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  • Americans will no longer know which country their meat has come...

    01/04/2016 6:52:36 PM PST · by paul544 · 86 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 1/4/2016 | Jennifer Newton
    Americans will find it more difficult to discover where their meat has come from after Congress announced it would be scrapping labelling laws. After more than a decade of wrangling, it was decided to axe the law which required retailers to include the animal's country of origin on packages of red meat. It's a major victory for the meat industry, which has fought the law in Congress and the courts since early 2000.
  • Report: Eating Bacon Can Save the Planet

    12/29/2015 6:06:24 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    MRC TV ^ | December 16, 2015 2:06pm ET | Ashley Rae Goldenberg
    Opting for that plate of bacon instead of a salad can actually help save the environment. A newly released study conducted by Carnegie Mellon University researchers found that following the U.S. Department of Agriculture recommendations to eat more fruits, vegetables, dairy, and seafood is more harmful to the environment than eating meat. According to the study, a vegetarian diet requires more greenhouse gas emissions per calorie than meat. ...
  • END OF MEAT? STARTUPS SEEK ALTERNATIVES FOR THE MASSES

    12/29/2015 7:56:49 AM PST · by C19fan · 60 replies
    AP ^ | December 29, 2015 | Candice Choi
    Patrick Brown is on an improbable mission: Make a burger Americans love, minus the meat. Veggie patties have been around for decades, but Brown and others want to make foods without animal products that look, cook and taste like the real thing - and can finally appeal to the masses.
  • The Case for Meat

    12/06/2015 6:28:07 PM PST · by PROCON · 25 replies
    powerlineblog.com ^ | Dec. 5, 2015 | Steven Hayward
    Have you heard the one about how you can tell someone is a vegan? Answer: Because they'll f****** tell you. Sounds about right. Meanwhile: why should you eat meat? Don't just answer with the obvious and self-evident truth: Because it really tastes great,especially grilled! Turns out eating meat may be essential for your mental health. From Women's Health Magazine (just to show there's no limit to Power Line's efforts to bring you all the important news you can use): Scary Mental Health Risks of Going Meatless By Jill Waldbieser More and more women are vegging out...of their minds. New...
  • US threatens to impose trade sanctions on South Africa

    11/05/2015 4:25:39 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 5, 2015 6:31 PM EST
    President Barack Obama is threatening to impose trade sanctions on South Africa for blocking imports of meat from the United States. [...] The United States says South Africa has been blocking U.S. chicken imports for 15 years and has used "unwarranted sanitary restrictions" to keep out U.S. pork and beef. ...
  • What's the Beef

    11/02/2015 10:30:21 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 2, 2015 | Tom Purcell
    The World Health Organization is the United Nations' public-health arm. I think we should change its name to the World Killjoy Organization at least where its position on meat eating is concerned. Last week the WHO released a report that argues that meat eating can cause cancer that colon cancer and, possibly, stomach cancer are caused by processed meats, such as ham, sausages and bacon. Why? Because the curing and smoking process produces carcinogenic chemicals what we non-scientists refer to as flavor. Not content to vilify bacon hey, WHO, you may as well tell us that puppies and afternoon...
  • WHO: Processed meat linked to cancer; red meat is risky too

    10/26/2015 7:30:56 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 70 replies
    San Jose Mercury ^ | 10/26/2015
    It's official: Ham, sausage and other processed meats can lead to colon, stomach and other cancers -- and red meat is probably cancer-causing, too.
  • 1,300-pound show horse slaughtered on farm

    10/26/2015 7:09:52 PM PDT · by digger48 · 40 replies
    WISH ^ | October 26, 2015 | TAMARA LUSH
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Just days ago, the nearly 1,300-pound, powerful jumping horse with a shiny chestnut coat named Phedras de Blondel arrived at his new home in the U.S., a farm owned by a champion rider in Florida. On Sunday morning, his owner discovered a horrific scene near his stall: the 12-year-old gelding had been slaughtered and butchered, most likely for his meat. Only his head and neck were left intact. Now, detectives are trying to find the perpetrators. “What they did to this horse had nothing to do with his value,” Debbie Stephens, who owns the 27-acre...
  • The ‘Science’ Is ‘Settled’: World Health Organization Says Meat Causes Cancer [Jude]

