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  • The government wants you to grill fruit for the Fourth of July

    07/03/2015 6:05:28 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 48 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 3, 2015 | 8:45 AM | Pete Kasperowicz
    Forget hamburgers and hot dogs—the U.S. Department of Agriculture is pushing people to grill up pineapple slices, peaches, nectarines and other fruit for their big July 4th feast. “Throw some grilled pineapple on the grill & get ready to enjoy nature’s candy,” USDA’s “MyPlate” website tweeted out this week. […] If you must grill meat, USDA is suggesting things like a “low-sodium & tasty recipe for grilled steak with Criolla sauce.” But there’s not much information on how to make a good burger. When a search for the word “hamburger” is run on the MyPlate site, the first three items...
  • Einstein vs Bergson, Science vs Philosophy and the Meaning of Time

    06/28/2015 3:47:07 AM PDT · by lbryce · 34 replies
    ABC.net.au/ ^ | June 24, 2015 | Joe Gelonsi
    When Henri met Albert the stars didn’t quite align; nor did their clocks. Jimena Canales, historian of science, tells Joe Gelonesi about her discovery of an explosive 20th century debate that changed our view of time and destroyed a reputation.Physicists and philosophers have a curious relationship. They both need each other for the cosmic dance, but one partner sometimes refuses to join in. Star physicist Stephen Hawking even declared the end of philosophy in 2011. In some ways the pronouncement was to be expected; physics triumphalism dictates that at some point philosophy will exhaust itself and be unable to solve...
  • What your smartphone says about your waistline Nicholas Wells

    06/25/2015 5:08:42 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 28 replies
    CNBC ^ | June 25, 2015 | Nicholas Wells
    If you're sipping your lunch, you probably have an iPhone. If you're enjoying pizza from Little Caesars, you're probably on Android. Consumer choices have always been about picking this or that, and the current either/or decision is between smartphone operating systems. Your choice when it comes to operating systems says a lot about you, including what you like to eat, according to data provided to CNBC by NPD Group's Checkout Tracking. IPhone users were much more likely to go for a liquid lunch, with soup and smoothies taking the top spots for iOS choices. Soup had an iPhone-to-Android index of...
  • Doctors remove 420 kidney stones 'caused by excessive tofu' from patient in China

    06/09/2015 11:00:21 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 76 replies
    www.telegraph.co.uk/news ^ | 10:48AM BST 09 Jun 2015 | By Charlotte Middlehurst, Shanghai
    The operation to remove hundreds of tiny stones took doctors around two hours Doctors in China have removed 420 kidney stones from a man's body, blaming an excessive amount of tofu in his daily diet. Mr He from Zhejiang Province in eastern China, checked into the Dongyang People's Hospital complaining of intense pain in his abdomen last month. A CT scan revealed that his left kidney was packed full of stones, most of them tiny. Doctors operated on Friday in an agonising procedure that lasted about two hours. Mr He said he had a history of suffering from kidney stones....
  • Jack FM turkey 'cook or save' vote slammed by Brian May [Queen guitarist]

    12/14/2014 8:59:23 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 21 replies
    BBC ^ | December 11, 2014 | unattributed
    A radio station that asked listeners to vote on whether two turkeys should be killed has been criticised by animal lovers - including Queen guitarist Dr Brian May. And the RSPCA has urged Jack FM to rethink the online vote on whether the turkeys should be cooked or kept alive. The RSPCA said it opposed any practice with the "potential to cause animals pain... in the name of entertainment". Currently, 62% of people have voted to save the turkeys, named Sage and Onion. The Oxfordshire station said if listeners voted to kill the pair in the "cook it or keep...
  • 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...
  • I Am Ashamed to Be a Vegetarian

    10/15/2014 7:48:35 AM PDT · by rktman · 52 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 10/13/2014 | Zombie
    I’m a vegetarian. I haven’t eaten meat in 20 years. Up until this morning I was OK with my dietary choice. But then I saw this video just uploaded by “Direct Action Everywhere,” a radical vegetarian activist gang, and now I am ashamed. Ashamed to be associated with them. Ashamed that everyone I meet must think I’m some sort of anti-meat revolutionary. Ashamed that mean-spirited lunatics have hijacked my personal food preference and turned it into rallyng cry for passive-aggressive bullying. Watch and weep, as a contingent of vegetarian fascists burst into a random restaurant in San Francisco and try...
  • The Fake Courage of Vegans...

