle-based Black Rock Spirits introduced a bacon-flavored vodka. Both savory spirits were intended to complement Bloody Marys, but are finding wider uses among mixologists. ''I think there was some madness and some drunkenness involved, honestly,'' said Toby Foster, an Alaska Distillery partner and the one charged with coming up with new flavors with Alaska themes. Foster's intent was to market a local vodka which would stand out among the numerous other bottles on the liquor store...
  • A Guilt-Free Hamburger

    05/18/2010 7:34:06 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 17 replies · 629+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 18, 2010 | Ron Winslow
    ... A new study from the Harvard School of Public Health suggests that the heart risk long associated with red meat comes mostly from processed varieties such as bacon, sausage, hot dogs and cold cuts—and not from steak, hamburgers and other non-processed cuts. The finding is surprising because both types of red meat are high in saturated fat, a substance believed to be partly responsible for the increased risk of heart disease. But the new study raises the possibility that when it comes to meat, at least, the real bad actor may be salt. Processed meats generally have about four...
  • PANIC ATTACK .. What do I do with a freezer full of meat?

    05/13/2010 5:22:21 PM PDT · by knarf · 61 replies · 1,288+ views
    self ^ | May 13, 2010 | knarf
    A freezer conked out and a lot of deer inside is on the cusp of going bad.
  • Nay! Horse Meat Rules to Get Stricter

    04/21/2010 12:38:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies · 405+ views
    NBC Miami ^ | Wed, Apr 21, 2010 | TODD WRIGHT
    New bill would make it near impossible to legally consume horse meat in FloridaEquine diners might find it hard to stomach the latest changes proposed to make it harder to buy and sell horse meat, but Mr. Ed is somewhere naying in approval. Additional restrictions on horse meat consumption have cleared the Florida House as part of an animal protection bill. The measure won unanimous approval Wednesday and will probably get similar support in the Senate. Current law bars the sale of horse meat for human consumption unless clearly stamped, marked, and described as being for that purpose. But that...
  • Eating less meat won't reduce global warming: study

    03/22/2010 7:34:44 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies · 566+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 3/22/10 | AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – Eating less meat will not reduce global warming, and claims that it will distract from efforts to find real solutions to climate change, a leading air quality expert said Monday. "We certainly can reduce our greenhouse gas production, but not by consuming less meat and milk," Frank Mitloehner, an air quality expert at the University of California-Davis, said as he presented a report on meat-eating and climate change at a conference of the American Chemical Society in California. Blaming cows and pigs for climate change is scientifically inaccurate, said Mitloehner, dismissing several reports, including one issued in...
  • Michigan Governor Sides Against Meat, Calls for One-Day Boycott of State's Billion-Dollar Industry

    03/17/2010 1:12:32 PM PDT · by BobMcCartyWrites · 66 replies · 1,130+ views
    Bob McCarty Writes ^ | 3-16-10 | Bob McCarty
    Instead of showing support for an industry that generates more than $1 billion of revenue annually, Gov. Jennifer Granholm (D) is touting Michigan Meatout Day.
  • They're Made Out of Meat

    03/06/2010 8:59:44 AM PST · by Talisker · 25 replies · 1,264+ views
    terrybisson.com ^ | 1990 | Terry Bisson
    "They're made out of meat." "Meat?" "Meat. They're made out of meat." "Meat?" "There's no doubt about it. We picked up several from different parts of the planet, took them aboard our recon vessels, and probed them all the way through. They're completely meat." "That's impossible. What about the radio signals? The messages to the stars?" "They use the radio waves to talk, but the signals don't come from them. The signals come from machines." "So who made the machines? That's who we want to contact." "They made the machines. That's what I'm trying to tell you. Meat made the...
  • Don’t Tell the Kids (rabbit meat taking off?)