    10/26/2015 5:20:27 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 85 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/26/2015 | Michael Walsh
    For now, it’s just processed meats. But you know they’re coming for that steak on your table and maybe even your Thanksgiving turkey or Christmas ham. Because fascists gotta do what fascists gotta do, and first they use “science” to get the ball rolling: Processed meats – such as bacon, sausages and ham – do cause cancer, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Its report said 50g of processed meat a day – less than two slices of bacon – increased the chance of developing colorectal cancer by 18%. Meanwhile, it said red meats were “probably carcinogenic” but there...
  • Loxahatchee animal cruelty bust largest in U.S. history

    10/13/2015 3:00:19 PM PDT · by Fawn · 24 replies
    Local 10 ^ | Published On: Oct 13 2015 10:53:23 AM EDT | Author: Amanda Batchelor, Senior Digital Editor, abatchelor@local10.com
    Slaughterhouse owners, employees accused of torturing animals, selling meat on black market.LOXAHATCHEE, Fla. - Authorities in Palm Beach County raided three illegal slaughterhouses Tuesday morning in Loxahatchee with the help of officials with the Animal Recovery Mission. The operation resulted in the arrests of the slaughterhouse owners and employees. Authorities said the owners were involved in the underground and illegal slaughter of horses and illegal sale of their meat for human consumption.<>
  • Beef Isn't For Dinner Anymore as Americans Devour Cheaper Pork [Bloomberg Link Only]

    10/05/2015 7:33:55 AM PDT · by C19fan · 47 replies
    Bloomberg [Link Only] ^ | October 4, 2015 | Lydia Mulvany
    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-10-04/beef-isn-t-for-dinner-anymore-as-americans-devour-cheaper-pork
  • Vegan protesters storm steakhouse, shout at customers

    10/02/2015 2:17:51 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 109 replies
    theamericanmirror ^ | October 1, 2015 | Kyle Olson
    VIDEO--https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJzw7SeVnHI A group of vegans thought they would further their cause by storming a Toronto steakhouse, peppering a hostess with questions and shouting at customers. Instead, even those on the left are ridiculing their tactics. Several protesters from a group identified as “Direct Action Everywhere Toronto” by the Huffington Post entered The Keg Mansion steakhouse in Toronto, Canada. Video shows the lead agitator perusing a menu near the entrance of the restaurant. “So, I’m just wondering, I don’t see any dog meat here,” the protester said to the hostess trying to wait on restaurant patrons. The hostess stood stone-faced, either...
  • [UK] Labour’s Vegan Farming Spokesman: Treat Meat Eaters Like Smokers, Meat Like Tobacco

    09/24/2015 11:20:31 AM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 34 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 24 Sep 2015 | Sarkis Zeronian
    Labour’s vegan farming spokesman believes meat should be treated like tobacco with a public health campaign to stop it being eaten. Kerry McCarthy MP was recently named the Labour Party’s Shadow Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. Jeremy Corbyn’s appointment of a vegan farming spokesman was always going to be controversial. Not only is McCarthy’s 20 year-long vegan lifestyle choice in potential conflict with a large section of Britain’s agricultural economy, she is a Vice President of the League Against Cruel Sports which seeks to ban countryside pursuits favoured by many farming communities.
  • Dogs From 'Meat Farm' in South Korea Arrive in San Diego for Adoption (Over 100)

    09/18/2015 4:10:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    enty-nine dogs that were once part of a "meat farm" in South Korea arrived Thursday in San Diego for possible adoption, part of a Humane Society program that hopes to end the Korean tradition of eating dog meat. "The dog meat trade is one of the most horrific forms of cruelty," said Gary Weitzman, president and CEO of the San Diego Humane Society. The Humane Society International has taken possession of more than 100 dogs from a South Korean farmer in recent months, paying the farmer to transition to other crops, according to news coverage in Korea. The dogs have...
  • Is Company's Claim of Meat Without Murder Too Good to Be True?