    10/08/2014 12:05:23 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 26 replies
    CRASHR ^ | 10-8-14 | The Looking Spoon
    This woman goes into restaurants and rants about how the customers are abusing her "little girl" which she reveals is a chicken she rescued named "Snow." (video embedded at original post) Her big take away is, "It's not food, it's violence." LOL, let's see this idiot pull this "courageous" stunt of hers in front of a pride of lions.Here's a newsflash, ANY consumption of ANYTHING for food is "violence" against something that once lived, be it plant or animal.It's pretty much the only way to get nutrition, so unless she subsists on a steady diet of her own tears this...
  • Veganism "Can Cause Serious Harm" Say Swiss Authorities

    09/19/2014 9:39:11 PM PDT · by This Just In · 127 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 19 Sep 2014, 3:00 AM PDT | Oliver Lane
    As the popularity of alternative-lifestyle choice ‘veganism’ increases across Europe, officials in Switzerland have expressed concerns about the health implications for children who have the unusual diet forced on them by “idealistic” parents. In the statement, Swiss officials said: “Vegan food is not recommended for young children. It can cause serious harm”. The lack of vitamin B12, which is seriously deficient in Vegan diets is the main cause of the interjection by federal health officials, who have warned denying children access to animal-derived food at an early age can cause health problems.
  • Connecticut lawmakers consider banning day care from serving whole, 2% milk

    04/24/2014 4:34:36 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 24, 2014
    Milk—it does a body bad? Some Connecticut lawmakers seem to think so. The state legislature is considering a bill that would ban day care centers from serving whole milk or 2 percent milk to children. The move, according to the bill’s sponsors, is aimed at curbing childhood obesity—but opponents say the information is outdated. While the American Academy of Pediatrics put out a 2008 recommendation that children switch to low-fat milk after the age of 2 because they don’t need the fat content, others argue that the fat isn’t the dietary demon some claim. …
  • Doctors Petition White House to Bar Obama, Biden from Eating Junk Food in Public

    04/23/2014 12:05:18 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 37 replies
    pcrm ^ | May 8.2012 | No Attribution
    Doctors Petition White House to Bar Obama, Biden from Eating Junk Food in Public Photos of President Eating Hot Dogs, Burgers Send Unhealthy Message Amid Obesity Crisis WASHINGTON—A physicians nonprofit wants President Barack Obama to stop chowing down on hot dogs in front of news cameras. In a petition being filed on May 10, the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine asks the White House to issue an executive order banning staged photo opportunities that show the president, the first family, the vice president, and members of the president’s cabinet eating unhealthy foods—including processed meats—that can cause cancer and obesity.
  • Mammoth meals helped early tribes thrive

    04/17/2006 7:13:44 PM PDT · by george76 · 49 replies · 1,199+ views
    The Times ^ | April 18, 2006 | Mark Henderson
    REGULAR meals of mammoth meat helped some early human tribes to expand more quickly than their largely vegetarian contemporaries, according to a genetic study. Human populations in east Asia about 30,000 years ago developed at dramatically different rates, following a pattern that appears to reflect the availability of mammoths and other large game. In the part of the region covering what is now northern China, Mongolia and southern Siberia, vast plains teemed with mammals such as mammoths, mastodons and woolly rhinoceroses and the number of early human beings grew between 34,000 and 20,000 years ago. Further south, where the terrain...
  • Meat and cheese may be as bad as smoking