    03/03/2010 4:01:09 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 94 replies · 1,483+ views
    NYT ^ | 03/03/10 | KIM SEVERSON
    March 3, 2010 Don’t Tell the Kids By KIM SEVERSON /snip It didn’t seem so easy at the rabbit-killing seminar held in a parking lot behind Roberta’s restaurant in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn in November. The idea was to place the rabbit on its belly on straw-covered asphalt, press a broomstick across the back of its neck and swiftly yank up the rear legs. Done right, it’s a quiet and quick end. But it takes a little skill and a lot of fortitude, which some of the novices lacked. /snip American rabbit is typically raised on smaller farms, not...
  • What to do with beef....

    01/22/2010 6:12:42 PM PST · by big truck · 80 replies · 1,229+ views
    01.22.10 | Big Truck
    Split a side of beef with my sister. Got a lot of ground beef, some patties, and steaks. Also got 2 london broils. Looking for the beef Freepers who have experience with meat for different cooking ideas. Have no idea what to do with the broils. Even got the ox tail. Little help?
  • Meat may be the reason humans outlive apes

    12/15/2009 6:44:02 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 87 replies · 3,196+ views
    livescience ^ | Dec . 15, 2009 | Charles Q. Choi
    Genetic changes that apparently allow humans to live longer than any other primate may be rooted in a more carnivorous diet. These changes may also promote brain development and make us less vulnerable to diseases of aging, such as cancer, heart disease and dementia. These key differences in lifespan may be due to genes that humans evolved to adjust better to meat-rich diets, biologist Caleb Finch at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles suggested. The oldest known stone tools manufactured by the ancestors of modern humans, which date back some 2.6 million years, apparently helped butcher animal bones....
  • NYC woman gets probation for smuggling monkey meat

    12/12/2009 3:44:22 PM PST · by Chet 99 · 27 replies · 841+ views
    NEW YORK — A New York City woman who was caught smuggling monkey meat through Customs has been sentenced to probation. Mamie Manneh was arrested in 2006 after agents seized a shipment of dozens of primate parts hidden in a batch of smoked fish.
  • Florida Woman Accused of Attacking Boyfriend With Raw Meat

    12/09/2009 12:48:10 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 26 replies · 837+ views
    AP via FoxNews ^ | December 9, 2009
    DUNNELLON, Fla. — A 53-year-old Dunnellon woman has been arrested after alledgedly hitting a man in the head with a raw steak. According to a Marion County Sheriff's Office report, the man told deputies that Elsie Egan repeatedly hit him with the uncooked meat and slapped his face after he refused a piece of sliced bread. The man said he wanted a bread roll.
  • Mad Science? Growing Meat Without Animals

    11/19/2009 9:20:24 AM PST · by presidio9 · 36 replies · 1,366+ views
    LiveScience ^ | 11/19/2001 | Charles Q. Choi
    Winston Churchill once predicted that it would be possible to grow chicken breasts and wings more efficiently without having to keep an actual chicken. And in fact scientists have since figured out how to grow tiny nuggets of lab meat and say it will one day be possible to produce steaks in vats, sans any livestock. Pork chops or burgers cultivated in labs could eliminate contamination problems that regularly generate headlines these days, as well as address environmental concerns that come with industrial livestock farms. However, such research opens up strange and perhaps even disturbing possibilities once considered only the...
  • Meat processing plant under renovation

    11/08/2009 1:09:05 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 251+ views
    NASIRIYAH — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is improving quality of life and the environment here through the renovation of the Nasiriyah Meat Processing Plant. According to USACE Project Engineer Greg Croon, prior to rehabbing, the butchers could only process a few animals each day due to the poor conditions of the plant. “Most processing is taking place at various sites inside the township which is outside of any controlled health and environmental framework,” Croon said. “Local legislation requires animal butchering only inside the facility. However, as the old facility was so neglected and rundown, there was no...
  • Climate chief Lord Stern: give up meat to save the planet