    09/05/2015 4:09:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Saturday 5 September 2015 | Arvind Dilawar
    Brooklyn startup Modern Meadow says it is developing laboratory-grown meat but the process currently relies on the blood of unborn calvesMeat without murder, or “animal” flesh grown in a lab for human consumption, has been touted as an ethical gourmand’s dream for nearly a century, but is it a fantasy too good to be true? Not according to Modern Meadow, a Brooklyn biotech startup that is promising to bring so-called in vitro meat to a dinner table near you, although it is not without its critics. According to its website, Modern Meadow is developing “animal products with no animal slaughter”,...
  • Gov’t to creamery: Your milk is entirely too natural to not be labeled “imitation”

    08/21/2015 11:25:46 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 42 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 20, 2015 | Mary Katherine Ham
    Sometimes government’s dishonesty, incompetence, wastefulness, and misguided nannyism combine to make a perfectly ridiculous story. Today’s comes to us from Florida, where the Ocheesee Creamery is being forced to dump gallons upon gallons of good, natural skim milk because the state is requiring the business to label its good, natural skim milk “imitation” because they haven’t added anything to it. Paul and Mary Lou Wesselhoeft have been fighting this in federal court with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Affairs, which had formerly allowed them to sell their skim milk while calling it skim milk. No one seemed confused...
  • Planned Parenthood and the barbarity of America

    08/01/2015 7:52:36 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Auust 1, 2015 | George Will
    Executives of Planned Parenthood’s federally subsidized meat markets — your tax dollars at work — lack the courage of their convictions. They should drop the pretense of conducting a complex moral calculus about the organs they harvest from the babies they kill. First came the video showing a salad-nibbling, wine-sipping Planned Parenthood official explaining how “I’m going to basically crush below, I’m going to crush above” whatever organ (“heart, lung, liver”) is being harvested. Then the president of a Planned Parenthood chapter explained the happy side of harvesting: “For a lot of the women participating in the fetal tissue donation...
  • It's Surprisingly Legal to Eat Lion Meat

    07/29/2015 6:06:15 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 24 replies
    VICE News ^ | 02/19/2015 | Mark Hay
    As part of the celebrations for his 91st birthday next Saturday, Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe will be served a feast featuring five impala, two buffalo, two elephants, two sables, and one lion. According to a report in Zimbabwe's The Chronicle, the menagerie was donated by Tendai Musasa, owner of the prominent Woodlands Farm near the Elephant Hills Resort at Victoria Falls, where the 20,000-person shindig will take place. While you'd think that eating elephants and lions, icons of wildlife conservation, would be illegal, it turns out it's not—neither under Zimbabwean nor international law. As of 1997, elephant populations in Botswana,...
  • Louie’s Finer Meats wins more awards

    07/18/2015 8:43:54 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 10 replies
    Spooner Advocate ^ | 7-18-15 | Mary Zehm
    Louie’s Finer Meats of Cumberland won national recognition at the American Cured Meat Championships (ACMC) held in June in Springfield, Illinois, in conjunction with the 76th Convention of the American Association of Meat Processors (AAMP). The ACMC annually draws entries from across the entire United States. This year there were 731 entries in 27 product categories. Louie’s Finer Meats was awarded 1st Place, Grand Champion, in the Frankfurters class; 2nd Place, Reserve Grand Champion, in the Country Bacon class; 2nd Place, Reserve Grand Champion, in the Whole Muscle Jerky class; 3rd Place, Champion, in the Specialty Game Meats class; and...
  • [from January 3, 2014] Giraffe Was on Menu in Pompeii Restaurants