    03/06/2014 10:17:38 AM PST · by EveningStar · 92 replies
    USC ^ | March 4, 2014 | Suzanne Wu
    That chicken wing you're eating could be as deadly as a cigarette. In a new study that tracked a large sample of adults for nearly two decades, researchers have found that eating a diet rich in animal proteins during middle age makes you four times more likely to die of cancer than someone with a low-protein diet -- a mortality risk factor comparable to smoking. "There's a misconception that because we all eat, understanding nutrition is simple. But the question is not whether a certain diet allows you to do well for three days, but can it help you survive...
  • New report shows the “vegan” lifestyle is just another liberal lie

    04/05/2014 10:00:57 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 79 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/5/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    A new report from the Medical University of Graz in Austria presents evidence that the “vegan” lifestyle is actually dangerous. The study found that purely vegetarian diets lead to poorer general health and a diminished quality of life marred by both physical and mental problems. In spite of the vegan tendency to smoke less if at all; have higher socioeconomic achievement, eat less fat, get more exercise, eat more veggies and fruits and drink less alcohol they do not have a better life style by objective standards. Vegans suffer from higher rates of cancer; are twice as likely to be...
  • Stop Eating Meat and Cheese

    04/02/2014 11:59:15 AM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 109 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 04-01-2014 | Fredrik Hedenus
    <p>To avoid dangerous climate change and limit global warming to below 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit above the level of preindustrial times – a target endorsed by the international community and the United States – global greenhouse gas emissions need to be reduced by 80 to 90 percent by the second half of this century. But even eliminating all carbon dioxide emissions from the energy and transportation sectors may not be enough to reach that target because greenhouse gases from food and agriculture, mainly nitrous oxide from agricultural soils and methane from livestock, will be too large.</p>
  • Vegetarians are Evil

    04/01/2014 10:32:59 AM PDT · by tired&retired · 18 replies
    vegetariansareevil.com ^ | vegetariansareevil.com
    Found this website that is interesting: Vegetarians are Evil; Vegan & Vegetarian Killers The following is a list of vegetarians who were also killers: Pol Pot, Vegan despot and mass murderer Out of a population of approximately 8 million, Pol Pot's regime exterminated one quarter, or almost 2 million people. Charles Manson - Vegan Animal Rights Activist Manson was an environmentalist and animal rights activist concerned about damage to the environment and pollution. Volkert van der Graaf, vegan killer Volkert was also a member of a group called the "Furious Potatoes" (De Ziedende Bintjes), a group that carries out illegal,...
  • Study: Vegetarians Less Healthy, Lower Quality Of Life Than Meat-Eaters

    04/02/2014 6:27:08 AM PDT · by shove_it · 72 replies
    CBSLocalAtlanta ^ | 1 Apr 2014
    ATLANTA (CBS ATLANTA) – Vegetarians may have a lower BMI and drink alcohol sparingly, but vegetarian diets are tied to generally poorer health, poorer quality of life and a higher need for health care than their meat-eating counterparts. A new study from the Medical University of Graz in Austria finds that vegetarians are more physically active, drink less alcohol and smoke less tobacco than those who consume meat in their diets. Vegetarians also have a higher socioeconomic status and a lower body mass index. But the vegetarian diet — characterized by a low consumption of saturated fats and cholesterol that...
  • No meat at ‘Noah’ party

    03/29/2014 3:58:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The New York Post's Page Six ^ | March 28, 2014 | Richard Johnson
  • Whole Foods: America’s Temple of Pseudoscience

    02/24/2014 7:41:56 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 02/24/2014 | Michael Schulson
    Americans get riled up about creationists and climate change deniers, but lap up the quasi-religious snake oil at Whole Foods. It’s all pseudoscience—so why are some kinds of pseudoscience more equal than others? If you want to write about spiritually-motivated pseudoscience in America, you head to the Creation Museum in Kentucky. It’s like a Law of Journalism. The museum has inspired hundreds of book chapters and articles (some of them, admittedly, mine) since it opened up in 2007. The place is like media magnet. And our nation’s liberal, coastal journalists are so many piles of iron fillings. But you don’t...
  • (SICK) 'Vegetarians Make Better Lovers' (PETA's Gay Make-Out Tour)