    10/27/2009 5:48:08 AM PDT · by Overtaxed Patriot · 40 replies · 1,141+ views
    Times Online ^ | Robin Pagnamenta
    People will need to turn vegetarian if the world is to conquer climate change, according to a leading authority on global warming. In an interview with The Times, Lord Stern of Brentford said: “Meat is a wasteful use of water and creates a lot of greenhouse gases. It puts enormous pressure on the world’s resources. A vegetarian diet is better.” Direct emissions of methane from cows and pigs is a significant source of greenhouse gases. Methane is 23 times more powerful than carbon dioxide as a global warming gas. Lord Stern, the author of the influential 2006 Stern Review on...
  • Massive FBI Raid on Islamic Slaughterhouse Mystifies Tiny Illinois Town

    10/22/2009 1:02:40 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 24 replies · 2,103+ views
    FoxNews.com ^ | 10/22/09 | Joseph Abrams
    At 8 a.m. Sunday the population of Kinsman, Ill., stood at 109. An hour later it nearly doubled, as upwards of 100 federal agents and police swooped in on the tiny, rural community. And no one seems to know why. The law enforcement officers, including FBI agents, immigration officials and state police, surrounded an Islamic meat plant in Kinsman, cordoning off the area and briefly detaining the plant's handful of employees. The FBI isn't saying much, and the county sheriff is mum too, leaving Kinsman's residents mystified. The bust, in a town that has no local police force, involved dozens...
  • PETA loves corporations that promote fine meat, horseracing

    10/07/2009 12:42:39 PM PDT · by SoonerStorm09 · 7 replies · 758+ views
    Red Dirt Report ^ | October 7, 2009 | Andrew W. Griffin
    By Andrew W. Griffin Red Dirt Report, editor Posted: October 7, 2009 reddirtreporter@gmail.com OKLAHOMA CITY – Back in July, we here at Red Dirt Report noted how the radical animal-rights organization People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) had blood on their hands no thanks to their decision to kill 95 percent of the dogs and cats put in their care in 2008. PETA found homes for less than one out of every 300 animals at their so-called “shelters.” PETA loves animals, right? It’s not looking that way. Just check out the informative website Petakillsanimals.com for more information. And...
  • "Nudging" America to Give Up Meat

    09/05/2009 3:47:23 PM PDT · by Still Thinking · 54 replies · 3,216+ views
    ConsumerFreedom.com ^ | September 3, 2009
    The number of animals and plants protected by the federal Endangered Species Act is about to increase dramatically. For Cass Sunstein, radical animal-rights activist and nominee for the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) Administrator job, that means he will be better positioned than ever to make livestock farming a thing of the past.How are the two things connected? Our director of research appeared on the Fox News Channel yesterday to explain to Glenn Beck’s audience how much influence Sunstein may soon have over what we eat: Cattlemen in this country own and manage most of the lands...
  • I Ate Whale Meat

    08/31/2009 11:52:31 AM PDT · by big black dog · 65 replies · 3,783+ views
    Atlantic ^ | David Nakamura
    One rule of thumb I generally observe while traveling abroad: Always know what something is before putting it in your mouth. Recently, I broke that rule--and ended up regretting it. I ate whale meat. I didn't mean to. It just sort of happened during an otherwise routine company enkai--office party--at a hole-in-the-wall izakaya called Andy's Shin Hinomoto under the Yurakucho railroad tracks in central Tokyo. I ordered a beer and sat down next to my co-workers, just as the waitress was bringing out plates of food: generous cuts of sashimi, deep-fried chicken nuggets, a sautéed mushroom salad and--what the heck...
  • Study claiming that consumption of read meat causes cancer flawed.

    08/06/2009 7:58:17 PM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 22 replies · 871+ views
    The Center for Consumer Freedom ^ | August 6, 2009 | Center for Consumer Freedom
    Grinding Up a Rancid Review A 2007 review of previous studies (that is, a study of studies) conducted by the World Cancer Research Fund and the American Institute of Cancer Research claimed that a pattern of research showed a link between red meat consumption and colorectal cancer. The review recommended that people limit their intake of red and processed meats. Slam dunk, right? Not so fast. A nonprofit research organization confirms that the review omitted a major study on meat consumption and cancer. And this week, the review’s own author is admitting that it doesn’t have much meat on its...
  • Chaos from Russian roo ban