    07/02/2015 8:13:32 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 40 replies
    Discovery News ^ | January 3, 2014 | Rossella Lorenzi
    Giraffe was on the menu in Pompeii's standard restaurants, says a new research into a non-elite section of the ancient Roman city buried by Mount Vesuvius' eruption in 79 A.D. The study, which will be presented on Jan. 4 at the Archaeological Institute of America and American Philological Association Joint Annual Meeting in Chicago, draws on a multi-year excavation in a forgotten area inside one of the busiest gates of Pompeii, the Porta Stabia. Steven Ellis, a University of Cincinnati associate professor of classics, said his team has spent more than a decade researching the life of the middle and...
  • China busts gangs smuggling 40-year-old meat

    06/24/2015 3:53:04 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    Market Watch ^ | June 24, 2015
    Chinese authorities have broken up an international smuggling ring that was trying to sell chicken wings and pork, some of it more than 40 years old. The smugglers reportedly bought cheap meat overseas and brought it into the country via Vietnam. While traveling this circuitous route, the meat thawed and was refrozen several times before it finally reached the market. “The products fully filled an entire compartment. It was smelly, and I nearly threw up when I opened the door,” Zhang Tao, a government official, told the China Daily.
  • China Yulin dog meat festival under way despite outrage

    06/22/2015 4:38:00 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    BBC News ^ | June 22, 2015
    An annual dog meat festival in south-west China has begun, amid uproar on the part of animal rights activists. About 10,000 dogs will be slaughtered for their meat at the Lychee and Dog Meat Festival in Yulin in Guangxi province on Sunday and Monday to mark the summer solstice, state media said. City officials have distanced themselves from the gathering. "Some residents of Yulin have the habit of coming together to eat lychees and dog meat during the summer solstice," the city's news office wrote on Weibo.
  • House votes to repeal country-of-origin labeling on meat

    06/11/2015 4:27:10 PM PDT · by Diogenesis · 63 replies
    MyWay ^ | Jun 11, 2015 | MARY CLARE JALONICK
    House votes to repeal country-of-origin labeling on meat WASHINGTON (AP) — Under threat of trade retaliation from Canada and Mexico, the House has voted to to repeal a law requiring country-of-origin labels on packages of beef, pork and poultry. The World Trade Organization rejected a U.S. appeal last month, ruling the labels that say where animals were born, raised and slaughtered are discriminatory against the two U.S. border countries. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has said it's up to Congress to change the law to avoid retaliation from the two countries. The law was initially written at the behest of northern...
  • House votes to repeal country-of-origin labeling on meat (Republicans repeal country-of-origin)

    06/11/2015 6:42:36 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 100 replies
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Under threat of trade retaliation from Canada and Mexico, the House has voted to to repeal a law requiring country-of-origin labels on packages of beef, pork and poultry. The World Trade Organization rejected a U.S. appeal last month, ruling the labels that say where animals were born, raised and slaughtered are discriminatory against the two U.S. border countries. Both have said they plan to ask the WTO for permission to impose billions of dollars in tariffs on American goods. The House voted 300-131 to repeal labels that tell consumers what countries the meat is from — for...
  • Mexico weighs U.S. meat product sanctions after WTO ruling

    05/22/2015 8:55:42 AM PDT · by Mariner · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 22nd, 2015 | Reporting by Noe Torres; Writing by Joanna Zuckerman Bernstein
    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico said on Thursday it would decide within about 15 days what sanctions to impose on U.S. meat products if the U.S. Congress does not comply with a World Trade Organization ruling on labeling. On Monday, the WTO ruled that U.S. country-of-origin labeling (COOL) laws discriminated against imported meat from Mexico and Canada. "We have our teams prepared and working, specialists in international law...in case the U.S. Congress doesn't comply," Enrique Martinez, Mexico's agriculture minister, said at a news conference. "I think in some 15 days we will have a clearer idea," Martinez added, of "what...
  • Scientists have discovered a way to ‘grow’ meat—and make it cheap and delicious