    06/22/2007 3:00:05 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 55 replies · 1,588+ views
    From PETA Press Release ^ | June 22, 2007 | PETA
    'Vegetarians Make Better Lovers,' Says Sexy Couple For Immediate Release: June 22, 2007 Contact: Mike Brazell 757-622-7382 Atlanta -- Wearing nothing but boxer shorts during a display of passion that's bound to raise a few eyebrows and turn lots of heads, PETA's Mike Brazell and his partner, Jonathan Frank, will passionately make out in a bed set up outside the main entrance to the Peachtree Center Mall. While the not-so-discreet couple is getting it on beneath a banner that reads, "Vegetarians Make Better Lovers," PETA members will hand out leaflets and vegetarian starter kits to gaping passersby. Brazell and Frank...
  • Red Robin Ad Mocks Vegetarians With 'Teen Phase' Joke. Guess Who's Not Laughing?

    06/18/2013 3:00:14 PM PDT · by grundle · 67 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | June 18, 2013 | Beth Greenfield
    Are vegetarians humorless? It’s the question being asked this week after a Red Robin television ad offended herbivores by touting its 24 types of burgers and then noting, with an implied eye roll and mock whisper, “We even have a Gardenburger—just in case your teenage daughter is going through a phase.” More on Shine: Mountain Dew Under Fire For 'Most Racist Commercial in History' The commercial, part of a new campaign ad series, aired for about a week before being rotated out, as was planned from the start. But it prompted outrage among activists and on social media outlets, with...
  • From Pets To Plates: Why More People Are Eating Guinea Pigs

    04/21/2013 3:30:01 PM PDT · by grundle · 91 replies
    NPR ^ | April 2, 2013 | Alastair Bland
    Matt Miller, an Idaho-based science writer with The Nature Conservancy, says rodents and other small livestock represent a low-impact meat alternative to carbon-costly beef. Miller, who is writing a book about the ecological benefits of eating unconventional meats, visited Colombia several years ago. At the time, he says, conservation groups were expressing concern about local ranchers clearing forest to provide pasture for their cattle — activity that was causing erosion and water pollution. "They were encouraging people to switch from cattle to guinea pigs," Miller says. "Guinea pigs don't require the land that cattle do. They can be kept in...
  • Meet the Animal Rights Movement’s Rich Aunt (PETA & PCRM 'sugar momma')

    10/22/2009 2:21:15 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies · 377+ views
    The deceptively named “Cancer Project” animal-rights group is at it again. This time its target isn’t hot dog makers, but grilled-chicken servers. The group, a branch of the PETA-linked Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), filed a lawsuit in Connecticut yesterday against three restaurant chains demanding warnings about a supposed link between grilled chicken and cancer. As we told the media, PCRM is nothing more than an animal rights front for pushing vegan activism, which is funded primarily by a single rich donor. Since 2003, PCRM and the Cancer Project have derived 60 percent of their budgets from a...
  • No Meat on Mondays in Los Angeles

    11/12/2012 7:18:19 AM PST · by NYer · 36 replies
    CNS News ^ | November 12, 2012 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - The Los Angeles City Council is urging all residents to observe "meatless Mondays" from now on. A resolution adopted on Oct. 24 reads: "Be it resolved, that the Council of the City of Los Angeles hereby declares all Mondays as 'Meatless Mondays' in support of comprehensive sustainability efforts as well as to further encourage residents to eat a more varied plant-based diet to protect their health and protect animals." Councilwoman Jan Perry, who introduced the resolution, also wants to ban new fast-food restaurants in South Los Angeles. "While this is a symbolic gesture, it is asking people to...
  • Survey: 30% of meat eaters won't date a vegetarian

