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  • Dog hide tax starting to bite for North Koreans

    10/05/2018 3:11:57 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The London Telegraph ^ | October 5, 2018 | Julian Ryall
    North Korea has ordered its citizens to donate dog hides to the regime as part of celebrations marking the 73rd anniversary of the founding of the Workers’ Party of Korea on October 10. The government collects dog hides ahead of the anniversary each year “to raise funds for the party”, the dissident Daily NK website reported, but this year the authorities have raised the amount of money that families who do not keep dogs are required to pay instead. “Although the party is asking for dog hides, there are not many houses that have the luxury of raising a dog...
  • CEO of Tyson Foods to Step Down for Personal Reasons

    09/18/2018 6:40:31 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 41 replies
    WSJ ^ | Updated Sept. 17, 2018 5:41 p.m. ET | By Jacob Bunge
    Tom Hayes was in midst of overhauling strategy for the U.S.’s top meat company; Noel White is chosen by board as successor =========================================================================== yson Foods Inc. said Chief Executive Tom Hayes is leaving at the end of this month for personal reasons, a surprise leadership shift as the top U.S. meat company revamps its strategy to prioritize branded meat products. Tyson said Monday that Noel White, a longtime Tyson executive who has overseen chicken, beef and pork processing, will become its new chief executive. The abrupt change surprised Tyson employees and investors, coming less than two years into Mr. Hayes’s...
  • Eating dogs and cats banned in U.S. in House-passed bill

    09/13/2018 4:59:06 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 77 replies
    WFMY News ^ | 9/13/2018 | Erin Kelly
    Eating dogs and cats banned in U.S. in House-passed bill https://www.wfmynews2.com/article/news/nation-now/eating-dogs-and-cats-banned-in-us-in-house-passed-bill/465-040343ab-080f-46e2-8274-9cc075d3a8b8 Eating dogs and cats banned in U.S. in House-passed bill Eating dogs and cats banned in House-passed bill NATION-NOW Author:Erin Kelly Updated:1:59 PM EDT September 13, 2018 WASHINGTON – The House has passed legislation that would outlaw the slaughter of dogs and cats for food – a practice that, although rare, is still legal in 44 states. The bipartisan bill by Florida Reps. Vern Buchanan, a Republican; and Alcee Hastings, a Democrat; would amend the federal Animal Welfare Act to ban the slaughter of dogs and cats for human consumption in...
  • Ohio grocery store employee facing felony theft charges for eating $9,200 of deli ham

    09/11/2018 6:49:35 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 89 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10 Sept 2018 | Alexandra Deabler
    An Ohio supermarket worker could face criminal charges after her employer told cops that she consumed more than $9000 worth of deli meat during the past five years she has worked for the business... ... told cops that a tipster had reported that the employee ate three to five slices of deli meat daily (and had been doing so since she began working at the supermarket). The worker allegedly "has been consuming product from the deli in Giant Eagle over the past 5 years,"
  • Tofurky sues to stop Missouri law over meat terminology

    08/28/2018 7:28:19 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    Vegetarian food-maker Tofurky filed a lawsuit in Missouri on Monday seeking to defend its right to describe its products with meat terminology such as "sausage" and "hot dogs," as long as the packaging makes clear what the ingredients are. The Hood River, Oregon-based company and The Good Food Institute, which advocates for plant-based diets, say a Missouri law set to take effect Tuesday that bars companies from "misrepresenting" products as meat if they're not from "harvested livestock or poultry" is too vague and could be used to go after a range of vegetarian products that use such terminology. Tofurky says...
  • Forget Wagyu or Kobe – Korean Hanwoo might be the best meat on earth

    08/18/2018 7:56:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Eat Sip Trip | August 14, 2018 | Kate Springer
    Link only due to copyright issues: https://eatsiptrip.10best.com/2018/08/14/forget-wagyu-or-kobe-korean-hanwoo-might-be-the-best-meat-on-earth/
  • Meat-heavy low-carb diets can 'shorten lifespan': study