    05/21/2015 9:16:27 AM PDT · by PROCON · 64 replies
    WAPO ^ | May 21, 2015 | Roberto A. Ferdman
    Meat — despite popular movements to decrease the amount humans consume — is still a central part of diets around the world. People who live in industrial countries (like the United States) eat roughly 210 pounds of it each year. And consumption in the developing world, where people eat closer to 66 pounds each year, is climbing fast. Growth is such that by 2030 the average human is expected to consume just under 100 pounds per year, 10 percent more than today. Our collective affinity for meat likely began out of circumstance — humans that lived inland from the coast...
  • Tips on Curing Meat

    05/21/2015 12:00:55 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 22 replies
    TheMeatEater.com ^ | Feb 14, 2013 | Steven Rinella
    Intro to simple meat preservation Video at link (ignore the first 15 seconds stupidity)
  • Shoppers could soon have difficulty finding meat's origin

    Shoppers could soon have a harder time finding out where their red meat comes from. The World Trade Organization ruled Monday that the U.S. "country of origin" labels put Canadian and Mexican livestock at a disadvantage. The current labels say where the animals were born, raised and slaughtered. The Obama administration has already revised the labels once to try to comply with previous WTO rulings in favor of Canada and Mexico. Since those efforts didn't work, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says Congress will have to weigh in to avoid retaliation — such as extra tariffs — from the two neighbor...
  • Lab-Grown Burgers Become So Cheap, They Might be in Supermarkets Soon

    04/10/2015 7:44:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    Sputnik International ^ | April 7, 2015
    Scientists in the Netherlands are one step closer to producing a viable lab-grown alternative to the conventional beef burger patty. Last year, Professor Mark Post and his team of scientists at the Maastricht University in the Netherlands produced the first prototype of a lab-grown burger. Benefits of this new burger production method include a decrease in animal slaughter, savings in land, water, and energy use required for livestock, and a reduction in greenhouse gases. The project has faced several hurdles, though, not the least of which was the enormous price tag of 250,000 Euros, or $273,000. That was roughly how...
  • The Audacity of Soup Nazis

    04/07/2015 2:56:42 PM PDT · by xuberalles · 17 replies
    Self | 4/7/15 | Me
    The day the government tries to tell me what to eat, i.e. no red meat, fried foods or sugar, is the day I show them how to conduct a successful colonoscopy with a watermelon. We have 93 million citizens out of the workforce, 18 trillion in debt, unvetted illegal immigrants are streaming across the border, and Washington is worried about what’s on my plate? Unbeknownst to Obama & Co. - who can’t tell the truth to save their life and who refuse to take responsibility for a smorgasbord of failures and abuse - the Constitution is not a napkin and...
  • Uganda president blames Western donors for country's woes

    05/03/2005 8:09:33 AM PDT · by motomosanto · 13 replies · 556+ views
    CNN ^ | May 2, 2005 | Reuters
    President Yoweri Museveni said in a statement that Uganda must become financially independent of donor nations that provide about half its budget but which he said are partly to blame for many if its problems. Museveni has often hit out at donors for giving "unsolicited" advice, and says that by exporting their bountiful raw materials for processing in the West, African nations are the real donors. "The raw materials that we have been donating to the Western countries must be turned into final products," he said in the statement, saying there were international markets for Ugandan coffee, cotton, cereals, beef,...
  • Pictures from an intervention: Venezuela Government takes over Hato El Charcote

    01/09/2005 5:18:21 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 13 replies · 1,286+ views
    The Devil's Excrement (Venezuela) ^ | Jan. 9, 2005 | Miguel Octavio
    The Government of Cojedes state took over as proimised the British owned cattle ranch Hato El Charcote. The Goveror stil claims they are respecing private property, but "it is not absolute" whatever that means. You can read more about it here, here and here. The people at the bottom are not part of the intervention, they are the invaders of the ranch, who are protesting because the Government apparently is not going to give them the intervened land, but it will be handed over to 28 cooperatives of farmers.
  • Why Mike Huckabee’s Cornpone Politics Drives Me Crazy — And Will Never Work