    07/30/2009 11:44:11 PM PDT · by Freelance Warrior · 1 replies · 349+ views
    Weekly Times Now ^ | July 31, 2009 | David McKenzie
    KANGAROO numbers could explode due to a Russian ban on roo meat exports from Australia, farm leaders say. Queensland farm body AgForce has warned of an environmental disaster and threats to the viability of regional communities. Russia suspended meat imports from about 24 Australian processing plants on the basis of new health standards. The move, to start next month, affects all kangaroo meat exports, as well as some beef, sheep meat and other game meat. AgForce sheep and wool president Brent Finlay said kangaroo harvesting and exporting would not be viable without the Russian market, which takes about 70 per...
  • Canadian Chefs Serve Seal, With a Side of Controversy

    07/02/2009 4:58:27 PM PDT · by mojito · 11 replies · 1,009+ views
    NYT ^ | 6/30/2009 | Micheline Maynard
    ONE evening last week, almost every seat was occupied at Au Cinquičme Péché, a bistro in the bustling neighborhood called the Plateau. And almost every table was sampling an appetizer plate that included a specialty of the restaurant’s French-born chef, Benoît Lenglet: a seared, rare loin, dark red in color, with a texture and taste akin to beef tenderloin. But the meat was not beef. It was seal. Across town, at Les Îles en Ville, Andrée Garcia, an owner and chef, has elevated seal from an occasional specialty to a regular feature. The most frequent preparation there, Ms. Garcia said,...
  • Belgian Veggie Holiday Lacks Teeth

    06/07/2009 1:02:11 PM PDT · by Still Thinking · 13 replies · 472+ views
    ConsumerFreedom.com ^ | May 27, 2009 | Unattributed
    Tomorrow, public officials in the Flemish city of Ghent will observe a new weekly “holiday” that’s been making international headlines: “Veggiedag.” Civil servants and elected politicians will eat meatless meals, and the streets will be littered with city-sponsored anti-meat ads. Now that the people of Ghent have two Veggie Days under their belt, we’ve been curious to know how the weekly anti-meat parade is catching on. And according to this TIME magazine report, the answer is “very slowly.” Eben Harrell describes the scene in Ghent last Thursday: While most restaurants owners and residents I spoke to had heard of Veggie Day, few had any...
  • No increase in cancer risk due to meat

    05/29/2009 7:48:40 AM PDT · by MyTwoCopperCoins · 2 replies · 288+ views
    The Times of India ^ | 29 May 2009, 1524 hrs IST | The Times of India
    WASHINTON: Consuming red or white meat does not raise the risk of breast cancer in postmenopausal women, says a new study. The large study, conducted by researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, has been published in the International Journal of Cancer. A number of previous studies have found that eating red meat or meat cooked at high temperatures increases the risk of breast cancer. (High temperatures, caused by grilling, barbecuing or pan-frying, produce high amounts of heterocyclic amines (HCAs) and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in meat; HCAs and PAHs are mutagens (chemicals capable of causing mutations...
  • Jamie Oliver signs US TV deal to make Americans give up hamburgers

    05/12/2009 6:51:42 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 104 replies · 2,723+ views
    Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | May 12, 2009 | Urmee Khan
    Jamie Oliver has signed a deal with ABC for a series seeking to persuade Americans to swap hamburgers for home-cooked food. The programme will be a combination of his two British series, Jamie's School Dinners and Jamie's Ministry Of Food. The 33 year old chef plans to visit unhealthy American cities to improve eating habits by using local resources. The show will adopt the formula used for Channel 4 series Jamie's School Dinners four years ago, in which Oliver prompted the Government to spend Ł500m on school food after finding pupils in Greenwhich were being fed turkey twizzlers. In Ministry...
  • Secret Healthy Ingredients Hidden In Meat