    08/18/2018 11:03:44 AM PDT · by fireman15 · 177 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | August 16, 2018 | AFP
    Middle-aged people who get roughly half their daily calories from carbohydrates live several years longer on average than those with meat-heavy low-carb diets, researchers reported Friday. The findings, published in The Lancet medical journal, challenge a trend in Europe and North America toward so-called Paleo diets that shun carbohydrates in favour of animal protein and fat. Proponents of these "Stone Age" diets argue that the rapid shift 10,000 years ago -- with the advent of agriculture -- to grains, dairy and legumes has not allowed the human body enough time to adapt to these high-carb foods. For the study, receiving...
  • Not all meat is created equal (Group calculates carbon footprint of meats, cheeses)

    07/19/2011 3:44:30 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 75 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 7/19/11 | Cameron Scott
    A new report issued by the Environmental Working Group calculates the carbon footprint of meats, cheeses, and a smattering of other foods. The results are good news for those who avoid red meat as well as vegans. They are not good news for vegetarian cheese lovers like this blogger. Special shout-out to those of you who eat baby sheep: You suck! Lamb is the single most carbon-intensive meat, .. (beef 2nd) Cheese comes out ahead of pork, farmed salmon, chicken and canned tuna. .. What it means, in practical terms: -Eating one less burger a week, is like driving 320...
  • It’s a Great Time to Be a Fancy Pork Farmer

    08/07/2018 1:13:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Pork Magazine | July 26, 2018 | Bloomberg News
    Link only due to copyright issues: https://www.porkbusiness.com/article/its-great-time-be-fancy-pork-farmer
  • Robust new technology driving a new future for pork production

    07/18/2018 10:25:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    National Hog Farmer ^ | January 13, 2018
    Expect to see a dramatic increase in new technology coming into the pork industry as a host of manufacturers from diverse industries look at animal agriculture and attempt to measure or monitor welfare, environmental pressures and food safety with their technologies. That was the first message Lee Whittington, president and CEO of the Prairie Swine Centre had for delegates to the 2018 Banff Pork Seminar in Banff, Alta. The second is that what will be needed is a method to evaluate systematically how well the products work, the data integrity and security, and the link to decision support software and...
  • WeWork is banning meat

    07/13/2018 10:52:10 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 84 replies
    CNN Money ^ | July 13, 2018 | Sara Ashley O'Brien
    WeWork is going meat-free and taking every one of its employees with it. The startup cited environmental concerns in announcing its immediate company-wide ban on meat. In an email sent Thursday, WeWork cofounder Miguel McKelvey told his 6,000 or so employees the company will no longer serve meat at employee events or reimburse them for meals that include red meat, poultry and pork. It's a bold move for the real estate behemoth believed to be worth $20 billion -- and the most assertive in a series of recent steps large companies have taken to promote sustainability.
  • Korean Consumers Gain Access to Cargill’s Premium, Imported Beef

    07/13/2018 8:21:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Cattle Site ^ | July 13, 2018 | Staff
    Cargill and Seoul-based AG Meat, a specialty import meat distributor are partnering to offer premium US beef brand, Excel®, in a new concept meat store called 'It’s Meat'. At 'It’s Meat', Korean consumers can now purchase high-quality, premium Excel® beef at competitive prices. Cargill Protein is focused on making sure the food it produces is safe to eat. The Excel® beef carried at ‘It’s Meat’ undergoes a seven-step, regulated production system, ensuring safe handling from the feeding environment to product packaging. In addition, micro-sized pathogens are accurately removed through a new scientific process offered by Cargill Protein globally to support...
  • US pork and beef out of Chinese market(Shanghai news report-English)

    07/11/2018 7:52:14 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 35 replies
    Liveleak ^ | 7/11/18 | Shanghai news
    English language news report from Shanghai TV talking about American Beef and Pork being pulled from the menu and substituted with Beef from Australia. Watch to the end of the report as it looks like the tariffs might crash the pig head market. Video here.
  • 'We are the casualty:' US pig farmers brace for second round of pork tariffs from China, Mexico

    07/04/2018 11:23:56 AM PDT · by Poison Pill · 75 replies
    CNBC ^ | 7/4/2018 | Jeff Daniels
    U.S. pork producers are about to be bitten by a second batch of hefty retaliatory tariffs from China and Mexico — and that has some large producers predicting they could lose big money and be forced to invest overseas. Executives say the pork industry has been expanding in recent years, in part on the expectation of export opportunities that would continue to support growth. However, the threat of a trade war is adding uncertainty and driving fear. "We put a halt on all investment, not just because we will be losing money, but because we don't know if growing in...
  • Citing 'anti-meat' sentiment, butchers seek police protection [France]