    01/30/2015 7:31:19 PM PST · by Vendome · 50 replies
    National Review ^ | 1/28/2015 | Charles W. Cooke
    Huckabee is essentially attempting to become to the Right what the likes of Neil deGrasse Tyson have become to the Left: namely, a proxy figure who can be used as shorthand by the lazy and the lost to signify their allegiance to a set of cherished cultural values
  • Giant African Land Snails Return To South Florida

    09/15/2011 2:26:53 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 91 replies
    http://miami.cbslocal.com ^ | 09-15-2011 | Staff
    CORAL GABLES (CBS4) – They’re back. Giant African land snails which once took a decade to eradicate from South Florida have returned. Giant African land snails, considered to be one of the most damaging snails in the world, have been found in the Coral Gables area of Miami-Dade County, according to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. The Giant African land snail is one of the most damaging snails in the world because they consume at least 500 different types of plants, can cause structural damage to plaster and stucco on houses, and can carry a parasitic worm...
  • New diet guidelines might reflect environment cost (Meat=Globalwarming)

    01/02/2015 5:28:21 PM PST · by PROCON · 20 replies
    apnews.myway ^ | Jan. 2, 2015 | MARY CLARE JALONICK
    WASHINGTON (AP) — For years, the government has been issuing guidelines about healthy eating choices. Now, a panel that advises the Agriculture Department is ready to recommend that you be told not only what foods are better for your own health, but for the environment as well. That means that when the latest version of the government's dietary guidelines comes out, it may push even harder than it has in recent years for people to choose more fruits, vegetables, nuts, whole grains and other plant-based foods — at the expense of meat.
  • Can't beat that meat! 84% of vegetarians go back to consuming animals, study finds

    12/05/2014 5:35:08 AM PST · by PROCON · 52 replies
    nydailynews ^ | Dec. 4, 2014 | Jeanette Settembre
    Humane Research Council report reveals there are very few vegetarian Americans. And five our of six return to meat at some point.The wheatgrass isn’t always greener on the other side of the food fence. A new study by the animal-friendly Humane Research Council reveals that 84% of vegetarians and vegans return to consuming our farm friends — and the animal rights world is terrified. “It’s obviously a negative for animals,” Che Green, executive director of the Humane Research Council, tells the Daily News. The meaty stats come from the first comprehensive study of current and former vegetarians and vegans conducted...
  • Video Shows San Francisco Restaurant Worker Tenderizing Meat On Sidewalk [Chinese]

    12/02/2014 10:07:43 AM PST · by Red Badger · 75 replies
    sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com ^ | December 1, 2014 11:01 PM | Staff
    SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) — A viral video shot outside a San Francisco restaurant may have people thinking twice about eating out. The video shot outside Lucky River, a Chinese restaurant in the city’s Sunnyside neighborhood appears to show a worker slamming slabs of frozen meat on the sidewalk. KPIX showed the video to residents near the restaurant. “That’s horrible,” said Steve Vender. “The sidewalks have never been cleaned,” said London Lacey. As to why anyone would be pounding the sidewalk with frozen slabs of meat, an inspector from the San Francisco Health Department paid a visit to Lucky River...
  • Nampa biology teacher slaughters rabbit in class, school officials say (Idaho)

    11/15/2014 9:51:28 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    The Idaho Statesman ^ | November 13, 2014 | Bill Roberts
    A Columbia High School biology teacher killed and slaughtered a rabbit in front of 16 sophomores to show them how livestock is processed into food, Allison Westfall, the Nampa School District spokeswoman, said Thursday. The matter has been turned over to the district’s human resources department, Westfall said. She would not speculate on what might happen to the teacher because it is a personnel matter. She said she didn’t have the name of the teacher. The teacher expressed remorse for his action in class on Monday, Westfall told the Idaho Statesman. “That is not part of the biology curriculum,” she...
  • What IS the McRib made of? New McDonald's video shows how they make the boneless, preformed patty