    04/22/2009 2:23:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies · 661+ views
    WCPO ^ | 4/21 | Suzanne Murray
    There's a sneaky new trend sweeping kitchens around the country. Chefs are serving meat with something hidden inside, and it's getting rave reviews. Marcie Flies enjoys cooking for her family and sometimes uses meat with a fruity surprise mixed in cherries. "My kids can't tell. My husband can't tell. In fact, I had to tell them what it was," said Flies. She buys the meat pre-made in a product called Plevalean. It's one of several new products hitting the market with fruits mixed into the meat. Al Booren, Professor of Meat Science says, "Cherries added to ground beef are popular....
  • Defenders of Wild Food (Alaskan response to Ashley Judd whackos)

    04/11/2009 12:12:08 PM PDT · by SolidWood · 5 replies · 784+ views
    Defenders of Wild Food ^ | April 11, 2009 | SolidWood
    You are probably already familiar with the "Defenders of Wildlife" and their hateful propaganda campaign against Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, Alaskan wildlife policies and subsistence hunting. Now Alaskans, which are to a substantial part dependant on hunting, strike back with the Defenders of Wild Food. DefendersofWildFood.org is a national effort dedicated to educating people regarding the importance of wildlife to the culture and diet of Alaskans.Watch their video ad and make sure to check their website.Click on pic for video:http://defendersofwildfood.org/
  • For chimps, candy is dandy but steak is quicker

    04/08/2009 8:01:02 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies · 767+ views
    Reuters ^ | 04/07/09
    For chimps, candy is dandy but steak is quicker Tue Apr 7, 2009 8:06pm EDT WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Human females may get offended at dates who expect a little something extra after they buy a steak dinner, but for chimpanzees, the exchange may be a fair one, German researchers reported on Tuesday. They found that female chimpanzees mate more frequently with males who often share meat with them. "Our results strongly suggest that wild chimpanzees exchange meat for sex, and do so on a long-term basis," Cristina Gomes of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany said...
  • How I Learned to Love Goat Meat

    04/01/2009 11:25:28 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies · 974+ views
    New York Times ^ | April 1, 2009 | HENRY ALFORD
    YOU never know where goat will take you. When I asked the smiley butcher at Jefferson Market, the grocery store near my apartment in the West Village, whether he had any goat meat, he told me: “No. I got a leg of lamb, though — I could trim it nice and thin to make it look like goat.” I politely declined. We fell into conversation. I found myself telling him: “Koreans think eating goat soup increases virility. It can lead to better sexytime.” My new friend responded: “My lamb does that a little. You won’t want to every night, but...
  • Forgotten meats: How eating low off the hog can save bucks

    03/29/2009 5:32:09 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 139 replies · 3,096+ views
    chicago.decide ^ | March 29, 2009 | Dinah Grossman
    Open a cookbook from 50 years or so ago, and there's a good chance the main dishes will call for some pretty obscure bits and pieces like pig’s trotters and cheeks. But there’s a reason ham hock, oxtail, and feather steak were once popular; aside from being some of the most flavorful parts of the beast, they were also cheap. Fortunately, these “forgotten meats” are still more affordable than the popular filets, chops, and legs that are featured on today’s menus and dinner tables. And if there was ever a time to practice frugality at the grocer’s, this is it....
  • Eating Too Much Red Meat May Shorten Life

    03/24/2009 3:44:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies · 801+ views
    ABC News ^ | Mar. 23 | Amanda Gardner
    Major Study Finds an Effect, but Critics Say Meat Offers Important NutrientsDiets high in red meat and in processed meat shorten life span not just from cancer and heart disease but from Alzheimer's, stomach ulcers and an array of other conditions as well, a U.S. National Cancer Institute study has found. In fact, reducing meat consumption to the amount eaten by the bottom 20 percent seen in the study would save 11 percent of men's lives and 16 percent of women's, according to the study. "The consumption of red meat was associated with a modest increase in total mortality," said...
  • Raccoon: It's what's for dinner

    01/15/2009 11:43:12 AM PST · by MAD-AS-HELL · 26 replies · 883+ views
    He rolls into the parking lot of Leon’s Thriftway in an old, maroon Impala with a trunk full of frozen meat. Raccoon — the other dark meat.
  • Dexter Cattle Great for Homesteaders