    07/07/2012 6:21:37 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 123 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 07/07/2012 | Linnea Covington
    Is it a dealbreaker if your partner skips the bacon in favor of tofu? For some meat eaters, that’s exactly the case. The recent Love Bites survey of 4,000 singles conducted by TODAY.com and Match.com found that nearly 30 percent of meat eaters say they would not date a vegetarian or vegan. Writer and omnivore J. Federer told TODAY.com that while he agrees couples should have interests outside the relationship, food is one thing that should be shared. “Food is social, and the dinner table is where a couple gets back together after a day of work or play,” he...
  • The Myth of the ‘Ethical Vegan’

    10/23/2011 6:42:18 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 71 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 10/23/2011 | Ward Clark
    Veganism dates back to 1944, when British Vegan Society co-founder Donald Watson coined the term to mean “non-dairy vegetarian.” The Society expanded the definition in 1951 to state that “man should live without exploiting animals.” Vegans eschew animal products in food, clothing, household products, or for any other reason. There are a variety of reasons why people “go vegan.” Some simply don’t like the taste of meat. Some claim veganism is “green,” and that a vegan lifestyle minimizes impact on the environment. In 1997, a survey revealed three percent of the people in the U.S. claimed that they had not...
  • Lab-grown meat offers solution for reluctant vegetarians, study shows

    06/21/2011 2:26:22 AM PDT · by markomalley · 27 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 6/21/11 | John Bingham
    Meat grown artificially in a laboratory could offer a viable solution for environmentalists who want to cut their carbon footprint but cannot face going vegetarian, research suggests. An Oxford-led study found that cultured tissue could reduce the greenhouse gas emissions from food production by as much as 96 per cent. The process would use up to 45 per cent less energy than conventional meat, only one per cent of the land and a tiny fraction of the water required, according to a study to be published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology. Meat production is responsible for about 18...
  • Why Bacon Is A Gateway To Meat For Vegetarians

    01/29/2011 6:10:00 AM PST · by Malone LaVeigh · 186 replies
    NPR ^ | January 28, 2011 | Eliza Barclay
    Recently, an old friend who's been a vegetarian for more than 15 years shocked us with a story: Last weekend, she ate bacon. Several strips. Straight out of the frying pan where her boyfriend was cooking it. This wasn't the first time she'd encountered it sizzling there, in all its glistening glory. But for some reason, this time it overpowered her. She was guilty yet gleeful when she told us that she'd allowed bacon back into her life.
  • Meat, Dairy diet not tied to global warming

    03/22/2010 3:37:33 PM PDT · by lakeprincess · 17 replies · 372+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | March 23, 2010 | Jennifer Harper
    Forget all that indecorous talk of animal flatulence, cow burps, vegetarianism and global warming. Welcome to Cowgate. Lower consumption of meat and dairy products will not have a major impact in combating global warming — despite persistent claims that link such diets to more greenhouse gases. So says a report presented Monday before the American Chemical Society. It is the bovine version of Climategate, complete with faulty science and noisy activists with big agendas.
  • Sarah Palin's book sparks attack on vegetarian critic

    12/27/2009 11:06:05 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies · 1,652+ views
    The Los Angeles Times' Top of the Ticket ^ | December 27, 2009 | Johanna Neuman
    --snip-- Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has never made any bones, if you will, about her culinary preferences. She's a carnivore, a hunter and proud of both. So it's not really a surprise that her book, "Going Rogue," published today, extols the virtues of eating meat. "If any vegans came over for dinner, I could whip them up a salad, then explain my philosophy on being a carnivore," she wrote. "If God had not intended for us to eat animals, how come He made them out of meat?” But the former Republican vice presidential candidate did not stop there. “I...
  • ANIMAL FLESH EATERS, VEGETARIANS, AND GOVERNMENT LEADERS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD: “UNITE”