    11/04/2014 5:54:02 AM PST · by C19fan · 59 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 4, 2014 | Sadie Whitelocks
    Likened to 'packing foam' and 'gray IKEA furniture' the McDonald's McRib patty came under scrutiny last year after one was photographed on the production line minus sauce and pickles. But now the fast food giant is hoping to get people 'lovin" its seasonal treat again by showing exactly how the boneless, preformed morsel is made. A new behind-the-scenes video takes viewers inside the Lopez Foods production facility in Oklahoma City where giant chunks of pork are ground down - no packing foam in sight.
  • Pig farms rebound from virus; meat prices may drop

    10/11/2014 8:26:30 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 11, 2014 10:23 AM EDT | David Pitt
    A virus that killed millions of baby pigs in the last year and led to higher pork prices has waned thanks to warmer weather and farmers’ efforts to sterilize their operations. And as pigs’ numbers increase, sticker shock on things like bacon should ease. Already, hog supplies are on the rise, with 5.46 million baby pigs born between June and August in Iowa, the nation’s leading producer—the highest quarterly total in 20 years and a record 10.7 surviving pigs per litter, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture report. It’s a significant turnaround from a year ago when the porcine...
  • Meat-Free School Lunches Draw Ire of State Official

    09/09/2014 4:12:31 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth ^ | September 9, 2014
    Texas Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples is raising objections to a school district pilot program that encourages kids to eat meatless lunches once a week. The pilot program at the Drippings Springs School District offers meat-free lunch options every Monday to students in its three elementary schools. Students can still eat meaty meals on Mondays, but must bring their lunches from home. Among the food items offered to students this Monday were a black-bean burrito, vegetarian chili with cornbread, baby carrots and sliced peaches. On past Mondays, students could choose cheese sandwiches, cheese ravioli, spinach salad and vegetarian soups. John Crowley,...
  • More districts skipping meat on Mondays

    09/09/2014 4:08:53 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | September 9, 2014 | by Jill Tucker
    Mondays have become meat free in hundreds of school cafeterias across the Bay Area, a move praised by animal rights activists and environmentalists and condemned by the livestock industry for pushing politics into the lunch line. South San Francisco Unified joined the Meatless Monday movement this year, joining Oakland, West Contra Costa and several other districts that have adopted the campaign within the last few years. District officials say it's all about improving student nutrition and drawing attention to alternative sources of protein.
  • According to Cambridge University, Meat Causes Global Warming

    09/06/2014 5:20:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/06/2014 | Paul Austin
    Researchers from Aberdeen and Cambridge Universities have just published a study (on August 31st) which states that greenhouse gases from food production will go up 80% if we continue to eat meat and dairy produce at today's levels.Of course global-warming activists (as well as academics) have said this kind of thing before. Take Doctor Pachauri. In 2008 Dr Pachauri told a Compassion in World Farming conference that everyone should give up eating meat. Why did he do that? Because he believed that the digestive methane given off by cattle (i.e. flatulence) contributed more to greenhouse gases than all the world's transport...
  • "High protein diet linked to spiked cancer risk akin to smoking 20 cigarettes a day: U.S. study"

    09/01/2014 4:30:03 AM PDT · by Jacob Kell · 115 replies
    National Post ^ | Mar. 5, 2014 | Sarah Knapton
    Eating too much protein could be as dangerous as smoking for middle-aged people, a study has found. Research which tracked thousands of adults for nearly 20 years found that those who eat a diet rich in animal protein are four times more likely to die of cancer than someone with a low-protein diet. The risk is nearly as high as the danger of developing cancer from smoking 20 cigarettes each day. Previous studies have shown a link between cancer and red meat, but it is the first time research has measured the risk of death associated with regularly eating too...
  • The 10 Best Pastrami Dishes in NYC That Aren't Sandwiches

