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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 ( — 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:
  • 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
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  • Stunner: Minnesota’s 8th CD in play; Update: “Great news, not surprising”

    10/05/2010 8:12:11 AM PDT · by DManA · 14 replies ^ | 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 ^ | 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...