    12/22/2009 9:49:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies · 1,041+ views
    Congress.org ^ | December 22, 2009 | Arthur Poletti
    When Will Global Warming Expert Al Gore Stop Eating Animal Flesh? TO PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA, ALL UNITED STATES SENATORS AND REPRESENTATIVES AND AL GORE!! YOU MUST HAVE 20/20 VISION IN 2010 Together you have the power and worldwide influence to save the lives of billions of animals, subsequently creating a multitude of everlasting monumental benefits for humans, the earth, and the earth’s atmosphere. Together your revolutionary profound efforts could be responsible for shutting down most or all animal factory farms and slaughterhouses in the world. Carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide together cause the vast majority of global warming. Raising...
  • White House Objects to Poster That Invokes Obama Children

    08/11/2009 5:56:22 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 40 replies · 1,485+ views
    Washington Post ^ | August 11, 2009 | Kate Kilpatrick and Ruth McCann
    The posters went up last week in Union Station. On each of the large displays, a thought bubble rises up from a picture of a beautiful 8-year-old: "President Obama's daughters get healthy school lunches. Why don't I?" A Washington nonprofit that advocates nutrition-policy reform paid $20,000 to get its message across and...Metro gave it a go -- but the White House did not...the White House asked the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine to take down the ads, which features a vegetarian who attends a Miami-Dade County public school that...offers no vegetarian or vegan lunch options. The Physicians Committee has declined...
  • Vegetarians Have Fewer Cancers But Higher Risk Of Colorectal Cancer, Study

    03/19/2009 11:36:22 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies · 741+ views
    Medical News Today ^ | 16 Mar 2009
    UK researchers found that vegetarians had a lower overall cancer rate than meat eaters, but contrary to suggestions from other studies, they found a higher rate of colorectal cancer among the vegetarians than among the meat eaters. The study was the work of researchers working on the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition-Oxford (EPIC-Oxford) and the findings were published in the online issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition on 11 March. In their background information, lead author Tim Key, a Cancer Research UK epidemiologist who is based at the University of Oxford, and colleagues wrote that few...
  • 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...
  • Even Vegetarians May Not Be Safe From 'Mad Cow' Prions

    06/26/2008 10:20:21 AM PDT · by blam · 2 replies · 100+ views
    New Scientist ^ | Ewen Callaway
    Even vegetarians may not be safe from 'mad cow' prions 10:34 26 June 2008 NewScientist.com news service Ewen Callaway Fancy a dose of prions with your vegetables? A new study suggests that infectious prions - thought to be the causative agents in mad cow disease and human vCJD – can survive wastewater decontamination and wind up in fertiliser, potentially contaminating fruit and vegetables. The prions would be present in such low quantities that they are unlikely to pose a health threat, but as a precaution, "we should prevent the entry of prions into wastewater treatment plants," says microbiologist Joel Pedersen,...
  • Get Your Hunt On (Vegetarians Also Benefit From Hunting!)

    10/19/2007 11:27:31 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 41 replies · 231+ views
    National Review Online ^ | October 19, 2007 | John R. Lott Jr.
    Get Your Hunt On - It’s good for the animals. By John R. Lott Jr. October 19, 2007, Do vegetarians benefit from hunting? Well, let’s just say that all those vegetarians who have adopted their non-meat eating lifestyles because they abhor harming animals might be in for a real shock. Farms actually depend crucially on the ability to kill animals that eat their crops. So vegetarians might consider whether the fine print under their organic labels actually contains the words “no animals were harmed in the making of this food.” With hunting season starting in various parts of the country,...
  • Humane Society of US again scaring people away from good diets?

    07/19/2007 12:50:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies · 710+ views
    AG WEEKLY ^ | June 25, 2007 | Dennis T. Avery
    The Humane Society of the U.S. has, for years, been trying to frighten people away from consuming meat, milk and eggs -- but its recent testimony before a congressional committee reached a new low when the HSUS president, Wayne Pacelle, made the unsupported claim that pigs could be harboring the infamous and deadly British ‘mad cow” disease. Swine veterinarians quickly pointed out that “mad cow,” or bovine spongiform encephalopathy, has never occurred naturally in swine. At the height of the British “mad cow” epidemic, both swine and cattle were exposed to the tissues from thousands of infected cattle and the...
  • PETA blasts Michael Moore for eating meat