    08/30/2014 3:47:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    Village Voice ^ | Mon., Aug. 25 2014 | Zachary Feldman
    Introduced to New York by 19th century Eastern European immigrants (the same folks who gave us pierogies, knishes, and kishka), pastrami is an easy contender for GMOAT (Greatest Meat Of All Time), and also one of the foodstuffs most synonymous with our fair city. Brined and coated in strong spices including black pepper, mustard seed, coriander, and garlic, beef briskets are smoked and then steamed to create the delicacy's signature meltingly soft texture. The pastrami sandwich? A local luminary and national treasure. But the deli darling that launched a thousand fake orgasms has also found itself the star of numerous...
  • Restaurant Worker Prepares Shawarma With His Feet

    06/30/2014 11:00:29 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Monday, June 30, 2014
    A worker was caught on camera preparing shawarma with his feet, prompting public calls on Saudi authorities to punish the restaurant. But officials later denied the restaurant is based in the Gulf Kingdom and said it could be in Turkey. A picture showing the worker squeezing the shawarma meat on the bar with his feet with the help of two other workers was published on social networks in the Kingdom. “Social network users called for action against the restaurant and slammed those workers for abusing public health at a time when demand for restaurant food surges during Ramadan,” Sada newspaper...
  • Return of 'pink slime': Customers flock back to controversial meat 2 years after sales plunged

    06/16/2014 4:50:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | June 16, 2014 | Bryan Keogh
    The leftover beef trimmings derisively known as 'pink slime' is making a comeback two years after a series of graphic news broadcasts devastated sales. Two of the largest makers of the ground beef product are reporting a rebound in customers thanks in part to rising prices of its higher-quality counterparts. Average ground beef prices have jumped 10 per cent this year to an all-time high of $3.808 per pound in April, according to the Bureau of Labor. Cargill Inc's sales of finely textured beef have tripled since March 2012, and the agriculture company now has about 400 customers for the...
  • Fruit Printed, not Picked, by Scientists

    05/25/2014 7:42:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Guardian Liberty Voice of Las Vegas ^ | May 25, 2014 | Bryan Jones
    It may seem like the stuff of science fiction, but scientists have now printed, not picked, fresh fruit. Researchers working at a company in Cambridge, England, have used a new process to enable the 3D printing of a variety of fresh products. They recently unveiled the process and results at the TechFoodHack conference held in Cambridge, an experimental dining event that also included the unveiling of a new flavour of gelato. 3D printing was first demonstrated back in 1984, but use of the technique was not widespread until 2010 when the cost of the Additive Manufacturing machines dropped significantly in...
  • 'Pink Slime' Recovers as Beef Prices Surge

    05/24/2014 7:46:59 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 13 replies
    Newswr ^ | 5-24-2014 | John Johnson
    "Pink slime" may have become the scourge of the meat industry a few years back, but time and rising beef prices can work wonders. The Wall Street Journal reports that the two biggest producers of the product they prefer to call "finely textured beef" have mostly bounced back after sales bottomed out in 2012 amid a flurry of negative media reports. "Two years ago, no one would return our calls," says an exec with Beef Products Inc. "Now some of those same people are calling us unsolicited, and we don't have the sales staff to maintain the new business." And...
  • Saturated Fat and Skepticism

    05/07/2014 2:40:30 PM PDT · by neverdem · 23 replies
    National Review Online ^ | May 2014 | Mona Charen
    The scientific community is not immune to politics, bias, and self-interest.The headline looks like a hoax — saturated fat does not cause heart disease — but it’s real. This news is more than just another example of changing health guidelines. It’s a cautionary tale about trusting the scientific consensus. For more than 50 years, the best scientific minds in America assured us that saturated fat was the enemy. Animal fat, we were instructed, was the chief culprit in causing obesity, Type II diabetes, and heart disease. Throughout my adult life, I have conscientiously followed the guidelines dispensed by the health...