    01/06/2009 6:48:36 AM PST · by stillafreemind · 26 replies · 818+ views
    Associated Content ^ | Sept. 17, 07 | Bobby Tall Horse
    The height of the Dexter bull is between 38 and 44 inches. The Dexter cow is between 36-42 inches. Because of their smaller size, some people mistakenly call them miniature. This is wrong. The Dexter Cattle Breed is a true breed. Dexters are, by nature, a smaller breed of cattle.
  • Everone soon to be one degree from Kevin Bacon

    01/04/2009 7:42:45 PM PST · by Brainhose · 16 replies · 1,033+ views
    Pelham NH | Today | Brainhose
    I heard on Fox News this morning that the Madoff investors are clamoring for a bailout for putting all of their money with this weasel.Also that among them is Kevin Bacon and his wife. This kind of takes the non-existent fun out of that game 7 Degrees from Kevin Bacon.We' all soon shall be only 1 degree from Kevin Bacon If this bailout crap continues the Dollar will resemble the German Mark at the end of WWI when it will take a wheelbarrow of money to nuy a loaf of bread.
  • Mexico suspends purchases from 30 meat plants[From 14 US States]

    12/26/2008 11:50:41 AM PST · by BGHater · 53 replies · 1,724+ views
    AP ^ | 26 Dec 2008 | AP
    Mexico suspends meat imports from plants in 14 states, apparently in response to labeling law Mexico suspended meat imports from 30 processing plants in 14 states, including some of the nation's largest, on Wednesday and Friday, according to a list posted on the U.S. Department of Agriculture Web site The action pushed down beef and pork futures in trading on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Friday. Among the plants listed on the site are the Smithfield Packing Inc. plant in Tarheel, N.C., the world's largest pork slaughterhouse. Another Smithfield plant in Plant City, Fla., that processes pork, beef and poultry is...
  • Kosher Meat Shortage in US Turning Jews into Vegetarians

    11/12/2008 1:14:22 PM PST · by Nachum · 96 replies · 1,256+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | 11/12/08, | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    (IsraelNN.com) The bankruptcy of the kosher meatpacking plant Agriprocessors, the largest American kosher meat operation, has forced many Jews to go vegetarian amid kosher-food shortages and soaring prices. The Postville, Iowa plant had supplied more than half of the kosher meat for millions of Jews as well as non-Jews who prefer buying meat processed according to Jewish law. Federal investigators raided the plant in May and charged officials with violating immigration laws and hiring 389 illegal workers. Agriprocessors filed for bankruptcy this week after the resulting labor shortage left it unable to meet customer demand and forced a shutdown of...
  • New National TV Ad Calls for Hot Dog Ban in Schools

    10/25/2008 5:53:38 PM PDT · by Eric Blair 2084 · 37 replies · 758+ views
    UPI via Pravda ^ | August 27, 2008 | Grant Junkie
    Schools should stop serving hot dogs and other processed meats because even small amounts increase the risk of adult cancer, says a provocative new commercial airing on TV stations around the country. The spot is produced by the Cancer Project, an affiliate of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. "Protect Our Kids," which can be watched online at www.pcrm.org/hotdog.html, is based on a comprehensive report released late last year by the American Institute for Cancer Research and the World Cancer Research Fund. After reviewing all existing data on nutrition and cancer risk, scientists concluded that processed meat increases one's risk...
  • Vegan wackos take swipe at hot dogs with alarmist TV ads

    10/05/2008 8:20:26 AM PDT · by Jo Nuvark · 79 replies · 1,236+ views
    The Douglass Report ^ | 10-4-08 | William Campbell Douglass I.I., M.D.
    There are a lot of things about vegans that grate on my nerves, but the thing that bothers me the most is their zealotry. Like most left-leaning kooks, vegans follow an "ends justify the means" philosophy, and have no compunction about using hyperbole, overstatement, and, more often than not, out-and-out lies and deceit to hammer home their message. * * * * * I just found out about a new TV commercial that's being run by an organization called The Cancer Project. The worst part about it is ...