    06/26/2007 12:48:15 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies · 1,782+ views
    MSNBC ^ | June 26, 2007 | Jeannette Walls
    PETA has a message for Michael Moore: You’re the Sicko. The animal-rights group is blasting the filmmaker as a hypocrite for criticizing the U.S. healthcare system in his new documentary, “Sicko,” because they say he’s in such poor health himself. “There’s an elephant in the room, and it is you,” PETA president Ingrid Newkirk wrote in a letter to Moore. Newkirk urged the rotund Moore to become a vegetarian, which many nutritionists say is a good way to lose weight, and visit PETA’s Web site GoVeg.com for veggie recipes. Writes Newkirk: “As they say at Nike (sorry!): ‘Just do it.”
  • PETA pushes for excise tax on meat

    06/11/2007 8:13:14 PM PDT · by neverdem · 68 replies · 1,407+ views
    The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | June 11, 2007 | NA
    Should hunters -- or anyone who enjoys a steak or a hamburger -- have to pay extra for that little indulgence? People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals thinks so. One of the nation's largest anti-hunting organizations, the group has kicked off a "Tax Meat" Campaign, proposing a 10-cent-per-pound excise tax on meat. Animal activists have also asked federal lawmakers to give tax breaks to those who have sworn off the consumption of animals.
  • Jesus a vegetarian in PETA campaign

    03/24/2007 4:34:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 81 replies · 3,698+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | March 24, 2007 | Bob Unruh
    A controversial new public relations campaign by animal-rights group PETA proclaims Jesus Christ to have been a vegetarian, and portrays the Last Supper ? complete with 12 "disciples" including Beatle Paul McCartney and lesbian country-music singer k.d. lang ? as a spectacle meant to inspire mankind to forsake eating meat. The outreach has been built into a 28-foot 1955 Silver Streak Airstream trailer wherein the "Last Supper" is re-created, surrounding Jesus with famous vegetarians, officials of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals told WND. Dallas artist Greg Metz's work first was displayed in his hometown, then in Columbia, S.C.,...
  • Why I gave vegetarianism the chop after 17 years

    12/29/2006 10:02:34 AM PST · by rellimpank · 156 replies · 3,582+ views
    Daily Mail (London) ^ | 29 Dec 06 | Alex James
    Handsome sides of dry-cured bacon hang, crystalline, all along one wall; there are pork pies and black and white puddings; faggots and blocks of lard are piled high and appealing in the long display cabinet below. The shelves are crammed with pickles and relishes, mustards and accompaniments; the wipe-clean boards offer lists of more exotic game - pigeon, rabbit, venison, snipe and woodcock - alongside the everyday cuts and joints on show. A well-worn beech chopping block and various saws, cleavers and gigantic knives are to hand.
  • VeggyGate? Baldwin, Bolton, Barker…Busted!

    11/19/2006 8:28:36 AM PST · by gurued · 5 replies · 591+ views
    newsbender ^ | 11-18-06 | newsbender
    In a surprising departure from vegan loyalism, Alec Baldwin, Michael Bolton, and Bob Barker, all devout vegatarians, were caught redhanded enjoying Big Macs and Chicken McNuggets at a McDonalds restaurant Wednesday evening.
  • Meat-Eaters Aiding Global Warming?

    04/19/2006 4:24:50 AM PDT · by Millicent_Hornswaggle · 69 replies · 1,035+ views
    www.abcnews.go.com ^ | April 19, 2006 | abcnews
    Your personal impact on global warming may be influenced as much by what you eat as by what you drive. That surprising conclusion comes from a couple of scientists who have taken an unusual look at the production of greenhouse gases from an angle that not many folks have even thought about. Gidon Eshel and Pamela Martin, assistant professors of geophysics at the University of Chicago, have found that our consumption of red meat may be as bad for the planet as it is for our bodies. If you want to help lower greenhouse gas emissions, they conclude in a...
  • Vegetarians have a beef