    06/27/2018 10:46:57 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 28 replies
    www.wral.com ^ | 06/27/2018 | By Alissa J. Rubin
    PARIS — French butchers say they’ve had enough. Not only must they confront media coverage of the “vegan way of life,” now they say they are under assault. After a series of small but unprecedented incidents, the butchers federation says its members need protection from militants who have broken windows, thrown fake blood and sprayed graffiti on their shops. In a letter to the French Interior Ministry, the butchers wrote that “physical, verbal, and moral violence” against them was “neither more nor less than a form of terrorism.” The letter may be a touch hyperbolic — and French vegan organizations...
  • 13 cooking tips and tricks for making the juiciest, tastiest pork chops

    06/16/2018 7:19:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    Today ^ | June 1, 2018 | Megan O. Steintrager
    If you've ever tried (and failed) to cook the juiciest, best tasting pork chops, the first thing you need to do is give up any notions you might have about pork being "the other white meat," as it was marketed in the fat-phobic 1980s. "To me, a lean pork chop is the saddest possible thing," Samin Nosrat, cooking teacher and author of the James Beard Award-winning cookbook "Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking," told TODAY Food. "The challenge of those tender cuts [like pork chops] is retaining that tenderness after you cook them," Nosrat explained. "In...
  • Your Choice. Choose Wisely.

    05/30/2018 6:01:31 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 5-30-18 | MOTUS
    Q: What ever happened to “live and let live?”A: Exactly! Story: Britain's butchers say they're "living in fear" after a spate of violent attacks they say were committed by militant vegans who are unhappy with their meat-based businesses. – DW Now I have nothing against vegetarians or vegans, but you have to admit, there’s something funny about the phrase “militant vegans.” Although, there was Nasim Aghdam who went on a rampage when she thought YouTube censored her vegan videos:  The woman responsible for wounding three people at YouTube headquarters Tuesday was a vegan activist angered by policy changes that...
  • The World’s First Kosher Cheeseburger Is Here

    05/25/2018 2:44:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The Jewish Daily Forward ^ | May 22, 2018 | Shira Feder
    The trail-blazing Impossible Burger, the world’s only kosher cheeseburger, created sustainably, is now officially on the Orthodox Union’s kosher database registry. The Impossible Burger entered development in 2011 and debuted in July 2016 at the fashionably erstwhile Chef David Chang’s Momofuku Nishi in Manhattan. It’s since won a 2017 Tasty Award and a 2018 Fabi Award from the National Restaurant Association - and it’s the only plant-based burger to ever have done so. “Getting kosher certification is an important milestone,” said Impossible Foods CEO and Founder Dr. Patrick O. Brown. “We want the Impossible Burger to be ubiquitous, and that...
  • These 4 Tech Trends Are Driving Us Toward Food Abundance

    05/25/2018 2:33:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Singularity Hub ^ | May 18, 2018 | Peter H. Diamandis, MD
    From a first-principles perspective, the task of feeding eight billion people boils down to converting energy from the sun into chemical energy in our bodies. Traditionally, solar energy is converted by photosynthesis into carbohydrates in plants (i.e., biomass), which are either eaten by the vegans amongst us, or fed to animals, for those with a carnivorous preference. Today, the process of feeding humanity is extremely inefficient. If we could radically reinvent what we eat, and how we create that food, what might you imagine that “future of food” would look like? In this post we’ll cover: 1.Vertical farms 2.CRISPR engineered...
  • Mitt Romney: “My Favorite Meat Is Hot Dog”

    05/04/2018 11:09:10 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 78 replies
    Boston Magazine ^ | May 4, 2018 | Spence Buell
    The former Massachusetts governor and shapeshifting perennial candidate spilled the beans on his hot dog meat habit in a moment captured by The Washington Times, which just published a lengthy profile on Romney, who is running for Senate in Utah: “My favorite meat is hot dog, by the way. That is my favorite meat,” he told a gathering of supporters as they joined him recently for a casual dinner organized by his campaign. “My second favorite meat is hamburger. And, everyone says, oh, don’t you prefer steak? It’s like, I know steaks are great, but I like hot dog best,...