    12/01/2005 9:32:46 PM PST · by SmithL · 72 replies · 3,832+ views
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 12/2/5 | RICHARD POWELSON
    The Knoxville-based Tennessee Vegetarian Society has lost another food fight with a governor. The group's president, Lige Weill, said he is frustrated because Gov. Phil Bredesen proclaimed a Beef Month in both 2003 and 2004, but his aides have given different reasons each year for not naming a Vegetarian Month. Weill has tried for the designation every year for 19 years without a clean win. Last October the reason was that vegetarianism is "not a well-balanced diet of fruits, vegetables, grains, meats and dairy as recommended by USDA," aide Ashley Duncan wrote. Weill gave Bredesen's staff a copy of the...
  • Vegetarians vs. the Rainforest

    05/31/2005 8:47:12 PM PDT · by The_Eaglet · 229+ views
    the backwater report ^ | 3/31/2005 | Lee Shelton
    Environmentally conscious vegetarians could soon be facing a dilemma. It just so happens that their curious culinary customs may be destroying the Amazon rainforest. According to a recent report, entire sections of the rainforest are vanishing to make room for the vegetarian’s best friend: In the past year, almost half of the total deforestation was in the state of Mato Grosso on the forest’s southern fringe, where huge areas have been flattened to grow soybeans. Last year Brazil earned about $10 billion from exporting soy products, exceeding its income from coffee and sugar, the country’s traditional export crops. Mato Grosso’s...
  • Vegetarians are Killing the Rainforest

    05/31/2005 11:12:03 AM PDT · by mnehring · 78 replies · 2,133+ views
    Vegetarians are killing the rainforest, Dramatic rise in Soy Consumption threate.. The following transcript is from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's radio show "The Current", and aired this morning. You can read the full article on the attached link. Soy Beans - Greenpeace It's been called the "Magic Bean" -- hailed by nutritionists as a wonderfood---it's rich in protein and apparently cuts the risks of all kinds of diseases. We're talking about the soy bean. And we’re afraid we’ve got some bad news about a food that's been called "nature's medicine". Precisely because of these many health claims, there has been...
  • Vegetarians on Raw-Foods Diets Have Low Bone Mass

    03/30/2005 9:25:56 AM PST · by RushCrush · 102 replies · 1,553+ views
    Health Day News ^ | 3-30-05 | Kathleen Doheny
    WEDNESDAY, March 30 (HealthDay News) -- Vegetarians who eat only raw plant-derived foods have abnormally low bone mass, usually an early sign of bone-thinning diseases like osteoporosis, a new study finds. But the researchers were surprised to learn that other measures of bone health -- such as bone turnover and vitamin D status -- were normal in the strict vegetarians. "These people have low bone mass but low bone mass is just one aspect of their risk for fracture," said Dr. Luigi Fontana, lead author of the study, published in the current issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine. "They...
  • Meat diet boosts kids' growth - Bringing up children as vegans is unethical, claims nutritionist

    02/23/2005 10:03:53 AM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 12 replies · 1,156+ views
    Nature.com ^ | 22 February 2005 | Michael Hopkin
    Meat is a vital part of a child's diet, according to a two-year study of Kenyan schoolkids. Without it, children grow up smaller, less strong and less intelligent, the results suggest. So clear are the benefits, in fact, that denying children meat or dairy products in the first few years of life is unethical, argues Lindsay Allen of the University of California, Davis, who carried out the research. The 544 children in the study, who had an average age of seven years, were given two spoonfuls (about 60 grams) of minced beef each day to supplement their ordinary diet. Other...
  • My only original joke...it's a PETA joke....(vanity)

    02/22/2005 4:04:38 PM PST · by paulat · 21 replies · 569+ views
    2/22/05 | Patrick Healy
    There's People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) ...then there's the Progressive Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) ....so... If you were a PETA supporter and shifted your financial contributions... ...would you be robbing PETA to pay PAWS???